Dexter (Major Spoilers).

I previously mentioned that I was going to start watching Dexter now that it was being edited and shown again on CBS.

After the third episode I was hooked. Luckily you can get the original Showtime series #1 available on DVD.

I've now seen all of season 1. It's excellent!

MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD.

Don't read any further if you haven't seen Dexter yet. Seriously. I'm going to give it away.

A friend also just watched the first series (just ahead of me). She described episode #8 as "Holy cow!". About Thursday last week, I started watching all the episodes "in bulk". Going into episode #8 I had two theories:

  1. That Dexter is the son of a serial killer. I wasn't sure if he was going to be related to the Ice Truck killer or not.

  2. After seeing episode #7, I though "Captain Hook" was the Ice Truck killer. "I studied human anatomy at ..." gave it away for me.

In episode #8 I thought the "Holy Cow" moment was that Dexter was going to tell all to the shrink. "I'm a serial killer". I didn't see that coming. I though he was then going to keep him in his confidence. I didn't think he was going to kill him. Got that wrong.

At the end of the episode of course, my second theory came true. That episode has to be some of the best TV I've ever seen.

The series finished nicely, wrapping up most things. You've got to wonder why Dexter's sister didn't taste menthol on her boyfriend before that moment on the yacht. He also seemed a tad too "normal" to me for a serial killer. I expected some kinds of noticeable idiosyncrasies.

They've left a couple of potential things that I guess will continue into the second series (Rita discovering her husband's missing shoe and having second thoughts about Dexter, and Sgt. Doakes continuing to get on Dexter's case).

I'm really looking forward to watching it.

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