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

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Series cast summary:
Michael C. Hall ...  Dexter Morgan 96 episodes, 2006-2013
Jennifer Carpenter ...  Debra Morgan 96 episodes, 2006-2013
David Zayas ...  Sgt. Angel Batista / ... 96 episodes, 2006-2013
James Remar ...  Harry Morgan 96 episodes, 2006-2013
C.S. Lee ...  Vince Masuka 95 episodes, 2006-2013
Luna Lauren Velez ...  Lt. Maria LaGuerta / ... 85 episodes, 2006-2013
Desmond Harrington ...  Det. Joseph 'Joey' Quinn 72 episodes, 2008-2013
Julie Benz ...  Rita Bennett / ... 49 episodes, 2006-2010
Christina Robinson ...  Astor Bennett 47 episodes, 2006-2012
Geoff Pierson ...  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 ahmetkozan

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A Serial Killer with a heart..... just pray it's not yours See more »


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USA

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

1 October 2006 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Dexter Morgan: We have an elephant in the room, and its name is Sex.
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Rita Bennett: [softly] Easier said than done.
Dexter Morgan: Yeah,
[gently brushes her hair back]
Dexter Morgan: but it needs to be right, for both of us, or it won't be right for either of us. I don't want that. Do you?
Rita Bennett: No. You know, I can't believe I found the one good truly decent man left on the planet.
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And the Emmy go to...
27 October 2006 | by johnnybangsSee all my reviews

Between Dexter and Weeds, Showtime has a corner on the original new shows market. Not only are both of these shows completely original and innovative, but they are REALLY good.

Dexter, in particular, should not be reviewed by anyone who hasn't seen more than three episodes. I almost feel as if the first episode in the series is a tad-bit melodramatic (note Dexter screaming in the face of his first victim) just to pull in viewers that otherwise need something more visceral than a great screenplay.

By two more episodes the viewer should be absolutely intoxicated by the complexity of the character Dexter and the acting of Michael C. Hall. His own co-stars admit to being almost "scared" by how well Hall absorbs his character. Personally, I think that without Hall's mastery of Dexter there would be nothing to watch. Don't get me wrong, the plot of this show is extremely intriguing (and original, to be redundant), but the excitement lies purely in the way Dexter/Hall responds to A) his girlfriend, B) blood, and C) other serial killers.

I think that it is very reasonable to chuckle at Dexter's attempts to "fit in" social situations and I believe the writers of this show planned on it. What I am still stuck on, however, is whether or not to cheer Dexter on in his methodology (serial killing serial killers). This had better be the first of many seasons, so spread the word...

...Edit: I watched this series finale last night and come back to this review (which I wrote after the conclusion of Season 1) with my hat in hand to say: "I'm kind of sorry for the hype."

If my review was the impetus for your 'Dexter' obsession (I, too, was obsessed) then I owe you an apology for the way it all ended. Sure, sure, I couldn't have known how poorly written the resolution of this once-magnificent series would be. But, you see, I shouted praises for this show from roof-tops...telling every friend who would engage me in discussion about pop-culture that they NEEDED TO WATCH DEXTER, it's the greatest drama on television!

Alas, I will not leave any spoilers here and if you've come along the journey with me then you will undoubtedly watch how it all ends, but I write this edit in vain so that you, internet friend, cannot say that I didn't warn you: 'Dexter' leaves me wanting a real ending.


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