Dexter: Seasons 1 - 3
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Dexter is back and more killer than ever. The Emmy-nominated Showtime Original Series (Best Drama Series, Lead Actor in a Drama Series) returns for an all-new season – and this time Dexter’s got a new take on taking life. Having faced some of his darkest demons, Dexter’s ready to put the past behind him. Now, with family life, a day job catching killers and an uncontrollable urge to do away with the ones that get away, Dexter’s got his work cut out for him. And when a high-profile case sides him with powerful Assistant DA Miguel Prado (special guest star Jimmy Smits), the pressure might be too great for even our beloved Dexter to hack.
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Many opposed this shows' initial airing without seeing a single episode, deeming it inappropriate for public broadcast after reading some early reviews regarding its' content. With that in mind, I watched (keeping a non-biased equilibrium), and personally found the berated show to be quite the contrary.
Dexter is well-produced, incorporating an immaculate cast, great story arcs, dialogue, and camera work that actually surpasses most traditional "cop investigation" offerings currently loved and watched by millions. In my opinion, Dexter is one of the best productions available on the tube... complete with all the drama, suspense, and story twists we expect from modern day television writers, and more! Its' theme song alone is so distinctive, you don't even need to be in the same room to hear it and know what program is on.
We're talking about a momentum-induced series, ready to begin its' 6th season. They are obviously doing something right at the studio to maintain a continued contract. Regardless of the subject matter (cop code vs. serial killer code), this is SO well-made that most viewers I queried said they were hooked after the premiere episode. I was as well. It wasn't what I expected at all, and I misjudged it prematurely. My bad! Dexter now ranks among my favorites. Can't wait for the next season to begin.
This is a super package deal for Seasons 1-3. I highly recommend it to Dexter fans and curious buyers alike. Naturally, Amazon prices fluctuate regularly, so just be patient and check for best value. Purchased it myself when it was released, and worth every penny. Happy shopping!
Considering the seasons are $40-50 apiece a-la-carte, you really can't argue the value you're getting with 3 seasons for under $100. Buy it. If you don't like it, and can find a way to get ahold of me, I'll give you a refund MYSELF!
We have Dexter Morgan who is a blood splatter analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department. He was orphaned at an early age and brought intro a cops family where he quickly formed a strong bond with his sister Debra as well as Harry, his adoptive father. Dexter saw much bad as an infant and his father notices his tendencies that aren't fully human. Dexter cannot feel emotions and doesn't understand the difference between right and wrong. He also has a strong desire to kill. His father Harry teaches him a code to live and also to kill by when he must. He teaches him how to fake emotions and how to behave to appear as belonging in normal society. Michael C. Hall embodies the adult Dexter fully. He had a strong character on a previous series SIX FEET UNDER but all that is forgotten with his tour de force performance on DEXTER. The show is seen through the eyes of Dexter. His voice over tells us all Dexter is experiencing as the plotlines develop. We have here a serial killer who only kills people who deserve to die - the serial killers and murderers in society. For the writers and Michael C. Hall to get the audience to root for a serial killer is a great feat.
The first season is amazing and concerns the search for the Ice Truck Killer. The season runs strong and the finale is amazing - so amazing that season two seemed to start a little slow. But leave it to DEXTER. The writers were only continuing the story as necessary to keep everything believable. And with the blink of an eye season two becomes amazing as well as we now have the Bay Harbor Butcher. Season three was the first to introduce a guest star throughout the season and we have Jimmy Smits as Miami DA Miguel Prado. He and Dexter become friends which is a new and confusing thing for Dexter. Miguel also becomes a sort of apprentice and things get out of control. In season four John Lithgow appears as The Trinity Killer and DEXTER raises the bar in all areas and it becomes the best season thus far.
All characters are believable and acting superb. Introduced in the first season is troubled soul Rita, a woman with whom Dexter can find some peace. Her presence other than Debra is the only calming influence for Dexter. Many tv series have been put on blu ray and it is only a gimmick to take advantage of the new media. Often picture and audio is lacking and honestly not much better than the dvd option. DEXTER is the definite exception. Taking place in Miami there are many beautiful outside shots of sea, sky and beautiful scenery. It is all crisp and clear. Facial tones are impeccable and everything about the blu ray video transfer is first rate. Seeing the close ups and the crispness and ratio of colors and great definition between black/white colors will have the viewer amazed. And the audio is also heads above the dvd and tv digital options. The series opening segment begins each episode with strong bass and vibrant sound. Dialogue is crisp and over it all Dexter's voice over is strong and prominent. It is as if the viewer is in his mind. And the music is so much more noticable. When the killings happen all speakers are put to scary use. The show is more of a front speaker driven show with home theater systems and it is utilized well. Also when needed the rear speakers come to life full force. Audio is definitely superb.
DEXTER only gets better with each season. With a great cast, superb writing and the amazing presence of Michael C. Hall as Dexter the show is the most innovative, risk taking and simply the best on tv. When will Michael C. Hall finally get his well deserved Emmy? And finally, all the seasons on blu ray come highly recommended. It ups the ante on the show in every way and shows just how great blu ray can be.