It’s no secret I’m addicted, possibly in love, with watching TV shows on my fancy DVR at home in between procrastinating on my wedding planning. More recently I’ve become infatuated with spotting places filmed in my current home town of Long Beach, CA on Showtime’s Dexter and HBO’s True Blood. I grew up in Los Angeles and watched film crews invade my old neighborhood from time to time, and I revel in it every single time! I use to work in Downtown Los Angeles during college and I would sneak out of the office to watch film crews and their trailers take over the vacant business district on the weekends, and try to spot a celebrity in between takes. This is why it’s so thrilling to recognize all those places I walk or drive by daily in a city I consider my second home, Long Beach. I annoy my fiancé and roommate all the time with my pointy finger wagging at the television saying where the scene was filmed in Los Angeles or Long Beach at least once a week.
“Party. Dance. Drink. Get Away With Murder.”
That was the tagline for the event held at the Wired CafÃ© celebrating the upcoming “Dexter The Game 2”. I was lucky enough to attend this event during San Diego Comic Con and revel in all of the delicious Dexter themed delights.
The event specifically highlighted the involvement and work of fashion designer Marc EckoÂ with the upcoming game. One of the joys of attending this event was seeing an amazing mural of Dexter and Debra Morgan.
We all have our little morbid fascinations and one of mine are serial killers. There are nights when I would peruse websites online and read up on killers throughout history. I don’t do this EVERY night… just once in a blue moon when something perks my interest again. When I heard of Showtime’s new show, Dexter, I wanted to watch it soooo bad…
But. I’m always a late-comer when it comes to new things so I didn’t get to watch the first season till this year (when Netflix placed the entire first season on their watch instantly section. Whoop! Though it was a bitch trying to update my media player on my desktop until I finally managed to update my laptop’s so it would place netflix videos. Fuck you, Netflix, and your Windows Media Player 11 requirement).
Now, I have joined the not-so-massive-maybe?-legion of Dexter lovers.
Michael C. Hall does an amazing job with this character. Yes, there is something very sick about endearing a serial killer… but if you can resist Dexter, then I almost wonder if there’s something wrong with you! It is a unique experience to sympathize with a killerâ€“ but Dexter proves it is possible. He is a killer with a code of conduct and he doesn’t have ‘innocent’ victims. Just his own fellow serial killers. He’s a sort of turncoat on his own brotherhood because he’s protecting the other side from people like him.
I mean we all have an urge to kill that guy who cut you off the freeway… but you won’t act on it.