Sunday night was the season finale of AMC’s “Breaking Bad.” While I am not an avid viewer of the program (I do aspire to be one someday) I knew that the anticipation of this series finale was beyond nerve-wrecking. It was the talk of, well, just about everything.
There were people tweeting about it, articles written about it and it was even the talk in a majority of my classes. But, were people forgetting about another legendary television show coming to an end as well? Or, did they simply not care anymore?
I’m talking about Showtime’s “Dexter.” Sept. 22 was the series finale of the crime-drama about a serial killer who also happens to work with the Miami Metro Police Department as a blood spatter analyst.
Many will say the series started to sputter out after the fourth season.
I have to agree, and I think those who watch the show would also agree.
The first season was one of my favorites, with the ice truck killer case. Season four was great too, with the Trinity killer case and the season finale was beyond epic. So epic in fact I am recommending you stop reading this column and go binge-watch the first four seasons of “Dexter.” Trust me, you will not be disappointed.
In it’s heyday, the show was nominated for 25 Primetime Emmy Awards, as well as 10 Golden Globe Awards and 12 Screen Actors Guild Awards, winning seven awards overall.
But this past year at the Primetime Emmy Awards, it didn’t receive a single nomination.
It really upsets me, but at the same time, I can’t say it took me by surprise.
I was disappointed in the way the series ended. I thought to myself, “I watched eight seasons of this show (the latter four not being so great) and this is how they end it?” It felt as if the writers were trying to do too much with it. Tie up too many loose ends to try to make every viewer happy. In the end, it failed to do so.
But at the same time, I am disappointed in the fans. Why wasn’t this a bigger deal to them? Even though I was not watching the show religiously like I once did, I caught up with the show whenever I could.
I guess the point I’m trying to get to is, what ever happened to “Dexter?” Why did people lose interest? Was it just too much of a good thing, perhaps?
Whatever the case may be, I think former fans of the show should rethink watching it and give the show the attention it deserves.
Column by Savannah Sawyer, Features Editor