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By day, mild-mannered Dexter is a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police. But at night, he is a serial killer who only targets other murderers.

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Dexter Morgan, Miami Metro Police Department blood spatter analyst, has a double life. When he's not helping the Homicide division solving murders, he spends his time hunting and killing bad guys that slip through the justice system. He spends his sun-drenched days solving crimes - and moonlit nights committing them. But not to worry, our cool-blooded Dexter doesn't kill just anyone. He reserves his homicidal hobbies to taking only the lives of other killers. Written by Enrique Tovar from Delano, CA.

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Sgt. Angel Batista at times refers to Dexter as "socio" when speaking to him as a friend or in confidence. This is a clever English/Spanish play on words. While "socio" in Spanish means "associate" or "partner", it is also the beginning of the word "sociopath/sociopatico" (in both English and Spanish) See more »

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Many characters (including killers having stuff to hide) leave their computers/notebooks without password protected logins. Only this fact allowed the story to move forward in many instances. See more »

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Dexter Morgan: It's strange to have a creation out there. A deeply-mutated version of yourself, running loose and screwing everything up. I wonder if this is how parents feel?
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No Mistakes / Dex Kisses Hannah
Performed by Sonya Belousova
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Hilarious show! Dark, dry humor with CSI's ...
25 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

Dexter is hilarious; it is easily the best new show on TV! Dark, dry humor crops up in the most unexpected places, and the settings and dialogue are laced with CSI's pseudo-scientific appeal. While the show may appear to treat standard morality as irreverent, it is actually an excellent study of humanity at its best -- and worse.

The character of Dexter, a disassociated, psychopathic serial killer, is somewhat reminiscent of Data, the android in the Star Trek series. Dexter is devoid of normal, human emotion, and has to learn behaviors by rote. Seeing the world through his eyes enables us to closely examine what is "right" and what is "wrong." We have to pause and wonder about our own perception of reality.

Overall, the show is a side-splitting outlet for the vigilante/serial killer/dysfunctional being in all of us. Well done!


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