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Dexter Morgan is a Forensics Expert, a loyal brother, boyfriend, and friend. That's what he seems to be, but that's not what he really is. Dexter Morgan is a Serial Killer that hunts the bad.


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Series cast summary:
 Dexter Morgan (96 episodes, 2006-2013)
 Debra Morgan (96 episodes, 2006-2013)
 Sgt. Angel Batista / ... (96 episodes, 2006-2013)
 Harry Morgan (96 episodes, 2006-2013)
 Vince Masuka (95 episodes, 2006-2013)
 Lt. Maria LaGuerta / ... (85 episodes, 2006-2013)
 Det. Joseph 'Joey' Quinn (72 episodes, 2008-2013)
 Rita Bennett / ... (49 episodes, 2006-2010)
 Astor Bennett (47 episodes, 2006-2012)
 Deputy Chief Tom Matthews / ... (43 episodes, 2006-2013)


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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The name of the main character, "Dexter," is also a Latin word meaning "right hand." The implied complement is the Latin for "left hand," "sinister," reflecting his hidden dark side. In 2010 author Jeff Lindsay confirmed at a book signing in Edinburgh that he chose the name Dexter because it was the opposite of "sinister", reflecting the character's surface normality. See more »


In Season 2 Rita absolutely insists that Dexter work a recovery program and remain clean and sober as a condition to them remaining together. In Seasons 3 and 4 this does not come up at all plus they are in multiple drinking situations and Rita says nothing about Dexter drinking. See more »


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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A Bloody Masterpiece!
7 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dexter will never disappoint. Each and every episode is a work of art, and it never gets boring or old. To start, we have excellent deliveries from Michael C. Hall as the serial killer (yet a like-able one) known as Dexter Morgan. Add "The Excorcism Of Emily Rose" star Jennifer Carpenter, who plays Dexter's sometimes moody sister, Deb.

It's a hard accomplishment to get someone to actually love a serial killer. But Dexter is one of those few attempts that works. It's not forced upon you- the show doesn't shove the whole "well this serial killer had a terrible childhood..." in your face. And it doesn't need to in order to get you to love its main character. You just do.

Michael C. Hall can play any emotion he's handed. Jennifer Carpenter fits her character perfectly, as does everyone else in the cast.

Then there's the actual story lines. It's not cliché. It's actually scary and chilling. It keeps you guessing. It's one of those mysteries that is very difficult to solve, but it still keeps your interest.

'Dexter' can also be hilarious when it wants to be, depressing when it wants to be and especially thrilling when it wants to be. And it doesn't come across as trying too hard.

Strong writing, clever dialogue, talented stars. It all makes for a wonderful TV show. Definitely the best new show of the season and will become one of the best shows of all time.

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