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I wouldn't recommend downloading anything. I rechecked it, once you close the pop-ups, it plays smoothly.
I like passion & passionate people even in fiction, you're right. Just having fun with cyber buddies, no biggie. I almost backed into Dexter by accident but since you appeared to like it and are based in Miami, hey I thought hey we have something in common afterall.
But like I said even though it's TV, I couldn't turn off the mental gears completely (although that grueling 4 day marathon can really screw with your head at times).
Plus my world has expanded, not geographically like before, but in a much broader/deeper sense of the word over recent years. This seemingly out of left field choice of lib/performance arts probably helped shape that -- or maybe it was the other way around and I was rebelling against the old order, instinctively drawn to what seemed more natural... and it was a perfect match, a calling if you will. Who knows, though as Life seems so mysterious & it's really hard to be objective about one's self.
I used to think I was pretty fearless, but have since realized that a person can be fearless or tough physically but a coward morally & cripple emotionally. I don't want that; would much rather be a balanced human being -- and loyalty, integrity, compassion have to a part of that even if they come at the expense of EGO or naked ambition...
so maybe that's why I subconsciously relate to not just Deb Morgan but Dexter too (the whole wanting to become more "human".... let's not over-think it though, haha, it's just silly entertainment right?)
I do disagree with you on the writing part. Unless you mean the entire concept of the series, in which case yeah looking back to around 2006-2007, Dexter would have probably the best thing on TV.
But that shouldn't excuse the subsequent assassination of character, plausibility & sheer self-satisfied laziness (had a misfortune of seeing one podcast with the new showrunners, mercy are they delusional or what!)
Guess we compartmentalize things differently. You don't seem to separate the hotness factor or lack thereof of Jennifer Carpenter -- and comparison her to (prime) Brigitte Bardot is pretty unfair, LOL.... while I find Debra Morgan to be quite likable and admirable, flaws and all.
Anyway, I'll try to drop by later today, if you feel like chatting some more about silly TV fare. It's definately enjoyable and blast from the past for me and a change of pace from the complicated world of "real-life"
I feel compelled to come clean about a couple of things...
First, I really don't watch much TV anymore. When I do turn it on, the TV is like a snooze button that helps me disconnect and drift off. For that reason I watch some laughs and then some learns and soon I'm off to sleep.
Second, I haven't lived in Miami for over 30 years but yes, I still follow the pulse of my home town. Not via a fictional show set there, but by reading the Miami Herald or talking to my brother who stubbornly refuses to abandon the ancestral ship.
Third, I definitely don't endorse marathon viewing in order to catch up on a show. Just look what it's done to Mr. Ize.