Friday, February 26, 2010

Inspirational Art: Dexter

I am completely inspired by this television show. It is on Showtime and currently has Four Seasons. I'm currently only on Season 1, but it's quite the show.

For those of you who don't know the premise of this show, it is about a serial killer who was raised by a morally upstanding foster father who also happened to be a cop. He taught Dexter, the killer, how to channel his "urges" to kill by killing those who deserve to be killed. The concept is interesting, but by itself does not sell the show to me.

Why I love this show, is because it really explores the good and bad sides of humanity. The idea of never really knowing what people's deepest darkest secrets are and why they are the way that we are. It flips the script when it comes to who the good guys are and who the bad guys are and how the little choices in our everyday lives to love people can really make a difference all wrapped up in a hilarious, cop drama, mystery show. It's CSI meets Sweeney Todd meets Veronica Mars.

I would suggest this show to those who like dark comedy, character pieces, don't mind minimal nudity and colorful language, and mystery!

Season 5 premiers this next fall, so you have plenty of time to catch up before then, especially since seasons 1-4 are available for instant play on netflix!

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