Air Date : Oct. 01, 2006 | Rating ★★★★★★★★
Details : Dexter Morgan a blood spatter pattern analyst for the Miami Metro Police also leads a secret life as a serial killer hunting down criminals who have slipped through the cracks of justice.
Cast and Crew :

Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan

Jennifer Carpenter as Debra Morgan

James Remar as Harry Morgan

David Zayas as Angel Batista

Geoff Pierson as Thomas Matthews

Aimee Garcia as Jamie Batista

C.S. Lee as Vince Masuka | Desmond Harrington as Joey Quinn | Executive Producer  : Sara Colleton | Producer  : Tim Schlattmann |

Dexter Season 1

The first season of Dexter is an adaptation of Jeff Lindsay's first novel in the Dexter series Darkly Dreaming Dexter. Subsequent seasons have featured original storylines. This season aired from October 1 2006 to December 17 2006 and follows Dexter's investigation of The Ice Truck Killer. Introduced in the first episode Dexter this serial killer targets prostitutes and leaves their bodies severed and bloodless. At the same time Dexter's foster sister Debra Morgan a vice squad officer aspires to work in the homicide department and Dexter's girlfriend Rita Bennett wants their relationship to be more intimate. Christian Camargo appears as Rudy Cooper and is a recurring character until the end of the season. The show's first season received generally favorable reviews from critics; it was praised as bold different and exciting with a central character and performance that take your breath away by the New York Daily News. The Wall Street Journal saw the grotesqueries of Dexter as not something that can easily be dismissed with the old you don't have to watch line and concluded that We do have to live among the viewers who will be desensitized or aroused by this show. The aggregate site Metacritic scored the show's first season at 77 out of 100 based on 27 critics reviews.

Dexter Season 2

The second season of Dexter premiered on September 30 2007 and ended on December 16 2007. It's Alive the season premiere attracted 1.09 million viewers in the United States making Dexter the first Showtime series to attract more than a million viewers with a season premiere. The season finale The British Invasion attracted 1.4 million viewers making it the program's most-watched episode until the airing of the season three finale Do You Take Dexter Morgan?. Including digital video recorder usage season two was watched by an average of 2.4 million viewers on a weekly basis through 11 full weeks outperforming season one by 21%. The season received universal acclaim from critics and was praised as one of the best shows on TV this decade by the Chicago Sun-Times while Variety considers Hall's portrayal of the title character as a towering achievement one that eclipses the show's other shortcomings and rough patches; the aggregate site Metacritic scored the season at 85 out of 100 based on 11 reviews. In the season the bodies of Dexter's victims are uncovered and an investigation is launched in Dexter's own department to find the killer dubbed the Bay Harbor Butcher. During this time Debra struggles to recover after surviving Ice Truck Killer's attempts to murder her and Rita sends Dexter to Narcotics Anonymous meetings when she suspects that he has an addiction. Sergeant James Doakes stalks Dexter suspecting that he is connected with the Ice Truck Killer killings. Three new characters are introduced: Keith Carradine appears as Special Agent Frank Lundy an FBI agent who heads the Bay Harbor Butcher investigation JoBeth Williams as Rita's mother Gail and Jaime Murray as Lila Tournay Dexter's Narcotics Anonymous sponsor.

Dexter Season 3

The third season of Dexter premiered on September 28 2008 and ended on December 14 2008. Our Father the season premiere attracted 1.22 million viewers in the United States making it Showtime's highest-rated drama season premiere since Nielsen Media Research began compiling ratings in 2004. The season's finale Do You Take Dexter Morgan? attracted 1.5 million viewers. Season three was watched by an average of 1.1 million viewers a week. It received largely positive reviews from critics which ranged from being praised as truly and incredibly exciting television in the San Francisco Chronicle to lacking the crackling tension the drama had supplied in previous years by the Chicago Tribune; the aggregate site Metacritic scored the season at 78 out of 100 based on 13 reviews. Smits and Hall received Emmy nominations for their roles as Miguel Prado and Dexter Morgan respectively while the show as a whole also received a Best Drama Emmy nomination. In this season Dexter kills a man in self-defense and initiates a friendship with the man's brother Assistant District Attorney Miguel Prado. In the meantime Rita discovers that she is pregnant and Debra investigates the murders of a new serial killer called The Skinner hoping to gain a promotion to detective. In addition to Smits Dexter's third season introduces two recurring characters: Desmond Harrington as Det. Joey Quinn who becomes Debra's partner when he is transferred from the narcotics department to homicide and Anne Ramsay as Ellen Wolf a defense attorney whom Miguel detests.

Dexter Season 4

On October 21 2008 Showtime commissioned a fourth and fifth season of Dexter each consisting of 12 episodes. The show's writers convened during February and March 2009 to brainstorm ideas for the fourth season and filming was scheduled to begin in June 2009. On May 27 2009 Showtime announced that John Lithgow would guest star in all 12 episodes as Miami's latest and deadliest serial killer and Keith Carradine would return as Lundy. The fourth season premiered on September 27 2009 and focused on Dexter attempting to find his way to balance his family life the birth of his son and his extra-curricular activities. The season received positive reviews before airing including one from Michael Ausiello of Entertainment Weekly who saw the fourth season as being bloody promising. The season opener was leaked to the Internet ahead of schedule in late August 2009. The fourth season premiered in the UK on the FX channel on August 20 2010.

Dexter Season 5

The fifth season of Dexter premiered on September 26 2010 and consisted of 12 episodes. The season focuses on how Dexter comes to terms with the aftermath of the Season 4 finale stopping a group of serial rapists and avoiding a corrupt cop who learns his deadly secret.