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Television's Most Lovable Serial Killer
Member Name: Jennabellblossom
Advantages: interesting, unpredictable.
Disadvantages: can be gruesome in parts.
Based in Miami, 'Dexter' is an American television drama series starring Michael C. Hall as blood spatter analysis Dexter Morgan, who is also, unbeknownst to his colleagues, family and friends, a part time serial killer. Not just your average serial killer though, Dexter kills murderers who have managed to slip through the justice system.
By day Dexter is a quiet 'lab geek' who doesn't have many friends and keeps himself to himself, by night he brutally murders Miami's criminals and disposes of their bodies whilst following a 'code' created by his deceased adoptive father 'Harry' who taught him how to channel his inner darkness to use it for 'good'. Harry was a part of the police force, just as Dexter's sister 'Debra' is and adopted Dexter at the age of 3 after discovering him at the scene of a crime.
The series includes flashbacks and hallucinations which show the relationship between Dexter and his father and flashbacks of his childhood, showing and helping viewers to understand why Dexter is the way he is. The series features many twists and turns which reveal secrets about Dexter's past and have viewers on the edge of their seats wondering just how long Dexter can harbor this huge secret he holds from his family and colleagues and how long he can keep up his double life. I feel that the beauty of 'Dexter' is that he is an unconventional hero, giving the audience an option to root for the killer.
I started watching 'Dexter' as I had heard many good things about it and I had just finished watching Breaking Bad. Don't get me wrong, it's no Breaking Bad, but it helped fill the void and I have thoroughly enjoyed watching it. I would recommend it to anybody who enjoys crime dramas such as CSI, however for those of a faint heart it can get quite gruesome and gory in parts.
I think the characters are perfectly cast and the series as whole has received high critical acclaim and rightly so in my opinion.
Summary: Definitely worth a watch!