Wednesday, 25 January 2012


Smell the Movies
Smell the TV

Transmitted:October 2006 - Present
Country of origin:USA
Genre:Ensemble cast, Serial killers, Controversial subject matter
Starring:Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Lauren VĂ©lez, David Zayas, Erik King, Julie Benz, C.S. Lee, James Remar
No. of seasons:6 and counting

Meet Dexter Morgan.
He seems a nice enough fella. Tall, handsome, incredibly buff, though a little insular at times.
Dexter works for the Miami P.D. as a forensics expert, with a specialism in blood spatter, determining the chain of events leading to a death by the spray or drops of blood at the scene.
Oh, and he's also a serial killer.
Dexter's adoptive father noticed his latent sociopathic tendencies at an early age and taught him control, taught him to rationalise and taught him only to kill those deserving of death.
The murderers.
The rapists.
The human traffickers, all are ripe for slaughter, but the innocent must be left alone. A Showtime programme, you can expect high production values and a quality cast and both are present and correct.
With a blackness at its heart that is most enjoyable, this is dark and sinister, though at the same time accessible enough to be a big hit Stateside.
The nature of the lead character leads to many scenes and events that leave you, as a viewer, questioning your own morality as, ultimately, you are rooting for Dexter, hoping that he doesn't get caught, hoping he gets away with his crimes, despite the fact that he is a cold, calculating killer. Indeed, in America it has caused a great furore, with some suggestions even of copycat killers, or killers claiming to have been influenced by the character.
With more blood and gristle than your average TV show, this can be fairly graphic at times, which is just the way we like it here at Smell the Cult HQ.
With a seventh and eighth season already confirmed, this one looks set to run and run. Top quality.

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