Someone just slap me, because if this isn’t a first-world problem, I don’t know what is. But I miss him.
Dexter, the world’s nicest serial killer.
For the past eight years, I’ve hand-flapped and twirled, shimmied and swirled come Showtime’s release of the latest Dexter DVD. Nothing short of Christmas in my mailbox from Amazon.com. (Don’t worry, no spoilers ahead.)
For those who don’t know, the television series Dexter revolves around Dexter Morgan, blood-spatter specialist for the Miami Police Department by day, serial killer by night.
Wait, before you judge, it’s important to understand Dexter is not your dime-a-dozen serial killer (yawn). He’s a serial killer with a moral code.
Dexie only kills killers.
Ah, that’s sweet. Especially since he doesn’t eat his victims.
Nothing says downtime like watching an auburn-haired psychopath seal off a room in plastic, immobilize his despicable victim on a table, and stab a knife through the wide-eyed captive’s chest.
He’s groovy, that Dexter.
But alas, I recently watched the final episode of the final season, and like the killers on Dexter’s table, I’m fretting over what comes next. A big, fat nothing.
How stupid is that? Mourning the end of a TV show? But I can’t help it. Between the writing, the acting, and the escapism, I hate to see it end.
This isn’t the first television series whose loss I’ve grieved. Others included Six Feet Under, Prison Break, and Damages. Plus, I know when Justified, The Big Bang Theory, and Luther (BBC detective show with the fantastic Idris Elba) come to an end, my heart will be just as achy.
My next series binge will be Breaking Bad. Given all the hype, will that show’s finale shroud me in black as well?
Yes, I’m being silly. Yes, the world has much bigger problems. No, please don’t troll me and tell me I don’t know what real loss is (hashtag humorblog, remember?…)
But I’m still sad.
Perhaps you’ve felt the same?
Any TV shows on which you binge? Buy the DVD and watch an entire season at warped speed? Any you’re sad to see end?