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A peek inside of Showtime's hit TV show, Dexter and why Dexter is such a great show and a great character. The hit TV show leaves you with wanting to watch it over and over again.
Review by: Ashley Van Camp
Blood splatter analyst Dexter Morgan will leave you dripping with blood with a syringe needle stuck in your neck from the series finale. The Spanish tunes that start off each episode will have you salsa dancing throughout the night as you binge watch, or have you shivering in disbelief after each episode. Michael C. Hall, who plays Dexter and is also known for his role in Six Feet Under, really grasps the chilling personality that Dexter holds. Dexter is a blood splatter analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department and lives a double life where he is hunting down fellow murderers because he lives by a code that was created for him by his adopted father for his darkness of needing to kill.
The code that Dexter lives by is for his other half, Dexter has a split personality and is someone who is somewhat capable of managing a social and love life with his need to kill. The code is that he only kills people who deserve to die in his eyes, like other serial killers. Dexter as a baby was found in a dock crate sitting in a pool of his mother's blood, who was murdered. The gruesome incident is what shapes the character into what we seem to love, even if he is an emotionless murderer. This sick twist of Dexter's code will have you pondering how anyone can be sane with this baggage. Yet Dexter is able to have a semi-normal life, with a wife and kids, though he soon realizes in the series that it is hard to juggle a double life.
Throughout the bloody series your only hope is that this colossal character does not slip in his own blood. From season one to season eight, our hearts beat and race for Dexter in ways where we are confused, angry, excited, anxious, sad or even numb. Numb would be a great way to describe how I felt with the series finale. I had a different idea on how the show would end, thinking it would bring closure on how such a man like Dexter could really have a normal life.
The ending was fitting to the series but I would never think a show would leave me numb and limp from uncertainty. Sure he was no knight in shining armor -- his attire was more of a butcher apron and a syringe needle was his weapon of choice -- but he deserved a happy ending too. So did the audience, but instead I was left on the couch, numb with a syringe needle of my own stabbed through me.
Dexter is rated TV-MA (This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17).
Warning: ***This Video Contains Spoilers***