DEXTER: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON (Blu-ray Edition)|
Paramount Pictures | 2008 | 636 mins | Not rated | May 05, 2009
Written by Jason Flick
April 30, 2009
Dexter, the lovable forensic expert with a dark side, returns to everyone’s living room for a second time with the release of Dexter: Season 2 on Blu-Ray. Now if you already own the original DVD set then you are not missing a whole lot. However for people new to the series or anyone who has recently acquired a PS3 or Blu-Ray player then you are in for a treat. If you are fan of Dexter like I am then you are aware of the devastating and bloody end of Season One. Dexter not only found out that he had a sibling, but another serial killer in the family. With the Ice Truck Killer, now gone Dexter and Debra now must move on.
Season 2 starts off with Dexter attempting one of his late night activities only to freeze up in the heat of the moment. He starts to lose control of his self-contained dark side with the memory of his brother fresh on his mind. To make things worse his dark secret is now about to be exposed to the whole world. Things get rough between Rita and Dexter after she thinks that he is a drug addict. Dexter joins a 12-step program to mask his late night activities and to possibly throw Doakes off his trail. With a copycat killer on the loose and Special Agent Frank Lundy hot on his trail and a NA sponsor that refuses to go away, Dexter is in hot water and the heat is only increasing. But then again it is Miami after all.
In this season Dexter is reminded of his past as he discovers that the man that that was responsible for killing his mother in front of him is still alive. In the episode “The Dark Defender,” Dexter finds out that Harry, his father withheld information from him about his mother’s murder. After he lets some of this information out to Lila, she insists on tagging along while he finds the man responsible. This one happens to one off of my favorite episodes, as it is finally reveals what happened all those years ago.
Dexter is one of the most original shows on TV these days and for good reason. There is just something wickedly seductive about its story and all its twisted little details. Season 2 started off a little weird with Dexter being a little weird for two straight episodes. But after that the show goes straight for the jugular.
Dexter: Season 2 on Blu-Ray also comes with a bunch of other goodies to enjoy. The third disc contains BD LIVE features including the “Blood Fountains” featurette showing the nationwide event where several major cities turned the water in a fountain blood red. Going along with the Dark Defender theme, there are 3 mini short episodes where the “Dark Defender” tells the story from his side based on episodes of the show. Through BD LIVE viewers can watch several podcasts from cast members. There are some interesting insights given by the cast. You can also catch the first two episodes of “UNITED STATES OF TARA” which is interesting to say the least. Not my cup of tea.