I love this show! It's one of my favorites.
I watched every episode. It was tough because I didn't have
Showtime. I came into the series late, so I watched the
first few seasons via iTunes. Then I had to find it online
to keep up. It wasn't easy, but it was worth it because this
show just hits the right spot in terms of comedy, drama, and
horror. Sure, sometimes it's very gory, but it's hardly the
worst show that way ("True Blood" was much worse). I just
love Michael C. Hall (star of the show who plays Dexter),
but all of the characters were great, even the short-term
I look at Dexter as a sort of superhero
show. When you get down to it, he isn't all that different
from Batman or the hero of "Person of Interest."
They're all vigilantes. What makes Dexter different is that
he's a serial killer. He thinks he has this "dark passenger"
inside him that makes him want to kill. Well, is that all
that different from all of the vampire heroes we have on TV?
They have a thirst and he has need. Same different.
Actually, he's far more heroic because he tries to stick to
this moral code that his foster dad gave him, so he mostly
only kills bad guys - ones he knows are guilty and that have
gotten away with it.
What really makes Dexter appealing is that
he's this damaged little boy. When the show starts, he
explains that he doesn't really know how to act like a
normal person, so he's learned to pretend. We feel so
bad for him because his mother was murdered in front of him,
and then his foster dad, Harry, IMHO, warped him by teaching
him how to kill. Maybe if Harry had gotten him some therapy
instead of trying to teach him this code and how to get away
with murder, he would have been a much better person!
His sister Deb is great, and clearly they have a bond, even
though Dexter claims that he doesn't feel it. It's a very
interesting show. Is Dexter really "bad?" Is he a sociopath?
Could therapy benefit him? Should he be arrested, or is he
good for society? The moral questions and ambiguities are
Regardless of all that, it's just a very
fun, entertaining show. I know a lot of people didn't like
the finale, but there were only so many places they could go
with it in the end. I think they made the best choice they
could. I really miss the show, so I'm very glad to have this
DVD set. I was buying the DVD's anyway, so it's nice to have
a good box to have all of the DVD's and extras on them.
I'll be honest - the only reason to buy this
is for the cost. For $80 it's not a bad set at all, and it
would make a nice gift. However, if I was going to spend
some real money to get the best set, there are two others
that are better. One is the
Blu-Ray Gift Set. Not only is it on Blu-Ray, but you get
the nice collectible Dexter Art book. It's a bit pricey,
though, at almost $250!
This collection not only has Blu-Ray and the book, but
it comes with a really nice box that looks like the one
Dexter kept his slides in. It's only $147, so I think that's
the best deal of the three.
Whatever your choice, you should definitely
want this series in your collection if you like dark humor
and great drama and action. Don't forget to check out our "Dexter"
DEXTER: THE COMPLETE SERIES Coming to DVD From CBS
Home Entertainment 10/13
CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home
Media Distribution are releasing Dexter: The Complete Series
on DVD October 13, including all 8 seasons and 96 episodes
of the intoxicating series.
Led by Golden Globe® winning actor Michael C. Hall (“Six
Feet Under”), Dexter was one of the most critically
acclaimed, must-see shows on television! Featuring a vicious
sociopath as the series’ hero and star, this unique crime
drama makes for a horrifying and pulse-pounding collection.
Dexter is a crime drama about Dexter Morgan, a man
who leads a double life as an incredibly likeable
forensics expert for the Miami Police Department and as
an emotionless vigilante serial killer. Taught by his
foster father to harness his lust for blood and killing,
Dexter lives by his own strict moral code - he only
kills murderers who can't otherwise be brought to
justice. Dexter is a killer who grapples with fitting
into society while, at the same time, he struggles with
his inability to feel emotion. The irony of Dexter's
life is that he works closely as a blood splatter
analyst with the very people who hunt his kind - the
Own it all: 8 seasons, exclusive art book and a bonus
disc of killer special features…in a collectible slide
box inspired by the one Dexter himself uses on the show
to catalog his kills! Join your favorite serial killer
in all 8 chilling seasons of Showtime’s Emmy® and Golden
Globe®-winning series. Blu-ray collection includes 25
discs, including all the episodes and the bonus disc!
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