Seasons 1 and 2 are some of my favorite TV of all time. Also, Batista's sweet hat.
I still don't understand the Season 5 hate. Do people just not like Julia Stiles or what?
I think Season 5 is so disliked primarily because it was the first that went into the asshole of the much abused reset button - with Lumen leaving and having absolutely no bearing on Dexter's character development further down the series, with the writers handling the post-Rita situation by not handling it at all etc.
But that Lumen stuff was so much fun. (Although I agree that it has zero impact on Dexter's character arc)
It was. I think this .gif describes everything wrong with that season perfectly:
OH MY GOD