Monday, November 29, 2010

Dexter-one of the best developed and written characters ever!!!!

Some blogger friends of mine *waves excitedly with a cheesy grin to the Killer Chicks * turned me on to this little show called Dexter. Here is a small blurb about the show:

Dexter is an American television drama series that centers on Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), a forensic bloodstain pattern analystfor the Miami Metro Police Department, who moonlights as a serial killer...Dexter structures his killing around "The Code of Harry", a body of ethics and procedures devised by his adoptive father Harry (who was a Miami cop) to make sure Dexter never gets caught and ensure that Dexter kills only other killers. Harry also trained Dexter in how to interact convincingly with other people despite being a psychopath...

Umm...hellloooo?? Can you say, Holy F'n Awesomeness? 

Dexter. Wow. Never, in all my years of television and movie watching (and I have watched A LOT) have I ever been so completely addicted and drawn to a character the way I am to Dexter. I've also gotten my husband completely HOOKED on this show and he doesn't hook onto a whole lot of shows. Besides the fact that this show is brilliantly entertaining, twisting, on the edge of your seat fantastic, the character of Dexter (or what dh and I have come to call The Dexterminator), based on a series of books by Jeff Lindsay, is one of the best I've ever seen. The layers to his character are so unique and intricate that I find myself rooting for this psychopath serial killer. Actually rooting for a SERIAL KILLER. The acting in this show is EXCELLENT and the various plots and subplots tie in wonderfully to a perfect, neat 52 minute weekly package. Kuddos to Jeff Lindsay for creating one of the best, most unique, interesting, funny, honest and most loved characters ever and to all those who have brought this character and his stories to life on the television screen. If you have not yet seen this show, check it out. It may not be everyone's cup of tea, though. It's pretty graphic, boderline gory at times with some nudity, cursing and the works, but for me that's what makes it all the more fantastic. Thank goodness for cable networks! (Or in my case, thank goodness for Netflix!! I'm about half way through season 1 and I'm so excited they are on the fifth season now. That means a whole lot of Dexter is in my future!)

If you prefer to read over watching television, then by all means, run out and get the books because I hear they are SUPER DUPER INSANELY FANTASTIC. Seriously, I can only imagine how amazing an experience it must be to be in the head of Dexter through a book. I'm sure Jeff Lindsay's books will suck you in because he's created one of the truly most brilliantly created characters ever!!!


  1. LOVE this post Mel - and i ADORE dexter. it is totally mine and Pete's humour. Just brilliant! The storylines are awesome too.

    I am jealous you have all that Dexter ahead of you :)

    Also, have read one of the books - and loved that too.


  2. I've never seen nor heard of it - but then you know I don't watch tv. maybe I'll get the books!!!

    BtW- did you change your url or something? You're not coming up on my blog list of subscribed blogs. :(

  3. I've read all the books (totally awesome, by the way) and seen the first 4 seasons. Hooked? That's putting it mildly. Does that say something about my psyche? ;-)
    The books are different stories from the tv series, by the way, so there is so much more Dexter to experience!

  4. Nomes, that's awesome that you and Pete are into on the other side of the world!

    Angie, crap, I changed the name of my blog. Maybe that was stupid? I just didn't like the name anymore and wanted something more reflective of me and what I want to blog about in general. Does that mean that I've messed everyone up? Guess I should blog about the name change and make announcement on blogroll? And, yes, you should read the books. I think I will to now that Cinette has told me the stories are different.

    Cinette, thanks so much for letting me know that. Makes me super psyched that I can have even more Dexter!!!!!

  5. Ooh yes soooo addictive. I stole it all off my roommate last year and watched it all at once (4 seasons in 3 weeks I think. I was supposed to be studying). He hadn't yet seen it all and was bit bemused by my bloodthirsty addiction...

    I also love that they're not afraid to break the rules. Most shows/movies/books are semi-predictable because they follow rules, but Dexter doesn't always. You never know what's going to happen next.


  6. You're showing up on my blog list/updates just fine, I think it's just because you're at the end of the list now that you're harder to find (it's no accident mine starts with an A)

    I haven't seen Dexter yet, but I was shocked to find that my mom is a fan of the show. This is the woman that is so squeamish about blood that they have to have the smelling salts ready for when she has her blood drawn. And she doesn't like True Blood because of the blood and violence!

  7. Dexter ROCKS!! I dread the current season ending and it's almost here. :(

  8. Aw, okay I do see you on there now. I wouldn't have known it was you though!

  9. Cyanz, totally agree. The unpredictability is pretty incredible, though I did figure something major out a couple of episodes before it was discovered, but I have a tendency to do that. My mind is always thinking ahead to the point it can ruin the excitement for me. But I still love watching it unfold.

    Angelica, I am truly surprised that you mother can handle this show and not True Blood. This is so much more realistic, which to me makes it a whole lot scarier than True Blood.

    Joann, thanks for turning me on to this show. YOU rock :-)

    Angie,, come on now girl. You didn't honestly think you could get rid of me that easily did you? hahaha :-)


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