Michael C. Hall, brilliantly leads this series as
Dexter; a Miami blood splatter analyst who when not solving murders,
is committing them as a strange form of vigilante. Of course his
insider knowledge comes in handy during investigations, until he
finds the perfect crime scene.
Dexter soon becomes obsessed with this serial
killer, nicknamed the ice-truck killer. The series follows the cat
and mouse game Dexter plays with the ice-truck killer both at work
and progressively in his private life.
This is an amazingly written crime show, based on
the book Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay. Dexter certainly
isn't the average serial killer and the series' progressively
explores how and why he became what it is.
Essentially Dexter is a mystery series, though
like Showtime's other productions (Deadwood, Queer as folk) it will
not appeal to all sensibilities. But for those aren't too squeamish,
this is a fantastically gripping show.
Let's Give the Boy a Hand
Love American Style
Return to Sender
Circle of Friends
Father Knows Best
Truth Be Told
Episode 106 Commentary
Episode 112 Commentary
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Blood Spatter 101