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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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Jennifer Carpenter's character Debra Morgan, known for her frequent swearing, used the word "fuck" 996 times throughout the show's eight-season run, according to a count made by fans. See more »


If Sgt. Doakes really thought Dexter was a psycho and up to something he wouldn't have blatantly followed him, he would have done it secretly, with a camera, and Dexter would have been caught from the start. See more »


Dexter Morgan: Harry and Dorris Morgan did a wonderful job raising me. But they're both dead now. I didn't kill them, honest.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.3 (2011) See more »


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Oodles of Potential.....
27 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

HBO Actors, HBO Directors, HBO Writers, and Showtime's willingness to take risks that HBO might not see as profitable these days (Carnivale + Deadwood R.I.P.) make for a killer combination in "Dexter," the new Sho Comedy/Drama about a Serial Killer Killing Serial Killer (you read right). In my opinion, Showtime has always had a hard time producing an original series that's truly original and good, so it's incredibly refreshing to see the network pull such a "Hail Mary" move and come out on top. "Dexter" is, without spoiling anything, an excellent vehicle for Michael C. Hall, and explores the inner monologue of a Serial Killer in a way that has never been approached before without seeming too predictable or hokey. Watch it and you will not be disappointed. You'll even want to watch the next episode, which says a lot considering the network. I just hope they don't screw it up.

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