Tuesday, 15 February 2011


One of my favourite TV shows is Dexter - it has a great opening credits (see the video)

Dexter is a drama series about Dexter Morgan (played by Michael C. Hall), a forensic bloodstain pattern analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department who moonlights as a serial killer (you can see the references in the video).

Set in Miami and based on the novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay. Dexter structures his killing around "The Code of Harry", a body of ethics and procedures devised by his adoptive father Harry Morgan (who was a Miami cop) to make sure Dexter never gets caught and to ensure that Dexter kills only other killers. As an adult, Dexter has largely escaped suspicion (with some exceptions) by being genial and generous and maintaining generally superficial relationships. However, his attachment to his sister, Debra, his wife, Rita, his stepchildren and later his son both complicate his double life and also help him re-connect with normal human emotions.

Whilst being a great drama, with an excellent cast, it is also a great insight into a troubled and traumatised mind and even though most of us are nothing like Dexter I'm sure that we all have blockages or disconnects like this in some area of our lives - I know I have.

1 comment:

  1. Hhm Steven, not quite sure you have made it clear in this post what the connection between normal emotions and abnormal serial killing is? I think this needs a bit more explanation. (Or else I would like to know what your double life is please!!) :-)