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Dexter: Season 2 (2006)

Michael C. Hall  |  NR |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (589 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Michael C. Hall
  • Format: AC-3, Box set, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Showtime / Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: August 19, 2008
  • Run Time: 636 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (589 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000V86OKG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,545 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Dexter: Season 2" on IMDb

Special Features

  • All 12 episodes of Dexter: The Second Season
  • Michael C. Hall Podcast
  • Michael C. Hall Interview
  • Two episodes of Brotherhood: The Second Season
  • Two episodes of The Tudors: The Second Season
  • Two episodes of Californication: The First Season

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Dark and sinister is the new sexy, thanks to Dexter, which in its second season has proven to be the most successful series Showtime has offered up yet. Remember how much you squirmed in your seat during the season one finale? Believe it or not, the premiere of season two felt like it could have been a season finale--because jaws were on the floor when the credits rolled. For being a supposed sociopath, Dex is pretty broken up about the gruesome events that concluded last season. The one and only person who could possibly understand him is six feet under, and it seems our unlikely hero is losing his homicidal grip. He’s even having a little trouble slicing up a few of his latest victims (from a murderous gang member to a chainsaw-wielding fiend from his past). Enter Lila (Jaime Murray, Hustle), a lady with a sweet British accent and a few dark secrets of her own. She seems to accept Dex for who he really is, and he finds himself feeling relaxed for the first time in his life. In contrast, his relationship with his girlfriend Rita (Julie Benz) has been stretched almost to a breaking point. The problem is, he should be anything but relaxed. Someone picked a poor place to go scuba diving off the Florida coast, and came across an underwater graveyard: Dex’s primo spot for dropping dismembered bodies wrapped in heavy-duty trash bags. Word about the "Bay Harbor Butcher" gets out quick, and the F.B.I. sends the best of the best, Special Agent Frank Lundy (Keith Carradine, Deadwood) to work alongside the police to sniff out Miami’s latest serial killer. This guy is no schlub, and Dex may have met his match. And, yes, Dexter gets to work with Lundy on a daily basis, which provides some wonderfully awkward moments. It certainly doesn’t help that the intuitively paranoid Sergeant Doakes (Erik King, Oz) is hot on Dex’s trail.

Season two of Dexter is all about decisions. Lila or Rita? Old code or new code? Run or fight? Right or wrong? Well, one thing’s for sure: When it comes to writing, casting, acting, and production, the makers of this show made all the right decisions. Michael C. Hall is simply superb as the title character. You’ll never find yourself more willing to genuinely root for a serial killer. It’s bloody liberating. --Jordan Thompson

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Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Michael C. Hall. He takes life. Seriously! An incredibly likeable forensics expert leads a double-life as a vicious vigilante serial killer targeting murderers who wouldn't otherwise be brought to justice. 12 episodes on 4 DVDs. 2007/color/10 hrs., 36 min/NR/widescreen.

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62 of 69 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No Sophomore Slump for America's Favorite Serial Killer November 19, 2007
Format:DVD
Miami blood-spatter analyst and moonlighting serial killer Dexter Morgan spent the first season of Showtime's groundbreaking drama helping his police department track the Ice Truck Killer, a man who turned out to be the brother Dexter never knew. In Season Two, he helps hunt someone even closer...himself. When his Glad-bag graveyard is discovered at the bottom of the ocean, all of Miami buzzes about the Bay Harbor Butcher, the nocturnal crime fighter who litters the sea with body parts of bad guys.

The search for the Bay Harbor Butcher (and the ensuing cat and mouse game between Dexter and his colleagues) provides the overarching glue for Season Two. The middle episodes of the season feature the slippery Dexter trying to wiggle his way out of the grasp of the investigation, lead by new character FBI Special Agent Lundy (Keith Carradine), a professional everyman as unassuming as he is brilliant. Lundy's dedication and focus rival Dexter's and present a challenge for our hero even greater than his "game" with the Ice Truck Killer. Lundy's ritual and disciplined life of cucumber sandwich lunches and Chopin interludes clears his mind, giving him almost clairvoyance into the heart of his target.

The second principle plot centers on Dexter's new love interest, Lila. Early in the season, Dexter is able to explain away his erratic behavior to Doakes and Rita by pretending to be a recovering drug addict. His relationship with his sultry and insightful sponsor sparks tension between Dexter and his girlfriend and forces Dexter into chambers of his mind that have been closed for decades. In the arms of a troubled figure with a past nearly as dark as his own, Dexter feels understood for the first time.
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Long live Dexter! July 19, 2008
Format:DVD
Season two of this Showtime piece of excellence is just as good as the first season, if not better. If you haven't already met Dexter Morgan (played by Michael C. Hall), he's a Miami police forensic expert - he specialises in blood spatter - with a taste for murder all of his own. By twist of tale, Dexter's past comes back to haunt him this season and Dexter the hunter becomes Dexter the hunted. This takes the excitement and suspense up to new heights.

Dexter is still coming to terms with the season one's shock ending and initially finds (to his horror) that his killing skills are not what they used to be. And as if he didn't have enough worries, Sergeant Doakes (played by the lovely Erik King), the only one around who senses that Dexter is not all that he seems, is still very much on his case. Add to that the fact that his sister Debra (played by Jennifer Carpenter), who is still recovering from her own trauma from season one, is asked to join the FBI manhunt for him. The team is being led by Special Agent Lundy (played by Keith Carradine) and this is a development, Dexter remarks sardonically, that "makes for an awkward family dynamic".

Also very interesting to see this season, is the relationship between just-demoted Lt. Maria Laguerta (played by the brilliant Lauren Velez) and the new Lieutenant parachuted in over her head to take over her shift command, Lt. Esme Pasquale (played by Judith Scott). The cracks in Dexter's seemingly perfect relationship with girlfriend Rita (played by Julie Benz) that began to appear in season one, also begin to get wider this season so look out for Jaime Murray, fresh off her stint on BBC's drama "Hustle", playing the sexy, free-spirited Lila.

There's much more but I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it.
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48 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A bloody good show! October 12, 2008
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Even though I am a huge fan of "Dexter--the First Season," I couldn't imagine a better second season. In fact, I'm going to need imagination-stretching exercises because all the people behind "Dexter-The Second Season" give us just that--a BETTER second season!

An observation: Whoever determines casting definitely has an eye for borderline anorexic women with small breasts. Dexter's sister Debra, his girlfriend Rita, and newcomer Lila, an English woman he meets in a 12-step program and who becomes his sponsor for Season Two--all match that description.

In Season One Dexter tells us over and over he is emotionally dead, but as the season progresses, Dexter truly develops feelings for Rita and her two children. In Season Two he no longer denies his feelings, making it clear how much Rita means to him. However, Lila's presence and declaration that she understands him moves Dexter off-kilter.

Throw into the boiling pot the discovery of all Dexter's plastic bags of body parts hidden at the edge of the ocean's currents and the viewer has an explosive combination that keeps him/her on the edge for all of the second season.

But I neglect to include Special Agent Lundy, who has come to Miami to solve the serial killer case after the plastic bag discovery. He always gets his man and in one scene in particular, I could not imagine how Dexter would escape being identified. But remember? I have an imagination problem. I was wrong. Lundy (wonderfully played by Keith Carradine) also plays a pivotal role in a sub-plot. Nah, I'm not saying.

As the season nears the end, I am astonished to think that the program will end the way it seems to be heading.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it, just my kind of show!
Missing the walking dead, never seen this, love it, going to watch some more. Definitely "R" rated. Just really keeps you interested.
Published 1 day ago by Sandi
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
This is such an enjoyable series, so glad I am getting to enjoy it. Thank God for DVD's! Always can't wait until I start watching it again!
Published 20 days ago by Elayne D. Lindsey
5.0 out of 5 stars Dexter rocks
I loved Dexter! The acting and writing are top notch. Every episode was filled with humor, I.e., Debra with her fabulous potty mouth!
Published 20 days ago by MJ Corazon
5.0 out of 5 stars Continuing fun!
I found myself getting more into this show as the episodes continued, and I am not an easy viewer! Great job!
Published 24 days ago by T. D. Cox
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent series
Dexter was an excellent series and the first 4 seasons were captivating. It had a great run and I'll miss it greatly.
Published 29 days ago by FISH BOY
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series
I don't condon killing, but this was a good series. Michael Hall was very good at playing this part. Sorry to see it end.
Published 1 month ago by Becha Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great show
One of my new favorite shows I like to watch with my husband so buying it on DVD was definitely a must.
Published 1 month ago by L. Bass
5.0 out of 5 stars cheap & timely arrival
Love Dexter! This listing was one of the 1st to pop up when I searched it and it was cheap and arrived in a timely fashion.
Published 1 month ago by Rebecca Brien
1.0 out of 5 stars no Close-Captioning!!!!!
Dexter is a 5 star show but there is no closed-captioning despite what the DVD Setup says. I tried the DVDs in two different players, Sony & Zenith, and both players said that... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Redgecko
5.0 out of 5 stars great series...a must see
great series and well produced...dexter is a well thought out production..great entertainment! He is "Robin Hood" of Serial Killers who deserve it....btw... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Michael A. Kearnes
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