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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Release Date:

1 October 2006 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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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 Angel is showing Dexter the second "bloodless" crime scene, the bone sticking out of the leg has visible seams along it from where it was cast, indicating a plastic prop rather than an actual bone. 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 »


Conoci La Paz
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Performed by Beny More
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Michael C. Hall shows range.
30 November 2006 | by paulcreedenSee all my reviews

I was afraid I'd miss this show, since I don't subscribe to Showtime, but a friend of mine does. I have watched all the episodes to date and must say I am impressed. While I am a TV snob and won't watch network TV at all, I will admit to being an avid fan of "Six Feet Under". So, I was prone to like Michael C. Hall in this series. In fact, I may have cut him some slack. I didn't have to. He has played this part with wonderful nuance and humor. His narrations are excellent. His facial pallet is subtle, funny and sometimes just plain scary. He's also a buffed, sexually appealing character who is also sexually dysfunctional. The writing is as good as it gets. The supporting cast is uniformly talented and at times impressive. Lauren Velez and C.S. Lee stand out. The special effects are chilling. I hope this gets another season. I'm hooked. Catch it, if you can.

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