Dexter: Season 1

Dexter: Season 1

Dexter: Season 1

In a role that earned him multiple Emmy nominations, Michael C. Hall is Dexter Morgan—a blood spatter pattern analyst who secretly quenches his thirst for murder by killing the criminals that slip past the law. 

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EPISODE 1.1
1 January 2006

Dexter

Dexter Morgan, a Miami Metro Police Department blood spatter analyst, is living a double life. After his day job with the police department, Dexter moonlights as a serial killer, hunting and killing criminals who... MORE slip through the justice system. Dexter's sister, Debra, a vice squad officer, pulls Dexter into her world when another serial killer is killing prostitutes and leaving their bloodless bodies dismembered in various locations around Miami. Meanwhile, Dexter hunts a man who made snuff videos and killed a mother of two.

EPISODE 1.2
1 January 2006

Crocodile

As Dexter stalks his next victim, a drunk driver who is about to be acquitted for vehicular homicide that resulted in the death of a teenage boy, the Ice Truck Killer strikes again and later... MORE gets in touch with Dexter. Meanwhile, when a cop is found murdered, Dexter helps Doakes and Debra investigate a crime boss who they believe is responsible.

EPISODE 1.3
1 January 2006

Popping Cherry

"The Ice Truck Killer" strikes again and new homicide officer Debra is assigned the case, but she gets reprimanded for violating the chain of command; flashbacks offer insight into Dexter's homicidal tendencies and take him... MORE back to his first time "taking out the garbage"; Doakes gets on the bad side of a drug kingpin.

EPISODE 1.4
1 January 2006

Let's Give the Boy a Hand

The Ice Truck Killer leaves severed body parts from his victims at locations that are linked to memories from Dexter's troubled childhood, which begins to get into Dexter's head.

EPISODE 1.5
1 January 2006

Love American Style

The homicide division is handed an unbelievable lead when the Ice Truck Killer's latest victim is found alive but mutilated; Dexter is on the trail of a person who traffics in humans.

EPISODE 1.6
1 January 2006

Return to Sender

The Ice Truck Killer leaves a clue at the scene where Dexter has dispatched his latest victim, and Dexter is worried that someone might have witnessed his killing. Rita is trying to deal with her... MORE ex-husband.

EPISODE 1.7
1 January 2006

Circle of Friends

The squad identifies the Ice Truck Killer; Rita's ex-husband, an abusive addict, is paroled.

EPISODE 1.8
1 January 2006

Shrink Wrap

Dexter appears to be connected to a psychiatrist suspected of murdering a suicidal patient.

EPISODE 1.9
1 January 2006

Father Knows Best

While on a weekend getaway with Rita, his sister and her new beau, Dexter learns that his biological father, thought to be dead for 30 years, has just passed away, and that he's willed his... MORE son everything he owned.

EPISODE 1.10
1 January 2006

Seeing Red

The Ice Truck Killer prepares a crime scene for Dexter: a hotel room all covered in his previous victim's blood. But Dexter does not appreciate this gift, because his childhood memories hunt him.

EPISODE 1.11
1 January 2006

Truth Be Told

The Ice Truck Killer sets a trap for Dexter by kidnapping someone close to him; Dexter's increasingly odd behavior piques Doakes's interest.

EPISODE 1.12
1 January 2006

Born Free

Dexter figures out who the Ice Truck Killer is, along with a dark secret from his troubled past. Meanwhile, La Guerta is replaced with a new boss and Angel figures out a way how to... MORE track the killer while he's still in hospital.

Dexter: Season 1 / Reviews

Variety

Variety

If brilliant, psychotic lunatics are your bag, by all means, climb aboard.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

A good drama but an average psychological study.

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Vulture

Vulture

Dexter boasts the most mischievous sense of art direction on TV, making giddy Abstract Expressionism out of squirted gore...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

It serves as the next step in the relentless escalation of eroticized violence on television, a "CSI" for premium cable.

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

The grotesqueries of "Dexter" are not something that can easily be dismissed.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

This is a curious chimera that wears humour and menace with equal flourish, without ever needing to sacrifice one to feed the other.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

The linchpin of the show, increasingly, is Dexter's relationship with his girlfriend, Rita...

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New York Daily News

New York Daily News

Every element expertly draws you into its protagonist's sordid world.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Provides one of the small screen's most appealing antiheroes.

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IGN

IGN

Serial killers are a familiar subject in fiction, but Dexter Morgan already has a spot right at the top of the most memorable.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Dexter isn't just clever and original, it's also incredibly funny, which is quite an achievement given its gruesome subject matter.

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