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Lawsuit Blames Woman’s Injuries on ‘Shocking and Menacing’ Dexter Ad

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We thought Dexter‘s MO was to generally avoid harming the innocent, but one woman is claiming otherwise.

In a lawsuit that names Showtime, The City of New York, and The Manhattan Transportation Authority, Ajanaffy Njewadda asserts that her recent tumble down a flight of stairs at the Grand Central subway terminal — which resulted in a concussion and a broken ankle — was caused by the “shocking and menacing” ad for “Dexter” that was plastered to the stairs at the time.

Njewadda claims that the image of actor Michael C. Hall with his face wrapped in cellophane startled her so badly that she lost her footing and fell, sustaining the injuries.

To be honest, ever since we told you about the TNT/Purell ads urging subway riders to avoid becoming victims of a (fictional) global pandemic, we were kind of wondering when someone would freak out about one of the over-the-top brand takeovers that have been happening in the Grand Central Terminal — we just didn’t expect it to be one we had already completely forgotten about.

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Showtime Blew Up Grand Central This Morning

Your editor and his neck-beard somehow managed to survive Dexter’s operating table.

…or would have, had your brave editor not completed a successful wiretap and helped the CIA’s intelligence unit foil the terrorists’ plans (or something like that).

Showtime is on a roll. Coming off a huge night at the Emmy Awards, the network did its best to promote its two biggest titles in Grand Central Station this morning with an unavoidable exhibit called “The Showtime Experience.”

Highlights from the event, which filled the southern Vanderbilt Hall, included a “Homelandfaux polygraph, a collection of “Dexter” fan art, and a table of complimentary pastries from the excellent Magnolia Bakery (samples included “blood spatter” cupcakes and randomly delicious sugar cookies).

All in all, we have to say this was quite a well-designed event. Bravo, Showtime: This is what a little bit of critical acclaim and a whole lot of money can get you.

We don’t generally like to play favorites (yes we do), but we will give “Homeland” two enthusiastic thumbs up. It’s really quite good!

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GetGlue’s Fan Base Loves Its Geek TV

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Damn! Why didn’t I check in last night while I was watching that fascinating PBS show Nature: The Radioactive Wolves of Chernobyl?

It has come to the attention of television networks that social media tools like Twitter and GetGlue can really boost a program’s ratings. GetGlue, a New York-based social media site that allows users to check-in and connect in real time while consuming media, has more than one million users and has been a big factor in promotion.

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