Dexter Season 1

During the Christmas holidays, on one of our dinner nights with friends, Lina and I became addicted to Dexter the Showtime series. Addiction may not be the right word; consumed by an obsessive and compulsive craving would describe it better. After dinner with Athena, Scott and Kuntheary we were invited over to Athena & Scott’s place to hang out and chat. That’s when Athena asked us if we had seen a TV show called Dexter. She gave us a brief intro to the show and the lead character. Which, of course, inevitably leads us into watching the show (because she just happens to have the dvd box set of the first season). We watched the first two episodes and were instantly hooked.

It’s about Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter analyst for the Miami Metro Police homicide department forensics who also happens to be a serial killer that kills other serial killers. It’s based on a novel by Jeff Lindsay called Darkly Dreaming Dexter. There is a major antagonist/rival as the main arc for the season, but each episode has it’s own separate story as well.

If you have a chance, check it out: Find a friend with the boxset or watch it on Movie Central MC4.

We’ve also hooked Lindz and Vu onto this show. Look what you started Athena 🙂


2 Responses to “Dexter”

  1. 1 Gils
    January 29, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Due to relentless raving by ryoha about this thrilling show, I took it upon myself to “queue” up the pilot episode on my presonal entertainment screen while flying to Los Angeles on my recent weekend getaway. About 15 minutes into it (commercial free) I fell asleep…. yes this show is as exciting as the blogging! Sorry to send a shockwave through this community but I’m not getting the Emmy buzz here. You should tune into Boston Legal.. now that’s a real show!!

  2. 2 ryoh
    January 29, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy the show. Although, 15 minutes isn’t giving it very much time. I found that watching the first 2 episodes (or at least the entire 1st episode) is what caught my attention. I can see how the unemotional first person narrative could have also contributed to you falling asleep. I am sorry if I’ve waisted your time (or anyone else’s, for that matter), but I really do think that it is a good show. CTV (link) has picked up this show and will start airing the show Feb 17th.

    Wikipedia Article on Dexter (link) and some of Awards won and nominations of the TV series.

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