Dexter, the fictional Showtime drama has revolutionized how Americans portray serial killers. The show was based off of the popular novels written by Jeff Lindsay. The series was written by Scott Buck and Daniel Cerone and picked up by the cable network, Showtime. Dexter is an hour-long series that follows bloodstain pattern analysis Dexter Morgan as he satisfies his need for “killing” in the nicest way possible.
Dexter is shown to have always been a “killer” since he was a child. Dexter’s childhood is unraveled on the series through flashbacks. We learn that Dexter has suffered a quite traumatic past when his mother was murdered. Harry Morgan, a Miami police officer adopts Dexter. As Dexter grows up we begin to see his “killing” side. When the neighbor’s pets soon begin disappearing, Harry Morgan discovers that Dexter is to blame. As a police officer he realizes that Dexter will never not have the urge to kill. Dexter who cannot explain his urges learns to accept his “devilish” side as does Harry. Harry as a father should sets up strict guidelines and parameters. Audiences now understand why Dexter is as neurotic as he is. Dexter will only kill people who themselves are killers. He carefully makes positive that they are guilty before killing them. Once Dexter has painfully executed his victim he takes a blood sample from the body to add to his vast collection (it is his job after all!) Dexter is able to act in such a horrifying manor due to what he thinks of himself as “emotionless”. Dexter could be summed up as someone who does wrong but with all the right intentions.
The character of Dexter is perfectly executed by Michael C. Hall. His work has been greatly noted. Hall himself has... [continues]
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