Ten fun facts about Dexter

Fact 1
The series centers on Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), a blood spatter pattern analyst for Miami Metro Police Department who also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have slipped through the cracks of justice.

Fact 2
Set in Miami, the show's first season was largely based on the novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter (2004), the first of the Dexter series novels by Jeff Lindsay.

Fact 3
The series has enjoyed wide critical acclaim and popularity, including four straight Primetime Emmy nominations for Best Drama series in its first four seasons.

Fact 4
Hall has received several awards and nominations for his portrayal of Dexter, including a Golden Globe award.

Fact 5
The name of Dexter's boat is "Slice of Life".

Fact 6
Dexter used syringes to kill his victims.

Fact 7
Dexter was originally planned to be made into a movie based off of the book, however, producers figured the public would assume it was just another slasher movie.

Fact 8
The name of the main character, Dexter, is also a Latin word meaning "right hand." The implied complement is the Latin for "left hand," "sinister," reflecting his hidden dark side.

Fact 9
Dexter has killed about 117 people.

Fact 10
It was ranked number 30 on Empire magazine's 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time (2008).

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