Arts & Entertainment Slider — 10 March 2017
A gory masterpiece

“Dexter” series is well worth watching
By: Jason In
From 2006 – 2013, Showtime aired a show called “Dexter,” which is about a man who is a serial killer that kills other serial killers while trying to have a more normal life as a forensic analysis in Miami with a family.
Dexter, which is loosely based off of Jeff Lindsey’s novel “Darkly Dreaming Dexter,” follows Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter analyst who was adopted into the Morgan family after Harry Morgan, Dexter’s adoptive father, took him in after finding him in a storage unit in his mother’s blood after he witnessed (putting it lightly) her getting murdered. He was then taught by Harry that since he can’t control his “urges,” he should kill people who deserve it meaning those who have killed others and got away with it.
Dexter’s other life outside of a kill room includes having to take care of his family which includes his stepchildren, son, sister (although not blood related), and significant others. Dexter has a “normal” side which he shows himself as a happy and satisfied person hiding the fact that he is a man who hunts down people who have gone under the police’s radar and gotten away with murder, then kills them.
When you first hear the premise of “Dexter” you would probably believe that the show is only for sadistic people; but, if you ever watch it, you will be amazed. The writing is fantastic, story and character progression is great, and the acting is amazing, especially Michael C. Hall acting as the titular character which is a hard role to act in, as nobody would want to be that type of person.Dexter’s character has also grown so much in the show’s eight seasons, as Dexter has gone from being a serial killer that had a normal life just to hide his other activities to actually caring about those people around him.
If you can’t stand the sight of blood, then you shouldn’t watch the show. However, if you are up to it, “Dexter” is a great show that doesn’t just show Dexter killing people, but, it also follows terrific stories season by season that not only show great character progression, but show off what the cast can do.
If you subscribe to Showtime you can get it; if not, the whole series is on Netflix.

Grade: A-

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