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Showtime president David Nevins defends "Dexter" & his new romance

01.13.2012by: Jared Pacheco

Now before I even get into this article let me just say that there are definitely some spoilers in here. So if you haven't caught yourself up you might want to skip this one. Moving on....

I don't know about the rest of you but the one thing I wasn't really feeling during this latest season of Showtime's "Dexter" was the whole 'Debra loves Dexter' deal. I know they're adopted siblings but it's still a bit too incestuous for me. Apparently Showtime president David Nevins doesn't think so.

You see the Showtime Chief recently chatted a bit about the romantic turn in "Dexter" at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour. Apparently the executive has been "pushing to shake up the formula for a bit." Peep the rest of what he had to say:

"I'm aware that there's a certain taboo despite the fact that they're not genetically related, but it's something that has been building for a number of years. If you go back and look the past couple seasons, it's an idea that has informed how they've done the show for a long time."

I think there's a very clear trajectory where they're going. It's time to shake up what Dexter goes through so he's not quite such a lone wolf ."

And in regards to Michael C. Hall (Dexter) and Jennifer Carpenter's (Debra) failed marriage and if it's awkward while filming: "They know what's going on and they have a very good relationship, it's quite comfortable. That has been a conversation and that will continue to be a conversation."

Personally I'm a huge fan of "Dexter" and there's no way this angle is going to keep me away from the show, I just hope they do something good with it. Then again we are talking about the "Dexter" writers here so I've got complete faith.

But Dexter's forbidden relationship isn't the only thing Nevins touched on at the meetings. He also mentioned whether or not the series will end after Season 8: "This is the likely end point, but I'm allowing for the possibility that the plan could change." Translation: "If there's a boatload of money to be made we'll keep on rolling." Hey that's fine with me!

"Dexter" Season 7 should be heading our way later this year. Be sure to keep it here for all things "Dexter" as they come our way.

Extra Tidbit: Other genre projects Jennifer Carpenter (above) has tapped include THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE, QUARANTINE, THE FACTORY and GONE.
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3:29PM on 01/13/2012
Im a huge fan also and can't believe how long we have to wait now after that cliffhanger! I loved it and personally while there may be moments that frustrated me I've never felt a particular downturn some speak of. I'm really not sure about this Dex/Deb relationship and kinda hope it doesn't amount to much. That said I'm happy to be proven wrong! ;-)
Im a huge fan also and can't believe how long we have to wait now after that cliffhanger! I loved it and personally while there may be moments that frustrated me I've never felt a particular downturn some speak of. I'm really not sure about this Dex/Deb relationship and kinda hope it doesn't amount to much. That said I'm happy to be proven wrong! ;-)
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12:18PM on 01/13/2012
Your faith in the writers amuses me. I was a huge fan of the show...but then they did a third season. Since then it's been utter trash! Especially when you compare it to the first, and even the second. Every episode is the same rehashed version of a previous episode.
This whole "Deb loves Dexter" feels very much like a cop-out. To be honest this season is the first time since season 2 I've actually stuck with the show on a week to week basis, and that was only because I forced myself to do it.
Your faith in the writers amuses me. I was a huge fan of the show...but then they did a third season. Since then it's been utter trash! Especially when you compare it to the first, and even the second. Every episode is the same rehashed version of a previous episode.
This whole "Deb loves Dexter" feels very much like a cop-out. To be honest this season is the first time since season 2 I've actually stuck with the show on a week to week basis, and that was only because I forced myself to do it. The whole religion/God deal, I'd be a rich man if I had a dollar for every time that made me roll my eyes and come oh so close to turning that crap off.
I was honestly looking super forward to it because of Hanks and Olmos, but their characters were ridiculous. "God wanted it" or "It's God's will" was used probably over a hundred times during the season and it was so cringe-worthy every time it was said.
In short, this season was probably the worst season as of yet. At least with Lumen we had a taste of the old Dexter, the one we loved from the first 2 seasons.
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