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.


Michael Cuesta


James Manos Jr. (teleplay by), Jeff Lindsay (based on the novel "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" by)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael C. Hall ... Dexter Morgan
Julie Benz ... Rita Bennett
Jennifer Carpenter ... Debra Morgan
Erik King ... Sgt. James Doakes
Luna Lauren Velez ... Lt. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)
David Zayas ... Det. Angel Batista
James Remar ... Harry Morgan
C.S. Lee ... Vince Masuka
Margo Martindale ... Camilla
Dominic Janes ... Young Dexter
Christina Robinson ... Astor Bennett
Daniel Goldman Daniel Goldman ... Cody Bennett
Patrick Michael Buckley ... Off. Oliver
Ethan S. Smith ... Jaworski (as Ethan Smith)
Susanne Kreitman Taylor ... 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 foster 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) See more »

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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 »


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 »


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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Conflicting emotions about Dexter Morgan
26 December 2006 | by meem_rahmanSee all my reviews

A serial killer who works for the police department. What an intriguing storyline. A good bad-guy, or a bad good-guy. Maybe both. You decide. Give yourself the opportunity to have a first-hand opinion about Dexter. I loved this show from the first episode to the last. I am now going to get the book because there's no way I want to miss the opportunity to get into the mind of Dexter (and I'm sure the book won't let me down). Truly macabre and stirred in me some really conflicting emotions. How can I condone the actions of Dexter. He seems no better than the serial killers he "puts down". But he lives (and kills) by a code. The code of Harry, which differentiates him from the other killers and herein lies the conflict.

The beginning of the episodes is somewhat disturbing and deliberately so as it sets the tone for each episode. I'm a fan of thrillers and horrors and this certainly satiated my appetite for quality thrillers. Definitely worth a watch. I know I'm hooked!

Michael C Hall plays a fantastic Dexter.

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