The Complete Final Season

Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Season eight begins six months after LaGuerta's murder, and Dexter is still managing life as a dad, brother, and serial killer. As Deb struggles to deal with the consequences of her actions, a mysterious woman comes to work with Miami Metro, offering firsthand information on Dexter's past.


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Mar 27, 2015
  • Exito rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Michael C. Hall gets 5-stars. He deserved an Emmy for his performance as “Dexter”.

Jan 24, 2015
  • Darth777Vader rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Ugh I really hated the ending, the series pretty much started going downhill after season 6. Why, why did that have to happen at the end? Ugh.

Sep 16, 2014
  • kendalliah rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

What a complete disappointment.

Jun 29, 2014
  • Neil333 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Banal. Prosaic. Predictable. Clichéd. Limited. These are words that can describe the worst of what Dexter has to offer. And here’s a sentence that characterizes the show at its best—‘Dexter encapsulates the depths and heights of tragedy on an exceedingly sublime level.’ Or at least that was the case in earlier seasons with Trinity et al.

Dexter is one of several shows (including Revenge, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Mad Men, etc.) that has a protagonist that is ISTj (The Structurist, The Pragmatist, The Inspector, The Dragoon). While it’s not better than Buffy, it is a bit better than Revenge at times. Nevertheless, this season is a bit of a cop out, even if it’s not the worst season ever. Even when it gets pretty mediocre, Dexter does a decent job of allegorizing (American, etc.) moral cowardice, dualism, Manicheanism, spiritual myopia, one-sidedness, etc. and the idea that punishment, revenge, murder, violence etc. are the only (permanent) ways to deal with things, and there is no point in trying to improve and heal ourselves and others (by improving child-rearing, etc.) If this show is trying to tell us anything, it’s how scary and dangerous complacency, apathy, detachment, alienation, emotional blindness, repression, denial, etc. can really be.

P.S. Dexter should probably win an award for one of the most depressing endings for a TV series. Proof enough that, at heart, this show was about ‘dark side’ people.

Mar 30, 2014
  • Palomino rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The show was going downhill, it's still pretty good, and I think -- just right at the very very end -- that might have been the best ending I ever saw, although I can see how you'd hate it. I'm thrilled that they didn't take an easy way out.

Mar 26, 2014

What a disappointment and the last couple of episodes were really stupid with what happens to Debra and then Dexter.
Its obviously the producers didn't know what to do with the show after Debra finds out about him and it shows with such a shoddy ending.

Mar 10, 2014
  • CHRISTOPHER TRAVIS rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

While the final season was exciting and up to the usual standards of the show, the final episode itself left many loose ends, and much to be desired.

Feb 24, 2014

Spolier Alert Sort of: Why is there no happy ending for anyone in this series finale?

Feb 01, 2014
  • lasertravis rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very good crime drama series with a very unique protagonist (serial killer as the "good guy"). Great must watch series overall, but this last season ends with a pop instead of a bang. The weakest season in my opinion, but still a compelling show. Great writing and acting. Graphic. The entire series is worth watching if you don't mind the graphic nature of the show.

Jan 29, 2014
  • rufus_red4 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I gave this 5 stars for the entire series which truly is outstanding. This show should have had it's year of sweeping the Emmy's a la Mad Men or Breaking Bad but that never happened and judging by the conclusion, it's not going to happen for this final season either. This is very good about a little more than halfway through and for the fans of this show, the storyline became very predictable as it neared it's ending. I was hoping it had gone down differently so perhaps there'd be a movie in the future but, I'm not sure. A show still head and shoulders better than most that is out there.

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