Dexter is based on the compelling novel "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" by Jeff Lindsay. Orphaned at the age of four and harboring a traumatic secret, Dexter Morgan (Dexter Morgan (Emmy- and Golden Globe- nominated actor Michael C. Hall from "Six Feet Under") is adopted by a police officer who recognizes Dexter's homicidal tendencies and guides his son to channel his gruesome passion for human vivisection in a constructive way - by killing those heinous perpetrators that are above the law or who have slipped through the cracks of justice. A respected member of the police force, a perfect gentleman and a man with a soft spot for children, it's hard not to like Dexter. Although his drive to kill is unflinching, he struggles to emulate normal emotions he doesn't feel, and to keep up his appearance as a caring, socially responsible human being.
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Dexter draws you in. It is fun to anticipate the next episode. Michael C. Hall is excellent casting as Dexter. He established himself as an out of the ordinary character in Six Feet under as a gay mortician. He is every bit as convincing as Dexter.
Great show! It's done so well with character development and interaction. It's quirky and different and actually has you rooting for a serial killer! From the first scene you can't help but like Dexter and how he "takes out the trash"! Love it!