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DEXTER: NEW BLOOD SERIES REVIEW
Tonight’s the night. 9 years after the end of Dexter Morgan’s life in Miami and 8 seasons of one of the most successful and acclaimed Showtime series ever, the Dark Passenger has returned in this 10 part miniseries (and true final season). Dexter: New Blood follows the eponymous character effortlessly performed once again by Michael C. Hall as he gives into his inner need to kill. While once he was a blood splatter analyst for the Miami Metro Police, we find Dexter right where we left him after the woefully unimpressive series finale (sans mountain man beard) in the fictional small town of Iron Lake, New York, hiding as a clerk at a local sporting gear store. He has a new romantic relationship with the town’s chief of police and has been successfully suppressing his vigilante serial killing urges for nearly a decade. Deb has replaced their father Harry as the imaginary presence Dex often speaks to, and Dexter’s estranged son Harrison arrives unannounced with mysterious motives. Meanwhile, a string of incidents around Iron Lake causes Dexter to fear that the Dark Passenger within him, and potentially within his son, will reveal itself. Dogget, Spider-Mike, Ryan, and T.C. — all of them loving fans of the series at its best — take their chances with the return of Dexter Morgan with the hopes that it will make up for past mistakes. As they say, “We may be through with the past, but the past isn’t through with us.”
CREATED BY: Clyde Phillips and Marcos Siega
STARRING: Michael C. Hall, Jack Alcott, Julia Jones, Johnny Sequoyah, Alano Miller, Jennifer Carpenter, Clancy Brown, David Zayas, John Lithgow, David Magidoff, Katy Sullivan, Michael Cyril Creighton, Gizel Jiménez, Gregory Cruz, Jamie Chung, Shuler Hensley, Oscar Wahlberg
T.C. De Witt (Screener Squad)
T.C. De Witt is a multi-awarded writer/director originally from Wisconsin and now based in Los Angeles. His life has been devoted to the arts since he was a child. He’s been a stage performer, playwright, stand-up comic, film and television actor, radio DJ, podcaster published author, recorded musician, and comic writer/illustrator. He is now a professional screenwriter and has been thriving for the past decade, regularly offering his talents to production studios in LA, Chicago, Milwaukee, and internationally in Sydney and Poland. He’s provided content for Amazon Prime, Netflix, and several YouTube partners. His films have screened internationally, and his stageplays have been performed across the country. In the last ten years, he has directed 57 films, 23 episodes of his series The One Minute Rewatch, 300+ episodes of podcasts, and his multi-award-winning short film Screen: Righter screened at the Festival de Cannes in 2016. He has released two feature films, The Princess Knight and A Christmas Sunset. He thrives on collaboration and the thrill of sharing stories in all forms.
Danny Dogget (Screener Squad)
Hey persons, it’s your favorite canine Dogget! As many of you know, I don’t identify as a critic as much as a classy shock jock. That being said, I do my best to give all of you a well-balanced review filled with my true opinions and hopefully a few laughs. You can occasionally find me on other persons podcast like Mission Impodible (that’ll be 10 dollars Nathan). For the most part, you can find me doing reviews on Oneofus.net.
Michael Riojas (Screener Squad, Highly Suspect Reviews)
The man with the ever-changing nicknames. Born in Austin, Riojas was rocketed to Del Rio, Texas, a literal small ville. In his youth, he was bitten by a radioactive… okay, look. Mike is not very good at this whole “talking about himself” thing. But he has been so obsessed with comics, video games, and anime since childhood- that if one has to choose between listening to Joe Quesada or Mike over any obscure Spider-Man trivia, they go to him (or, at least Martin Thomas once said so). He is also a big fan of “Ghostbusters” (he even owns his own jumpsuit and two, that’s right, TWO proton packs!), collects toys and video games, and will defend “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace” if provoked. He lives in Austin with his beloved Dachshund-Maltese and trusted sidekick, Dean. He can also be heard on RageSelect. He can be found on Twitter and Instagram.
Ryan Aleck Hill (Screener Squad, Video and Audio editor)
Ryan is a Washington D.C. based filmmaker & video editor who loves watching and talking about movies more than just about anything. He currently works at a creative agency as a director of photography/video editor, and does freelance video editing for Anthony Fantano/TheNeedleDrop. He also has a YouTube channel (Downhill Media) where he works on a weirdo art explainer series called “Artsplained” with his partner Michelle. He was a part of the Spill.com community way back in the day, where he was cursed with an obsession for movies. In an effort to break the curse, he shows up on the Screener Squad podcast every once in a while and edits for One Of Us. Chris Cox claims that this is the only way it can be broken. You can follow him on Twitter but you’ll probably regret it.
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