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Friday, June 5, 2009

Dexter: One Sexy Serial Killer



So here's my confession: I watch Dexter. If you don't know what Dexter is about, he's basically a guy that works in the Miami homicide crime lab (think CSI guy) that goes and kills other killers that aren't put away in jail. Translation: serial killer. He does this because they are bad, bad people, and Dexter wants them brought to justice. Oh, and maybe because...he was three years old when his mother was sawed to bits with a chainsaw right in front of him, and then he was abandoned there for three days in a pool of her blood before he was rescued. Small detail. Can you say issues? So...yeah, its not exactly a bright and shiny kind of story.

I know what you're thinking...Ew! Kris is a sick freak for watching and enjoying this show, and I'm never going to come back to this blog again! And I would argue that Dexter is certainly no worse than Rock of Love, Charm School, or any of those other VH1 Celebreality shows. Judge not, people!

Let me just share with you why Dexter is so awesome....

The audience knows Dexter is a complete sociopath. Truly. He's a crazy murderer, and he enjoys it. He's very careful and methodic so that he won't get caught, and his knowledge of crime scene evidence makes him very good at covering his tracks. So no one knows his secret, not his coworkers, not his sister (also a cop in the dept), not his girlfriend. No one. The only person who knew was his dead adoptive father (the original cop that found him in the pool of blood), and his dad is the one who trained him to cover his tracks. But here's the thing. You don't want him to get caught. The writing and acting on this show are completely genius, because they manage to make Dexter extremely likeable. And charming. Even...sexy. Always with that underlying darkness to his personality.


For example, Dexter's girlfriend is a hardworking single mom with two adorable kids. And he is so great with the kids and treats all of them so well. And we know he would never hurt them, because he only hurts other criminals. So the girlfriend and kids are totally safe with him. Right? He only butchers people in his free time.

Riiiiight. Ok, so there is definitely some flawed logic there, but I'm not kidding, this show is awesome. It originally aired on Showtime, but last year one of the CBS/NBC/ABC networks started airing edited versions of it and I got hooked. Now I'm watching Season 2 on dvd, and it blows my mind almost every episode. Expect the cussing, token female nudity, and a fair amount of blood, just like you would of any Showtime or HBO show.

8 comments:

rychelle said...

we don't get showtime or hbo (or whatever movie channel this show is on), but my brother and his girlfriend LOVE that show. they talk about it all the time.

NIKOL said...

I'm taking the Rock of Love name drop as a shout out to me. You know I love all that VH1 trash.

I've heard great stuff about Dexter. I've also heard good stuff about Weeds. So many good shows out there, so little time to watch.

Kris said...

I don't get Showtime or HBO, but I don't need to when I have Netflix. And then I can watch them all during the summer when there is nothing else on. Soon I'll be moving on to Flight of the Conchords.

Nikol, that wasn't a shout out to you. You already know me and all my flaws too well to start judging me for watching Dexter, right? Just like I don't judge you (or anyone else) for watching VH1 shows. To each his own. Now if I started my own Stephenie Meyer fan club, then I'd worry about you judging me.

NIKOL said...

YOU WILL LOVE FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS. IT'S THE BEST SHOW! IT'S SO GREAT, I HAVE TO TALK IN ALL CAPS JUST LIKE KANYE!!!

peewee said...

I was reading yoru post and my eyes rolled back into my head...

I LOVE DEXTER WITH ALL MY HEART...MY BLOODY BLOODY HEART!!!

I watched season 2 on DVD....and COULD NOT STOP..I think I watched every single one is 2 days. for real. When u come out of a viewing like that, you FEEL like a serial killer. A super funny HOT serial killer!!

AND....season three??? OH.MY.GOD.

Just when you think it can't get better? IT DOES!

peewee said...

oh, and I think we've been separated at birth or something

Karen said...

I watched an episode or two when it was on CBS last year. It seemed good, but the one I watched was so slow that I just totally forgot about watching any more. I'll probably pick it up again. After I finish The Tudors and Wonderfalls and about a half dozen other TV shows I've been trying to catch on DVD.

ROSBS said...

I literally just got hooked on that (I finished the first season last night and started it the night before. HOOKED, I TELL YOU!)