Dexter: New Blood tries to erase the mistakes of the final season from the original show while giving us a look at how Harrison grew up.
When Showtime announced the revival of Dexter, I was excited! What made it even better is that Dexter: New Blood is a limited series. Which means, we get a complete story with an actual end.
Fast forward a couple of months, and New Blood turned out to be at attempt to undo and fix the final season of the original run. Let’s be honest, season 8 of Dexter was a disaster.
Set 10 years after the finale, Michael C Hall is back as Jim Lindsey/Dexter Morgan living under an assumed name in the small town of Iron Lake, New York. But the town asshole forces him to revive his dark passenger, right around the time our favorite kid-turned-teenager Harrison shows up in his life. And everything goes sideways for Dexter from that point.
However, this limited series is not all good, or all bad. I loved the way the art direction and the thrilling scenes with Debra Morgan’s ghost (Jennifer Carpenter). Plus, Jack Alcott does an excellent job as Harrison. However, the story has some major plot holes #NoSpoilers. Yes, Dexter: New Blood repeats some of the odd past mistake, but ultimately delivers the perfect, bloody conclusion to this story that the original finale failed to deliver.
Thank you Michael C Hall for making us fall in love with Dexter Morgan, a serial killer with a twisted moral compass. Hall cements himself as one of the greatest actors working today.
Should you watch it?
Have you been disappointed with how the original Dexter ended? When this limited series tries hard to undo that, and it succeeds. mostly. That is if you ignore some major plot holes.