Dexter Morgan, Miami Metro Police Department blood spatter analyst, has a double life. When he's not helping the Homicide Division solve murders, he spends his time hunting and killing bad guys that slip through the justice system.
Loved it until season 5 I've never been sympathetic with a serial killer before, but clearly there's a first for anything. Dexter really is America's favorite serial killer because you will find yourself rooting him on and with seriously mixed morals. Dexter's relationship with Rita was entirely pure, they were my otp. I've screamed at my TV, cried my face off, and marathoned so many episodes with my friend. Each season had a fantastic plot and complex characters and relationships, but went downhill IMO after season 4.
Dexter rules Michael Hall is an exceptional actor. To go from a gay son of a funeral director to a serial killer that although we know what he does, is not normal, and yet we root for him is nothing short of extraordinary!!! I can't believe that after 6 seasons, I still wait all week with baited anticipation for the next episode. I must also wonder how he teams up with such great writers. I can offer an analogy; one of my favorite musicians is Donald Fagen. I don't know how many times that I have seen him, either as Steely Dan with Walter Becker or solo, but I am never disappointed. What makes him extraordinaire, is his complete involvement. He composes the music, writes lyrics, conducts, arranges, etc. This, I believe is true for Michael Hall. He has a lot of people who want to be a part of his next project.
Dexter is a show that will always hold very dearly to my heart. It was one of the first shows that I watched from beginning to end: and it was a hell of ride. There were ups (a lot of ups) and there were downs (a lot of downs), but the ride was still worth it. I wish I could give this show five stars, but it would be dishonest on my part. This show is fantastic, but many blunders down the road lead it to damn near ruination. At its height, Dexter shows itself to be one of the best television shows in history, and though there are absolutely fantastic seasons (especially 1 and 4), there are absolute horrid ones as well; and not to mention a final season that not only ends a beautiful show on a horrible note, but botches even the final episode. All and all Dexter is still a show worth watching: showing the depth of the human heart, and making us both empathetic and skeptical of things we might not otherwise have been to.