With Dexter Morgan now living the dream as a husband and father, can season 4 possibly exceed Dexter's gripping third season? I'd like to believe so after watching the first episode of Showtime's hit series.
Like most of you, my expectations for Dexter are pretty high, especially with the addition of John Lithgow, who is so creepy and outright scary as the Trinity Killer. But it's a little bit different where I'm coming from since I'm not just a fan of the show ---I also have spoilery knowledge of what's in store this season, making it all the more difficult to enjoy the series. In spite of that, however, the fourth season opener absolutely blew my mind.
OK so maybe I'm exaggerating a little. It wasn't one of those episodes where you're on the edge of your seat most of the time. I admit that it was even a bit dragging. It also didn't cause my heart to palpitate in any way, at least not at first. But it was a very subtle yet disturbing introduction that will gradually build up your excitement for the episodes to come. By the end of the episode, you'd know why.
I won't give out any spoilers here but I will tell you that I've been watching this show since season 1 and have never seen Dexter this exhausted. It makes you feel sympathetic for America's favorite serial killer even more. Obviously, "Living the Dream," the title of the season 4 premiere, is a clever play on words because we all know that he has everything he could possibly want except the one thing he actually needs ---which is time to kill.
Season 4 can pretty much serve as a new chapter in Dexter's life so it's not that difficult for you to enjoy the new season even if you haven't seen season 3. At any rate, the first couple of minutes offer a montage of clips that gets you up to speed for the new season.