Showtime Tv Paper

1121 Words Dec 28th, 2012 5 Pages
The network Showtime is constantly breaking boundaries with its two drama series, Dexter and Weeds. Both shows push the limitations of ones morals and ethics. Showtime, which is the leading cable network on television today, proves why these two enthralling shows are so popular.
Dexter, the fictional Showtime drama has revolutionized how Americans portray serial killers. The show was based off of the popular novels written by Jeff Lindsay. The series was written by Scott Buck and Daniel Cerone and picked up by the cable network, Showtime. Dexter is an hour-long series that follows bloodstain pattern analysis Dexter Morgan as he satisfies his need for “killing” in the nicest way possible.
Dexter is shown to have always been a “killer”
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Although the show was based off of a novel, its run has gone way past the five-book plotline. This gruesome drama has brought a chilling air to the Showtime line-up which audiences has fawned over for six-seasons. This show is crossing boundaries by having its lead as the protagonist and antagonist; cop and serial killer. As each episode pans out unlike other cop/criminal dramas, which have a new plotline every week we learn more and more about Dexter Morgan through each new victim he finds. Showtime has become known as a network for pushing the envelope as to what should or shouldn’t be allowed on air, just as Dexter does.
Weeds is another show on Showtime that is constantly pushing the envelope. Weeds the fictional drama created by Jenji Kohan follows widowed mother of two as she tries to save the life she once lived before her husband died, so she turns to selling marijuana. It’s a gripping story that has “transformed Showtime”. (Pope, NY Times)
The show starts in the small town of Agrestic, California. Nancy who once was the typical “pta” mother of her two sons quickly has to find a new source of income when her husband the sole breadwinner dies of a heart attack. Nancy turns to selling marijuana to the wealthy soccer dads in her town. She skillfully creates a team of people to come together and “deal” in order to create more money. Throughout the seasons as Nancy becomes “cockier” with her deals she begins finding

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