|Why not? A show is a show. I'm just comparing to what a length of a show can do a to a series. Not the contents of the show. Don't get cough up in that please.|
LoL. There is a big, big difference between a cartoon and an acted TV series such as Dexter. No, a show is not a show. The reason DBZ lasted is for several reasons: it had an epic cult following, it helped shape a generation, it was easy to produce, and like it or not, the show came from Japan first (obviously) so regardless of how it did in North America, the show would have continued in Japan.
Dexter = acted. Not animated.
Dexter = budget. Must pay all the actors and crew, writers, etc.
Dexter = available via Showtime / Movie Network. Premiere stations.
Dexter's audience = late teens, young adults, etc.
With the "show is a show" argument, we might as well compare Fox News to Teletubbies. The time that goes into Dexter alone is so much different than DBZ, lol. Yes, they're both TV shows, but they're not even in the same league.