They're both valid points. Dexter's victims had always been carefully chosen, but that dumb schmuck was just cannon fodder. And the kids...well, I hope the grandparents stick around.
In Hawaii Five-O, McGarrett "transferred" from some New Jersey police department. Arrgghh. I'm going to send that one straight to the top of my list of pet peeves. Why do they keep doing that? But $#*! My Dad Says turned out to be not so very outrageous. I liked Shatner's low-key performance, not at all what I was expecting. However, it's been a number of years since I stopped watching sitcoms, and I'd forgotten how VERY ANNOYING a laugh track can be. Drove me nuts.