Dexter – The 8th and Final Season

 

Sadly, this summer, two of my all time favorite shows, will come to an end.

The series finales – for both Breaking Bad and Dexter – are highly anticipated.

Showtime confirmed season eight would be Dexter‘s last April, following nearly a year of question marks surrounding the show’s future.

“This ending has been planned for a couple of years, and every few months or so I kicked the tires and said, ‘Are you sure you want to end? Are you sure you want to go?'” Nevins said. “But they had a story in mind, and [showrunner] Scott [Buck] and Sara and Michael and [EP] John [Goldwyn] stuck to their guns, and they’re doing the end that they wanted to do. And this is the beginning of the end.”

With less than a week from ‘Dexter”s final season premiere, “A Beautiful Day,” why wait until this coming Sunday for a sneak peek at the Showtime serial killer’s eighth year?

 

 


Via Wikipedia

Dexter is an American television crime drama mystery series that aired on Showtime from October 1, 2006, to September 22, 2013.[1] Set in Miami, the series centers on Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), a forensic technician specializing in blood spatter pattern analysis for the fictional Miami Metro Police Department, who leads a secret parallel life as a vigilante serial killer, hunting down murderers who have slipped through the cracks of the justice system. The show’s first season was derived from the novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter (2004), the first of the Dexter series novels by Jeff Lindsay. It was adapted for television by screenwriter James Manos, Jr., who wrote the first episode. Subsequent seasons evolved independently of Lindsay’s works.

In February 2008, reruns (edited down to a TV-14 rating) began to air on CBS, although the reruns on CBS ended after one run of the first season. The series has enjoyed mostly positive reviews throughout its run and popularity, including four consecutive Primetime Emmy nominations for Best Drama Series starting in season two. Season four aired its season finale on December 13, 2009, to a record-breaking audience of 2.6 million viewers, making it the most-watched original series episode ever on Showtime at that time.[2][3]

In April 2013, Showtime announced that season eight would be the final season of Dexter.[4] The season-eight premiere was the most watched Dexter episode with more than 3 million viewers total for all airings that night.[5] The original broadcast of the series finale—shown at 9 pm on September 22, 2013—drew 2.8 million viewers, the largest overall audience in Showtime’s history.

Dexter was nominated for 23 Primetime Emmy Awards, in the category of Outstanding Drama Series four times in a row, from 2008 to 2011, and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (for Michael C. Hall) five times in a row, from 2008 to 2012. It has also been nominated for nine Golden Globe Awards (winning two), seven Screen Actors Guild Awards and received a Peabody Award in 2007.[44]

On December 14, 2006, Michael C. Hall was nominated for a Golden Globe Award at the 64th Golden Globe Awards. In 2008, the show was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series for its second season (Showtime’s first ever drama to be nominated for the award), and its star for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. It won neither, losing to Mad Men and Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston.[45] In 2010, Hall and John Lithgow, in their respective categories, won a Golden Globe for their performances, on the same night, for their work in season four.

Breaking Bad

 

By now you’re familiar with Breaking Bad‘s iconic logo, which uses the symbols for bromine and barium on the periodic table of elements as part of its design. Ever wondered what your name would look like with the same treatment? Then try out the Breaking Bad Name Lab on Facebook. Once you’ve seen what your name looks like when transformed by elemental symbols, share it on Facebook and Twitter or download the animated GIF to send to your friends. Make your love for Breaking Bad known before the show’s return later this summer.

Click here to go to the Breaking Bad Name Lab on Facebook.

 


Breaking Bad
returns with the final 8 episodes Sun., Aug. 11 at 9/8c on AMC.

 

And in the meantime ….

 

 

Arrested Development – Season Four

 

I have loved this show from the very beginning.  The characters, the writing, the family dynamic, and all of its campy goodness have made me laugh out loud over the years.  And I was incredibly sad when the show was unexpectedly cancelled.

You can imagine my joy when they released Season Four on Netflix.

And I dove right in.

At first, I have to admit I was a little disappointed.  I am also not ashamed to admit that I didn’t really get what they were doing until about episode five.

After watching the whole season, I went back and watched it again.

And now?

Oh, my goodness.

It’s THE MOST tightly crafted thing I’ve ever seen.

 

 

The intersecting story lines, the esoteric references to episodes from nine years ago, the attention to detail.

Everything about this season is brilliant.

As a fan, I love this all so much.

And as an author, I am speechless with the writers’ precision.

Well done, Arrested Development!  Well done, indeed.

 


Via Wikipedia

Arrested Development is an American television sitcom created by Mitchell Hurwitz, which originally aired on Fox for three seasons from November 2, 2003 to February 10, 2006. A fourth season of 15 episodes was released on Netflix on May 26, 2013.[1] The show follows the fictitious Bluth family, a formerly wealthy and habitually dysfunctional family. It is presented in a continuous format, incorporating handheld camera work and voice-over narration, as well as the use of occasional archival photos and historical footage. The show also utilizes several long-running “Easter egg” jokes throughout each season. Ron Howard serves as both an executive producer and the series’ uncredited narrator. Set in Newport Beach, California, Arrested Development was filmed primarily in Culver City and Marina del Rey.[2]

After its debut in 2003, the series received widespread critical acclaim, six Primetime Emmy Awards, and one Golden Globe Award, and has attracted a cult following, including several fan-based websites.[3] In 2007, Time listed the show among its “All-TIME 100 TV Shows”;[4] in 2008, it was ranked 16th on Entertainment Weekly‘s “New TV Classics” list.[5] In 2011, IGN named Arrested Development the “funniest show of all time”.[6] Its humor has been cited as a key influence on later single-camera sitcoms such as 30 Rock and Community.[7]

Despite critical acclaim, Arrested Development received low ratings and viewership on Fox, which canceled the series in 2006. Rumors of an additional season and a feature film persisted until 2011, when Netflix agreed to license new episodes and distribute them exclusively on its video streaming service. These episodes were later released in 2013.[8]

  • Netflix has also commissioned a fifth season of Arrested Development, which is expected to premiere in 2017. A script for an Arrested Development film has also been in development, with the main cast reported to reprise their original roles in both the fifth season and the film.

– ERMAHGAD?? Netflix has also commissioned a fifth season of Arrested Development, which is expected to premiere in 2017? ERMAHGAD?? ERMAHGAD?? ERMAHGAD??

The Killing

 

The Killing returned to AMC with a special two-hour season premiere last Sunday night.

And it was AWESOME!

Whether you missed it or just want to relive it, don’t fret.

AMC  has you covered!

Catch up on The Killing’s new case with the full two-hour Season 3 premiere, now streaming online for free!

Just click HERE!

 

Talent is ‘Living in America!’

America’s Got Talent prepares for their highly anticipated premiere on Tuesday, June 4th @ 9 pm ET/PT on NBC!

NBC’s top-rated summer series “America’s Got Talent” is shaking things up for the upcoming eighth season with new judges and a new home. Moving into one of the nation’s most storied and historic venues, Radio City Music Hall, the series that brought the variety format back to the forefront of American culture will welcome supermodel, producer and TV host Heidi Klum and high-octane entertainer and former Spice Girl Mel B to join the judges table alongside outspoken radio personality and author Howard Stern and comedian, TV host and producer Howie Mandel. Actor, producer and comedian Nick Cannon returns as host.

The series is a true celebration of the American spirit, featuring a colorful array of hopeful stars of all ages, including singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians and ventriloquists, all vying for their chance to strut and perform on stage hoping to win America’s hearts — and the $1 million prize.

Below is the new promo featuring the smooth moves of host Nick Cannon and his take on the iconic Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Also featured are Heidi Klum, Mel B, Howard Stern, and Howie Mandel.