The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Mon­day, 9.30, Show­case This Amer­i­can drama de­buted in 2006 and is now into its eighth — but last — sea­son. Michael C. Hall ( Six Feet Un­der) stars as Dex­ter Mor­gan whose day job is a blood­spat­ter an­a­lyst at­tached to a fic­tional Mi­ami po­lice force. He leads an­other, se­cret, life as a se­rial killer born out of a trou­bled youth when he started killing pets fol­low­ing the mur­der of his mother. He lives by three rules: never get caught; his vic­tims must only be peo­ple who kill for no rea­son; and he must be sure of their guilt. It has been claimed that the se­ries has in­spired sev­eral copy­cat mur­ders in real life. Tonight, in Scar Tis­sue, Dex­ter tracks down an­other po­ten­tial se­rial killer from neu­ropsy­chi­a­trist Eve­lyn Vo­gel’s list. She has picked Dex­ter for what he re­ally is but can’t prove any­thing — yet. She be­gins treat­ing his sis­ter, De­bra, for post-trau­matic stress dis­or­der af­ter she — un­be­known to Vo­gel — wit­nessed the bro killing a fel­low po­lice of­fi­cer. more than 150 coun­tries, it cap­tures the ri­valry and ca­ma­raderie on board. Each boat has two fixed cam­eras cov­er­ing the deck and a cap­tain’s cam in the wheel­house plus a pro­ducer and a cam­era­man armed with a huge sup­ply of video­tapes. A satel­lite phone for emer­gen­cies proved vi­tal when one skip­per, Phil Har­ris, had a stroke. He in­sisted they keep film­ing; he was flown to An­chor­age for surgery but died a few days later. Tonight, hav­ing weath­ered a furious storm that took many wrecked boats off the air last year, they’re all back and try­ing to make up for lost in­come and mount­ing debts. To make mat­ters worse, the red crab quo­tas have been slashed again, forc­ing more boats to ven­ture out to the re­mote, deadly grounds of the red crab. And all the time the weather is as wild as the drink­ing and swear­ing among the ri­val crews. I felt woozy just cop­ing with the swell. with Bruce Spring­steen in a me­mo­rial con­cert for the late Gan­dolfini), song­writer, DJ and ac­tor hasn’t strayed far from the mob­ster theme in this se­ries (also screened ear­lier this year on SBS One). Af­ter tes­ti­fy­ing in a trial in New York against fel­low gang­sters, Frank Tagliano goes into wit­ness pro­tec­tion in Nor­way. He liked the look of Lille­ham­mer dur­ing the 1994 Win­ter Olympics. Well, why not? But mor­ph­ing from ruth­less gang­ster to job­less im­mi­grant has its prob­lems. The lo­cals are a lit­tle cool and to break the ice he must crank up old habits. Tonight Frank is out­raged to learn his preg­nant wife, Si­grid, will have a male mid­wife, and one of his deals sours when his part­ner’s son con­verts to Is­lam. Po­lice of­fi­cer Geir Tvedt stum­bles on a clue to Frank’s iden­tity.

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