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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Did You Know?


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


When Dexter goes to the website, the cover page has a warning which says "You must be 21 to enter", and a warning at the bottom of the same page stating "This site contains extreme material. By entering, you acknowledge that you are at least 18 years of age.". This is inconsistent. 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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An unconventional drama with a promising start
14 July 2007 | by (England) – See all my reviews

The opening episode of "Dexter" is a glossy and well produced affair. With an unconventional, bold premise, the show is likely to have a long future.

"Six Feet Under"'s Michael C. Hall plays the lead character, a serial killer turned CSI forensic examiner. Hall delivers lines with a deadpan, black as night humour and the show really entertains despite its unwholesome content. Dexter is a "good" serial killer - he only chases the bad guys (in this episode we see him dispatch a paedophile and a mother killer). The show's an interesting test of the viewer's moral compass. Does Dexter deserve to be caught or is he performing a public service?

"Angel"'s Julie Benz plays Dexter's love interest, a woman who is uninterested in physical closeness (much to his relief).

Dark and macabre content but entertaining and humorous, this is a genuinely original show. Long may it continue.

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