Dexter (2006–2013)

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A Miami police forensics expert moonlights as a serial killer of criminals whom he believes have escaped justice.

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 Dexter Morgan (96 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Off. Debra Morgan / ... (96 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Sgt. Angel Batista / ... (96 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Harry Morgan (96 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Vince Masuka (95 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Lt. Maria LaGuerta / ... (85 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Det. Joseph 'Joey' Quinn (72 episodes, 2008-2013)
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 Rita Bennett / ... (49 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Astor Bennett (48 episodes, 2006-2012)
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 Deputy Chief Tom Matthews / ... (43 episodes, 2006-2013)
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Meet Dexter Morgan. By day he's a blood spatter pattern expert for the Miami Metro police department. But by night - he takes on an entirely different persona: serial killer. But Dexter isn't your average serial killer as he only kills people who fit a very prolific and precise "moral code" taught to him by his late father Harry (he didn't kill Harry, honest), and developed very thoroughly throughout each kill. While dealing with his daily activities and his boss, Sgt. Doakes, the one man who may or may not know the truth about his after-hours activities, he is given a friendly message by a guy referred to only as "The Ice Truck Killer" - a crime scene where there is no blood. This shocking discovery turns Dexter's world completely upside down. The Ice Truck Killer wants Dexter to play his game and Dexter is very eager to take on this cat-and-mouse chase throughout Miami. Written by halo1k

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If the theme music sounds familiar, many fans have noticed that it is very reminiscent of the score from The Ipcress File (1965) by John Barry. Season 1: Ep. 12 is titled "Born Free" and features the Andy Williams rendition that serves as a clue for Dexter. This Oscar-winning song was written by Barry (& Don Black). See more »

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Visible throughout the first season, Dexter has a large scar on his left side. Later, in season two, the scar has moved to his right side, leaving his left side unmarked. See more »

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Debra Morgan: Why is it we never talk brother/sister stuff?
Dexter Morgan: Our dad was a cop, you're a cop, I work for the cops... for us, this *is* brother/sister stuff.
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A wonderful new look at the crime drama.
1 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I read Lindsay's excellent books - Darkly Dreaming Dexter and Dearly Devoted Dexter - some time ago, and when I heard that there was to be a series based on the books, I was extremely excited. So much so, in fact, that I feared disappointment merely because my standards were so high.

Thankfully, "Dexter" absolutely delivers. The show maintains the uncomfortable atmosphere of the novels with better fidelity than one could ever have expected, and Dexter (played by Hall) is all there.

The visual elements from the show are stunning, to say the least. Disturbing, certainly, but more than that - fascinating. Watching the show, it's impossible to keep from finding a certain agreement in oneself for Dexter. He's a monster, and yet it's completely possible to identify with him.

10 out of 10. This one has a permanent spot on my DVR.


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