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

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 Dexter Morgan (96 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Debra Morgan (96 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Sgt. Angel Batista / ... (96 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Harry Morgan (96 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Vince Masuka (95 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Lt. Maria LaGuerta / ... (85 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Det. Joseph 'Joey' Quinn (72 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Rita Bennett / ... (49 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Astor Bennett (47 episodes, 2006-2012)
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 Deputy Chief Tom Matthews / ... (43 episodes, 2006-2013)
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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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Dexter frequently uses aliases that make reference to Bret Easton Ellis books and their film adaptations. These include using "Patrick Bateman" (the main character from American Psycho (2000)) when buying tranquilizers and "Sean Ellis" (reference to both Ellis and Sean Bateman - from The Rules of Attraction (2002)) when seeing a psychiatrist. See more »

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In every crime scene throughout the entire series both Forensics and the detectives handle the body before the medical examiner arrives. In every state in the country, no one can touch the body until the medical examiner arrives. See more »

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Vince Masuka: Say it.
Dexter Morgan: ...You're my daddy?
Vince Masuka: Sounds weird when you say it.
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Referenced in 2 Broke Girls: And the Disappearing Bed (2011) See more »

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Written by Rolfe Kent
Performed by Rolfe Kent
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22 October 2006 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Dexter, a forensics expert at day, serial killer with a touch of vigilantism at night. Dexter is creating a believable and very detailed portrait of a, lets say troubled, sociopath. One of the parts about the show I like best is the emotions that normal people exhibit, thus forcing Dexter to mimic them. Good laugh when the emotions Dexter fake get real, and he is scared out of his mind, like in the relationship with his "girlfriend" Rita, mother of two and victim of her abusive ex-boyfriend. Also liked the acting of Jennifer Carpenter as Dexter's sister Debra, adds a nice touch colour to the show, without drifting into clichés.

Thrilling story, many details, and one of the best opening sequences ever.


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