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How did you feel about Dex --- really....?

Discussion in 'Dynasty' started by Snarky's Ghost, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. Chippie

    Chippie Soap Chat Member EXP: 3 Years

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    I agree with the previous posts about Nader's (the writers) over the top attempt at Dex being this uber macho guy - however I did like the character (that voice :)) - for a season 10 I would have liked it if Alexis finally realizes Dex not Blake is the one for her and that she just pursued Blake because he is the one who broke ended their marriange not her and that it was always about her jealously about Krystle's relationship with Blake - all she wanted from Blake as a husband Krystle received not her - anyways it would have been an interesting storyline to have Alexis and Dex together without Dex being the one to do the chasing and cave in to Alexis's whims - one thought for an over the stop storyine - Carrington & Colby's are kidnapped by Logan Rhinewood who puts them all in a situation where they have to face their weaknesses and demons - Alexis is faced with her weakneses as a wife and mother, Blake realizes what a bastard he was (remember he was no always the perfect character which appears after season 1 and 2) - revelations that Krystle was not the self-sacrificing wife, madonna mother and perfect step-mother and friend the writers wrote her as - in otherwords let's give the characters some more depth
     
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  2. Snarky's Ghost

    Snarky's Ghost Soap Chat Oracle EXP: 19 Years

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    Okay, so what was she?
     
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  3. tommie

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    The one good thing about The Reunion was Dex dying. I celebrated.
     
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    We don't actually know if Dex died, the lady in the ill fitted suit only said that "he didn't fare all that well" which could literally mean anything, from paralysis to a coma to a loss of a limb etc

    That line was too vague for it to have sealed Dex's fate indefinitely.
     
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  5. tommie

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    STOP RUINING MY CELEBRATION.

    Dex is dead!!!
     
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  6. Willie Oleson

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    His kinky-sex-with-Virginia-Methanol put an interesting stain on his hero-hood. Makes you wonder what else he's done, out there in the jungle etc.
     
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  7. Alexis

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    Me.
     
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    Dex reminds me of Jackson Montgomery from All My Children (played by Walt Willey), which is especially odd since Michael Nader also played a character (Dmitri Marick) on AMC. The purpose of the character of Jackson could be boiled down to one cliché--to hold Erica Kane's purse.

    Erica Kane, to the uninitiated, was this larger-than-life, self-involved character who was alternately a villainess or a heroine depending on the writer. She was married many, many times, and most of the time she married men whom she promptly emasculated. Jackson was supposedly this suave man about town, but when paired with Erica he spent most of his time scratching his head (a la Ricky Ricardo) and being alternately angry or seductive toward Erica. It was as if Jackson, like Dex, could not escape the gravitational field of his larger-than-life love interest.

    At one point, when Nader joined the cast of AMC, the show even went so far as to pair Erica with Dmitri, where Nader got to do a lot of the same shtick with Susan Lucci as he had done with Joan Collins.
     
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    Just the purse or All Her Luggage?:lol:
     
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  10. Daniel Avery

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    "No no no, this can't be happening!" upload_2017-8-30_20-18-7.jpeg

    Comedy gold, I tells ya.
     
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    ^
    You would cry too if it happened to you.

    (♪ nobody knows where my luggage has gone ♫)
     
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    I think we all know what it means; Dex lost his manhood, the big one, and after that, naturally, he could never be mentioned or seen again, especially not by Alexis.
     
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  13. Snarky's Ghost

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    Or, at best, they start referring to him as "Farnsworth." With a feminine eye roll.

    Poor Dexless. So hard of heart is woman. (Nothing personal).
     
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  14. Alexis

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    Femmy Farnsworth the Dexless Dexter
    He tried to break her fall
    And that he did
    When on him she slid
    And crushed him balls and all
     
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    I wept when I read that.
     
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    I hear it's on his tombstone.
     
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    "Pardon me for not rising..."
     
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    @Daniel Avery I chortle only because I imagine that you imagine you are Ricardo Montalbán. :lol:
     
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    Alexis monologue:

    My life without Dex
    Oh, it's a life without sex
    But that's alright
    Because his penis broke
    Anyway
     
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    I liked Dex, and I thought Michael Nader (and his voice) was all sorts of walking hotness. While I completely agree that the show was not good at writing for male characters, Nader was able to keep me interested in the way Evans struggled to keep Krystle interesting--whereas Jeff after the first season and a half became a moralizing bore who was just wasting people's oxygen. The only plots of Dex I hated was when he was playing Chuck Norris.
    Biggest regret: not betraying Alexis with Al Corley's Steven instead of with Amanda.
     
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