That one’s a blast from the past isn’t it? Stars Michael C Hall and ran from 2006 to 2013 . According to the Wikipedia, Mr. Hall was undergoing treatment for cancer around the time he was in the middle of working on Dexter. Kudos to him for that!
Dexter aired on Showtime as a show for adults with lots of violence, some nudity, lots of foul language and sexual content. Quite risque for that time period in television in fact.
Dexter is a serial killer with a code of honor he adheres to no matter what, and he works for the Miami PD as a blood splatter expert in the Forensics lab. His sister also works for the Miami PD – as a homicide cop. I haven’t discovered if she knows the truth about him yet as I’m still on the first season.
What is Dexter’s code of honor and can a serial killer have one? Well apparently a fictional one can. Dexter was adopted by a police officer who found him at the scene of his mother’s death. Dexter witnessed it, but he had repressed the memory. Despite this, he had no feelings, no emotions whatsoever and his dad, Harry, had to teach him how to fit in so people wouldn’t realize he was different. Harry also taught Dexter how to channel his killing urges and beat forensics. His main lesson to Dexter, other than don’t get caught, is to only kill people who deserve to die – really bad criminals who have beaten the system. These people include murderers, drug dealers, coyotes who kill the ones they are supposed to be saving, and such like.
I am enjoying this first season which has one main case – the Ice Truck Killer – he and his sister are trying to solve with the Miami PD – while Dexter is also taking care of his own killer needs.
Oh yeah, he is also dating a young woman with two kids….
See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver! We might need to fix something! 😀
I’ve been binge watching this show off and on for a while now. I saw the first six seasons when they first aired and then, I moved to nights at my job so was unable to keep up. Now, I watch when I have time – usually while I’m loom knitting a hat for charity at the same time.
I’m up to Season 9 now, and the show has already lost most of its luster for me. The first six seasons had great story lines and lots of fun stuff to watch. Now, it’s just not as much fun to watch. As someone pointed out, “it’s monster of the week” episodes usually.
I still watch because watching sexy but not so smart Dean and smart but not as sexy Sam battling monsters is still fun. The kinda sexy Crowley and the cute Castiel are fun to watch with their own offerings to the show. Actually, right now the angel Castiel is human, and his own muddling through life is something I think is great for the show. It brings one of the larger than life all powerful denizens down to earth, literally.
Current story line: All the angels in heaven have fallen to earth, and a big group of them are hunting for Castiel because he’s to blame. Castiel, now human thanks to another angel ripping his “grace” away from him, is adapting to human life as best he can while hiding out from the angels. Sam, almost dieing(yet again) while attempting to close the gates of Hell, is possessed by the angel Ezekiel, but he doesn’t know it. Dean, knowing his brother is possessed, is having to live with the fact he’s lieing to Sam(again) while waiting for Ezekiel to heal Sam from the inside out. Ezekiel was also hurt during his fall so he’s healing himself while healing Sam – supposedly. Crowley is locked up in the dungeon of Sam and Dean’s “bunker hideout” and Abaddon, a demon, is taking over Hell while he’s gone.
It has a thread of interesting wrapped up in episodes of stupid which I fast forward through.
Anyway, just thought I’d share before I head off to work.
See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!