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Saturday, November 03, 2007

Dexter's Laboratory

This is not in reference to the fabulously genius cartoon. One of my favorites in a list that includes Spongebob Squarepants and naturally, The Simpson's.

But I would be referring to a fabulous non-cartoon show called "Dexter", which airs on Showtime.

It's now in it's second season and has made a great second season storyline for Season Two, which is pretty creative after an amazing Season One.

If you haven't seen Dexter, or have not even heard of it, the gist of the show is that Dexter is a serial killer. Not just any serial killer, but a serial killer who works as a blood expert for the Miami Police department.

And like no other serial killer, he kills the bad guys. Not because he actually has a heart -- he doesn't -- but because he is a psychopath who grew up with a father figure that knew he was a psychopath...and who instructed him to kill bad people to fulfill his serial killer ways.

The show stars Michael C. Hall, who was one of the many great characters in the stupendous HBO series, Six Feet Under. Michael C. hall showcases amazing talent, to go from a very believable gay funeral director (in Six Feet Under), to a stoic serial killer in Dexter. And BTW, if you didn't know, Michael C. Hall is a Raleigh native.

All the other folks in the series are awesome. Dexter's 'sister' (he is adopted) is a detective for the Miami Police department. She annoys the hell out of me but I like her. Just sheer great acting and writing to develop such a character that could make me dislike her solely based on her neurotic 'personality'.

Lauren Velez and David Sayas, of another amazing HBO series, Oz, are also on the show, working in the Miami Police department, as the lieutenant and a detective (respectively).

The show is sick. It is not for the faint of heart. If you could watch Oz, you may be as mucked up as I am and are able to watch Dexter with no problem. If that's so, give it a try. I'd say start now, but if you want to start from the beginning, find Season One and catch up. It's gone beyond 'getting good'.


  1. Alright... season one is in the queue. BTW I dig your writing style. Sounds like Did you ever check out WEbook? I really think you would like it since you like to read. Another BTW (for the sake of boasting)Mary's book made the cut to the next level of consideration for publication. Hers is one of ~24 chosen out of >500..! You should check it out and send her a fuzzy hug!

  2. Oops, I started to say sounds like a TV guide article...