As of late I’ve been quite busy, so busy in fact I haven’t had the time to sit down and write. But today my mind started rolling and I came up with this idea. I work almost every night and there are some nights where I come home exhausted and want to sleep, but I never actually get to sleep. So I’ll get out of bed, drag myself to the television and search Netflix for a movie I’ve never seen before. Sometimes I’ll even begin a new television show. But that hour or more I take for myself is always really nice. So I figured why not turn my late nights into a little column called ‘What’s Anna Watching?’
The other day my husband and I took a trip to Best Buy. We were in search for a new CD but ended up leaving with the first season of Dexter. I’ve been told by many people to sit down and watch Dexter, but I never did. My sole reason was that I thought the show was extremely gory and I’m not one to handle intense gore very well. But I figured I’d give it a shot because I’d never seen it before (and my husband was paying for it).
The past two days I have watched the first five episodes and the show is absolutely fantastic. If you are not familiar with Dexter here’s a bit of information. Dexter premiered back in 2006 on Showtime and stars Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan, a forensics officer for the Miami Police Department, who when off the clock gets justice to those who have gotten away with horrendous crimes. He takes enjoyment in killing but was taught at a young age that the only way he can enjoy his craft is if he does it to those who deserve it.
Dexter is an emotionless man who knows how to fake emotion very well. What’s absolutely intriguing about his character is that he’s really nice guy you’d never guess is a serial killer. It’s so fascinating and rather humorous at the same time. Michael C. Hall is brilliant as Dexter and huge reason the show has done so well but the writing is witty and smart.
Dexter’s supporting cast features Julie Benz as Dexter’s damaged girlfriend and Jennifer Carpenter as Dexter’s foster sister who works as an officer, aid in Dexter’s character evolving from an emotionless killer to something more. I love every minute Benz’ character Rita is on screen, but I find Carpenter’s character Debra Morgan extremely annoying. Even though she’s sassy and curses every minute like me, I find her irritating. Since I’m only five episodes in I’m waiting to find out if it’s just a flaw in the character of Deb Morgan or if Carpenter is really not that good of an actress.
I highly recommend this show to those who haven’t seen it. It’s not at all gory like I anticipated and I now have a Dexter addiction. Dexter is intriguing, light, witty, serious and just gets your mind rolling. To those who haven’t seen it and always wanted to, watch it and to those who love the show, let’s talk.
Anna’s rating: 3.5/4 stars