Dexter (2006–2013)
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Dexter takes part in the investigation of a serial killer who drains his victims of blood. He also kills two criminals, and his romantic relationship may be going to the next level.


Michael Cuesta


James Manos Jr. (teleplay by), Jeff Lindsay (based on the novel "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" by)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael C. Hall ... Dexter Morgan
Julie Benz ... Rita Bennett
Jennifer Carpenter ... Debra Morgan
Erik King ... Sgt. James Doakes
Luna Lauren Velez ... Lt. Maria LaGuerta (as Lauren Velez)
David Zayas ... Det. Angel Batista
James Remar ... Harry Morgan
C.S. Lee ... Vince Masuka
Margo Martindale ... Camilla
Dominic Janes ... Young Dexter
Christina Robinson ... Astor Bennett
Daniel Goldman Daniel Goldman ... Cody Bennett
Patrick Michael Buckley ... Off. Oliver
Ethan S. Smith ... Jaworski (as Ethan Smith)
Susanne Kreitman Taylor ... Det. Sue (as Susie Taylor)


In Miami, the orphan Dexter is raised by detective Harry Morgan, who discovers that his foster son has the urge to kill. Harry directs the impulse of the boy to kill bad people, teaching him how to operate without leaving any trace. After Harry's death, Dexter works in the forensic department of the Miami Police Department, where his foster sister, Debra, works in the Vice and Narcotics Unit. During his free nights, Dexter leads a double-life, chasing and killing murderers and collecting samples of their blood, or dating Rita Bennett. After executing a pedophile and a rapist (who have killed their victims), Dexter investigates an intriguing serial killer that drains the blood and freezes the severed bodies of his victims. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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1 October 2006 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Most of Dexter's lines are taken word for word from the original novel, "Darkly Dreaming Dexter". See more »


When Angel is showing Dexter the second "bloodless" crime scene, the bone sticking out of the leg has visible seams along it from where it was cast, indicating a plastic prop rather than an actual bone. See more »


Dexter Morgan: [first lines]
Dexter Morgan: Tonight's the night. It's going to happen again and again. Has to happen. Nice night. Miami is a great town. I love the Cuban food and pork sandwhiches, my favorite. But I'm hungry for something different, now.
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References Near Dark (1987) See more »


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Six Feet Under and then some.....
17 October 2006 | by yossarian100See all my reviews

Michael C. Hall, who delivered a near perfect character in the role of David Fisher in SIX FEET UNDER, serves up yet another sumptuous performance as a serial killer with a difference in the darkly comedic DEXTER on the Showtime Channel. What makes the meat and potatoes of this show actually work is some heavy duty psychological theories about what turns a human into a serial killer and what happens if someone redirects that person early enough in their life to channel all that negative thought and behavior into something else...just as lethal but so much easier to watch on TV. And, work it does. Michael Cuesta, who directed some of the SIX FEET UNDER episodes, gives the show a familiar feel while James Manos, Jr writes some excellent introductory teleplays to establish what I'm sure is about to become another cult favorite.

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