Monday, January 12, 2009

serial killer charm

Beware
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As I mentioned recently, I have become mesmerized by Dexter. Not just the death angle (though that does pull me in; try not to be afraid) and not just the hottie angle (certainly doesn't hurt), but I am intrigued by the main character's narration. He doesn't just tell us what is going through his mind - Dexter offers a perspective most of us never encounter. Or if we did, chances are we wouldn't understand it (or even want to).

Maybe because he's handsome and kind-looking or because he makes no excuses for his behavior - in fact he admits what he does is technically wrong - or because his often dryly humorous commentary reveals the immense difficulty of trying to appear 'normal,' but I find Dexter phenomenally intriguing. I constantly ask myself what I would do if my own sibling or child or student were like him; I constantly tell myself I don't know. This show remarkably makes sympathizing with a killer easy, and condemning a murderer difficult.

My head and my heart both hurt at the end of every episode.

12 comments:

angel said...

hhmmm... i haven't seen it yet (i don't think its on sowff effrikun tv yet) but it certainly seems intriguing!

Karen said...

I too love this show. But it is hard to cheer for the killer.
Did you know in real life he just married the woman who plays his "sister" Deb?

Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

I love Hall. (See also: My heavy lobbying for Six Feet Under, next.)

It's a fascinating show.

dkuroiwa said...

I keep reading about Dexter, but...I'm like Angel...we don't have it here yet. I have to admit that I am intrigued...but will have to wait until next trip STateside...is this a FOX show? If it is, there might be hope for us yet!!
Is "Dexter" the guy who played the gay brother on Six Feet Under??? Wow! Talk about your 'character change'!!!

Amy said...

That's exactly why I love it!

LarryG said...

I am definitely going out to a bar somewhere and having one of those "kickboxer" things real soon!
(was that unrelated enough - i just don't get the guy candy thing)

Janet said...

This show is the sole reason I wanted Showtime...can I come over your house to watch it when it comes back on?

Man...he's got a nice jawline :-)

Danielle said...

I am interested in this Dexter. I have found out a friend of mine has Season 1 so I'll be getting it from her to check out. Thanks...
And I'm going Lisa's lobbying of Six Feet Under. That show kicked ass.

Mrs. G. said...

My daughter loves this show. I can't cope with all the cutting and blood. I only lasted through two episodes.

I loved this guy on Six Feet Under.

Ami said...

I read the book.

That's why I can't watch the show. Just too much for me.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

I love Dexter. He is a serial killer, but in a good way.

Suzanne said...

This is one that I have heard so much about, and really want to see.

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