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    I don't really watch TV, there's little on it I'm interested in. With all of the Reality shows and that kind of nonsense. But I like a really good series, which are few and far between. Anyway, I remembered Tiana talking about how good Dexter was, and I bought Season 1. I ended up ordering Season 2 from Amazon before I was even finished watching the first season. I can't believe how great that show is!

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    Yes. And the books are good too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Damocles View Post
    Yes. And the books are good too.
    Yeah I was talking to Tiana about that, and she said she had gone out and gotten the books after seeing the series. I probably will read them.

    Season II was delivered today, that's what made me think of it. I can't wait to watch it!

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    I will take the opportunity to recommend The Wire to anyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Epicurus View Post
    I will take the opportunity to recommend The Wire to anyone.
    Yeah, that's the next one I'm going to start with. I have heard a lot of good stuff about that. I think the first person to mention it to me was Ornot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darla View Post
    Yeah, that's the next one I'm going to start with. I have heard a lot of good stuff about that. I think the first person to mention it to me was Ornot.
    I'll try to restrain my enthusiasm for the show in this sentence:

    The Wire is quite possibly one of the most magnificent triumphs of mankind, rivalled only by the Internet, Fire, and the Wheel.

    Basically, if you want to learn about drug dealing culture without getting your feet wet, The Wire is the best place to start. It is gritty and real. They talked about things in the show that I had to learn firsthand. I wish to God someone had told me about The Wire a long time ago.

    The characters are so fucking real you can smell them. Omg it's a great show.
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    I like Lost and Heroes right now. Haven't invested time into much else. I watch a lot of movies on netflix in demand.
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    I'm too disgusted by the concept of Dexter to seriously consider watching it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Watermark View Post
    I'm too disgusted by the concept of Dexter to seriously consider watching it.
    What's so offensive about the concept?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Epicurus View Post
    What's so offensive about the concept?
    I think the Wall Street Journal put it best:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1159...l?mod=2_1168_1

    "The grotesqueries of "Dexter" are not something that can easily be dismissed with the old "you don't have to watch" line. We don't have to watch. We do have to live among the viewers who will be desensitized, or aroused, by this show."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Threedee View Post
    Is this the guy who has the split personality. I think I've seen previews. But seriously, I command you all to become viewers of House!
    House is definitely one of my favorite shows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Threedee View Post
    Is this the guy who has the split personality. I think I've seen previews. But seriously, I command you all to become viewers of House!
    He doesn't have a split personality.

    Dexter is a sociopath who follows a set of rules that keeps him only killing those who are also sociopaths. It comes from his father (who adopted him).
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