Why canceling Dexter: New Blood before season 2 was the best choice

Did Dexter return to the screen from a disappointing series finale only to make us angry all over again? Well, let's just say canceling New Blood before season 2 was the best choice!

Michael C. Hall as Dexter in DEXTER: NEW BLOOD, “Sins of the Father”. Photo Credit: Robert Clark/SHOWTIME.
Michael C. Hall as Dexter in DEXTER: NEW BLOOD, “Sins of the Father”. Photo Credit: Robert Clark/SHOWTIME. /
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I'll be the first to admit that I was very much looking forward to seeing Michael C. Hall's Dexter Morgan again. Showtime's Dexter is one of my favorite series of all time. Yes, even though the final season is awful. The first several seasons are so great, that it's easy to forgive the final moments.

Additionally, I saw Dexter: New Blood as a chance for Dexter to redeem itself (well, both the series and the character). Jennifer Carpenter's character Debra Morgan had been killed off, but I was just happy to see her in any way, shape, or form. Did I put too much faith in Dexter: New Blood? Yes. Did I regret it? Absolutely.

Dexter: New Blood killed Dexter's legacy

Listen, if Dexter Morgan was going to be killed off, it should've happened in the original series, not in New Blood, and not by his own son, Harrison. Actor Jack Alcott portrayed Harrison Morgan, one of the most hated characters in TV history, and I'm not sure that was the point of the character. Instead of bringing Dexter back just to kill him (and in the lamest way possible), his legacy should have been left alone.

In New Blood, Dexter's new personality is completely out of character. He is not in the middle of the woods keeping to himself. Dexter has a new name and is in a relationship he appears to actually really care about. This new Dexter is also very friendly and outgoing, everything the real Dexter would never be.

If Dexter is ever revisited (again), the story should focus on one of the detectives or perhaps a reboot with a different character. But a second season of New Blood? No thanks. I'm glad this was canceled before it even got the chance.

What are some of your ideas? Do you miss the character and are also glad New Blood was canceled?

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