Dexter

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Prepare yourself for D-Day. The explosively popular DEXTER is back with a vengeance in a fresh new season of startling suspense and unexpected twists. One year older and wiser, Dexter's living the good life. He's come to terms with who he is and has perfected the delicate balance of work, family and his deadly extracurricular activities. But his perfect existence is shattered when he crosses paths with an enemy unlike any he's faced before. A delusional zealot with unflinching convictions, this new adversary soon draws him into a dangerous gamethat could well end in disaster.
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  1. 1. Those Kinds of Things
    October 2, 2011
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    Season 6 starts with Dexter Morgan attending his 20th high school reunion to hunt a former Prom King. Everything's going perfectly for Dexter until Homicide comes up against a gruesome, faith-inspired murder. It leaves Dexter asking some bigger, spiritual questions about what to pass on to his son. Debra Morgan, in a solid place in her relationship with Quinn and in her role as detective, becomes an unexpected hero.
  2. 2. Once Upon A Time
    October 9, 2011
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    To solve a mysterious and macabre murder, Homicide brings in Brother Sam, a minister with a criminal past. But when Dexter meets Brother Sam, he doesn't recognize a man of God, but a fellow killer who might have found a cover even better than his own. Debra, now a local hero, is surprised by two life changing proposals.
  3. 3. Smokey and the Bandit
    October 16, 2011
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    Dexter is confronted with a sobering glimpse of his own potential future when a serial killer from his past makes a startling reappearance. Debra is uncomfortable in her new job. And Travis struggles to keep his mentor happy, as he and Gellar prepare their next twisted tableau, ensuring Debra's next task will be a daunting one.
  4. 4. A Horse Of A Different Color
    October 23, 2011
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    Much to his own surprise, an emergency with Harrison has Dexter leaning on Brother Sam for support as he questions the idea of faith. But when Dexter is confronted with Gellar and Travis' next awful tableau, he is forced to ask if faith, in the wrong hands, is deadly. With proof of a religiously motivated killer, Homicide hunts for a zealot, with Debra giving her first official Press Conference. As Homicide narrows in on a suspect, a winged messenger has an unexpected revelation for Dexter.
  5. 5. The Angel of Death
    October 30, 2011
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    With the help of his newfound friend, Brother Sam, Dexter wonders if there is light within him to counter the darkness. The search for the Doomsday Killers takes Dexter in a new direction, while Batista and Quinn pay a visit to the university where Professor Gellar taught. Due to departmental regulation following the shooting, Debra is forced to begin therapy.
  6. 6. Just Let Go
    November 6, 2011
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    Dexter is caught up in a very personal case that awakens the needs of his Dark Passenger. Meanwhile, Debra feels overwhelmed by her new Lieutenant duties, made all the more complicated when she finds out Quinn slept with a witness in the Doomsday case.
  7. 7. Nebraska
    November 13, 2011
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    Dexter finds himself teamed up with a fellow Dark Passenger when he takes a road trip to Nebraska to tie up some loose ends from the past. As Debra continues to lead the investigation into the Doomsday killings, she deals with the complications of being a lieutenant.
  8. 8. Sin Of Omission
    November 20, 2011
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    Dexter uses lessons he learned from Brother Sam to follow up on some new leads in the Doomsday investigation. Debra butts heads with Captain LaGuerta over the case of a dead call girl.
  9. 9. Get Gellar
    November 27, 2011
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    Dexter finds help from an unexpected avenue while on the hunt for the Doomsday Killers, all the while trying to stay one step ahead of the Homicide Division. Debra continues to see her therapist and discovers something new about herself.
  10. 10. Ricochet Rabbit
    December 4, 2011
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    Dexter tries to figure out the Doomsday Killers' next victim before it's too late. Debra has a strong reaction to a crime scene, which leads her to the realization that she leans too heavily on her brother.
  11. 11. Talk to the Hand
    December 11, 2011
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    Dexter finds that in order to catch the Doomsday Killers, he must follow in their footsteps and create a macabre tableau of his own. Debra's battle with LaGuerta over the case of the dead call girl boils over. Debra's therapist makes an unnerving suggestion.
  12. 12. This is the Way the World Ends
    December 18, 2011
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    Dexter and the Homicide Division race against a lunar eclipse to catch the Doomsday Killers before their final gruesome act. Debra struggles with, but finally faces up to, a new emotional reality.

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H. BalaReviewed in the United States on January 5, 2013
4.0 out of 5 starsCan Mos Def redeem Dexter's soul? Or will he end up on Dexter's table?
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- Brother Sam: "If you put your faith in the wrong thing, it can really ef you up." (except Brother Sam didn't say "ef")

DEXTER's Season Six gives you the awesome and gives you the suck. I do feel that this is the weakest season in the series. Not that I'll ever stop tuning in; I'm addicted to this show. Only, I'd never seen Edward James Olmos sleepwalk thru a role before. Even Steven Wright thinks Olmos is too understated.

Catching up with our favorite serial killer: All is well in Dexter Morgan's corner of the world. He's moving on from his wife's bloody murder and from Lumen's abandoning him. He's very much a caring single parent - his kid's two now - and his job as blood spatter analyst at Miami Metro PD is fulfilling. And then there's his hobby... he hasn't given up gratifying his Dark Passenger. But Dexter's got his s*** together. As Season Six opens, he's off to attend his 20-year high school reunion. There, he busts a move to M.C. Hammer and plays flag football. He even gets lucky. But who're we kidding? Dexter is attending his high school reunion to target his next victim. Life is good for the Bay Harbor Butcher.

This is the season wherein Dexter starts exploring religion. The charismatic Mos Def plays Brother Sam, murderous ex-con turned man-of-the-cloth who walks into Dexter's life and befriends him. Dexter is initially skeptical and dismissive and even targets him as a potential kill. But there's something about Brother Sam. Has he really turned a new leaf? Can he teach Dexter about the nature of faith? Mos Def turns in a mesmerizing performance.Even as Dexter seeks religious enlightenment, Miami Metro PD's Homicide Division investigates a series of grotesque killings that immediately assumes biblical connotations. How long before Dexter's spiritual quest collides with the Doomsday Killer's apocalyptic mission?

This show has always been deliberately messy, but, yikes, the creep factor is off the chain this season. It's hard to pin down Colin Hanks' character. He's uneasy in his own skin. He's at war with himself, his reasoning self versus his very own Dark Passenger. However, I found myself wanting to skip ahead whenever the camera shifts to his and Olmos' narrative. Their dialogue is so heavy-handed. They just don't measure up to the show's past villains. Lithgow has set such lofty standards, it's ridiculous. Even Jimmy Smits from Season 3 brought a more commanding presence.

Okay, off the top of my head, the unsatisfying stuff (and there's quite a bit): I didn't like that Louis the intern's arc never really goes anywhere. We have to wait until Season 7 for that to play out. In fact, even the blonde intern's arc pretty much fizzled early in the season. And ***Mild SPOILERS*** now for the rest of this paragraph: I wasn't buying it when the detectives insisted on waiting for Dexter before entering a crime scene. This allowed Dexter to be the first to step into the room in which the Doomsday Killer had drawn Dexter's likeness on a mural painting of the Devil. Needless to say, Dexter promptly made some cosmetic changes. With a hammer.

And it's convenient, isn't it, that Angel Batista's sister had moved in next door to Dexter, this making it easier for Dexter to land a babysitter anytime he had to step out?

And then there's that shift in Dexter and Deb's relationship, predominantly from Deb's perspective. It's a stunning revelation and it's cheapening. It undermines what has been a constant strength of the show: Dexter and Deb as a dysfunctional brother and sister pair who screws up a lot but nevertheless cares deeply for each other. This monumental reveal feels a bit insulting, as if the writers all of a sudden determined that the preexisting family dynamics weren't enough to anchor the show. That, more than anything else, is what's disappointing.

I think whenever religion is introduced as a central theme, there's a concern that the tone may take on a certain heavy-handedness. Again, the scenes between Hanks and Olmos did nothing for me. There's also that telegraphed and pretty played-out plot twist concerning Olmos.

I do like that Deb's arc plants her and the self-promoting LaGuerta more firmly in the spotlight. I love Jennifer Carpenter's rawness, her evocation of a broken but resilient woman. David Zayas is solid as Batista. He projects quiet reserves of strength. The show's weak link,Desmond Harrington's Detective Quinn, continues to be the poster boy for super-bland bad boys. C.S. Lee's lecherous Masuka keeps making me laugh. Michael C. Hall keeps doing the improbable, making his serial killer a lovable character. His inner monologues continue to make for a fascinating listen.

Other folks had already mentioned this, but here it is one more time, just in case... Be aware that each of the 4 discs starts with a 2-minute promo that showcases several Showtime programs. Be aware that you cannot fast forward thru this promo or skip ahead to the menu. About a minute in, this promo reveals the shocking last scene of Season 6's final episode. It's a moment that fans had long been salivating for, and it just about salvages the entire season for me, a season which, by the way, feels more like a set-up for the next season. But now here's me backing down. As critical as I've been, I still love this show, love the cast, love the premise, love the final episode's jaw-dropping closing moment. So, 3.5 out of 5 stars for DEXTER Season 6.

Anyway, the 12 episodes are on 4 discs, with Disc 4 containing these following bonus features:

- Interviews with Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Lauren Velez, C.S. Lee, Colin Hanks, and Desmond Harrington
- Text Biographies
- Photo Gallery
- HOUSE OF LIES - episodes 1 & 2
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Jack D. LowryReviewed in the United States on May 22, 2013
5.0 out of 5 starsMy first five star rating of Dexter since season three
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Dexter season six was in my viewpoint much better then season four and five because I enjoyed the storyline for this whole season of Dexter. People have said this is the religious season of Dexter and that he is looking for answers to many questions that he is pondering. But as normal for me I will give you guys and ladies highlights and a few spoilers of the season six. Season starts off with a bang with Dexter killing people, then is called to a crime scene and they have to open up the victim to see what is inside his stomache(buy the season to see for yourselves). Debs personal life gets in way of her work after she is offered a promotion to boss. Musuka gets a helper for this season and he proves to be up to no good (have to buy the season to see what I mean). The cops get a lead on the religious killers going on the book of revlations and refer to as doomsday killers, Dexter ask God for a favor for his son. Dexter starts to figure out the names of the killers and tries to hunt them down, Sam gives Dexter advice on how to let go of the darkness within his heart and try to forgive. Dexter listens to the advice of Sam and forgives himself for the death of his brother Rudy. Sam leaves Dexter his Bible and Dexter starts to read it looking for answers, then he finds a lead and goes to an old church to find the killers. Deb making headway in theorpy and Dexter figures out the next victim of the killers, as season goes on Dexter fixes out Travis is working alone and the other killer is already dead. Travis tries to send in a follower to do God's will, then Travis tries to kill Dexter in a religious mannor called the Lake of Fire but of course he survies. Travis comes up with a final plan to do the sacrifice unless Dexter stops him, he of course finds Travis and they fight then Dexter takes Travis to the church and choices to do what he does best to bad people, only one thing goes horribly wrong(you have to buy the season six DVD set to find out). But speaking bluntly it's a hell of a cliffhanger my mouth dropped open. What did it for me was all the religious stuff because I am Catholic and enjoy many aspects of the Bible and it's teachings. Also forget about the bad reviews because of the intro on the DVD set if you truly love the show Dexter watch this season with an open mind and you will be blown away as much as I was and still enjoy every season of Dexter even the ones I gave four star ratings to because you have to look at the season as a whole not just each episode. I was very pleased with this season can't wait to buy season seven when I have some extra money.
GeoReviewed in the United States on September 17, 2012
4.0 out of 5 starsC'mon-- it's Dexter!
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Dexter's sixth season is not the best season that they have produced. That said, it is still Dexter and that means that it is heads and tails better than anything else on TV.

We do not subscribe to Showtime so it is an annual tradition to buy the latest season every August and view it from beginning to end over a period of two days. This sixth season was no different and as enjoyable as ever. I cannot pretend to be a professional TV critic but I know what I like and this latest season of Dexter is, again, wonderfully sick and twisted. Michael C Hall IS Dexter and his ex wife who plays his "'sister" is equally talented.This latest season is a great place to invest your entertainment dollar as the entertainment value is built in. So--- here I sit waiting for next August so I can do it again.

Also- just as an aside- the Amazon price- especially for the Blu Ray version of this latest season is the lowest I've found anywhere. If you have ever been a Dexter fan, this latest season will not disappoint. If you've never been exposed to it----- where have you been? Dexter will- literally- kill you!
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barryReviewed in the United States on September 16, 2012
5.0 out of 5 starsReview of the blu ray
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I have been a huge fan of DEXTER right from the beginning of the very first season. It is a show that fully pulls you in and has a premise much deeper than the simple description of blood analyst by day/serial killer of those worthy by night. This show really gets into the mind of Dexter and we get to fully understand how he became the way he, why he does what he does and also understand his reasonings. DEXTER is one of the best shows out there and though this season, the sixth, is not totally up to par with the better seasons, it is still better than most television out there.

The blu ray presentation here is amazing as all the seasons are. The black/white ratio is excellent and colors are bright and vivid and pop. Skin tone is very realistic and clarity is amazingly precise. The darker scenes are just as vivid as the beautiful Florida scenery shots. Add to the almost perfect 1080p video a Dolby Tru-HD 5.1 audio that is sublime and you have the best viewing experience possible. Dexter's voice overs come out the speakers strong and present. The rest of the dialogue is crisp and clear as well. And surround speakers are put to great use here. There is much action with season 6 and at the right moments all speakers are utilized for utmost effect.

My opinion on season 6 has changed greatly from my opinion after watching it air last season. Upon first tv viewing I found the season a little lackluster but was totally enthralled by the character Brother Sam played by Mos Def and found the ending an excellent unexpected twist that definitely made the whole season make sense and also sets up season 7 expertly. Season 6 is primarily about Dexter facing the issue of religion especially in regards to what he wants to teach his son Harrison. The Doomsday Killer is the evil entity this season and with first viewing it didn't seem fully effective to me. The first 8 episodes were fine but the next 3 seemed to loose steam before the final explosive excellent episode. After a reviewing of the season on blu ray I now can honestly say everything about this season was excellent and it was all held together as always by the presence and superb acting of Michael C. Hall as Dexter. The entire reason this season seems a little subpar is the casting. DEXTER has always cast the perfect people from Jimmy Smits to John Lithgow. Edward James Olmos and Colin Hanks just don't cut it here and the entire season is brought down a bit from it. The story line of religion is a good one and it is handled well here as we see Dexter struggle with it. Mos Def as Brother Sam brought a superb depth but the growing horror and suspense in the later episodes here totally lacked in true intensity due to Colin Hanks just not being able to handle the characterization he was given. Luckily, Michael C. hall runs the show and each episode still rings true due to him. Season 6 also has added emotional depth and intensity due to the welcome development of Debra, Dexter's sister played superbly by Jennifer Carpenter. She has always been a major player in the show but this seasons her role becomes eve more complex and imoportant.

Bottom line, DEXTER is such a great show that each season will have much discussion of how it held up to the others. Season 6, though not the best, is still great and is a must own for DEXTER fans. And the blu ray is definitely the way to see it. Highly recommended.
jtayReviewed in the United States on January 16, 2013
5.0 out of 5 starsUnless you just don't like violence in what you watch, get this!
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I've always loved crime stories, so this show is right up my alley. (I also worked in a correctional center as a nurse. for 8 yrs. in the Forensics Unit where I saw many of the horrible murderers that some of deep down secretly wish we had a Dexter roaming around). Dexter has never failed to entertain me since season one. No, we've never seen him cut up a body, but we see time and time where he makes a cut on his victim's face to have just enough blood to put it a vial and hide behind his air conditioner in his apt. If you don't know Dexter, I'll give you a very short look into his life. As a child he witneseses the brutal murder of his own Mother. The cop who finds him crying in a puddle of his Mom's blood adopts him into his family. He has a sister. She later becomes a tough cop and Dexter becomes an expert on blood analysis from murder scenes and works for the same police department. He's had murderous thoughts since his Mother's death. When he sees some much of the scum of the earth getting away with murder, he decides to step in and do justice on his own without mercy. The writer's of this show have done a wonderful job of taking us through a journey of "they got what they deserved", all the way with us cheering on the likeable murderer. There are some very serious changes in Dexter's life and that keeps us wanting more and more of Dexter.
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WrathReviewed in the United States on April 6, 2013
3.0 out of 5 starsGreat season, poor product
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I should start off by saying that this is a great season of Dexter in which we get to see a lot of development out of all of the characters. I particularly like the dynamic between good and evil, how Dexter deals with light and dark and how Dexter struggles to contend with things that seem to be higher than himself. It's an interesting season that definitely shouldn't be missed for any Dexter fans.
SO now on to the DVD review itself. I have been a huge fan of Dexter since season one. It always feels great to get the latest season and add it to my shelf like Dexter adds slides to his box. However I have noticed a trend with the DVD box sets that is just too big to ignore.The quality. Don't get me wrong, I am not a guy that has to have HD picture or even Blu Ray for everything, I am perfectly content with a good old fashioned regular DVD but this season's picture quality is quite frankly atrocious. It's pixelated and dark to the point that I can't even tell what some smaller objects even are. I don't know who did a quality check on this but they need to seriously find a new job. The plastic is cheap and flimsier than it has ever been and that's saying quite a bit because they have always used the smaller cases for each season but this is the first time I have had one just break one use. The special features are sub par but really they have never had interesting features on their DVDs. I wish I could say that this was the fault of the 3rd party vendor I bought it from on Amazon but unfortunately the season was SEALED when I got it so there was no way for the 3rd party vendor to tamper with it unless they are just seriously good at making it look factory sealed,which I doubt. I am seriously surprised that anyone from Showtime, CBS DVD or Paramount had the gumption to put their name on this poorly executed box set and quite frankly they should be ashamed for such a serious slip in quality.
I am just hoping that in the future they will decide to put a bit more time and effort in to giving me a quality product instead of just shoving the DVD out there and trying to rip me off.
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MDReviewed in the United States on December 27, 2012
4.0 out of 5 starsReview of the show itself, not the DVDs
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I watched Season 6 as streaming content on Amazon, not as DVDs, so my review only has to do with the content of the show.

I watched the first few seasons of Dexter, but grew tired of the series and some of the characters by Season 4. The finale of that season hooked me back in (Rita's death). I loved Season 5 and couldn't resist another season, so I watched 6 all the way through.

This season is still very good. Dexter's psychological (and spiritual) development continues, and other characters are evolving nicely (particularly Deb, who seems stronger in a leadership role as lieutenant). The characters' complex relationships with one another is still one of the most engaging aspects of the show.

On the negative side, the episodes felt drawn out, as if the writers were simply trying to take an idea and stretch it out into a full season's worth of content. I found myself getting bored and restless by season's end. Nevertheless, the finale is a real doozy (rivals Season 4's finale in terms of "wow").

If you are a Dexter fan, you have to watch Season 6. It may leave you with some mixed feelings about some of the story lines, but there's no doubt that Dexter is still one of the best shows on television.
M. SagorReviewed in the United States on May 20, 2013
4.0 out of 5 starsDexter's Final Season begins June 30
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I have no idea why I love this series! he is a blood splatter analyst with Miami PD and his sister is the trash-mouthed but very effective Homocide Lt. She catches the bad guys but if the justice system doesn't properly deal with them, he re-catches and kills them. There is no reason for this to have become so addictive, but somehow it did. There were some terrible twists to the story in last year's season and I am concerned about how they will tie up the storylines...but I just can't stop watching!
Now, about the DVDs themselves: I took the set to a friend's house so he could see what I have been talking about. Neither of the first 2 (out of 4) would play on his machine. DVD #3 did play, though, and he says he understands my fascination with the series.
I brought them home with me, thinking I would have to return at least the ones that wouldn't play - but decided to test them at home and they worked perfectly. So, I guess the moral of the story is that not all DVD players are equal.
If you have never seen the show, I would recommend you watch it at least once (it's on Showtime, Netfix, and probably Hulu) to see how you can like a serial killer!!
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