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Ten fun facts about Dexter


1. The Serial Killer Hunter

Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) is the star of the hit show "Dexter". He is a blood spatter pattern analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department, but he also leads a double life as a serial killer. Dexter hunts down criminals who have evaded justice, using his expertise in blood spatter analysis to track them down and bring them to justice. His unique combination of skills makes him a formidable force in the fight against crime.

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2. " Miami Noir Inspired by Darkly Dreaming Dexter"

The hit show "Dexter" is set in the sunny city of Miami and its first season was heavily inspired by Jeff Lindsay's novel "Darkly Dreaming Dexter" (2004), the first of the Dexter series. This novel follows the story of Dexter Morgan, a forensic blood spatter analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department who also moonlights as a serial killer. The show follows the same premise, with Dexter's dark and twisted journey as he attempts to balance his two lives.

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3. "Dexter" Nominations for Emmy Awards

The critically acclaimed and immensely popular series "Dexter" has been nominated for four consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards for Best Drama Series in its first four seasons, a remarkable feat that speaks to the show's quality and enduring appeal.

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4. Michael C. Hall's Iconic "Dexter" Performance

Michael C. Hall has been widely praised for his portrayal of Dexter Morgan in the hit Showtime series, Dexter. His performance has earned him numerous accolades, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama in 2010. Hall's portrayal of the complex and conflicted serial killer has been hailed as one of the most iconic performances in television history.

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5. Dexter's Boat: A Symbol of His Struggle to Balance Crime and Family

Dexter Morgan, the main character of the hit show "Dexter", is an avid sailor. His boat, aptly named "Slice of Life", is a reminder of the duality of his life - a life of crime and a life of family. The boat is a symbol of his struggle to balance the two, and a reminder of the consequences of his actions.

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6. The Serial Killer Who Used Syringes

Dexter was a serial killer who used syringes to inject his victims with a lethal dose of drugs, killing them instantly. He was meticulous in his approach, carefully selecting his victims and ensuring that he left no trace of his presence. He was also known to use a variety of drugs, including sedatives, muscle relaxants, and paralytics, to ensure that his victims were unable to resist or fight back. His use of syringes was a key part of his modus operandi, allowing him to quickly and efficiently take the lives of his victims without leaving any evidence behind.

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7. "TV series 'Dexter' avoids the slasher movie stereotype"

When producers first considered adapting the book "Dexter" into a movie, they quickly realized that the public would likely perceive it as just another slasher flick. To avoid this, they decided to create a television series instead, which has since become a critically acclaimed and award-winning show. The series follows the story of Dexter Morgan, a forensic blood spatter analyst who moonlights as a serial killer, and has been praised for its darkly humorous and complex storylines.

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8. The Dark Side of Normal

The main character of the show "Dexter" is aptly named, as his name is derived from the Latin word "dexter," meaning "right hand." This reflects his outwardly normal persona, while his hidden dark side is symbolized by the Latin word for "left hand," "sinister." This duality of his character is a major theme throughout the show, and is a key factor in the show's success.

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9. "Dexter's Body Count Continues to Rise in Showtime Series"

The hit Showtime series "Dexter" follows the life of a serial killer, Dexter Morgan, who has killed an estimated 117 people over the course of the show's eight seasons. Dexter's victims range from criminals to innocent bystanders, and his methods of murder vary from poisoning to stabbing to strangulation. His victims are often left with a signature calling card, a single slice of a plastic knife, as a reminder of his presence. Dexter's murderous rampage has left a lasting impression on viewers, and his body count continues to rise as the show progresses.

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10. "Dexter Ranked Top 30 on Empire's 50 Greatest TV Shows"

In 2008, the popular television show "Dexter" was ranked number 30 on Empire magazine's list of the 50 Greatest TV Shows Of All Time. This list was compiled by Empire magazine, a British film magazine, and featured some of the most iconic and beloved television shows of all time. "Dexter" was the only show from the 2000s to make the list, and its inclusion is a testament to its enduring popularity and quality.

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