Saturday, August 13, 2011

DVD Review: DEXTER Season 5

Dexter Season 5 picks up after the death of Rita courtesy of Trinity. Everything around Dexter  (Michael C. Hall)seems to be unraveling including his close relationship with Rita’s kids.

Enter Julia Stile’s character (Lumen Ann Pierce) who is a survivor of a small ring of friends who kill for sport and amusement and have done so for a very long time.  At the beginning Dexter can tell Lumen is left in shock and has been tortured but he doesn’t know to what extent until he begins quietly investigating what has happened. As the two grow closer Dexter also begins working on patching up things with Rita’s kids all while detective Quinn starts to get suspicious of Dexter, even more than usual.

Dexter does get a little careless this season, he breaks some of his rules and even becomes a teacher of sorts as he helps Lumen seek out her revenge on the people who hurt her and killed many others. Dexter begins to have feelings for Lumen who he insists is a tenant and ultimately when the final task is done she decides to movie on leaving Dexter where he was at the beginning of the season, picking up the pieces but not without Dexter growing more as a person and not the monster he describes himself as.

The cast in this series is second to none, each person has something going on that doesn’t drift too far from the main storyline and ultimately  all intersect.  Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, Lauren Vélez, David Zayas, James Remar,  Maria Doyle Kennedy, Peter Weller and April Hernández Castillo round out this awesome cast that continues to entertain with each episode in this fifth season DVD set.

One extra note for the fans of blood and gore, there’s not as much this season.

Studio: Showtime Entertainment

Run Time: 618 Minutes

Rated: NR

Bottom line is any Dexter fan will completely enjoy this 2-disc  DVD set! It’s not the best season of Dexter but it still entertains with new and inventive stories and a great cast of characters.  4/5


1.       “My Bad”
2.       “Hello Bandit”
3.       Practically Perfect”
4.       Beauty and the Beast”
5.       First Blood”
6.       Everything is Illuminated”
7.       Circle Us”
8.       Take It!”
9.       Teenage Wasteland”
10.   In the Beginning”
11.   Hop a Freighter”
12.   The Big One”

Plenty of DVD Special Features:

Special Features Via E-Bridge Technology: 
 Californication : Season 4, Episodes 1, 2 
- Interviews with: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Julia Stiles, and more!
- Reflecting on
 Season Five: Julia Stiles 
 THE BORGIAS : Episodes 1, 2 
 EPISODES: Episodes 1, 2
 HOMELAND: Trailer


He's smart, he's good looking, and he's got a great sense of humor. He's Dexter Morgan, everyone's favorite serial killer. As a Miami forensics expert, he spends his days solving crimes, and nights committing them. But Dexter lives by a strict code of honor that is both his saving grace and lifelong burden. Torn between his deadly compulsion and his desire for true happiness, Dexter is a man in profound conflict with the world and himself. Golden Globe® winner Michael C. Hall stars in the hit Showtime Original Series.

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