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How I Met Your Mother

Big shows always went off with controversial endings: Seinfeld, The Sopranos, Dexter, you name it. In fact, endings are always hard and I’ll try to make few points here of what I thought about the series finale of How I Met Your Mother.

Max Nicholson of IGN gave the finale 9.7/10 rating, saying “How I Met Your Mother‘s series finale was a beautiful end to a great show”. I perfectly agree.

It’s been 9 season, 9 years and over 200 episodes. That’s a lot of time, lots of memories, jokes, laughs, slaps, hugs, loves, high-fives and tears… and when I look back I see how many things happened along the way, how much we changed… how some things stayed the same… it’s amazing… The journey has been a big part of the show, but time tells me there’s more to How I Met Your Mother than story.

I don’t know for sure. I’d be on the gang and the fact that we all saw ourselves in one character or another. There’s also the situations, the stories, the relations, the laughs, the tears, and maybe the life itself this show was so filled with… Many things… After all, How I Met Your Mother always felt real to me, but maybe I’m a hopeless romantic… Ted’s a hopeless romantic…

How I Met Your Mother

Cheers to a great couple of people and their friendship!

I know there’s lots of nostalgia talking through me now, but nostalgia is not a bad thing, especially now. In fact, nostalgia is only one of so many feelings (good ones) I experienced during and after the finale. Feelings were never out of the equation with this series. I loved the character, loved the stories, everything… and that’s what mattered the most to me. I got attached to this show like I haven’t before.

Feelings and relations, characters, were all big parts of How I Met Your Mother and the finale definitely did justice to those parts. The gang saying good-bye to Ted, the empty apartment, the last picture in the bar at table, Barney and his girl, Marshall succeeding as a judge, Robin succeeding as a new anchor, Lily and Marshall having a third child, Ted falling getting married and having 2 kids and even the final scene, which I know bothered lots of people, they were all soul-wrenching and tears bearing moments and I’m not gonna hide that because it was great.

How I Met Your Mother

The gang was always the core of the story… Just look at them…

The finale wasn’t only trying to rip of some tears and play the drama card, but to say good-bye and conclude the story that went on for such a long time. And in many ways, it did that. It did justice to the first half of the series with its brilliant and unconventional comedy and strikes of drama. It did justic to the the last half of the series, the last couple seasons when the characters got to grow a lot. The finale was a tribute to all that.

I think most people had this vision of the ending that didn’t concur with the structure, but that only made the end more memorable. Bays and Thomas outdid themselves this time. The finale felt like having a season’s worth of material told in only two episodes and that felt more real than the whole 9th season.

Friends grow apart, marriages change lifestyles, things fall apart and even loved ones die… Nothing lasts forever… Life isn’t always fair or easy. It changes. Life is complex and the finale ended on that note, a beautiful note and I think most people got scared because they were used with this group of friends being together and seeing them grow apart made everyone sad.

How I met Your Mother

On that note, the final scene was a come-back to how things should have been. This was always the story of how Ted is in love with Robin, as his daughter put it. Don’t get fooled by the title, that’s a premise and the show is known to have plays the cards many times along the way. Even the fact that the series began with Ted seeing Robin and falling for her at first sight, took the story to the natural ending of them getting together. It was destiny…

The finale was soul wrenching, nostalgic, sad and many things, but it was conclusive, an ending in all the ways an end should be an end. One last high note and a special one…

PS: I guess some mysteries are meant to be unresolved – The Pineapple Incident. Not even Mosby Boys wouldn’t crack that one… And why did people got so attached over The Mother? She’s only been for a couple of episodes… The gang’s been 9 season with us. And the finale was about them.

How I Met Your Mother

A high-five to echo through eternity…


To the end.
To the series.
To all the fans who watched.
To the creators and all the people who made it happen.





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Dexter season 8

Tonight’s the night

It’s been almost 7 years since we first met Dexter Morgan, blood spatter pattern analyst by day, serial killer by night, and over 7 seasons his world has been constantly and considerably changing. So, it’s no surprise that it all starts to fall apart for Dexter, but is he really going to hit a dead end?

There has been many speculations about where the show is heading and how will things wrap up and we finally have the change to see it, because Dexter will premiere it eight season today, on Showtime. The season will be running for 12 weeks with the usual 1 ep/week, the finale being scheduled to air on September 22, so I guess that the summer will be even better than I predicted.

You have the trailer of the 8 season below:

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It’s all on table… The 8th season of Dexter will be the last one for our beloved killer, no doubt. The news have been made public on April 18, increasing the impatience of the fans all over the world who are expecting the season’s premiere on June 30.

With this thought in our minds, Showtime released the first official sneak peek over the 8th season, just to incite us even more on this topic.


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‘Something to die for’ – A criminal mastermind with a killing story

Darkly Dreaming Dexter is a novel written by Jeff Lindsay, the first in his series about serial killer Dexter Morgan. It was released in 2004 and formed the basis of the Showtime TV series Dexter, which aired in 2006. It tells the story of Dexter Morgan, a serial killer who works as a forensic blood spatter pattern analyst at Miami Dade Police Department.

The book begins with the image of the glorious, full, fat, reddish moon and ends with the same image. The intrigue of the novel is formed by a whodunit premise. The plot revolves around a thrilling race against mysterious killer, while Dexter is pulled in a fast paced and thrilling plot, attractive and catchy.

The novel is centered on its main character, Dexter Morgan, it revolves around him. The whole universe of the book gets subordinated to Dexter and his voice becomes the novel’s perspective, the voice of the narrator. The story is told by Dexter who also explains and analyse the events of the plot. Darkly Dreaming Dexter is built around its main character and on a larger scale identifies with him.

Michael C. Hall plays Dexter in the TV series and does a brilliant job

Dexter is a charming character. Dexter describes himself as not being capable of having any sort of feelings and not being compatible with most of his human fellows. In his way, Dexter is a very individualistic character, almost to selfishness and egocentrism. Anyhow, he is able to explain and to analyse the life of the others around him. He adapted himself to society through a false mask of great charisma, humor (in a dark, ironic and smart way) and neatness. The other characters see only the surface of his person, although the reader gets the chace to explore Dexter’s deepest personality because of the first person perspective and monologues.

”Whatever made me the way I am left me hollow, empty inside, unable to feel. It doesn’t seem like a big deal. I’m quite sure most people fake an awful lot of everyday human contact. I just fake all of it.”

The truest form of Dexter identifies with the deepest part of him, the so-called Dark Passenger, an inner voice who dictates his criminal urges. This passenger takes the wheel at some points, because, after all, the desire is the base of our soul and Dexter makes no exception, even if he is calm, neat, logical and planned. In a way, he manages to remain at some level “human”.

Dexter might sound like a bad character, but he is not at all like that. Dexter’s killing are controlled by a moral code, Harry’s code, which tells him to kill only murderers who escaped the system. Also, this code is helping Dexter not to be caught. In a way the Dark Passenger is an opposite state of his personality among Harry’s code.

A strong moral struggle appears in the novel as well:

‘I’m not sure what I am. I just know there’s something dark in me. I hide it. I certainly don’t talk about it, but it’s there always, this Dark Passenger. And when he’s driving, I feel alive, half sick with the thrill of complete wrongness. I don’t fight him, I don’t want to. He’s all I’ve got. Nothing else could love me, not even… especially not me. Or is that just a lie the Dark Passenger tells me? Because lately there are these moments when I feel connected to something else… someone. It’s like the mask is slipping and things… people… who never mattered before are suddenly starting to matter. It scares the hell out of me.’

Jeff Lindsay’s style is short, concise, but expressive and powerful. The story is directed by Dexter who explains all the plot through his voice. There are no dialogues, but only indirect speeches subordinated to Dexter’s voice. There is an inclination towards reflection and insights, towards powerful description and psychology, great aspects if we think that Darkly Dreaming Dexter is a psychological novel, focused on one character and on his perspective over the world and over the plot.

The TV show approaches the killing part better. If in the novel Dexter kills only 1 man, in the TV show he manages to put down a couple of individuals.

The 1st season of the TV show was based on the novel, although there are some differences between book and film. The big difference arises out-of-the-way some of the characters are seen, but also there appears some changes in the plot as well.

Darkly Dreaming Dexter is a sharp wrote and told story, charming through its main character around which it revolves, strongly psychological, entertaining and attractive as well.


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Blood Theme

Creepy, thrilling, darker. Those are the first adjectives that comes into my mind when I think about this tune. Dexter as a show could be described as well by those words, but there are a lot more layers to be seen there. Even so, there isn’t any tune that fits this TV show better than Blood Theme.

If you haven’t seen the show (the 8th season is scheduled for the summer of 2013) or read the books (thing that I do right now), then you need to know that Dexter is a TV series about an eponym character who works as a blood spatter pattern analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department. He also leads a secret life as a serial killer.

This is the ending theme of the show and even if there are a couple of good tunes and an overall good soundtrack, Blood Theme is, from my point of view, the best song you can listen related to Dexter.

PS: If you want to read the book and you can manage a little noise on the background, then I strongly recommend you to listen the tune while you read, just like I do. It will make it better…

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Dexter season 8

Great news Dexter’s fans!…Known to be the last, season 8 of Dexter will air on June 30, rather than late September as the previous seasons…Anyway, I heard there is a chance of a 9th season, but the producers already know where the show is heading to, so don’t have great expectations…

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Tonight is the night…The 7th season of Dexter will end tonight. I can’t wait to see it, but in the same time I have a strange feeling of remorse and nostalgia. It’s been 7 years since our favourite serial killer made its debut on TV screens and he always made my nights better.

Also, Homeland, another great Showtime series, the winner of the Golden Globes for Best TV Drama, will end its 2nd season tonight and I’m happy to say that even if Dexter is approaching its end, I will have something else from Showtime to keep me up. Don’t get me wrong, Dexter can’t be replaced by anything for me, but sadly everything must come to an end and for what I know, the next season will be the last for our killer. In the main time Homeland seems to improve, season by season and I’m very curious to find out what will happen next.

Dexter fans, turn on your TVs tonight and let’s enjoy another ending chapter in the story of our favourite serial killer.


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