Quick Synopsis: "A likable Miami police forensics expert moonlights as a serial killer of criminals whom he believes have escaped justice."
There is quite a lot of blood on the show. ( Those of you who enjoy films like Saw and Hostel should be jumping for joy) Due to the fact the show often potrays murder in a realistic manner; I've had no choice but to turn my head away from the screen due to some of the more grotesque moments.
(I'm a wimp like that. -_-)
Dexter and his eternal psychological struggle is where the show really shines. He really is an interesting character and it's his complex character that keeps the viewers wanting more. Dexter has a code that his father taught him and that is to never kill an innocent human being. Since Dexter has an eternal need to kill the code his father ,Harry taught him is what has saved Dexter from being caught by the authorities.
The first season of Dexter was adapted from a novel by Jeff Lindsay. The series of books and the show differ greatly after their first installment.
The show has been nominated for many awards including the Golden Globes, Emmys and the Scream Awards.
Check out the first episode on YouTube
(Not for squemish viewers and those underaged definantly need parental guidence)
If you have any spare time play the Dexter detective investigation interactive video youtube game.
Those of you who are fans of CSI, Law & Order, Bones, Without a Trace and those other crime dramas should adore this show. The scary thing about this show is that it has inspired several individuals to go out and copy certain actions that Dexter performs. The show is often quite gorey and brutal at times, but this show can not make an individual do some of the things that are depicted on the show. In my honest opinion this show should never be shown to someone who is currently of unstable mind or anyone under a mature age. (In other words do not show this show to a nine year old. I don't care how mature you think they are a show of this nature is not good for them.)
You can catch the show on Shotime even though it is currently on it's off season, but luckily the show has been renued for its 6th season.
"Needless to say I have some unusual habits, yet all these socially acceptable people can't wait to pick up hammers and smash their food to bits. Normal people are so hostile. " -Dexter
(Artwork by Ty Mattson)