Okay guys, Keedy is away on a business trip, but it’s time for another courtroom drama review by yours truly. So this isn’t going to be a typically review so much as a “live” play-by-play of my first time watching the show Dexter.
A friend of mine and an Orange County injury attorney has been on my case about giving this show a chance for years now since the series takes place there, and even though it’s final episode was in 2011, from what I understand, Dexter was supposedly a fantastic series so I’m going to watch the very first episode, entitled “Dexter” tonight and give you my thoughts as I do.
If you’ve already seen the show, you may or may not disagree with my opinions, and if you haven’t seen it, beware the coming spoilers.
A Killer Himself
So right from the start, it turns out that Dexter himself is a killer. Opening a show with the main character stalking his prey is certainly unique, and it’s caught my attention early on.
I’m pretty sure the guy he killed was a lawyer, who was also coincidentally a killer, but this guy kills kids and apparently that’s not okay with Dexter. A serial killer with standards? It gives me a Jigsaw vibe and I was all about the Saw movies.
Like all serial killers, Dexter is charismatic and says he is keeping up appearances by having a girlfriend and working as a blood splatter forensic analyst for the Miami PD, but he feels nothing for anyone. Flashback to him as a child telling his Dad about his urges to kill animal, where his father taught him everything he knows and how to cover his tracks since he worked in law enforcement. I’m hooked.
The Ice Truck Killer
Now that we know about Dexter being a serial killer, the crime of the episode is the murder of a prostitute whose been dismembered, but there is no blood at the scene.
Dexter is apparently obsessed with blood, as we see throughout the episode, and since he is also a serial killer, he’s able to help his cop sister get on the case and uncover some information about the killer: driving a vehicle that can keep the body cold.
Later in the episode, another body is found, same as the first, which intrigues Dexter. One night, on his way home from killing his latest criminal, Dexter finds himself next to an ice truck who plays “chicken” with him in the middle of the road, throwing a severed head at Dexter’s car.
The episode closes with Dexter finding a cut up doll positioned exactly the same way the other bodies were, with the severed doll head next to the body, seemingly sending a message to Dexter.
Honestly, I might binge watch this season. The first episode has me pretty hooked and I want to know more of this story. Maybe next week I’ll check back in an give you guys an update on the entire season. In the meantime, Keedy will be back next week and I think discussing his favorite crime movie. Henning, out.