Holy shit! Who saw this?! What a great show!
Basically, its a dark comedy about a forensic investigator who is also a serial killer that preys on other killers because his father taught him to channel his ‘gifts’ and be more productive to society. It actually succeeds at making a hero out of a monster! Not an easy task.
Honestly, it really seems to capture the idea of a mostly emotionless person acting like a regular human to fit into society. My only complaint so far is that most killers seem to have serious psychological issues that would preclude them from normal behavior, but perhaps they are too varied to really be able to tell how well that statement fits. Here, Dexter seems to be a killer born with bloodlust, but shaped with a caring hand to be intelligent enough to learn to “fit in” and control his urges.
I’m going to have to read the book its based on–Darkly Dreaming Dexter I think–because it feels like they’re probably doing it up right for once.