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Dexter Season Finale – Dexter TV Series Review

So sadly that time has come Dexter has finished, the last episode was on last sunday to complete season 8  and what a finale it was.

Dexter by far has been one of my favorite tv shows that’s ever been made, it had its ups and downs with a couple of seasons not being as exciting as others but with seasons like the Trinity killer season it was always a brilliant story and all the parts played by great actors.

I pick most of my tv shows to watch using the top shows section on IMDB and when reading about Dexter I have to say I never felt interested by the shows plot, boy was I wrong.

So 8 seasons in and the Finale was superb I really liked the way they ended the entire show, I don’t wish to spoil it for people who have yet to see it but it was not quite as I would have expected and was a little sad to be fair.

I will sadly miss watching Dexter but may have to break the Dexter – Complete Season 1-8 [DVD] box set back out in a couple of months and start the whole thing over again.

Dont pass up this great show it truly is one to watch and always kept me interested to keep following the story, all the characters including Dexter Morgan his sister Deb Morgan are played brilliantly with top class acting which I think pretty much is why the show has scored so well.

This week is the Finale to Breaking Bad which im also looking forward to seeing how it turns out but will miss watching each week.

Tv Shows can be far better than any film when you come across a brilliant one like Dexter so have a look and why not jump in with the box sets.

 

Bates Motel TV Show Review – Psycho Movie Prequel

So I have just started watching the new TV show Bates Motel the prequel to the classic 1960’a movie Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock.

I saw the release of this TV show around the same time I also saw that the tv show Hannibal was being released and my first thought was oh not again they are jumping on the bandwagon of classics, but still I had to at least give them a try to see what they where all about right?

So the Bates Motel TV show had me interested right from the start, mother played by “Vera Farmiga” and the son played by “Freddie Highmore” both show their acting skills right from the start and had me wanting to keep watching to see the story unfold.

The story is a little changed from the original film but show the rather odd connection between Norman Bates and his mother Norma Bates who somewhat seems to smother the boy and try to keep him protected away from the world he lives in.

I was a little surprised with the sexual content side of the show in the first episode which almost ruined it for me as I don’t like how far films and TV shows take things these days leaving little for the mind to just work out, but once moving past this the TV show has shown to be a real gem and certainly not let the classic movie down by any means.

All of the actors in the show play great roles and there is no poor acting scenes with a strong back story to it all.

I have now seen 5 episodes of the show and i’m very much looking forward to seeing more watching the interesting story unwind and see how the life and actions of the Bates family change Norman into the character we all know from the film Psycho.

I would give Bates Motel a good 8 out of 10 and certainly would recommend people watching the pilot first episode as already from that you will know if the show is likely to be for you or not.

If you have not seen the film Psycho yet I highly recommend you give this a viewing and below you will find links to the original 1960’s movie and the re-make from 1998.

Enjoy watching and checkout my review coming soon of Hannibal TV Series

 

Original 1960 Movie Link- Psycho (1960) [DVD]

Re-make from 1998 Link- Psycho [DVD]

The Walking Dead Season 3 Final

So it’s here well finished now but the walking dead season 3 finale has been aired and I was truly looking forward to this one.

But I have to say I was really disappointed with the shows 3rd season ending, I was expecting bang bang action action but hmm I just never really saw it.

Don’t get me wrong i still love the walking dead as even though its kind of strayed a long way away from the zombies and more into the human interaction of the two groups of survivors it’s still a great show with some great actors and characters.

I won’t totally spoil it but was certainly one character in the finale that I won’t be missing.

I look forward to seeing where season 4 could take this show and I’m sure I will watch a re-run to see if I’m being unfare with my poor rating.

Once again though great work from all the special effects and makeup artists the zombies look amazing as always great work.

Right well I now need to find a other show to watch like the following I think.

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