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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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Fan Reviews (520)

  • It was normal !

    It was normal ...

    Not too good, not too bad!

    Just for once it was good to see!!

  • Brilliant, Entertaining Show!!!!!

    I love this show. I never watched it while it was airing, but I caught it on Netflix. Here are my personal ratings for each season:

    Season 1: 8/10 - Gave the show a strong start. Not a season that made me go DAMN but I still enjoyed it enough to go on to the next season.

    Season 2: 10/10 - This season was outstanding. I enjoyed seeing Doakes on Dexter's ass 24/7, and that crazy mental arsonist lady. It was filled with plenty of action and excitement. Flawless season.

    Season 3: 8/10- Pretty decent season. Miguel was an okay character. I liked seeing how a normal, law-involved person evolved into a murderer.

    Season 4: 9/10- Great season. The Trinity Killer was probably one of the best villains on Dexter. This season probably would have gotten a perfect 10 rating from me if Rita hadn't gotten killed. Nevertheless, though, it was still a great season.

    Season 5: 6/10 - Probably my least favorite season of Dexter. Lumin was a dull, messy character that probably shouldn't have gotten as much TV time as she did. Still was an okay season though.

    Season 6: 7.5/10 - Another okay season. Travis was a pretty good villain. The season ended on a high note, when Debra walked in on Dexter killing Travis.

    Season 7: 10/10 - Another flawless season. I liked how LaGuerta began reopening previous cases like the Bay Harbor Butcher after she found those blood slides Dexter so messily left behind in the church. The new character, Hannah, was a likable one as well. The main villains were on point.

    Season 8: 8/10 - For the most part, the season was great. The series finale, however, was definitely not all that good. Debra and Dexter's parting scene was emotional nonetheless, but the ending of the episode left many questions unanswered and seemed like it was rushed.moreless

    I was wondering how many STAGES OF LOVE there were. Eight was the answer. Dexter's gave the perfect love to his Love and his . DEXTER took the viewer each 12 shows through a Stage of Love as seen by Dexter.

  • A great tv series

    I just watched the last episode and I can say that Daxter become one of my favorite tv series. If you didn't watch this amazing tv show I highly suggested to give it a try, you will not let down.

    It's a disturbing, exciting, sad, dramatic, full of action tale, that look directly inside the dark side of human nature.

    A lot of people were disappointed with the end but I like it, a great TV show until the end and I'll sure miss it.moreless
  • Psychopathy the Next Step in Human Evolution

    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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    Drama, Suspense


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