Dexter Final Scene
Last night I watched the series final of TV fictional drama Dexter. It was good and a perfectly fine ending.
News article after news article has roundly trashed the series final suggesting it “enraged viewers” and the show “cut it’s own throat” with a “sappy” ending.
Really? What do people expect from a series finale in a show where the main character is a serial killer?
As soon as the first negative vibe started to appear I knew that the dreaded Seinfeld finale would be bought up. As with the Dexter finale I quite enjoyed the final in the Seindeld chronicles. I also enjoyed the series final of the Sopranos. The endings to E.R., Mash and Scrubs were also good but for different reasons.
I think that the one thing that separates these six shows is three of them allowed you to get emotionally involved with the characters, they laughed, they cried and more importantly let you cry with them (not me though, I am as hard as three crowbars). The other three shows involved characters who while yes likable enough, provided no real emotional connection to them at all.
- The Seinfeld character was clearly a self centered individual who never cried with his audience
- The Soprano character was clearly a self centered individual who did cry but only for selfish reasons
- The Dexter character was clearly a self centered individual who never cried with his audience
Whenever you attach yourself to, lets face it a relatively callous character, it is always going to be hard to have the same emotional release that you may have had with a character you, in one way or another, empathise with.
I do not empathise with the Dexter character. I would definitely like a crack at his Girlfriend but had he died I would not have thought it to be sad.
Deep down I think most of the general public would not empathise with the Dexter character and their lack of emotional release has somehow turned into rage against the writers.
Special note to the Dexter blow up brigade! It is not the shows creators, writers or stars fault! The truth is either a) you have no real connection with your feelings or b) you are to stupid to realise that any ending would have been hollow. Free advice from me – Snap out of it you bunch of sooksy la la’s!