Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Dexter & Sweeney

First of all, I'd like to welcome Cynthia Eden, Leila Brown, Ericka Scott and Eliza Gayle to the Divas of the Dark. It looks like we're going to have more activity here from now on. :) And that's a great thing!

The hubby and I started watching the first season of Dexter last week. By the weekend, we were watching the last two episodes of season two. Wow, how did that happen? Well, it's pretty simple, we enjoyed it so much that we couldn't stop ourselves from watching more...

This show is awesome, on so many levels. Not only is the story engrossing, but the character of Dexter Morgan is amazing. On the surface - to those around him - he looks like a quiet nice guy, who also happens to be a little awkward. But below the surface, he's so much more. A forensics blood spatter specialist for the Miami Metro Police Department by day, and a serial killer by night, he sure has his hands full. See, he doesn't just go around killing any old person that pops up. Nope, he only kills scumbags. The bad people who either slip under the radar or literally get away with murder. He might be a little deranged, but hell, he's helping Miami. Getting these bad people off the streets can only help keep the streets safer, right?

Well, not really. I guess. Since killing is wrong, no matter what the intention.

The best thing about this show is how it makes you really think and question what is right and wrong. I mean, while I was watching season two, all I wanted was for Dexter to come out untouched. I'm cheering for a serial killer. Sure, he's got a conscience and all, but he's still a killer. See? It's amazing how thought-provoking this show is. Not to mention that when you compare him to some of the other characters, he seems quite sane. Oh, and let's not forget about the traumatic events of his childhood, or Harry's code and secrets.

I can't wait for the next season.

Oh, and now we move onto Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The hubby and I watched this on Monday night. Wow, it was bizarre. Once again, we have a man who has reason to want to kill. I mean, his life, wife and child were stolen from him when he was falsely sentenced to a life of hard labor. I can totally understand why he returned to get revenge on the corrupt judge... but what actually goes on above Mrs. Lovett's pie shop is totally gross. :/

My gosh, I was shocked. But hell, it was a dark, violent and interesting movie with singing. Johnny Depp was awesome, as usual. And I'm a fan of Tim Burton too, he gives everything such a macabre-color-washed look. Yet, still manages to make it look beautiful.

Anyway. My post today is about two fictional serial killers. Each in their own format, but no less intriguing. So, how often do you ask yourself what is right and wrong when revenge and justice is concerned? Do share, I'm very interested.




Blogger Emma Petersen said...

Love Dexter. Didn't care too much for Sweeny Todd the movie. The musical was so much better without the gratuitous violence. *shrugs*

So, how often do you ask yourself what is right and wrong when revenge and justice is concerned?

I believe where children are concerned there's no limit what one should do to protect them. :( A child's safety and innocence is so fragile and precious that sometimes you really do have to be a lioness.

**Season 2 Dexter - SPOILER**

Wasn't it amazing how different the brothers turned out? Both were serial killers but while Dexter had standards and didn't kill the innocent, his brother didn't. You have to wonder if Dexter hadn't been adopted would he have ended up like his brother? Could you imagine?

June 11, 2008 at 4:43 AM  
Blogger Cynthia Eden said...

Oh, I LOVE Dexter! Haven't seen Season Two yet (so I'm not reading Emma's spoiler), but I sure am looking forward to it!

Thanks for the welcome! :-)

June 12, 2008 at 6:56 AM  
Blogger Yolanda Sfetsos said...

Hey Emma! Oh, yeah, I agree. I think Dexter would've been a killer regardless. Harry just helped him find a path. And you know what else? I don't think he's as hollow as he thinks he is. :)

Hi Cynthia! Oh, you've gotta see the second season. It's awesome. We get to see Dexter in some pretty sticky situations. Talk about raising the stakes for the main character. Lol. I can't wait to see more...

June 13, 2008 at 2:48 AM  

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