Critical Miss: Darkly Dreaming Daxter

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Mahorfeus:
First panel, first thought was, "sexy."

God, what is wrong with me?

Perfectly normal. That hot little minx will no doubt get out of this one and come home so I can suck on her toes...

God... what is wrong with me??

Bullshit it did not recover. Anything sounds stupid if you describe it that removed from context.

Seasons 4 and 6 remain described by fans as utterly perfect, with the twist at the end of season 4 still being one of THE most shocking moments in the history of television, and the only one of them that the writers didn't try to retcon (hello Dallas). Meanwhile, season 5 had one of the best shot endings I've seen in a show. The tension throughout that thing was the sort of stuff you could cut with a chainsaw - not even the finale of season 2 managed tension that well.

I've acually made this joke before! :O

Hahaha, thats amazing! He has to appeal to his Dark Daxter xD

The third series was the terrible one? Season two was rather abysmal aswell. I was losing faith in Dexter until Season 4. John Lithgow played the best onscreen villian I have seen in a long time. He was such an effective creep-o that I like him a bit less as a person in real life :S.

I just started season 5 on dvd, hasn't hooked me as much as 4 did but it's still early days.

paketep:

Tarkand:
Hmm, I guess it's up to your own personal taste, but while I agree that Season 3 pretty much sucked, I thought Season 4 (with Trinity) and Season 5 (with Lumen) were very very good.

Completely agree.

S6, though, I'm not liking much.

Why not, while it's not as good as s5 in my opinion it's still better than 95% of the shit on tv.

Ok, that's creepy // Good Job!

-M

Daxter is going to give me nightmares now.

Grey Carter:
Critical Miss: Darkly Dreaming Daxter

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I beg to differ, although I agree Dexter's third season was lacking it without a doubt recovered thanks to its fantastic fourth season. John Lithgow's performance was just awesome. In fact, the fourth season was so good I can't bring myself to watch the show anymore at all.

OT: I miss Jak and Daxter.

Huh, I really like Dexter but you are right, season 3 was hard to sit through and it has been missing some of that magic since.

We all know what's coming with Deb and Dex in season 6. And it will make it the best season yet. Awwww yeah.

IMHO 1=2=4=5>6>3. At least S3 gave us the setup for S4.

So... She's naked? Well, I guess if I just ignore the subject matter...

I always preferred Dexter's Lab to Dexter.

6SteW6:
The third series was the terrible one? Season two was rather abysmal aswell. I was losing faith in Dexter until Season 4. John Lithgow played the best onscreen villian I have seen in a long time. He was such an effective creep-o that I like him a bit less as a person in real life :S.

I just started season 5 on dvd, hasn't hooked me as much as 4 did but it's still early days.

Just watch a few episodes of "Third Rock from the Sun" and you'll like John Lithgow again.

fieryshadowcard:
1>5>4>2>6>3

Season 6's first half was really good, but as for the second half, my sister once put it as "The main plot is so uninteresting it feels like the subplot." I couldn't agree with her more. The most interesting things about season 6 were Brother Sam and Deborah coming into her own. Since Brother Sam is no longer with us (*moment of silence*) we're left with Deb, who has, cheese aside, really been a delight to watch the entire season. Unfortunately, everything else is dull, ridiculous, predictable, or a combination of the three. The big reveal this season was something I saw coming early on, and since it happened, the way it's been handled and a lot of Dexter's reactions to it have been pretty lackluster to watch.

Also, Quinn needs to be put on a table and done away with. He was never able to fill Dokes's shoes, and since he and Deb broke up this season, it shows far more than it ever had in the previous seasons.

Season 1 set the tone for a lot of stuff that people have come to know and love about the show. Season 3 is the weakest of the seasons, but not necessarily because I hate it; it's just that it was a level of farfetched that does not mesh well with how pointless the season was in the first place.

Season 4 was top-notch, but its ending (except for a certain tragic and untimely death) was disappointing.

Season 5 was even better (although not necessarily better executed), and proved that the big-bad and the scenario don't always have to be bigger to be better. It was probably the first thoroughly convincing season about Dexter trying to find his place in a world without the things that anchor him to his code. Yes, the relationship with Lumen and the conclusion of that relationship were cheesy as hell, but it's the first season that actually ended with Dexter feeling like there was hope for him. Also, potentially having a sidekick who wouldn't stab him in the back was just morbidly delightful. Their largely comical and absurd first "date" was a stroke of deliciously morbid genius.

Season 2 was solid, but seasons 1, 5, and 4 completely outclass it. The loss of Dokes, knowing what I know now about who replaces him, also hurts that season.

For the longest time, the show's biggest problem has been that its protagonist walks the fine, grey line between the ethical black and white of things, yet the rest of the show's characters and even the writers are quick to take one side or the other. Season 5 was the first real attempt at the exploration of the grey, which is why it's one of my favorites.

This. For the most part. I would say that Season 5 was essentially Season 2 and 3 but made awesome, because I think we all can agree Season 3 sucked, however I'm probably one of the few that actually thought Season 2 was even stronger than Season 1. Where Season 1 had the suspense and mystery (that none of the other Seasons have ever actually managed to reproduce unfortunately), Season 2 had the most philosophical substance, and is probably the one with the most character development for Dexter.

I don't know why so many people dislike Season 5 though, I thought it was one of the stronger seasons, and I'm probably one of the few who actually liked Season 5 a lot more than I do Season 6 (I like the religious spin as it's an interesting angle they haven't tapped into yet, however it just seems typical "hunt the bad guy" story line with very little substance to it).

Never sa season 1... Saw 2, 3 and 4. I liked some parts of , but 2 was easily the greatest season I ave seen.

Rminds me I need to find some episodes of breaking bad, only ting I saw nd disliked were those explding crystals that looked like meth.

For me

Tier 1: seasons 2,4
Tier 2: seasons 1,3
Tier 3: season 5

I haven't seen season 6 yet.

Suddenly, nightmares.
thousands of them.

Tarkand:
Hmm, I guess it's up to your own personal taste, but while I agree that Season 3 pretty much sucked, I thought Season 4 (with Trinity) and Season 5 (with Lumen) were very very good.

Dexter has always had a lot of dark humor in it, even the first season, so I'm not sure where some of your reasoning is coming from.

Season 4 was obscenely good.

John Lithgow is probably one of the best actors ever. [/nothyperbole]

fieryshadowcard:
Season 2 was solid, but seasons 1, 5, and 4 completely outclass it. The loss of Dokes, knowing what I know now about who replaces him, also hurts that season.

I fell in love with Dokes.

I swore he was going to become a friend of Dexter's and use him to help exact revenge on people that get away from the law.

I wanted it so bad. Those two in a buddy situation would have made me happy every day of the year.

Dokes > His Wife

Ah well...

Harkonnen64:

6SteW6:
The third series was the terrible one? Season two was rather abysmal aswell. I was losing faith in Dexter until Season 4. John Lithgow played the best onscreen villian I have seen in a long time. He was such an effective creep-o that I like him a bit less as a person in real life :S.

I just started season 5 on dvd, hasn't hooked me as much as 4 did but it's still early days.

Just watch a few episodes of "Third Rock from the Sun" and you'll like John Lithgow again.

I wanted to do this. I actually don't think I could hang out with him alone somewhere. I mean I adore the guy, he's one of my idols in acting, but he did that part so well that I'm not able to trust him.

People say video games get folks too convinced and involved in violence. That acting performance was something I don't think any game has ever come close to replicating.

Seriously shocked he wasn't showered with gold trophies :/.

Nautical Honors Society:
In fact, the fourth season was so good I can't bring myself to watch the show anymore at all.

100% my exact same reaction. I haven't seen a single episode after the end of Season 4.

Why would this comic get made? What went through the minds of the writer and/or artist on this? Seriously, the entirety of the joke is "Daxter's name is very similar to Dexter's." That's it. Gah.

I like in season 6 how they teased him going into frenzy mode and risking getting caught hopefully The Ice truck killer makes a reappearance in Dexter's pysche.

But the religious stuff i can take or leave though.

Safe to say I enjoy the Dexter series and largely based on attachment to protagonist forgive any flaws the show may have.

Grey Carter:

-snip-

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This comic made a question pop into my head...
Daxter follows a certain code... what did you do to deserve this?

...what?! Season 4 was absolutely amazing, and I loved season 5 too. Okay, S6 isn't very good because of that plot twist mishap, but Dexter is still the best show on TV.

Darkmantle:
I've never actually watched dexter, or played jak and daxster, so nothing about this weeks comic makes sense to me :D

I missed this strip somehow.

To explain it in detail "Dexter" is about a sociopathic seriel killer that works as a blood splatter analyst for the police department. His adopted father who was a disgruntled police officer taught him to only kill bad people and how to cover up up his crimes and adhere to a code of conduct that allowed him to remain hidden.

The show generally works because Dexter's victims deserve it. He also gradually grapples with slowly humanizing and realizing he has the emotions he believed he didn't possess, and so on.

The problem is of course that the original concept of "vigilante psycho-killer" was too intense for TV. This lead to them gradually changing the character so instead of say cutting up people while they were alive and struggling he killed them with one quick, and compassionate stab. Not to mention an increasing focus on the human aspects of the character, his relationships, and other assorted things. While originally entertaining as part of him keeping his cover, it gradually seemed to get turned into a sort of comedy.

I can't speak for the books it's based on (having never read them, which is actually kind of odd for me) but it's a TV show that started out strong, and gradually went down hill, and turned into something quite unlike what it was before. To be honest I can't even say Dexter's characterization makes much sense anymore for reasons I won't get into.

At any rate, the joke here is simply to take a cute cartoon mascot whose name is very similar and cast him in the role of the killer. Dexter's MO is to create a "kill room" of hanging plastic wrap, restrain his victim to a flat surface with more plastic wrap, and then stab them. Then he rolls the whole thing up, dismembers the corpse, and tosses the wrapped pieces off his boat.

I believe Game Informer did a similar joke in one of their yearly "Game Infarcer" sections with an ad for the game "Jak and Dexter".

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