Scott Meyers @GointotheStory tweeted a vulture interview with Chris Terrio on the toughest scene he had to write in ARGO.
In the interview Terrio references Paddy Chayefsky, whose wiki page states:
Chayefsky was considered one of the most renowned dramatists of the so-called Golden Age of Television. His intimate, realistic scripts provided a naturalistic style of television drama for the 1950s, and he was regarded as the central figure in the “kitchen sink realism” movement of American television. He was a successful writer, the most successful graduate of television’s slice of life school of naturalism.”
Slice of Life made me automatically think of Dexter’s boat.
Could this be coincidence ? Clicking on the wiki link to this school of naturalism we find a further definition:
Slice of life is a phrase describing the use of mundane realism depicting everyday experiences in art and entertainment.
Oh the irony!
So, the answer to the question ‘What do Dexter and Chayefsky have in common?’ is:
A Slice of Life !