Most famous for his role as the "gay temp" and then a series regular for 10 years on NYPD Blue, Bill Brochtrup is still at work and can be seen on the WIGS series Kendra and Showtime's Dexter and Shameless. I caught up with the pioneering openly gay actor on SnowbizNow.
Full of pulse-pounding moments and clever writing, The Following proves to be the next greatest serial killer drama.
Violence and murder are and should be tools in the storytellers' arsenals, but those tools grow dull with overuse.
All in all I liked this season of Dexter but thought that the writers just threw too much at us. I know they're trying to set up next season for the series finale, but they did it at the expense of some solid storytelling.
With this season's "Big Bad" Isaak Circo killed off and the Deb-Dexter incest weirdness temporarily put to rest, this week's episode seemed to pivot towards the season's -- and perhaps the series' -- eventual end-game, setting up a few new dynamics.
An episode after the writers of "Dexter" pulled out the incest card, they pretty much ran away from that storyline. There was still some weird tension between the foster siblings, which they handled with awkward jokes and strained small talk.
"Argentina" felt like a soapy step back for the show, which has been rejuvenated in its seventh season thanks to the push-and-pull between Deb and Dexter that's been focusing on how she would handle learning he's serial killer.
Well, "Dexter" was bound to come to this sooner or later. it's hard for a serial killer who only kills serial killers to find true love without his Homicide Lieutenant sister asking him to kill his new murderer girlfriend.
LaGuerta decided to take another look at some open cases in her Bay Harbor Butcher investigation. She noticed there was something that didn't quite add up about the Barrel Girls killings, and after she told Deb about her theory, Deb quickly figured out that Dexter was responsible.
After spending the first quarter of the season struggling to figure out how a brother and sister team comprised of Homicide Lieutenant and a serial killer who only kills serial killers can coexist, Dexter and Deb forged their own code in this episode.
Deb took yet another step closer to accepting her brother's murderous ways when she finally got to experience the satisfaction of Dexter taking justice into his own hands after watching the justice system fail.
After Deb spent most of last episode trying to convince herself she could rehabilitate the serial killer out of Dexter, she came close to seeing his side of things in "Buck The System."
Deb devoted herself to trying to "cure" Dexter in this episode, but if Marcus Bachmann has taught us anything, it's that sort of flimsy reparative therapy is doomed to failing spectacularly
After almost three seasons away from "Dexter," I'm back on board, and if you'd given up on the Showtime drama too, you might want to think about heading back to Miami.
How can a substance that denotes death have such spectacular beauty? When we overcome -- or lose -- the cultural tendency to recoil from violence, we see blood's beauty and we marvel at splatter patterns, which recall astronomical formations.
"Dexter" returned for its Season 7 premiere Sunday night, and made good on the promise of its Season 6 finale, a game-changing episode that seemed to breathe new life into the series.