Dexter (2006–2013)
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Dexter takes part in the investigation of a serial killer who drains his victims of blood. He also kills two criminals, and his romantic relationship may be going to the next level.



(teleplay by), (based on the novel "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" by)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)
Daniel Goldman ...
Jaworski (as Ethan Smith)
Det. Sue (as Susie Taylor)


In Miami, the orphan Dexter is raised by detective Harry Morgan, who discovers that his foster son has the urge to kill. Harry directs the impulse of the boy to kill bad people, teaching him how to operate without leaving any trace. After Harry's death, Dexter works in the forensic department of the Miami Police Department, where his step sister, Debra, works in the Vice and Narcotics Unit. During his free nights, Dexter leads a double-life, chasing and killing murderers and collecting samples of their blood, or dating Rita Bennett. After executing a pedophile and a rapist (who have killed their victims), Dexter investigates an intriguing serial killer that drains the blood and freezes the severed bodies of his victims. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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1 October 2006 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Most of Dexter's lines are taken word for word from the original novel, "Darkly Dreaming Dexter". See more »


The boys choir in the opening scene consists mostly of adolescents, some even showing facial hair. Their voices cannot be as high as the soundtrack suggests. See more »


Dexter Morgan: [first lines]
Dexter Morgan: Tonight's the night. It's going to happen again and again. Has to happen. Nice night. Miami is a great town. I love the Cuban food and pork sandwhiches, my favorite. But I'm hungry for something different, now.
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References Near Dark (1987) See more »


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I love, love, love this show.
12 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I grew up on black and white film noir and have a sincere love of movies and TV shows that are edgy and dark. I watch a ton of TV, mostly movies (obviously), Natl Geo., History channel, Animal (so sad about Steve Irwin) channel, Discovery, etc. I don't watch much episodic TV, but when I saw the ads, I thought Dexter looked very intriguing and right up my alley. This show is so well written and acted I can hardly believe it. Every show is more fascinating than the last. These characters have tremendous depth, and are stunningly magnetic, and the character development is seamless. Each show is entirely absorbing and leaves you wanting more. My only problem is that I am thoroughly addicted to this show and look at Dexter as my hero. Michael C. Hall portrays this character with such realism that it's hard to believe that he isn't Dexter! An incredible acting role for an amazing actor!! BONUS...he's also very attractive. As Doug Heffernan would say "What a bilgistic hunk of man meat!!" As the show progresses, I grow more and more concerned for Dexter's future. I swear if Showtime kills off Dexter, I will never watch Showtime again!!

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