Wednesday, December 05, 2007

"Dexter" coming to CBS

And maybe "The Tudors," too. This should be an intriguing experiment. Both are good shows with elements that could attract mainstream audiences, but both were also conceived and executed for pay cable audiences. Will viewers glued to "NCIS" and "CSI" be able to wrap their minds around "Dexter," which basically inverts the conventional "CSI" plot? And will the viewers that Fox didn't trust to hear Hugh Laurie's native accent flock to an English melodrama?

I'm thinking no, but I'd love to be proven wrong. It's not like they'll have anything else to watch.


At 10:12 AM, December 05, 2007, Blogger Eli the Mad (Beer) Man said...

Oh, this is such a bad idea. As a viewer (and enjoyer) of both on cable... the move to mainstream, dummy TV will doom the creativity of both shows. CERTAINLY Dexter will suffer more. The Tudors just has sex and boobies... I can't even believe the networks would allow such a sure-to-be-controversial program as Dexter (about a serial killer) to poison the sub-average minds of the sub-average Joe television viewer!

They ("they" being those "in charge") rant and rail about the violence supposedly perpetrated on the youth of this country via video games.... but to allow a weekly show wherein a serial killer is the main character?! EGADS!

At 2:50 PM, December 07, 2007, Anonymous Ethan said...

Agreed - terrible idea.

While I'd enjoy being able to follow Dexter episode to episode, rather than waiting for an entire season to be released on DVD, the show will clearly suffer.


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