Dexter comes through again in a very strong 5th season!
24 August 2011
Excerpt: The Series If you have not yet viewed the first four seasons of Dexter you may not want to read any further. This is a series that must be viewed in exact order by episode as well as by season. Season 5 begins directly after the shocking, horrifying, and cataclysmic ending to season 4. The beginning deals with the fallout and aftermath of the murder of Dexter's wife Rita in which she was brutally murdered by the Trinity Killer.
Excerpt: Another great season, this one deals with Dexter coping with the loss of his wife Rita to the serial killer Trinity and his redemption in saving the life of a mysterious woman, Lumen. I won't lie, this is not the greatest season of Dexter. Season 2 and 4 still hold that title. This is defiantly better than season 3 however and worth checking out for sure. Plenty of nice twists in season 5. Great acting as well.
Conclusion: Whilst it was always going to be impossible to top the phenomenal season 4, they did a pretty good job with season 5. Bringing in Lumen (Julia Stiles) to spend so much time with Dexter was a new departure, but I thought they worked well together. Jordan Chase was a great villain, and the line 'tick, tick, tick' has already become a classic. Nice to have this season on blu-ray as well. If you enjoyed the first four seasons, you'll also like this.