Series Pick – Dexter

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Michael C. Hall brings this swift and calculating serial killer to life in this tv show adaptation of the popular novel series by Jeff Lindsay. Featuring the talent of Jimmy Smits, John Lithgow, and many more, Dexter is a show that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Dexter Morgan is the adopted child of Harry Morgan, a Miami police officer. When dark and violent urges began to take hold during his teenage years, his adopted father Harry chose to show his son how to use his urges for good and most importantly how to not get caught. Now Dexter Morgan is a blood spatter analyst who takes the law into his own hands when the police can’t bring justice to the victims of Miami’s criminals.

I’ve found that there are very few shows that I have seen thus far that capture and emphasize tension the way that Dexter does. It seemed like every few episodes I would find myself at the top of the roller coaster, just waiting to see how it would all go off the rails. The mini arcs of each season were engaging and thoroughly entertaining. If you are familiar with the show, you may know that the ending of the show is on par with the much maligned ending of Game of Thrones. I don’t think it’s quite as bad as GOT, but it ain’t great so keep that in mind.

Dexter ran for an original 8 seasons on Showtime and is currently streaming on Prime Video. Dexter has been renewed for a single season order of 10 episodes according to IMDb.

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