Posts tagged Dexter
Okay all your Dexter fans – this one’s for you!
Hot on the heels of our recent Mad Men music video, check out this cool clip put together by ‘Pogo‘ which uses sound samples from the serial killer series as a kind of musical mosaic… it actually works pretty well – though I wonder how long it took to put it all together…
As you doubtless know, Dexter is now into its fifth season – and still going strong in the ratings (last week’s episode pulled in 1.86 million viewers and a 0.9 18-49 share – pretty darn good for Showtime!). I’m afraid I’m not a Dexter follower – it’s just one of those shows I missed the boat on – but the critical consensus so far seems good on the new season…
But what do you think? Are you a Dexter fan – and if so, what do you think of Season 5 so far? And what do you make of this music video… start the comments coming….
Uh-oh looks like Dexter is causing trouble again!
Yep, Showtime‘s hit serial killer series is in hot water after Toys R Us started selling a range of Dexter action figure collectibles in stores across America (where they’re selling out!) Below is a news report about the story with lots of ‘concerned parents’ having their say!
Now I’m not a parent (for those discussions head to our sister site Good Enough Mother) and I sort of agree with what the parents are saying… BUT!!!
1) If the toy is displayed on a high shelf in a ‘collectible section’ of the store and clearly marked ages 18 and up that feels kind of appropriate to me. It’s not like the figure is on a shelf next to Barbies and Bratz.
2) Am I the only one who feels a bit of hypocrisy here… it’s okay for kids to play with GI Joes and violent video games – but Dexter is suddenly a step too far…?
3) How many kids are really going to be into Dexter? The show airs on Showtime and is clearly not kiddie fare… will young children really care when there are far more heavily advertised toys in store.
4) As a kid I grew up More >
Summer is almost over so it’s time to put away those BBQ sets and beach towels for another year. But before we settle down for the Fall TV Season – here’s 15 Lessons We Learned From Summer 2010…
Networks Execs take note!
1) Scripted Network Dramas Are Dead: Witness NBC’s Persons Unknown (aka Persons Unwatched), ABC’s Happy Town and the Sunday night snoozers The Gates and Scoundrels. All four struggled to attract more than 3 million viewers a week and barely made it through their runs. And the only real scripted ‘hit’ of the summer, ABC’s Rookie Blue, was a middling 5 million rated cop show.
2) …But Scripted Cable Shows Are Hot: Where to begin – Rizzoli and Isles, Covert Affairs, The Closer, Haven, Melissa and Joey, Hot In Cleveland… this summer audiences switched over to cable big time, a cultural shift that will only continue in years to come… fact is viewers are loyal to shows NOT networks. If you want an audience now you have to work for it!
3) Weight Loss Shows Are On The Way Out: The Biggest Loser is still a hefty hit but too many copycat formats failed this summer… Dance Your Ass Off was down year to year, Vh1’s Money Hungry was an outright bomb More >