Dexter was adopted by a Miami police officer who recognized his homicidal tendencies and taught him to channel his gruesome passion for dissection in a "constructive" way: by killing only heinous criminals (such as child molesters, mob assassins, and serial killers of the innocent) who have slipped through the justice system. To satisfy his interest in blood and to facilitate his own crimes, Dexter works as a blood spatter analyst for the Miami police. Although his drive to kill is unflinching, he is easily able to fake normal emotions and keep up his appearance as a socially-responsible human being. He is well-liked by most of his colleagues, his girlfriend, and her children.
I admit it sounds totally not awesome, and I was quite hesitant to watch it, particularly after I realised it wasn't a show about a talking smart cartoon dog. But it sucks you in to the story, it's funny and it's lovely and it's a good kind of thriller.
It also stars Michael C Hall.
How about if you look at the guy on the left:
That's right! He played the gay brother in Six Foot Under. And he was the only reason I occasionally watched that show. And then I felt a little weird about crushing on the gay guy. Until I started watching the show where he plays a homocidal sociopath who is just totally hot.
BUT - can you blame me?
I hate thrillers, I hate gore and I hate horror. But you can totally look away when it's about to show a skin slice and it's not all that bad.
He's charming and sweet and totally mental, but he just tries so hard you can't not love him and be thinking of him at times when you really shouldn't be.
It's totally worth looking like a smug tosser for.
Please watch it so we can talk about our favorite parts?!