Your Friendly Neighborhood Serial Killer

Studly Doright and I have been watching “Dexter” on Netflix. We’re just finishing season 2. The show is gory and sexy and yes, darkly amusing. Dexter is a serial killer, but he only kills serial killers. And he’s killed a bunch of them.

Michael C. Hall plays Dexter. He’s also a forensics specialist for the Miami police department. That makes his “hobby” as a serial killer both easier and more difficult. He has access to the inner workings of the police department, but he also has to watch every move he makes lest his off duty habits raise suspicion amongst his highly observant peers.

The supporting cast is great: Jennifer Carpenter as Debra Morgan, Dexter’s sister, Luna Lauren Vélez, as Maria LaGuerta, a tough and loyal department captain, the gorgeous, yet troubled Erik King, as Sgt. Doakes. The lovable David Zayas, as Angel Batista, and sweet Julie Benz, as Rita Bennett, Dexter’s girlfriend.

One would think that a serial killer wouldn’t engender feelings of sympathy. Honestly, we should be hoping that Dexter gets caught, but episode after episode we root for him, hoping he’ll evade the authorities and live to kill another day.

Maybe we don’t want him to continue killing, but we don’t want him to be discovered either. If Dexter dies, there’s no more series, and the series is so blooming good.

I don’t recommend “Dexter” unless you have a strong stomach, and a perverse sense of humor. Apparently, I have both.

Peace, people.

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

21 thoughts on “Your Friendly Neighborhood Serial Killer”

  1. I remember hearing that was a good show, but never had Netflix long enough to watch it. I am currently in a love/hate relationship with the new Lovecraft Country. Not sure if that’s Netflix or something else? It’s a very different mix: racial inequality in the South in the 1950’s (extreme and violent) and the supernatural with lots of gore as well. It can be deadly serious and then turn rather campy on a dime, but I think I’m hooked after 3 episodes.

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  2. I was given season one as a gift several years ago and I still haven’t gotten around to watching it. Then again, my TV is almost never on anyway. Too many books and not nearly enough time! lol!

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