‘Dexter’ is still the best show on cable TV. I first saw it on regular TV as a summertime replacement and became addicted. Since I don’t have cable TV, I watch it on DVD and typically watch an 8-episode season in 2 nights. Because I watch it on cable, I’ve only seen the first three seasons (it is currently in its 5th season). In Orem, Blockbuster only has a couple of ‘Dexter’ DVDs on their shelves, and because of high demand, I usually have to wait months before I can rent one. No wonder Blockbuster is going broke.
Scott D. Pierce writing in the SLTrib (24 Nov 2010) had the following to say about ‘Dexter:’
If you’re having homicidal thoughts, maybe you should watch “Dexter”–Showtime’s bloody, violent series about a serial killer who kills serial killers.
Consider it therapy.
Well, this probably won’t work if you actually have homicidal tendencies–but maybe if you just feel a fleeting, occasional urge to kill someone.
“I don’t lose sleep over the possibility that I’m advocating serial murder through my work,” said Michael C. Hall, who plays Dexter, the ultimate antihero.
Yes, Dexter Morgan kills people. A lot of people. But only people who deserve it.
Weirdly enough, for almost 5 seasons now, fans of the show have found themselves rooting for a guy who’s both amoral and ultramoral, in a homicidal kind of way.
What’s not to like.