Dexter

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Based on Jeff Lindsay's novels Darkly Dreaming Dexter and Dearly Devoted Dexter this crime thriller follows Dexter Morgan. Dexter is a forensic blood spatter expert for the Miami Dade Police Department. He is the main support for his sister. He has a steady girlfriend, with two kids who adore him. He also has an active "night life". Based on a code instilled in him by his foster father, Harry, he hunts down people who have escaped justice and makes sure they don't get away with a crime again.

Michael C. Hall

Michael C. Hall

Dexter Morgan

Jennifer Carpenter

Jennifer Carpenter

Debra Morgan

Julie Benz

Julie Benz

Rita Bennett

Lauren Velez

Lauren Velez

Lt. Maria LaGuerta/Capt. Maria LaGuerta

David Zayas

David Zayas

Angel Batista

James Remar

James Remar

Harry Morgan

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  • Psychopathy the Next Step in Human Evolution

    10
    I have to say i was very disappointed that Dexter ended, and that it did so on a decidedly sour note.

    WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!!! That Deborah Morgan was killed off in the final episode was a terrible misstep on the part of the writers and producers because, contrary to what many have said about a "waning" series, the show was actually just getting started.



    I watched the entire series marathon style, over the course of a month without commercial interruption. In my mind, it grew in depth, scope and possibilities as one serial killer after the next was introduced [to one another] - with varying results, and to the astonishment of Deborah Morgan, which added tremendous dimension to the series.



    There were times i found myself laughing out loud when she would walk into a room and see a group of psychopaths just hanging out!



    it was hysterical! That's when the show really got started. There i was for cold-blooded killers. The show was very successful at drawing you in to the depravity of the "lifestyle" by divining a code of justice that lent legitimacy against the ineptitude and/ corruption of the police and legal justice system. Dr. Vogel was also instrumental in her role as facilitator, referring to psychopaths as apex predators, critical to the perpetuity of the human species. Brilliant!



    Throughout all of this, though, Debra Morgan took the lion's share of the body blows, episode after episode in what I have to say was one of the best supporting roles i have even seen in television. Without her, the show would certainly have to die as she was the glue that held all of it together -- foil to the depravity, occasional comic relief against the endless chaos and tension. I've read that she just got sick of the role, that it was played out, but i would counter that it was just getting started.



    If i were to script a sequel, I would have Dexter experience a psychotic break after Deborah told him He would then inject himself, fall unconscious, and dream her demise. We would then start season 9 with Deborah back in the saddle with Miami homicide, and Dexter living in Argentina until, for whatever reason, something compels him to return to Miami with his family, and a new world order of psychopaths [under the code] is created. Of course, I would have to figure out a way to get Hannah back into the country, but give me five minutes.







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  • Disturbingly Awesome!

    8.5
    Dexter, a monster born in blood with little to no remorse for human life because he lacks the complexities of human emotion. What makes Dexter fascinating, creepy, and charming is that he is a serial killer with a conscious, a killer's code that allows him to punish evil do-ers to protect the innocent. We question our own morality (sanity?) by rooting for this deeply disturbed person. It is Michael C. Hall's ability to transform Dexter into a lovable and relate-able human being that keeps me watching.moreless
  • Dexter rocks!

    9.0
    I don't know if Hall is healthy enough, but they could bring back Dexter and Angel, throw in guest-villains as good as Smits and Lithgow, and I'd be riveted to the TV for another 8 seasons.
  • The Last Season drop the show from an 8 to a 6

    6.0
    Plenty of people will tell you that the show starting dropping after the 2nd or 3rd season. I will disagree and say that except for maybe a bad (but not awful) season the show remained in top form until the final season when it went off the rails so much that it nearly ruined the show for me. Despite what writers and show runners think being clever does not make for a good ending sometimes writing to a predictable end is a good way to end a series. This was a 8 bordering on a 9 until the final season which dropped it to a 6.moreless
  • All in All Great

    10
    Just finished watching it all, and I can say I am very satisfied with the way it ended.
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    • A different ending
      So like most of the viewers, i was way disapointed with the last season, they had so much potential to make it one of the greatest...
      12/31/13
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    • How Dexter Should Have Ended (season 8 recut)
      I know I am not the only fan who was furious over that final season, so I made a recut video for the fans. Hope this gives people ...
      12/31/13
      1
    • Dexter Prop Auction
      Can't believe how many great Dexter props are being auctioned off. Hopefully it's bigger than the Breaking Bad auction... http/...
      11/12/13
      1
    • the end
      omg the ending of dexter? what do everyone think, me well erm what a load of shit, i have watch dexter from the start and it start...
      11/04/13
      2
    • season 8 hmm!
      anyone else thinking that the final series is a load of tosh, the vogel character needs killing now! and dex wtf are you thinking ...
      09/24/13
      8
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    Drama, Suspense

    Themes

    secrets and lies, Crime, ruthless killing, moral dilemmas, not for the faint of heart