That said, it's still a good show with some gems. It's just not the complete package which I had come to expect and was hoping for once again. I just started the third season and it seems that there's at least a good unifying theme/plot, though it's also not as captivating as the first. The writers seem to want to focus more on Dexter's internal conflict and self-development as we saw during his stint in narcotics anonymous. That's often hit or miss since it's sometimes hard to relate to Dexter given that a part of him is, in effect, a psycho nutjob. You're not exactly sure why he spends so much time angsting about certain things but not others.
On a sidenote, it's now been a week and a half since I've gotten back from gencon and I still haven't gotten around to starting the recaps. I know if I don't begin it soon, the chances are good I'll just let it slide altogether. I really should be resizing and uploading all those damn pictures rather than watching Dexter. If the third season doesn't pick up a bit, maybe I'll get bored enough to actually do some work.