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10 Of The Most Frustrating TV Show Cliffhangers Ever

May 14th, 2014 8:30pm EDT
10 Of The Most Frustrating TV Show Cliffhangers Ever
One of the most frustrating things as a dedicated viewer of a series is when the writers put themselves into the undeniable situation of not knowing how to end things. Tying up loose ends is difficult when you have shows that go on for many years. While some are successful ("Friends") some fall flat and give viewers the feeling that they have just wasted hours of their lives. Here are some of television's most frustrating cliffhangers ever. We still get annoyed thinking about them!

1. The Sopranos

Wait, what just happened? Did my cable go out? Did something happen to the TV? No, it wasn...
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7 Awful TV Series Finales That Caused Fan Outrage

April 5th, 2014 7:00pm EDT
7 Awful TV Series Finales That Caused Fan Outrage
When How I Met Your Mother ended this past week after nine seasons, reaction among fans was somewhat mixed. Some fans said that Ted and Robin belonged together, just like other long-time TV couples like Ross and Rachel or Carrie and Big. But other fans resorted to throwing a tantrum on Twitter, saying the show essentially ended right back at square one, nine years later.

Whether you loved or hate the How I Met Your Mother finale, it just proves that we can all get a little too attached to our favorite shows sometimes. When the producers pull the rug out from under viewers in a much anticip...
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TOP 10: TV Characters You Wish You Were Friends With

February 26th, 2014 1:19pm EST
Sheldon Cooper (Big Bang Theory)
We all have our favourite characters in TV, whether we see a little of ourselves in them or we just plain out love what they stand for- we sometimes wish they could be real. We’re counting down the Top 10 TV Characters You Wish You Were Friends With – that’s if they existed in the real world of course.

10. Sheldon Cooper (Big Bang Theory)

It’s always good to have a friend that’s a genius. Like for instance when you’re at a restaurant and the bill comes, he can figure out how much everyone owes plus tips within seconds. And the best part, he doesn’t mind being the braniac friend!

9. V...
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'Dexter' Props To Go Under The Hammer

January 7th, 2014 4:20pm EST
Dexter
Dexter aficionados have the opportunity to get their hands on props from the hit TV series in an auction this month.

The serial killer drama came to a close with its season eight finale last year, and around 400 items connected to the show are now set to be auctioned off for charity in the Dexter Slice Of Props Auction.

Fans can purchase the main character's couch, framed pictures from the walls of his apartment and even the phone which sat on his desk. A prop forensic report featuring the Dexter Morgan character's signature is also among the lots.

A portion of the proceeds from the s...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Dexter: The Complete Series Collection'

November 15th, 2013 9:20am EST
Dexter
For those who are newbies (like me!) or those who simply wish to enjoy the kills and thrills all over again we’re checking out the massive, cool and highly collectable whopping 25-Disc Blu-ray Showtime series set "Dexter: The Complete Series Collection," out now on both DVD and Blu-ray from Paramount and CBS Home Entertainment.  Seeing as this set is uber-long so is our coverage for your convenience.  So we’re examining the blood spatters here in sections that include capsulated reviews of all eight seasons, a looks at the extras and even dissection the packaging to see if this puppy is wor...
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TV Ratings: End Of 'Dexter' Kills Rivals

September 28th, 2013 10:46am EDT
'Dexter'
During the first week of some season premieres, no show could top football or the Emmys. The latter show, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, was up by several million viewers, to 17.76 million, ranking #2 for the week behind NFL Football.

FOX’s ‘Sleepy Hollow’ was the first big debut, and it didn’t disappoint: The drama took in a very promising 10.1 million viewers on Monday. The season premiere of ‘New Girl’ did fine with 5.5 million viewers, but ‘The Mindy Project’ tanked with 3.8 million.

There were finales galore, too, mostly on cable: The end of ‘Dexter’ set a Showtime record with 2.8 mi...
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Dexter Series Finale Recap: Solitude, Style, A Small Amount Of Hope

September 23rd, 2013 8:26am EDT
Dexter
One of the first reviews I ever wrote about any television show on Infinite Regress was First Place to Dexter in December 2006, where I said Dexter was the best show on television that Fall. And it's never disappointed since.

This last season and very last episode in particular was graced by brilliant, darkly logical plot development, as has been the entire series.  A hurricane is hitting Miami, which gives Dexter cover to do all kinds of things.
I hated to see him take Debra off life-support, but I can understand how he couldn't bear to leave her in Miami in that vegetative state.  And I ...
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'Dexter' Season 8 Episode 11: 'Not the Old Dexter'

September 16th, 2013 10:56am EDT
Dexter Season 8 Episode 11
"Maybe I'm not the old Dexter," Dexter says is this fabulously harrowing and satisfying penultimate episode 8.11 of the series, and he's right.  And that may prove the undoing of all of his plans.

Because Dexter has the psycho Daniel Vogel on his table, in a perfect last kill, all set for Dex and Hannah and Harrison to make way to Argentina, and Dex instead calls in Deb to arrest Daniel all legal-like.  That's not a bad plan, since Daniel can also be credited with all Dex's killings, but it's not as good as the original plan.

Because Marshall Cooper - having been tailing Dexter - walks in...
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'Dexter' 8.10: Watch Out, Buenos Aires

September 9th, 2013 9:01am EDT
Dexter
Just two more episodes of Dexter left after tonight's 8.10, and we learned all kinds of things -

Dexter wants to go to Argentina with Harrison and Hannah.   This is indicative not only of Dexter wanting to save Hannah, but wanting to be with her, and live the semblance of a normal life.  But it won't be easy - with Daniel Vogel a danger on the one hand, and Marshall Cooper, who doesn't miss a beat, hunting Hannah on the other.

One person who won't be a threat to Dexter's plans for a happier future is Deb - not only has she thoroughly bought into the idea of Dexter and Hannah being toget...
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'Dexter' 8.9: The Psycho Son

August 26th, 2013 10:40pm EDT
Dexter
Well, I've been saying all season that the prime villain in Dexter this year is Vogel.   In episode 8.9, it turns out that I wasn't too far off.

The brain surgeon turns out not another of Vogel's patients, not Vogel herself, but her son.   And though at this point there's no evidence that she's been working with him all along, she's certainly working with him now, in an alliance that promises nothing but trouble for Dexter.

And that's not all.   Kenny Johnson from The Shield is on hand as a US Marshall Cooper hunting Hannah.  In a great scene, the marshall asks Harrison to identify the th...
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'Dexter' Season 8 Episode 8: 'A Great Future'

August 19th, 2013 11:19am EDT
Dexter Season 8 Episode 8
"A great future" - that's what Dexter ruefully remarks in episode 8.8 that Zack could have had when Dexter thinks that Zach killed Cassie - an innocent, in violation of Harry's Code - rather than someone who deserved to die. But in this episode with twist upon twist, Dexter's assessment of Zack's future is twice upended.

First, Zach puts on a very convincing show of innocence when Dex and Hannah encounter him in the Keys.  Not only that, but Zack - without knowing that Dex found Zach's blood under Hannah's fingernail - gives Dexter an explanation for the blood: Zach cut his finger on his c...
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'Dexter' Season 8 Preview: How Is The Final Season?

June 30th, 2013 9:00am EDT
Dexter
Showtime's serial killer drama begins its much-hyped final season tonight. Did Dexter save the best for last? Yes and no. SPOILER ALERT!

Season 8 satisfies when it comes to the biggest part. It's no secret that the major reason to watch Dexter is for the characters of Dexter Morgan and his sister Debra, and their tumultuous relationship. The award-winning work by Michael C. Hall and the should-have-won-an-award-by-now performances from Jennifer Carpenter are what have driven the show for so long. Both of them are in fine form this time around. Six months after the Season 7 finale, Dexter i...
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It's Confirmed: 'Dexter's' Upcoming Eighth Season Will Be The Last

April 19th, 2013 10:04am EDT
Dexter
It's official - Showtime's favorite serial killer will no longer be wrapping his victims in plastic and pushing a knife through their sternums. "Dexter" will end its run this summer after eight seasons on the air.

Many have wondered if Dexter Morgan will meet an untimely end when the series concludes.

Michael C. Hall, who plays the titular character, is also an executive producer and director. He told EW.com:  "I've been an advocate for having a dialogue with the writers and getting a sense of how to best bring this story home - not wrap everything up with a tidy bow, but find some sort o...
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Dexter Puts A Wrap On Season Seven

December 17th, 2012 2:20pm EST
Dexter
In an episode titled "Surprise Motherf*cker," there were, well, some surprises!

Looks like Hannah poisoned Debra after all. Based on last episodes evidence, I wasn't so sure. If you remember how last week ended, then it might be a bit of a surprise to find out Dexter is visiting Hannah in jail. I always thought sending Hannah to jail was the wrong thing to do. She knows way too much about Dexter to not use that to get herself out of jail.

Debra—perhaps this is why she's the Police Lieutenant—asks Dexter about his exact possibility. He says Hannah won't do that to him for the most obvious ...
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Do You See What 'Dexter' Sees?

December 10th, 2012 1:38pm EST
Investigation
Lemme just get this out of the way: This episode ended before it even got started. I was totally sucked into the story and what felt like about 20 minutes passed and then the end credits were rolling. Honestly, I hate when that happens. It leaves me hanging for longer than usual for the following week's episode.

Right out of the gate, the heat is on high and it's right beneath Dexter. Of course it's coming from retired police detective Tom Matthews and Captain LaGuerta. Matthews was asking him some very specific questions, which Dexter immediately recognized as a form of interrogation. T...
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'Dexter' Gets All Dark And Whatever

December 3rd, 2012 3:07pm EST
Dinner
The "phantom" arsonist strikes again, killing three to start the episode, which means last week's random arsons weren't just story fodder. The casting department did a great job when they found actor Brett Rickaby as Fire Inspector Phil Bosso. He's creepy, he gets every arson investigation correct, and he's Dexter's prime suspect as the killer arsonist. A little cliché? Perhaps.

And, just in case the Hannah-Dexter story wasn't complicated enough, Hannah's dad Clint (Jim Beaver) shows up just after the opening credits, fresh out of prison. Dexter has his suspicions about the old boy, and he...
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Dexter And Isaak See Eye To Eye

November 26th, 2012 2:30pm EST
Dexter Morgan (Season 7, episode 9
After such a strong episode last week and highly anticipating this week's installment, I may have unintentionally set myself up for a letdown. It's not that it was a bad episode, it just took a long time to come together, and much of what occurred between Dexter and Debra felt forced and unnatural.

In last week's episode, Debra told Dexter she was in love with him and felt like she pretty much has been her entire life. It was an awkward moment for both of them, and I'm sure at least a handful of viewers. Dexter tried to have a logical, Dexter-style conversation with her about it, but it ju...
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'Dexter' Goes To Argentina

November 19th, 2012 3:43pm EST
Dexter and Hannah
The eighth episode of the season starts off with more steamy Dexter-Hannah action. I really love how this storyline has become prominent in the series. The tête-à-tête between the two, however, is about to come to a head, primarily because Debra wants her out of the way, Dexter style.

In the other primary storyline, Isaak is now out of jail, which is great for the series, and is now gunning, literally, for Dexter. He was able to shake his police escort in a way I truly dislike. The old "let's use a lookalike as a decoy" move is a little overused, and honestly cops aren't that dumb.

One ...
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'Dexter' Finds Some Chemistry

November 12th, 2012 1:10pm EST
Dexter
Not missing a single beat, the latest episode of "Dexter" opens with Dexter and Hannah catching their breath after knocking boots on the would-be concrete altar he'd setup to kill her. I like the linear consistency of continuation episodes.

I have mentioned earlier I wasn't sure where this storyline was headed, but somehow knew Hannah was bad news. Well, it now appears the two of them together, Hannah and Dexter, might be a formidable crime duo.

Debra, simultaneously, is on a date with true-crime author Sal Price (Santiago Cabrera). Their conversation, of course, is about Hannah, Wayne ...
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'Dexter': Do The Wrong Thing

November 6th, 2012 9:18am EST
Hannah
Dexter Morgan talks to himself a lot in this episode, and has a lot of visions of his deceased dad, and if you've been a fan to these past six-plus seasons then you know this is saying something.

He's back to stalking Hannah, which is perfectly understandable. She's pretty, alluring, and a murderer, and that's a very attractive package for Dexter. Emotionally, he's torn, like watching your worst enemy drive off a cliff in your new BWM. Still, I like his integrity. First and foremost he's putting the pieces together to prove she's a psychotic killer so he can take her out with a "clear" con...
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'Dexter': Season 7 Episode 5 - 'Swim Deep'

October 29th, 2012 2:37pm EDT
Dexter
Kind of a slow-moving episode with a lot of story development; if this is your kind of thing, then the fifth episode of the final season of "Dexter" is your kind of episode.

The episode opens with Dexter and his dad on Dexter's boat. Harry (James Remar) is giving his son some fatherly advice, particular to his confessing to Debra. I really like the scenes between Harry and Dexter and wish they were more frequent. There's legit chemistry between these two actors whenever they're together, and the whole father-son relationship is believable. In fact, it's the most believable of all the relat...
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'Dexter' Ratchets Up The Tension

October 22nd, 2012 2:20pm EDT
Dexter
The fourth episode of the final season of Showtime's "Dexter" turned up the flame under the pot that has been on the verge of boiling over since the end of last season.

The episode starts with the aftermath of last week's story involving serial rapist and murder Ray Speltzer (Matt Gerald). Human nature is a funny thing. Dexter is talking to himself about the fact that if he'd taken out Speltzer when he wanted to it would have prevented yet another senseless murder. He mentions that Debra accepts this as fact, and she does.

I'm glad they addressed this issue in a real-world way. Whether or...
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'Dexter': Buck The System

October 15th, 2012 3:25pm EDT
Dexter
The third episode of the seventh and final season of Showtime's "Dexter" served to advance several existing stories while not giving us too much in the way of new developments. A few, which I'll note, but not many, which means an episode that wasn't as fast-paced and gripping as the past two from this season, but satisfying all the same.

The tone is set right out of the gate as we see Dexter standing in a long line at the post office. The scene is grim, it's clear the line is moving at a glacial pace, and to make matters worse one of the two employees behind the counter just put out the ...
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'Dexter': Sunshine And Frosty Swirl

October 8th, 2012 2:31pm EDT
Dexter
After last week's blockbuster confession, I went into episode two expecting the awesomeness to continue steamrolling down the track; I was not disappointed.

Just to recap the events of last week, the end of the episode found Dexter (Michael C. Hall) confessing to Debra (Jennifer Carpenter) that he is a serial killer. Even though we saw it coming, it was still titillating when it finally did happen because there was always a chance it wouldn't.

Episode two opens with Debra bursting out of Dexter's apartment, understandably pissed off, confused and physically ill over his tragic news. Harry...
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'Dexter' Opens Season 7 On A Very Strong Note

October 1st, 2012 1:34pm EDT
Dexter Gets Caught
Season six ended with Debra (Jennifer Carpenter) walking into the church just as Dexter (Michael C. Hall) kills Travis Marshall (Colin Hanks) with a sword to the heart. Season seven gets around to this cliffhanger, but not before we see Dexter speeding to the Miami International Airport and drawing some inaccurate conclusions.

On the way to the airport, Dexter has to stop for gas and for some reason all his credit cards are declined at the pump. He gets into a bag in the back of his truck and pulls out a wad of cash, but not before we see several passports and a lot of cash in several diff...
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'Dexter' Returns: Season 7 Preview and Season 6 Blu-Ray Review

September 30th, 2012 9:00am EDT
Dexter
Showtime's hit series Dexter is back - and Season 7 promises to be the most talked-about yet. Here's a look at what's ahead as well as an examination of the recently-released Season 6 Blu-Ray edition. SPOILER ALERT!

The new season picks up after the previous one's explosive cliffhanger, and we find out through flashbacks exactly what happened after Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) discovered Dex (Michael C. Hall) killing Travis Marshall. Fans have been waiting for her to catch on from the very beginning of the series, and the scene more than lives up to those high expectations, with fant...
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2012 Television Premiere Dates

September 8th, 2012 9:45am EDT
The Voice
It's that time of year again. Television fans have appointments with their couches as the fall season kicks off this month with tons of returning favorites and new shows. DVRs will be working overtime as viewers record their must-see-TV programs and talk about them later at the watercooler.

Check out the premiere dates of the new season (brand new shows are indicated with italics and by *). All times are eastern unless otherwise indicated.

Monday, September 10
The Voice 8 p.m. NBC

Tuesday, September 11
Go On 9 p.m. NBC *
The New Normal 9:30 p.m. NBC *
Parenthood 10 p.m. NBC

Wednesday, ...
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'Dexter's' James Remar Helps Injured Homeless Man

August 15th, 2012 10:58am EDT
James Remar
Dexter star James Remar played a real life hero last week when he went to the rescue of a wounded homeless man.

The actor spotted the man outside a grocery store in Los Angeles on Friday, so he went into the shop and bought bandages and antiseptic cream.

Remar, who formerly worked as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), then dressed and cleaned the head wound and advised the man how to stave off an infection, according to TMZ.com.

A representative for Remar insists the actor was just doing his best to help.
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Multiple HBO Series, 'Mad Men,' & 'Downton Abbey' Among 2012 Emmy Nominees

July 19th, 2012 10:00am EDT
Mad Men
Early this morning Jimmy Kimmell and Kerry Washington announced the nominees for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards. Multiple nominees include "Mad Men," "Downton Abbey" and "30 Rock."

Battling it out for the Outstanding Drama Series award will be "Mad Men," "Homeland," "Downton Abbey," "Dexter," "Breaking Bad," and "Boardwalk Empire."

Outstanding Comedy Series nods go to "30 Rock," "Girls," "Modern Family," "The Big Bang Theory," "Veep," and "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

Notable nominees include Zooey Deschanel from fledging series "New Girl," Julia Louis-Dreyfus from HBO's "Veep," Claire Danes f...
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Watch The First Two Minutes Of The 'Dexter' Season 7 Premiere

July 13th, 2012 9:24am EDT
Dexter
Showtime premiered new videos at Comic-Con in San Diego at the "Dexter" panel, including a sneak peek from the upcoming seventh season.

In the two-minute clip, Deb finds her brother Dexter with his hands on the knife that he just plunged into Travis in the church.

Dexter: "I came to do one last forensics sweep like you asked me to do. Travis was here. He came at me with his sword. I fought him off. I knocked him out."

Deb: "How did he end up wrapped with plastic on the alter?"

Dexter: "I snapped."

See what else happens in the clip in the video below. "Dexter" returns Sundays at 9 p.m...
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