who would thought that people would like a show about a serial killer ? well if the show has such amazing actors ( mch ) awesome writers and a sense of excitment and even film noir feeling in every episode the answer would be yes .
now i am adicted to this show i am hoocked this is most likeley the best show currtentley on tv to bad we get so short seasons but thats live . i recomend it to anybody who likes a smart show and with a bit of sense of humor if you get past the whole " the lead character is a serial killer " thing than you will love it.
This is a wonderful and extremely original show. I have never missed an episode and am so interested in the third season. The entire plot of the show captivates me and invites me to watch more and more. The show is unique and the characters have great compatibility. I always want to know what will happen next or if Dexter will take a complete turn to the "dark side." The show makes me think of myself (not in the way of a serial killer) and who I really am. Dexter has to battle with his true identity. Is he good or evil? Maybe both? Either way it is a great show to watch.
when i first read about Dexter i thought "this looks like one of the stupid cheap shows". but i watched the first episode it was interesting then in got better every episode, it just kept me out off my feat!i never saw a show like this very good acting the story is interesting . Dexter is a forensic blood spatter expert for the Miami Police Department, he has a good life a sister she ,works at the same Department.a girlfriend she divorced her husband and got 2 Kids who loves Dexter , he loves also loves them ,he loves he's job , a man with a normal life right? just a little secret no-one knows about, he got another night job (not the job you have in mind) he works as professional killer not just any killer he got a code instilled in him by his late father.
he can only kill the people who have escaped justice no matter what he have to do.
even though i only started watching dexter after season one and from the first episode of season two,that first episode(thanks to the last season recap)was all it took to have me hooked!from the complex yet lovelble characters to the teeth clinching twist and episode plots to the morbidly hillarious piont of view naration of dexter himself this show will have you laughing,gasping and if squimesh turning your head ready to vomit!(it's not really gory but the clever antidotes of dexter slaying his victums are enough to give way to your imagination as to what might it look like.my favorite part of dexter is how the show begins with a brillant and hummorous montage of dexter's daily mourning routine of getting up and ready to start a new day all with clever imagrey of dexter doing seemingly normal things such as shaving,making breakfast,taking a shower and flossing and even tying his shoe laces all while normal in appearence give a grim and funny comparasin in to how one might end a persons life.michael c. hall has brillantly given life to a character that people might other wise find inumane or even evil by making the character more human then any average person on the street.all though based on a set of novels(only three have been writen thus which explains my score)hopefully dexter will continue on to be as clever and darkly funny as it was when the show first started.
Overall, a good quality show. How would have thought that a serial killer who works with the police and only hunts serial killers.. An excellent concept and the story line is very good. It took me a few episodes to get into the story (the blood was a little too much in the beginning) but surprisingly you get into the show and you actually understand what Dexter is doing. You do not feel bad for the ones he kills. Second 2 was OK but by far, Season 1 is the best and should be watched. Overall, I would recommend watching them together since some of the characters' stories flow over more than one episode. I would strongly recommend it to anyone who likes crime dramas and drama.
I loved the concept of the show before I had even seen it, and I'm so glad it ended up living up to my expectations! This show is amazing to watch, it has originality, dark humour , great stories and of course a lot of violence!! I've read the books, and actually prefer the series, mostly because of Michael C. Hall. To me, Michael C. Hall is Dexter - down to his small mannerisms, the dead-pan remarks he makes & all the stuff in between. Dexter as a character is brilliant, the way he fakes humanity, tries to blend in with everyone is explained and shown in such an amazing way. Dexter follows a code, only killing those who deserve it - but that doesn't make him the good guy... Part of what makes him such an interesting character is the fact that he tries to follow the code; but a lot of the time you don't know why - because he shows such contempt for most people (With a few exceptions, Rita, Deb etc) and Harry (who gave him the code) ends up being less than trustworthy. You'd think with such an amazing main character the other characters would suffer - but that's not so (in my opinion). You have other characters to balance out Dexter's emotionally stunted behaviours, there's Rita (Julie Benz) - who manages to stand out even opposite a character like Dexter, and you can't help but feel sorry for her character. Angel & Masuka bring a much lighter comedic element to the show (just to make sure it's not all doom and gloom!) and Doakes is a kick-arse cop that knows something isn't right about Dexter. The dynamic between all these characters just makes the show awesome to watch, then throw in the storylines (both small, ie: Dexter's kills, and large, ie: The Ice Truck Killer) - and it makes it one of my favourite shows. This isn't light hearted and easy watching, but it's worth watching, it's dark, smart, funny & entertaining. One of the best shows on at the moment!
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??!!??
When I first heard about Dexter I was incredibly intrigued by what I viewed as one of the most original concepts for a show I've heard in a while. A psychopathic serial killer, who kills those who deserve it. I admit, once I got round to finally watching the show, I found it a little too 'full-on' with all the blood and the swearing of which not all was necessary. I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm partial to a bit of swearing myself and I do love my gory forensic dramas. I just felt the show was perhaps trying too hard to be controversial, to stand out – when in reality it didn't have to. At first this put me off the show but I slowly settled into enjoying the finer aspects.
Negatives aside, I really grew to love the show towards the end of season one. The main story arch was brilliant; I absolutely love the way the ice truck killer and Dexter played games with each other. And although I saw some of the twists coming, some were also surprising and unexpected. The show, over its twelve-episode first season, does a great job at motoring along at just the right pace to keep the viewer interested, throwing the right amount of twists and turns. I wasn't hooked to begin with, far from it infact, but in the last three episodes – where it really mattered – I found myself on the edge of my seat!
One of the best reasons to watch Dexter is the main character himself. Its hard to see how a psychopathic serial killer can be so likeable but yet the show somehow manages it. Dexter's struggled to interact and understand people is one of the main journeys he goes on as a character. It's a journey which I found incredibly fascinating and wonderfully acted by Michael .C Hall. Rita, Dexter's girlfriend, is also an absorbing and likeable character. Her personal journey in season one is as interesting and enjoyable as the main arch; something which is often rare in shows. Julie Benz does an amazing job playing such a great character, for Buffy fan I've found it surprisingly easy to accept Benz as a nervous, damaged mother. One of my main criticisms of the show is of the other supporting characters. Beyond Dexter, Rita and also Angel – the show has a lack of likeable characters. In fact, the rest of the characters are, for the most part, just plain annoying. Debra Morgan, Dexter's sister, is annoying throughout the entire series – it's difficult to tell whether this is intentional by the writers or not. Lt LaGuerta and Sgt Doakes are also two characters with little to like about them. Despite this criticism I really do love Dexter. It's a smart show with interesting and enjoyable storylines. No TV show is perfect, so despite the lack of a strong supporting cast, this is made up for by an outstanding main character in Dexter. It isn't a show I will watch over and over again, but it is one I will continue to watch and hopefully, enjoy. I'd definitely recommend this show to anyone who is looking for something a bit different and less generic. Overall, a great show!
Dexter is the brilliant story of a serial killer who works for the police, who only kills people who deserve it. The story is very original, and is driven by some fantastic performances by the actors, especially Michael C. Hall in the lead role. The first season managed to grab me right from the get-go, and it didnt let up until the dying seconds of the finale. I know its wrong, but you just can't help but like Dexter, and sometimes even feel like you can connect with him, despite the fact that hes a killer. Definitely my new favourite TV show, and one that everybody should watch, although not recommended for the faint of heart, because there can be a fair amount of blood and violence in each episode (but what do you expect from a tv show with a serial killer as its main character?)
I think one of the reasons this show is so addictive is that there is a little bit of Dexter in most of us. He's that part of us that feels he doesn't fit in and craves acceptance. He's also the part of us that craves justice, that wishes child molesters could be castrated, that bullies could be subjected to their own treatments and criminals that hurt other be hurt themselves.
The show is also constantly surprising us, we rarely are able to predict what will happen next. Just when we think it is going in one direction it takes a sharp left turn and keeps us on our toes.
This has to be the best new show that I've seen in a long time. Dexter is a terrific series that crosses the line between good and evil, and the irony of a serial killer going after serial killers is a terrific concept for the show. I love the dark humour and the progression of Dexter's character as he fakes humanity.
The ice truck killer is a great villain, especially since Dexter's technically not a hero either, and the plot of the show as the cops hunt for killers while Dexter tries to hide in plain sight is very clever, witty and at times quite dark. Very few shows can have you rooting for the bad guy, but Dexter is a character that makes you hope he succeeds in killing another victim.
Whether it's the flashbacks to what made Dexter what he is today, the cops and killers and Dexter's view of them, or the suspicions arising around the police force, Dexter is an incredible show and one of my new favourites.
This show is brilliant and superbly cast. Could not think of a better man to play the lead role. I have read 2 of the books so far, started the 3rd and am half way through watching the 2nd series of the show. A lot of television adaptations let their predecessor novels down hugely. But I find I am captured by both book and show. Although a lot of the story-lines are different in the show to that of the books, and different cliff hangers, everything is still done with the same style as the novel. And so I find that I am gripped immensely by both, impatient to find out more.
Dexter's character is fantastic. The use of internal monologues works really well and is another way that they maintain the feel of the books, and it's really great to watch his character develop.
The use of flashbacks is again taken from the book, and is helpful and well fitted into the show, unlike some shows where the transitions can jar.
All in all a great show, whether you're watching is as a stand alone television series, or after reading the books.
Can't wait to see how it pans out!
This show is as close to perfection as you get. Its fresh, captivating and sometimes disturbing. Both the persistent storyline and the episodic stories are intriguing and superbly written. The characters are all played to perfection by the cast.
There is no other show like Dexter. It's groundbreaking, riveting, and totally addictive. The storyline is written to perfection. Who could possibly have you not only empathize with a serial killer - but actually begin to understand and even justify his actions?
I have to admit, I watched the first episode a year earlier and didn't much care for the premise. But after the hype i heard I gave the first few episodes another try - and i was hooked.
The first person voiceover puts us right inside Dexters mind, causing you to think like he thinks - fear what he fears. And while the series begins by explaining that he's a monster with no emotion or code of ethics of his own (only that of his fathers - which he follows religiously) it proceeds to defy that definition of Dexter and develop him into something else - sometimes a worse type of person - but often into something more human - to the point of actually loving someone for real. There doesn't seem to be a single character that is out of place or unnecessary. All of the cast have made their characters their own and play them great. Even ones you hate - like Doakes and Lila - are superbly written and acted. And the character development - making us eventually empathize with Doakes or second guess Harry - is fantastic.
All in all, this is the type of show that comes around once a decade or so - revolutionizes television - and redefines how we view even the most seemingly obvious type of person.
The previews for Dexter during Showtime's annual free weekend on DirectTV were intriguing and made us want to watch. We watched a couple of the episodes on Showtime and then waited for the rest to come out on DVD. It's definitely worth the wait. Now we can't wait for Season Two! Overall, the show is well written and well acted. There are a few characters I wouldn't mind getting rid of. Dexter's sister, Debra Morgan; his co-worker, Sgt. Doakes; and his former boss, Lt. Laguerta could be written off the show and it would be wonderful! Dexter isn't for the squeamish or faint of heart. I recommend watching only an episode or two every few days. It's very intense and stays with you.
Dexter asks the deep psychological questions that no other TV series dears to even bring up. It's almost always the good guy and the bad guy - that's what lies at the foot of any plot-line. Dexter totally blurs that line by forcing us to stop throwing all criminals into the "outcast" bin and to ask ourselves what makes them tick. It also illustrates the many sides of Dexter, showing that he is a human being, one that has been hurt and turned into a monster.
Finally, this series gets a higher score for being exceptionally funny. Looking at the TV, "I want them to catch him and hurt him", Dexter's girlfriend says, and then she says "have a good day Dex", Dexter's monologue responds "make up your mind!"
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 that his 'urge to kill' should be harnessed, and used for the bettering of society, by killing criminals that the police cant get to/or catch.
This show premiered in Australia on Sunday 6 July 2008, and was AWESOME.
A forensic blood spatter expert for the Miami Dade Police Department who's also a dark avenger at night. Whatever vermin slips through the cracks of the justice system, Dexter takes care of it and neatly disposes of it... How brilliant!
What can I say about this show? Even though I had known about if for a while, I just finished watching Season 1 and I am completely hooked. I've always been fascinated by whatever may be going on in a serial killer's mind, why they are the way they are. This series gives us a wonderful, intimate insight into such a tortured and yet chillingly cold soul.
This show really isn't for everyone. Your tolerance for the freakish, morbid, gory, twisted, sick and outrageous must be pretty high for you to enjoy it. Personally, I'm loving every minute of it because I love a TV show that can shock me at almost every turn and Dexter certainly does that. Another aspect I appreciate about this show is that even though it takes place in Miami, there is no dwelling on the glamorous side of the city. On the contrary. It is the total opposite of CSI:Miami in that regard. And the Cuban culture and people are very present, which I think is great because it adds a flavour and a warmth to the show which is very much needed considering the harshness of the subject at hand.
Dexter is about a blood splatter analyst working for the Miami police, who has a dark desire and secret. He works for the police during the day, and at night he stalks criminals that have slipped through the system. Beyond this I don't want the reveal any more details. Each episode has its story, along with a long story arc for the whole season. In season one as Dexter tries to find another serial killer, each episode is action packed with suspense and drama. This show is in a genre of its own even though it would technically be a police/mystery show. Either way, this is a great show, but there is some blood and gore is it is a Showtime show.
I cannot state that Dexter isn't all that much of a killer – he is. His killings are gruesome and motivated by an urgent need to take someone's life. This is painful to watch and highly unethical. Which doesn't change only for the fact that his foster father made him target those who are highly immoral themselves. So why watching this show anyhow?
In the beginning we get to know an emotionally cold and detached character whose thoughts are revealed in intriguing voice-overs. Despite of his apparent inner cruelty, he is an amazingly nice guy to be around and he charms his way into the lives of (nearly) everyone. Apart from killing at night, he acts so likable and funny. Isn't that a problem – one might say? To sympathize with him and maybe rationalize his actions as convenient vigilante justice?
For me, that's not what this show is about. From the beginning, I was led to doubt his cold thoughts and recognize the high prize he is paying. Not only to keep his secrets but also for being driven to actions without fully understanding their origin. The relationships he builds become increasingly important (Julie Benz giving a wonderful performance as his girlfriend Rita) and we experience a fascinating struggle with his dark desires. It isn't the action of killing that I am sympathetic with but the journey which is all about choices and the weighing of consequences. Over the course of the seasons, Dexter himself is more and more developing boundaries and this is hypnotizing to watch.
All in all, Dexter is just addictive and he is not comparable to any other character I was ever invested in. The storylines are funny and thrilling and you have to prepare for a lot of surprises. This holds true for both seasons. Since the first season was so wrapped up, story-wise, I was amazed that I got instantly hooked to the second. Now, I look forward to season three and the next part of his journey.
I love this show and is so addictive. It keeps getting better with each episode. Im glad Dexter is Finally getting the respect it deserves ever since it started Airing on CBS. What makes Dexter So good is that its so Realistic, Season 1 & Season 2 are so well written and so Unpredictible. Every Charecter is Intresting in there on way even the vilians you love,If you don't Dexter Shame on You and your missing one Hell of a show. I can't wait for Season 3 this is one of the best Shows on. Dexter's is Classic T.V!!
Dexter Morgan a blood specialist has a secret life as a serial killer but only to those who have murdered.He is a huge support to his sister since he was adopted into her family as a child.His step-father gave him the iniciative to kill for justice.
I love this show despite it's sometimes graphic screenings of murder scenes.I think one of the main reasons this show was so popular was because of Dexter's adorable character and personality,although he is a serial killer you find it hard not to see his point in killing people who deserve it and it's impossible not to love Dexter.I think the suspense and constant risk of him being caught is very exciting and keeps you wondering what will happen next.It's very easy to see Dexter's caring and loving side with his sister who he fully supports.I think the show has an emotional story when it refers to his life as a child and lets you see why he has trouble communicating with people.I think it's a bit too gory at times and shows the viewers too much detail about the crime scenes.
I have seen lots of good TV shows. I have lots of favorites but when people ask me mine I have to say Dexter. They always reply "Dexter's Lab?" Then I get to explain the diference from my Dexter and theirs.
I watched this show on sho time completely by accident. I watched the first episode and fell in love... with the show... I have watched both seasons and I have to say the first one was a bit better. Dont get me wrong the second was good as well. I like the code he follows that his Step-Father taught him. Its a noble idea a killer that kill other killers. Now what people dont get is that Dexter is a bad guy. But I like how he starts to develop feelings for his girlfriend Rita. It shows how a monster can become human. If you have thought about watching this show dont think do. It will change your life.
When I first watched Dexter I couldn't help it and say to myself, wow, who thought of this? Seriously, a criminalist being a serial killer? That is a one hell of an idea for a show. You can't help but like him. He is so quirky and seems so innocent, yet the retrospect of it is that he is a serial killer with no pity or remorse for that matter but sticks to a specific set of rules. This show is extremely interesting, and I can not wait for more. When I watch it, I feel weird and guilty for actually liking the fact that a person such as himself could commit quite possibly perfect murders.
I think that Dexter is an extremely good show because it has an amazingly deep storyline, great actors and the main thing that i like about it is that i can really connect with Dexter in many ways and i think so can many other people in the sense that Dexter has said many time he feels alone and empty and i think that some people do sometime feel alone.
Also in Dexter i love the way that he seems to be able to use his charm to hide his real emotions, but the best thing about the storyline is the way he compensates for his emptiness by killing murders.
For me Dexter is a 5 out 5 star because it really stands out from any other show.
This show has been one of the breakout shows or the past few years but managed to stay off my radar for a while as i was distracted by other things. Now i watch... i'm hooked... read my review then watch this show!
I love this show more and more with every passing episode. When i first heard of a show where the protagonist was also the antagonist i thought there was no way that it could work. As it turns out it has made for one of the most interesting and compelling character driven shows that i have seen in a long time.
Now i've not read the books so i cannot comment on how it differs or follows and whether either way is for better or worse... but my guess is that this has been very cleverly adapted.
I think that Michael C Hall is an excellent choice for the title role (not that i could imagine anyone in particular in it anyway) but he has done exceedingly well and it his performance along with the support cast that make this show as riveting as it is.
The show is very stylish and cool and the characters seem to fit their environment very well... i feel completely engrossed when watching.
I watched the first season and then hesitated on the second becasue i thought that it might not live up to the standard i had previously seen but it has continued to impress me throughout and i can only wait in anticipation for the third season this autumn. For anyone who hasn't seen this i highly reccomend you give it a go.
This show just showed up on cable tv and within the first 5 minutes I was hooked on this show and the next day went out a bought the complete first season. Then went on to watch it all in one sitting growing huge couch potatoe roots to my couch. This show at first hearing about however I heard about it I never thought it would be this brillient. Now I am waiting on pins and needles for the second season to come out on dvd. Back to the first season the season finale for season one was unbelievable. This show is a must see.
If anyone could make a serial killer likable it's Dexter, the whimsical manner in which he dispatches the dregs of Miami society is absolutely addictive.
Dexter's art is to maintain a mask that quite often leaves you feeling absolutely cold. From his violent beginnings to the tuition of his adopted father, this show is so riveting that one forgets exactly what Dexter is - you cannot help but pull for him because somehow he's the most amazing hero vigilante that could possibly emerge to 'take out the trash'.
The dynamic within the characters is wonderful, the realistic fashion in which the show is shot and brought makes you believe completely in the characterizations before you. No pulling punches, no airs and graces. Dexter is the most compelling show in years!
A cutting edge show. It's probabily the most dark show that I wacth.
It has a good storyline, great characters and some good actors. The guy who play Dexter (Michael C. Hall) is amazing, he convinced me in his portrayal of the character, his delusional thinking and the dark past he has, he played almost perfect.
If I judge the show only by his character, he will receive a 10, but the secondary cast and B stories are so-so to bad. The storylines behind Dexter are all great but with his step-sister Debra are pain awful, when the show tries to focus on relationship it loses his touch and a few points with me. And that LaGuerta is the worst character on the show, she is useless.
He relation with Rita in the first season are one of the positive aspects of the show, but in the 2nd season it become a little repetitive losing it's appeal. But for the next season, what I now and hope is the show to get the best of it has to offer and become better than what is now.
The show even with this way continues to be good and I will be tune in the next seasons.
Dexter. At first I imagined a little boy working in a laboratory. :) But then I watched the show with my grandmother. There were only a few things I could say. 1., amazing storyline, 2., great characters in play, 3., I love Dexter! Dexter plays the perfect vigilante (I'm not sure I spelled that right) going after the bad guys. Me and my grandmother watch all kinds of shows together. But I think me and her both knew we were going to have to watch it again. So here I am till' this day watching Dexter everynight. It's great. Dexter gets a 8.7 from this guy.
Can't believe I've missed this show for so long, 2 seasons have gone by and I've decided to watch it.
I've seen 7 episodes So far and it's great, Dexter Morgan leads 2 different life's, a Serial Killer at night and is a forensic blood spatter expert for the Miami Dade Police Department during the day. He was adopted as a child by Harry who was influential in his life, he also has a sister Debbie; she works a police officer. Based on a code installed on him Dexter kills his victims that have killed themselves with no remorse, but first he must prove that they are guilty of their crimes.
Dexter is, able to fake normal emotions and keep up his appearance as a responsible human being who is well liked by his work colleagues, he has a normal life with Rita [His girlfriend] and her kids.
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