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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Dexter Season 7 - Truth Brings Light - BRAND NEW PROMO!



Truth brings light. A brand new Dexter Season 7 promo!!!

79 comments:

  1. Yes yes yes, very good and made up for the first one and then some. :D

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  2. NeedlestickinghedonistJune 21, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    Im happy.

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    1. I am happy, and I am happy that you are happy.

      So it's all good.

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    2. Huell's happy

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    3. Reasonably.

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    4. NeedlestickinghedonistJune 22, 2012 at 7:14 AM

      :)))))))

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    5. As long as Ted Beneke does what he's told...

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    6. Thank you for that, it led me to realize that Quinn is the Ted Beneke of Dexter! What are the odds that he makes it through this season alive?

      Z

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    7. Hopefully not to large. He's becoming annoying.

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  3. I LOVE the blood on the badge! Is that a spoiler?

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    1. Of course it is. Just like everything in the "secrets" promo for episode 3.
      [irony off]

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  5. Everyone in the office just crowded around and watched this.. OMG Stoaked! That was great and i can't wait to see what the blood-on-the-badge was foreshadowing....

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    1. the blood on the badge isn't foreshadowing anything. Dexter is about blood, season 7 is about Debra.

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    2. Well, this is just my humble opinion, but I see the badge as a (totally brilliant) symbol - see, the blood from Dexter's knife is dripping on Debra's police badge, like if "the blood on his hands" (figure of speech) was dripping on her police work, i.e. the fact she hides him and all his killing makes her a complice and if we take her current position at Miami Metro into account, this altogether makes her VERY dirty cop now :)

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    3. I like that. After all if it had no meaning at all they could have used something completely different.

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    4. Which is again absolutely brilliant, because it lets Debra evolve from a person with "black and white" world into person who's life is... well, very corolful... :)
      BTW I'm sorry for saying how awesome this is all the time and I know it's getting a little lame, I just can't help myself - THIS is the best turn of events I can imagine and I don't wanna jinx it, but so far from what we know, season 7 (to me) looks like it might by a pure epicness and the best season yet. So this is how much I'm looking forward to it :D

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    5. Patrik: Thanks :)

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    6. There's a lot of haters aswell so go crazy. You know everyone's thinking it. ;)

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  6. That's so awesome, THIS is a perfect season 7 teaser/promo! The music, the lights, that perfect lines - this brings up the same feelings as the teaser for season 6 did, at least for me. Simply awesome. Feeling SO happy and satisfied right now... :)
    Just could someone please tell me what is Debra saying before Dexter's "Deb, it's me."? Thank you :)

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  7. Wow ... I can't wait till Sept. 30.

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  8. I watched this like four or five times now and am still excited each time I watch it. The excitement for season seven is mounting. I am definitely ordering showtime back just for Dexter!

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  9. Holy crap. This is awesome.


    Chilling words/imagery in this. Getting chills just thinking about it. Then snippets from early dialogue. Perfect as someone said.

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  10. perfect, except for one thing... Debra's clothes

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    1. yeah she needs to be naked.


      :D

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    2. Exactly!! :D

      P.S. We know that "Joe" is fake name... Right, VINCE?
      LOL!!

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  11. Are they going to release the first episode a few weeks before the actual season start like they did with season 6. Which, by the way, I didn't know it was a preview as it ended up being an entire episode and was really frustrated when there weren't any new episodes in the weeks following that preview one.

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  12. "They say truth is light, it's the lies that live in darkness"? I miss the old writers. :((((

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    1. "There are no secrets in life, jut hidden truths that lie beneath the surface "

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    2. Thank you 2:37, you rock!

      Yes, it is the same theme and type of writing that the show has always had. It is what it is, what it has always been.

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  13. These used to have such originality. Even last year's blood seeping into Dexter's eyes teaser and the Halleluiah- Masuka "Dex, thank God you're here" promo was far better than this.

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    1. Yea, I'm with you Joe. That one was very nice. It was not as awesome as that season 3? promo where Dex and Deb are at the table with the blood dripping, and then there is the crime scene on the ceiling. That's still my favorite - but this one was awesome for a short tease.

      As far as I know - Tim Schlattmann writes most of the promos, correct? So that would be "same old writer" so you can't really be missing him at all 11:12. ;)

      Funny the little tricks people play with their minds. It's the glass half empty/half full mentality.

      Some people insist on rose colored shades, other people want those babies black. Me? I prefer clear and occasionally amber when I am in sniper mode!

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    2. I'd be amazed if Tim Schlattman has written this. His writing (even in the first half of Season 6) is superb - light, deft and with some real depth at the same time.
      This just the same old play on light and darkness again. It sounds like something from a dull Travis-Gellar episode. Surely they could have evolved their lines/thoughts a bit more?

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    3. Same old play on light and dark? That is the question and quandary and entire premise of the show...

      Schlattman, Buck, Gussis, Reynolds, and Rosenberg were always my five favorite writers on the show. (And 4 of them are still here). And I think it is Schlattman and Gussis who do/have done most of the promo materials, including the Early Cuts animations.

      In any case it was Schlattman who handled some key Dex/Deb moments in S6 - he wrote episode 2, which set up the whole season by breaking up Deb/Quinn and he gave us Dexter's memorable "It will NEVER be YOU" line to Quinn which was so powerful I knew that the bomb was about to drop on the subtext. And of course it was appropriately Schlattman who delivered that bomb in "Talk to the Hand" the other episode he (co)wrote in Season 6. Have you tried his noodles?

      Finally, let us be honest here, he is neither "light nor deft" as a writer, because he has always been the drama king on the show. He handles the BIG emotional powderkeg moments. (IE the aftermath of Lundy's death in "Dirty Harry" from S4 , and don't forget Dexter's freakout and the rooftop scene with Miguel in S3 "Go Your Own Way", not to mention Dexter's confrontation with his mother's killer in Season 2. If there is someone yelling, or freaking out, or breaking shit, or raging, it's usually a Schlattmann episode! That's Schlattman's gift as a writer - emotional gut punches and outbursts. He writes with passion and fury. I love his stuff. But yes, there is serious depth in what he writes - the scene between Deb and her therapist was one of my favorites in S6.

      Finally: if we are talking Dexter, kinda gotta say "light, dark, blood, passenger, lies, truth, evidence, plastic wrap... et" You know, there is an underlying "theme" here. ;)

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    4. I don't mean the concept of light and dark, I mean the words. The whole play on the "light and dark" phrase started last season, not before. I am complaining about the wording. It is unimaginative and lacks the flair of the past. Discussion of themes and concepts are redundant and I wouldn;t even go there.

      Also, I already pointed out earlier that Schlattman wrote great stuff in the first half of S6. And for your information, one can be light and deft in the wording and be extremely dramatic in the very same moment. It is called counterpoint, and the show's writing used to exercise this device with brilliant ease in the past.
      The lines in this promo have no flair, no irony at all. It sounds like tired, old recycled stuff. That's my grouse.

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    5. 4:41

      "light and deft" is very specific. It could be said of Capote's "Breakfast at Tiffany's" but could not be said of Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath". Light and Deft with counterpoint on Dexter, best describes Buck's writing - specifically on such episodes as "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" where he deals with the heavy subject of a threatening pedophile by juxtaposing him against a serial killer, ie the Hyena vs. the Lion.

      You are ripping on this promo for no irony, but maybe this is not the time for irony? To borrow a line from S6 "Would you expect a chair to suddenly become a table?"

      This promo is about the cliff that season 6 left us hanging off of - the dramatic moment of Deb finding out who Dexter is. That is what the promo "is" and it is well done, it is well edited, and well written.

      I don't think any of us mind criticism of the show here, most of us make it all the time, but there is a point where we have to ask, "is an agenda being pushed?" Forums and fan spots get buried and despoiled by agenda's, and when you make multiple redundant posts in different places that say the same thing that you already stated it makes me ask "Hmmm is someone grinding an axe here?"

      Why is something so "tired, old, and recycled" worth your time? It seems to me, that your grouse is just a grouse for the sake of being a grouse, and that even if this promo gave you a morning fluff and made you coffee, you still would have complained!

      I had this uncle Gus, who would go to the same restaurant and buy the same food every Thursday morning for years, and I'd ask him every Thursday morning, as I was picking up my coffee, "How's your breakfast?" He would glare and grumble back to me "tastes like greasy sh*&#@" - I wonder, what was the point? Is it that some people are happiest when they are bitching? :)

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    6. Someone has trouble with the words "light and dark". Well I'm sorry you feel they are "unimaginative" when that's been the whole premise of this show, and you want to complain about the words they use? What would you prefer to "light" and "dark" that mean the exact same thing they convey? "bright" and "dull"? "white" and "black"? I mean c'mon. It's a 30 second promo, you try to have us believe we need to expect more?

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    7. First of all, light and deft is not just Scott Buck's forte. All the early writers have that gift. The Toothfairy & Horse of a Diff Color are proof of that. And anyway, Buck leans towards generic guy jokes anyway. Going by his later episodes I would think "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" script had the help of the likes of Melissa Rosenberg and Clyde Ohillips.

      And no, I have no agenda. I just found this show to be so incredibly brilliant that it spoiled every other show for me. Unfortunately for me, I now feel like I'm on a train wreck in slo-mo, where I find I cannot get off.
      Does it not disturb you guys to see the lead character being dumbed down to such dismal levels?
      I know that Wendy West, Schlattman, Reynolds, about 5 or 6 writers from seasons 2,3 & 4 are still around, but the Chief Story Editor last season (DDK must have been her concept) wrote the reprehensible Episode 8 and is responsible for the overall arc of the season. What a come down from James Manos,Jr. to this Mittman woman.
      Apart from the one quotable chair/table joke, Dex and Harrison's equation and the superb performance by Jennifer at the shrink's, the 2nd half of Season 6 was a travesty,a nd we can thanks the writers for that.
      If I am bitching all the time, then you (who seem an intelligent sort) - how on earth are you okay with the drivel that are episodes 8,9,10, 11 & 12 of last season? Were you happy with the amateur logic used to get Dexter in trouble, the transparent twist, the dull voice-overs that state the obvious, reporting what we are already seeing? Go to the IMDb board. You'll find you can be an ardent fan and still hate the new writers and shorunners who are slowly killing this show.

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    8. *Phillips, d'oh

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    9. 12:21

      I avoid the IMDB boards because they are full of trash, ignorance, and flaming. Posting there about film and shows is the equivalent to trying to post on ESPN about sports. "You stupid! No you stupid too! It's a bunch of monkeys fighting over a rotten banana. Horrible.

      BTW, last time I checked, James Manos Jr. is still working on the show.

      Buck has always been my favorite writer on Dexter, always. He has written so many great episodes of this show it's not even funny. Not only the two really redeeming episodes of season 3 and 5 (Lion and Teenage Wasteland) but my favorite and most underrated Dexter episode of S4 (Slack Tide) - he writes moments of quiet and tranquility and self-reflection better than anyone. How does Buck lean towards generic guy jokes? I haven't seen that at all. His Dex/Deb moments from S2 were nothing short of awesome.

      As far as S6 - I did not like Gellar/Travis, but it is transparently obvious what the issue was there. They rolled the dice, just like they did with Lithgow in S4, but found out quickly that Hanks was not up to the task. It was a disastrous casting choice and the whole latter half of the season struggled whenever we went to the big bad storyline. When the writers have so little faith in an actor, that they actually try to "trick" him to get a better performance, there is a problem. Not even Melissa Rosenberg, who was the best suspense writer on the show, could have bailed out Hanks. DDK was the most difficult part every written for Dexter, harder than Trinity, and it just didn't work. For Travis, they needed to cast an actor with "less of a name" and more chops - someone like Garret Dillahunt, who would have chewed the scenery and owned the role, and then we would all be talking about the greatness of S6. Unfortunately, and actor like Garret Dillahunt does not create "buzz" like Hanks does.

      Amateur logic has always abounded on Dexter - don't even get me started on the ridiculousness of some of the Ice Truck Killer and Trinity plot holes, but all of that was a side note compared to the performances that Christan and John delivered.

      Dexter is a purile fantasy, the whole thing is a house of cards that relies on stone cold brilliant acting and writers capable of doing magic tricks to cover the farce - if you take away one of your best magicians (Melissa) and then saddle them with an actor who can't rise above, or even to, the material, you have a problem.

      Yet despite all of that, I would rate S6 only slightly beneath 2 and 4 for pure enjoyment. It's no S1, but, in my opinion S1 of Dexter is the pinnacle of television - it's so good that it showed executives that audiences were ready for complete flights of fantasy. In my opinion, Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones would not be on the air without Dexter. It is the mother of "kick ass television" and I am not going to sit here and whine and cry and over-exaggerate the foibles, and take shots at the producers and writers for having the guts to try to pull off the craziest villain of all time.

      Every show screws up from time to time - it's how you recover that marks you, and I have faith. After S3, when I thought "ahh, well, I think the show is tapped out" then we got S4!!! So, I expect no less than great things from S7. :)

      I will be watching for many reasons, not the least of which, is the fact that Dex & Deb is my favorite love story in TV history, but then I love screwed up love stories with bad endings as opposed to the traditional "and they lived happily ever after" junk. Truly great love stories are always messy, forbidden, and tragic!

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    10. Wow. I'm gonna throw a spanner in the works and say...

      ... I thought Hanks was beautifully and perfectly cast! For me, he was the best thing about S6...!

      *runs and hides*

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    11. LOL 5:00 PM

      You stinker!

      Z

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    12. Oh no. James Manos, Jr. left 2 years ago. Hanks is not a bad actor at all. It's the writing that made him look like something stuffed on a wall. Like I've said before, even Michael C. Hall phoned it in in Epsidoes 8 & 9. Everytime he stalked someone, was on the prowl, etc., he had the same dead expression. This, the same man, who has brought so many un-scripted details into his performance time and time again over the years. Even in the first half of Season 6, MCH was bright and engaged, (tongue rubbing tooth in the Toothfairy episode, etc.)buy by Eps 8 & 9, he was as half-asleep as his voice overs. But I don't blame him or Hanks. The actors need to feed off something "alive" after all.

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    13. *Episodes 8 & 9
      * but by Eps 8 & 9

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    14. Well, I'm here coz I have that same hope as well. It isn't based on anything substantial though. I remember being slightly disappointed by Season 3 after the high adrenaline rush of 2. But on re-watching 3 soon after, I loved it. The game of chess between Dexter & Miguel was always intrguing. But it was the dialogue and voiceovers that made Season 3 a great watch. There are countless quotable quotes/moments from Season 3. I never lost hope back then at all.
      I'm not even a Season 5 hater, coz I felt Rita's death was too deep a hole to climb out of in one season. Tho' the quality of the voiceovers began to suck, I understood that Dex could not be his normal droll self so soon. Season 5 has many strengths, particularly the central plotline. But Season 6 has no such excuse. It was a kind of limited re-boot, with a time jump. And God knows, the writers started off in fine fettle and roll with it till Ep 6. Ep 7 is okay as a stand-alone. But it's also the point where the season loses momentum and inspiration. Oh well...

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    15. Manos is still a credited script supervisor all the way into S7.

      He hasn't been a producer or writer on the show, however, since the 1st season.

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  15. I'm so excited for season 7. Really good promo.

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  16. Best. Promo. Ever.

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  17. only 99 days left...

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  18. That's the first time Deb speaks two sentences that do not contain a single "fuck".

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    1. Maybe they edited/spliced it out so it could be shown more lol

      I was really expecting the most expletive sentence ever that came out of her mouth but sounds as if he she didn't realize it was him at first. But that could same thing I said above or 2nd/3rd things she says.

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  19. [...] acrophobia [...] will get you banned from the party.

    Finally someone's got humor ;)

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  20. Fan frikkin tastic!!!!!!!!!!!

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  21. I can't wait that long...
    I can't...

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  22. "Jesus Dexter..."

    Jesus ain't nothing to do with it.
    - Stan Liddy

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  23. I can't even wait until July 12

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  24. Imagine if Deb had entered the church 20 minutes later:
    "Lay that head on the floor and get away from the torso!" :)

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    1. Imagine she had been there 2 minutes earlier:

      "I am a father, a son, a serial killer..."

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    2. Yeah! She would be pissed off!
      "You're also a brother, asshole!"
      LOL!

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    3. "I killed my brother... I killed your fiancé, too."

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    4. Or: "Does this mean that that dinner tomorrow at your place is out?"

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  25. who's the main villian of season 7?

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  26. Anonymous.. i think the main villian for Season 7 episode 1 is Dexter.. After that it looks like Hookers, Russians , Luis Greene are the next big bads

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    1. Loving the hooker idea

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  27. Only 8,596,100 seconds left.

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  28. So the promo talks about truth being in the light and lies in the dark, right?

    Notice how when Dex says, "I can accept that... But can she?", he is in the light like he will tell the truth. Then when we shift to Deb's face it turns dark as if to imply that she will lie.

    Just my two cents!

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      Interesting. Nice call.

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  29. Awesome!! can't wait

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  30. I am looking forward to the conversation they will have. Deb always digs until she gets all the information. I just picture a lot of moments of Dexter saying things like "Yeah, also me."...

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  31. James Manos has not been a writer or active producer on the show since the PILOT, but because he is listed as creator, he will always be in the credits. In Hollywood, getting fired is called "artistic differences."

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