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Dexter - Season Two (DVD)
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Dexter - Season Two (DVD)
Advantages: Captivating, exciting, mind exhausting
Disadvantages: Departure of a great character
Dexter Series Two
Michael C Hall -Dexter Morgan
Jennifer Carpenter -Detective Deborah Morgan
C.S. Lee - Vince Masuka
Lauren Valez - Lieutenant Maria Laquerta
David Zayas - Detective Angel Batista
James Remar - Harry Morgan (deceased father to Dexter and Deborah)
Erik King - Sergeant James Doakes
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DVD box set Amazon £10.99
Dexter is a bloody splatter analysis by day and a serial killer by night. He tracks down and disposes of those who escape the police. Dexter has a girlfriend Rita who has two children Astor and Cody from a previous relationship. Dexter also has a sister Deborah. Deborah is the daughter of Dexter's adopted father now deceased Harry Morgan.
In order to keep his secret undercover Dexter has adopted a "normal" lifestyle he is a hard working, friendly, reliable honest Miami citizen. Only one person dislikes and suspects Dexter; Sergeant James Doakes. Series 2 is all about the police tracking down the Bay Harbour Butcher aka Dexter Morgan as the police investigations continues Doakes suspicions increase and he starts tailing Dexter with sever consequences.
Series 2 diverts from the novel in terms of its plot. In some ways is a shame as I would have liked to have seen Dr Danco from the novel brought to life on screen; however not to fear this series in no way disappoints.
The first episode ends leaving your jaw wide open. Dexter is sat watching the news and a breaking story comes in that a deep sea diver has discovered an underwater grave yard; Dexter's grave yard.
This mind bending twist really gets you thinking how will he get away this time. Of course the Miami police have no idea who the killer is. The media dubbed the killer as the Bay Harbour Butcher. Miami Metro find themselves in deeper than they can handle so Detective Lundy from the FBI is brought in, a specialist in the art of hunting serial killers. Lundy is equally as intelligent as Dexter and a worthy adversary.
This on screen battle of wits really captures your attention and keeps you in suspense all the way through. But this is not all this series has to offer no.
Sergeant Doakes's dislike for Dexter has become stronger since series one to such an extent he loaves dear Dexter to his very core. So much so that Doakes starts to tail Dexter and track his every move; not the greatest of idea from Doakes.
But you would think that's all that's enough just to keep you going, oh no no no indeed there is more, much more. Dexter gets involved with another woman a very dangerous and disturbed woman. Rita's (Dexter's girlfriend) ex husband shows up and pushes Dexter a tad too far.
All of these stories do meet very nicely towards the end, building for a nail biting tense finish with Dexter battling with his morals and stringent code he lives his life by. Will Dexter finally go to Old Sparky?
And I have not even touched on how Deborah has reacted to nearly being hacked up by Dexter's biological brother Brian Moser.
I am quite critical of TV series and normal bore after a season as I feel the stories have run their course and become predictable. Dexter however I must admit is quite possible the best I have ever seen. Series two build on series one and is even better. This is an extremely difficult thing to do to captivate your fans again for a further season.
The tense storylines keeps you enthralled, the acting is superb and the way it has all been brought together I just can not fault it.
We delve further into Dexter's personal life really find out more of the characters that surround him bringing you as a viewer closer to Dexter.
Despite reading the novels and the varying storylines this is a fantastic edition to an ever growing in popularity story of Dexter Morgan.
If you like crime, mystery, love, sorrow, and action then believe me this is the show for you. It is great from start to finish.
Simply brilliant development based on a fantastic novel.
I hope that you have found this review of interest and it helps in your decision whether or not to purchase for yourself or a gift for a friend. I can assure you now, I recommend this to all friends and family and so far no one has said it is not worth seeing.
Summary: Simply a MUST!!! see