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By day, mild-mannered Dexter is a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police. But at night, he is a serial killer who only targets other murderers.

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Dexter Morgan, Miami Metro Police Department blood spatter analyst, has a double life. When he's not helping the Homicide division solving murders, he spends his time hunting and killing bad guys that slip through the justice system. He spends his sun-drenched days solving crimes - and moonlit nights committing them. But not to worry, our cool-blooded Dexter doesn't kill just anyone. He reserves his homicidal hobbies to taking only the lives of other killers. Written by Enrique Tovar from Delano, CA.

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Jennifer Carpenter's character Debra Morgan, known for her frequent swearing, used the word "fuck" 996 times throughout the show's eight-season run, according to a count made by fans. See more »

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In Season 2 Rita absolutely insists that Dexter work a recovery program and remain clean and sober as a condition to them remaining together. In Seasons 3 and 4 this does not come up at all plus they are in multiple drinking situations and Rita says nothing about Dexter drinking. See more »

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Sergeant James Doakes: [Dexter is about to hit Doakes with a flashlight] Go ahead. Try it. I've been waiting.
Dexter Morgan: This neighborhood?
[shines the flashlight on himself]
Dexter Morgan: It's full of crazies. I'd lock my doors.
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Referenced in Weeds: A Shoe for a Shoe (2010) See more »

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Blood Theme for Piano
Performed by Sonya Belousova
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1 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Absolutely brilliant. True to Jeff Lindsay's books. The visual contrast between the darkness of Dexter's secret life and and the gloss of Miami adds an almost surreal quality. Character development is right on the money, bringing out the background slowly so one can see the development of Dexter's sociopath personality and his confusion of human behavior compared to his own. Dexter is an actor in his own life; his relationships between co-workers and his personal life are well shown in the video media. The fact that he is a blood splatter expert This is a dark work, but set in the bizarre world of life in Miami is almost believable. Developers of this series should also look to Andrew Vachss's books.


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