This show is one of the best creations ever! I love crime shows and after seeing one episode I had to see the rest. The show is highly addictive, and I promise it's the best addiction on earth. The story is very unique and intelligent. I absolutely love how the story flows, especially how each case lingers on for the entire season. I personally think it's more reasonable to stretch it longer. The show is so well put together that it makes it easy to think theres a small possiblity that such thing could occur out in the real world! If you enjoy crime shows, you will love this show!
I came in in the last minute on April 27th. It was, apparently, an episode that depicts Dexter's entire justification of his psychological state by showing the brutal, chainsaw death of his mother before his eyes. This was the most wretched viewing ever
I do not watch Dexter....my husband does. To make this brief, I was in another room, the last minute of Dexter was on, and, I happened to walk through the room. The date of this episode, which, please forgive, I don't have the name, was April 27th. In approximately 60 seconds or less, I viewed the following deplorable experience. Dexter as a 4-6 ish year old child, with blood spatters all over his shirt. He was sitting. Since there was blood all over and a man with a chain saw, I gathered that body parts were previously removed from the mother (hence the earlier screaming as I was on the computer in a close proximity room.) At the point I came in, last 60 seconds, the young boy was sitting, blood on his clothes. The next shot was of his mother kneeling, sitting on her heels, hands tied. Since I had heard the previous screaming I knew that there was obviously damage to the mother via chain saw. The child was shown, seemingly distraught. Then, the next shot was of the mother. Now, this is it....the mother, accepting total defeat, knowing that she was about to be cut into pieces, was able to calm her own fear of death, look at her son and tell him to simply "close your eyes." Over and over, "close your eyes." With a calming, warm, collected face, "close your eyes." Her concern was not about herself, but about the fear of her son witnessing the brutal death she was about to encounter. The boy's face in complete emotional confusion was beyond words. And, by the way, when these young kids are starring in these roles, I just have to imagine. Did they just throw Kool Aid on his shirt and tell him to act sad???? Sorry, my child will never participate. From that 60 seconds, I could not sleep all night. That was the most disturbing "anything" I've ever seen. I'm not a strange, left wing religious person whatsoever....but, what I am is a mother of 2 and I am extemely over media pushing their stories to the utmost limits. Okay, it didn't show the mom's arm being severed....but, you knew when it was happening, didn't you???!!!! And you had the visual of the young boy watching it happen! THAT'S PRETTY SICK!!! It's the psychological impact that these story lines have that should be rated beyond "X". On a different note, this show has COMPLETELY JUSTIFIED any person who has had a traumatic experience in childhood to feel like it's "okay" to feel revenge, in any way. What kind of doors have been opened? And we wonder why, "oh my gosh," why are are children behaving so violently? Take a look at what you watch on TV and ask yourself that question later. YOU'RE WATCHING IT!!!!!!!!! And the scary part is that it's enjoyed??!!??
Wow is all i can say. Honestly the best TV i have ever watched. Who new that one day i would be rooting for a serial killer and feel bad for him when he has to kill his own brother. How can you not feel bad for a kid who has had to fake every emotion for his entire life, and hide who he really is from everyone he knows. Pure genius writing and acting from the whole cast. One of the most intelligent series I have ever watched, can't wait for season three. I was hooked from the beginning, and will be to the end.
It may seem strange that as a fan of "Beauty and the Beast" I would choose to watch this series. But give the Devil his dues..damn he is good! Though it has a very dark side perhaps it helps us explore the mind of...dare we say it..a "psycho". Yet I wait to see every episode hoping that he doesn't get discovered.Is it so hard to believe that after suffering from such a trauma as a child that it would warp his senses and corrupt his morals? As the story progresses he seems to be finding some sense of himself though but can one really change? Michael Hall is so good as Dexter and perhaps he is the reason such a topic is being accepted by the masses?
Dexter is a favorite in my house! I hope to see this show last for awhile. Hint - Hint- No cancellation PLEASE. Nice to have something new to watch. Don't get me wrong...some of the regulars are still among my favorites, but Dexter is definitely different and it's one I won't miss. Looking forward to the season's finale and will wait with anticipation for next season. Recommend, with a reminder that it is for a mature audience, that you watch this show and make up your own mind. CST, means I watch it at 9:00 p.m., after any children are in bed.
I don't like violent movies generally. In fact I generally change the channel when I know the show will be brutally violent. But just like No Country for Old Men, I'm intrigued by the personality of Dexter. And then there's his girlfriend and sister. Unfortunately, his girlfriend is like too many desperate, insecure women I've known. I haven't jumped ahead and looked at later episodes, but I don't know if there are any good endings for these characters. And, I don't know if my interest in *what makes this guy tick* will last, but for now I'm a regular viewer.
One Sunday when the writer's were on strike and nothing was on except reruns I was just flipping through the channels and stumbled on Dexter. I got to watching and I found myself glued to the tv. The show is so intensed I couldn't move because I didn't want to miss any thing. I didn't even know anything about the show, but after that day I was determined it was going to be one of my shows not to miss.
Last Sunday when I found out that Dexter's sister is going with the serial killer it blew my mind!!! And what's the deal with Dexter's girl friend ex's coming back. The show is AWESOME!!!
This series has been a real surprise. The basic premise is not really the sort of thing I would normally watch, as the fact that the Lead character is also very much a bad guy put me off at first. However, as I watched the show I become fascinated with the workings of his mind. He is obviously a very disturbed man trying desperately to fit into a world he doesn't understand. His compulsion to kill is horrible yet at the same time provides an interesting insight into the mind of a serial killer, who believes that what he does can somehow be justified (don't they all?) The show also manages to sprinkle in a fine mix of humour which comes as a real shock in a show about such a dark subject. However, I did feel the end of Season One suffered from a deux ex machina. Recommend only for those with a strong stomach as it can be very gory.
Dexter is a Miami based crime thriller about Dexter Morgan, A blood spatter expert by day and a serial killer by night. Dexter is a superb show that offers a fresh new take on an over done and long stale genre. Dexter manages to create efficient mood and tension in its 50 minutes far greater then that of any recent movie thriller. The character Dexter is delicately played by Michael C. Hall and is extremely chilling in parts and equally likeable in others. Dexter is truly a unique show that may be an uncomfortable watch but Dexter offers an interesting insight to the mind of a killer.
Dexter is a true master piece of original TV. In a market of mass crap TV Dexter like some other great shows like weeds bring back my hope for the possibility of good TV getting back on the air. Dexter who seems predestined to kill is taught by his father(harry) who is worth killing. His father teaches Dexter what becomes Harry's code which is ultimately what rules of how Dexter acts. As the the show goes on and Dexter's character goes threw changes from the events which ultimately leave him open to being caught. As well as confronting his past and what his brother is. After this he begins to question Harry's code. It is no shock that it was picked upped by a major network. Too bad some of the best parts are cut out...
To sum it up in a sentence, "Dexter" is the most effed-up show I've ever seen. Which is probably one of the reasons I like it so much.
Dexter Morgan's adoptive father Harry realized that there was something "different" about his son: Dexter is a sociopath. Rather than telling Dexter to control his urges to kill, Harry taught Dexter a strict code: Never get caught. Never kill the innocent. Now an adult, Dexter spends his days as a forensics specialist and dutiful boyfriend. His nights are spent tracking down and ritualistically murdering other serial killers.
Dexter is a modern anti-hero; he takes the law into his own hands. His actions are undoubtedly gruesome, but also arguably justified. He refers to his killings euphemistically as "taking out the trash." The acting in this show is just phenomenal. Dexter's character gives me the creeps, and yet I can't get enough of him. Julie Benz is also very good as Dexter's girlfriend (and mother of two) Rita. I can't help but compare Dexter to Angel (from Buffy the Vampire Slayer; there's also a character named Angel in this show): they're both killers. They both fight to kill evil and protect the innocent. They both have a tendency to be secretive and broody. They both have issues with sex (but for totally different reasons). They even have the same taste in women...
The only thing I don't really like, more than the violence, is the frequent use of adult language. Everyone swears. A lot. It's odd that that would bother me more than, for example, people getting dismembered, but there you go.
In my personal opinion this is the best show I have ever watched. It had all my favourite things, Flashbacks, Voice overs, Blood, Murders. The first season was perfect, 10; every episode introduce a new part of Dexter Morgan's life, a new phase of Dexter's development of his killing nature.
The first episode has a catchy beginning, you want to keep watching since the first minute. The music and visual effects are really great.
The second season in my opinion was not as good as the first one. In this one we can see a Dexter not so cold and hollow as the one in the first season, but it was great too. The season finalle, was quite predictable, although great!
After reading Jeff Lindsay novel, you can conclude that the series is perfectly adapted to the screen. I can also say that watching the tv program is better than reading the books. But this whole idea was Lindsay's so my congratulations to him!
Hall stars in this characteristically kinky, cutting-edge crime series from Showtime, . Dexter Morgan is a likeable, self-effacing Miami police forensic expert specializing in blood-splatter analysis -- who secretly moonlighted as a serial killer.
Every once and a while a show will come along that will be so creepy and so intriguing that you feel compelled to watch. Dexter is one of those shows. The main premise of this new series is that our protagonist, Dexter, is a forensic blood spatter analyst during the day and a violent vigilante serial killer by night. That last part will definitely turn off some audiences, but those out there that enjoy having characters that aren't bad, but aren't totally good either, will completely (and morbidly) love this new Showtime series.
This is one of the best TV shows that I have seen in a long time. You should definately check this show out even if you think you might not be interested, I guarantee that you will love this show.
Combine two things I adore, and i'm sure alot of people adore, and put them together!
The characters are great, the storylines impressive, dexter himself is played amazingly.
I saw a secret on postsecret two weeks ago saying i wish i had a funny dialogue running through my head and i do agree!
I love dexter - the character makes me smile/laugh/cry. I really feel for someone who can't feel but it's written so well you can't help but love him!
Nothing else to say other than that I like how he isn't a main person in investigations yet still manages to help and that the girl who is starting off is his sister, i like the family connection to show everyone in his family isn't like that!
With all these overatted shows on TV like CSI, Survivor, Dacning With The Stars, with good ratings. Shows like this are great shows and need more attention. How its doing? I dont know but ive been missing something that has been on tv for a while and thanks to Showtime On Demand im starting to catch up. Now after the first two episodes I am hooked. I like this show on justice of a man who as a boy was obsessed with killing things turned into carrer growing up by killing people who can fight the system. This is a really great show and I just hope Showtime doesnt get rid of this like the Grimreaper show they had a few years back.
This show is one of the best things anyone could think about while most people watch shows wich are about policeman tracking a killer this one gives it a totaly new spin making of the bad guy a good guy . Michel C. Holmes in an outstanding performance makes us believe that he acctually does not have any feelings . Dexter is a original character who instead of wearing a white hat or a black hat like usual character he uses a huge grey hat.To sum up Dexter is a great show ,which has achieved exelence in almost every way .
Tremendous idea that could have lead to a terrific serial I can concede that. The problem is that I think it's flatly developed. The main character has no passion at all in what he does, yeah I understand he's not supposed to have human feelings, Terminator has no feelings either but he has "passion" for his mission, Dexter doesn't, he's... flat. Also, the main surprise for season 1 (who's Dexter's Antagonist Serial Killer), you can guess right in the middle of the season and on the last episode get out with a "Yeah I knew it was him". It could have been developed better, really.
"Dexter". Disrespectful, unapproriate, violent, mean and dreadful. Say like this, it means that it's a show you should not see. But if described as innovative, full of humor, moralist, always unexpected and amazing, you would immediately change your mind. So, which one? Incredible to say, but both.
Dexter Morgan, a forensic blood spatter expert in Miami, catches killer during the day and kills killers during the night. The classic hero in a modern view: he fights for the good, by killing the bad people of the society, he acts in the dark, away from indiscreet eyes, he has a normal life (good job, nice girlfriend) and keeps secret his real identity. He follows his extreme moral, driven by a primitive and addicted wish to kill; every single "operation" is well studied, almost in a maniacal way; the purpose is sublime, but the action is despicable. His rules are "the Harry code", the instructions his adoptive father left him, and the first rule is: never be caught. Unfortunally is the most difficult thing to put into practice. In fact one of the amazing thing of the show, is discover how he tries to evade and divert police investigations about this misterious serial killer who spread blood and death around Miami. He is first called Ice Truck Killer, but he succedes in keep his secret inviolate: the police catches the supposed culprit, the one Dexter decides to blame, by directing all the accusation proves against him. And again he risks to get caught, now under the name of Bay Harbor Butcher. And again, he's the one to win. The adrenaline leaves you breathless, from the very first episode until the end; you stand on the killer's side, you want him to be disrespectful and violent, exactly because he's then moralist and funny. Great characters, hilarious talks and scenes: a show you can not absolutely miss.
So i couldnt believe it when i got sucked into this show. My mom started watching it and it just sounded like the most stupidest show ever, well one day i decided to try it out becuase i was bored and didnt have anything to do and what do ya know! I got suck into it! Im lovin this show now, it rocks my socks and deserves a 10+++! lol, so yeah but this show is awsome and i cant wait to see what happens next. I hope Dex kills lila i HATE her, she needs to die! LOVE YOU DEX!
Dexter Morgan is a blood spatter expert the Forensics department of the Miami police force. He also has an awful dark side - from instructions from his adopted father, who saw his sociopathic side, Dexter kills murderers and other criminals who have escaped 'justice'.
This is a very well thought out show, based off a novel (couldn't be bothered finding the author). All of the episodes are generally in the same high standard. My favorite character is definitely Dexter. He is the character with the most depth to him.
I recommend this show to you if you like a mystery with a great plot and you are not squeamish to blood :P.
My therapist might think that being completely in love (non-gay man love) with a show based around a serial killer is wrong, but what does he know? Dexter is quite possibly the most brilliant series in the history of television, why you ask? Simple, it's unlike anything that has come before (to my reasonably well rounded knowledge), it's cast to complete perfection with every single actor always giving the exact performance that is required, it's incredibly well written and most of all it is able to tell two sides of a story almost perfectly. When I began to watch the show I wonder how on earth the writers could make a serial killer endearing to the audience without making a great premise into a really lame vigilante TV show. The way the show pulls it off is by not glorifying why Dexter does what he does but instead they simply explain his thought process, and throughout the first season give more and more of a history as to how he has come to his beliefs and why he does the things he does all while brilliantly progressing the main plot not to mention the many superbly interwoven sub-plots. When I finished the first season I immediately hunted down a copy of season 2 and was not disappointed (hell, it was almost better). But what I love about it is not the fantastic premise or the brilliant performances and writing (OK, I do love those), but it's the underlying story, the story of a guy who doesn't know how to function in every day society and how he creates a persona in order to get by in his day-to-day life. The show to me is about how people alter themselves in society due to fear of rejection or isolation, and how our darkest desires while bringing great satisfaction come with great risk. We watch Dexter try to find a balance between the risk and the reward by only targeting those who are deserving of death, but ultimately I was gripped by discovering what could drive a person to Dexters thought process rather then a morose pleasure in watching "evil" people get what they deserve. If you haven't seen this show trust me (yes me, a guy you've never met) it's well worth your while, in fact it's worth 4 of your whiles. So rarely does TV give the public a medium of entertainment this good, if you pass up the opportunity to partake in the brilliance of this show, then I wonder why the hell you have a television to begin with. Enjoy : )
Dexter is a very unique show as its main character is a serial killer with a code of who he chooses to kill. Based off of the books (only season one is loosely based off of the first book) this show shows Dexter forcing himself though a daily life he doesn't really enjoy having. Going through the motions of being a normal person, he works, dates and pretends to have a regular life. On the surface Dexter appears to have nothing wrong with him. His foster father has taught him ways to not get caught when he kills and how to choose his victims (they always have to be bad people themselves). It is so interesting that Dexter can be such a regular person that it is chilling to think of what lies within.
Dexter does admit he does not feel anything, but he is very good at faking the emotions. Michael C. Hall is an excellent actor at portraying Dexter. The entire cast plays their parts so well I have a weekly love/hate relationship with them all. The writers are excellent with how they make every week full of suspense yet still keeps it fun. There have been so many nail-biting moments so far, I can't wait for more!
I just finished watching the first season of Dexter over at Netflix, and I gotta say, I wasn't expecting it to be as good as I thought it was. Admitedly, it got a little boring at times and I was a little mad because I half-predicted the end of season one but for the most part, I found it interesing and funny at times. I didn't recognize any of the actors, so I liked that they seem to use newbeys and everyone's acting seemed to improve as the show went on. I loved the irony that they tend to use in most of the episodes and Dexter is a very diffent chacter to be the main guy, so it's nice to have a diffrent hero's point of view.
Dexter is certainly a show that you cannot even miss an episode. It is emotionally so intense. Its story is so different because our serial killer is also working for miami police department and he has a whole different life after work. We seek reasons for why he is doing that and after episodes we have a good reason. The characters are great amd michael c. hall is really good at acting and this makes dexter more likable and realistic. Dexter is one of the best that will not be replaced. It has great episodes full of surprise and emotionally intense events.
I just dont have words to describe the show, it was so good that it made me find the book and read it. It turned out that the show is ten times better than the book. The book was boring, slow and nothing like the show, the show has more characters, which are more sophisticated and it really grabs you.
In the book you gon;t really get to see the problems dexter is having with his feelings.
I am at the 7th episode and i can tell that i am addicted. This is 1 new favorite for me !
Dexter is a terrific show with excellent characters and superb writing. The fact that it was used by CBS as a filler for the writer's strike speaks volumes. No Pay cable show has ever been converted to a major network and this show is classic. Even though I have seen both full seasons produced on Showtime I am still watching the show on CBS now showing Dexter's first season. It is hard to imagine the likelihood of liking a serial killer but Dexter only kills bad people, the murderers whom the police can't catch. Dexter has a "code" and while they paint a picture of him being a sociopath who does not care about anyone and devoid of any kind of human feelings, as you watch you will see that he does care although he does not admit this to himself. Example: Dexter likes children (in the normal sense) and is particularly fond of his girlfriends kids. His background is such that while his own childhood is dark and disturbed he hates to see a child in pain, from a standpoint of someone hurting them. A true sociopath could not make this distinction and could take or leave children, there are many times in the show where kids appear and Dexter is always a chaampion for kid's who lose their parents to one of the murderers he does in. You can see and feel the anger Dexter feels when killing a murderer who has killed a parent to a child leaving behind an orphan. It touches Dexter where he hurts worst and reminds him of his own terrible lot in life. This show is very fulfilling and will leave you not being able to wait for next weeks episode, at the conclusion of the one you are watching.
I am always looking for a new show to keep me busy and entertained. I'm a night nurse and really only work if/when my patient wakes up. So i spend the time doing paper work and watching videos and tv shows. A co worker told me about DEXTER and i'm completely hooked. Dexter is sexy and evil, and Angel is funny. The characters are well rounded and the storyline complexed and surprising. This is not a show for the faint of heart, and missing and episode is not and option as soooo much can happen in 1 hour! I have been telling everyone I know about it. I explain it "Dexter is like all the CSI forensic type shows out there, murder and who done it, except the csi is a serial killer" I hope the strike doesn't mess with the writing of this show, and isn't a victim to being cancelled.
This one of the best show out there right know Dexter is a blood spater expert for the Miami police department he also leads another life as a cerial killer who only killes people who get away from the judicial system. The person who tought him everything is his adopted father heary he left him a code to where he would not get cought but when the ice truck killer aka. his brother. He had to break a few of the rules so that he could save his sister from the ice truck killer from killer her. In this last season he met up with this chick that is in the same line as him so they start to do thuing and will to make a short story of it she goes crazy and tries to kill hes GF and he kills her end of story
wat can i say it gets better every year its easy the best show on tv imo carnt wait to see what happens in the next season i wonder when it starts like any 1 know ? its better then boring lost and smallville is that still on lol i want anouther serial killer in the new season or sumat gud like that wo wo wo wo wo wo wow wow owo wo wo wo wo wo wo wow ow wo wo wo wow wow wow wo wo wo wow wooooo woooooo wooooo woo woo woooooo wooo wooo wooo carnt wait hehe :)
"Dexter" is a show about a serial killer that hunts other serial killers. Now before you get the wrong idea let me clear something up: Dexter is not a sort of... vigilante. He's not a hero. He kills because he enjoys it. To him, it's the only thing that gives his life any meaning. That being said, "Dexter" is absolutely amazing. The roller coasters that the audience goes through with this character are stronger than anything I've felt before. It literally had me out of my seat, screaming at the television because emotions were so high. You find yourself rooting for Dexter, though he is technically the bad guy. You want him to get away with murder. This show is most definitely not something for small kids or anyone with a weak stomach, but this is something that you NEED to see. Michael C. Hall is brilliance personified as the emotionally-blank Dexter. This, ladies and gentlemen, is what television should be.
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