Dexter: Season 1, Episode 1

Dexter (1 Oct. 2006)

TV Episode  |  TV-MA  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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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.

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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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Michael Donovan, Dexter's first victim of the series, goes by Father Donovan in the novel. See more »

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The dissected bodies of the victims show just one bone in lower part of the legs, while in reality they are two, the tibia and the fibula. See more »

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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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The Serial-Killer of the Killers
25 January 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Miami, the orphan Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) is raised by detective Harry Morgan (James Remar) that discovers that his foster son urges to kill. Harry directs the impulse of the boy to kill bad people, teaching him how to operate without leaving any trace. After the death of Harry, Dexter works in the forensic department of the Miami Police Department, where his stepsister Debra Morgan (Jennifer Carpenter) works in the Vice and Narcotics Unit. During the vacant nights, Dexter has a double-life, chasing and killing murderers and collecting samples of their bloods, or dating Rita Bennett (Julie Benz), a woman brutally raped many times by her husband and drug-dealer that feels no sex drive like him. After executing a pedophile and a rapist that have killed their victims, Dexter investigates an intriguing serial-killer that drains the blood and freezes the severed bodies of his victims.

The promising "Dexter" has an original and weird plot about a nice serial-killer of the killers that are not punished by law and a great potential of cult. The awesome Michael C. Hall (from "Six Feet Under") performs a contradictory and twisted vigilante with conflictive feelings, actually a very bad "good-guy". His character has no feelings for anybody and his attraction for the character performed by the gorgeous Julie Benz (from "Angel") is just because she has no sex drive, lost due to her abusive husband. In flashbacks, it is disclosed that Dexter is orphan of unknown parents and his impulse for killing unleashed when he was a boy. My vote is nine.

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