Dexter is a drama series on Showtime (US) which centres on Dexter, a blood spatter analyst who works for the Miami Metro Police Homicide division. By day Dexter investigates crime scenes, by night he hunts serial killers, why? Because Dexter himself is a serial killer.
From a young age, Dexter’s adoptive father, Harry Morgan, knew something was strange about Dexter. Upon finding missing neighbourhood animals which Dexter killed, Harry knew exactly what Dexter is. Harry loved his adopted son and trained him in a “code” – a set of rules so Dexter could survive and channel his murderous urges for the good of mankind.
Dexter is based on the novel “Darkly Dreaming Dexter” by Jeff Lindsay and adapted to screen by screenwriter James Manos Jr. The series premiered on October 1st 2006 and is now one of Showtime’s most popular show. A full Dexter episode guide is available here.
The show is superbly written with deep characters and plot twists. As macabre as it sounds, you’ll find yourself rooting for Dexter as his life takes many turns as well as many lives.