Dexter

Dexter

American crime drama television series
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Dexter

Dexter is an American crime drama mystery television series that aired on Showtime from October 1, 2006, to September 22, 2013. Set in Miami, the series centers on Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), a forensic technician specializing in bloodstain pattern analysis for the fictional Miami Metro Police Department, who leads a secret parallel life as a vigilante serial killer, hunting down murderers who have slipped through the cracks of the justice system. The show's first season was derived from the novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter (2004), the first in a series of novels by Jeff Lindsay. It was adapted for television by James Manos Jr., who wrote the first episode. Subsequent seasons evolved independently of Lindsay's works.

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English
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8
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45–60 minutes
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John Goldwyn Productions
The Colleton Company
Clyde Phillips Productions
(2006-2009)
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801 Productions
(2010)
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Devilina Productions
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Showtime Networks
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October 1, 2006 (2006-10-01)
September 22, 2013 (2013-09-22)
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[repeated line] Dexter Morgan: [thinking] Tonight's the night.
  • Dexter on average kills one person a month which means he accounts for roughly 15%-20% of the murders in Miami from 2006-2013 (there were anywhere between 59-79 murders a year during that time frame) however Dexter's murders are often reported as missing persons.
  • Though they play brother and sister in the series, having met on the show, Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter married on 31st December 2008. They subsequently divorced in December 2010, but continued to work together in the show.
  • Sergeant Doakes makes comments toward Dexter that after looking into his background, Dexter studied Advanced Jujitsu in college (which would possibly equate to a black belt), and that Dexter finished top of his class in medical school, but chose blood spatter analysis as his career. This implies that Dexter is a non-practicing M.D., though it's never furthered explored or mentioned thereafter.
  • Dexter frequently uses aliases that make reference to Bret Easton Ellis books and their film adaptations. These include using "Patrick Bateman" (the main character from American Psycho (2000)) when buying tranquilizers and "Sean Ellis" (reference to both Ellis and Sean Bateman - from The Rules of Attraction (2002)) when seeing a psychiatrist.
  • Season 4, 6 and 7 are the only ones to end with a cliffhanger.

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