I love DEXTER. The show turns the serial killer/ cop format on its head and combines it with a little dark humor as our
hero serial killer Dexter Morgan (MIchael C. Hall) narrates his story each episode.
Dexter Morgan (a forensics investigator specializing in blood/ serial killer) starts the third season where he is after
his next bad guy target (a drug dealer named Freebo) to add to his collection of his dead bodies. His Dark Passenger is on the prowl, but instead he kills the brother of Assistant D.A. Miguel Prada (Jimmy
Smits). It begins a chain of events that leads to Dexter believing Miguel can
be his friend and partner in his dark deeds. Can Miguel be trusted or should
Dexter listen to the voice of Harry (his long dead adopted Dad- a cop)? Should
he teach Miguel the Code of Harry?
Meanwhile, Dexter’s sister Debra
(Jennifer Carpenter) is on the verge of becoming a detective. First, she
must investigate the murder of Miguel’s little brother and then the serial killer known as the Skinner. Freebo disappears off the radar thanks to Dexter. Also Deb
falls for her new partner Quinn’s criminal informant Anton (a musician).
The Miami-Dade homicide unit has its own drama for each person in the unit with Angel Batista becoming a
Detective Sergeant and finding romantic interest in a Vice cop. Finally, Dexter
has to deal with the fact that his girlfriend Rita (Julie Benz) is pregnant with his child and whether he should marry Rita.
DEXTER’s third season is like every
other season of the show as it lets the characters drive the story. Their choices
take the episodes and storylines in various directions. Some episodes have
their happy endings only to be bust apart by events in the next episode. Dexter
mixes cop drama with character development and dark humor. It is a gripping and
exciting show. You really can root for a serial killer as he dispenses
justice to the murderers according to the Code of Harry. The end of the third
season makes you wonder where they can go from here with Dexter being a Dad in season four.
Will he have to choice between his dark secret and family? Will Rita find
out what really lurks in Dexter’s soul?
I wish we can actually see extras relating
to the show other than cast bios and not having to use eBridge technology to connect to interviews with the cast and more
via a PC. The only real extra on Disc 4 are the first two episodes of THE UNITED
STATES OF TARA while I rather have the first two Season Three episodes of THE TUDORS on the disc instead (which can be viewed
for free via eBridge on the internet). Sorry, the eBridge tech is lost on me. I like extras you can access on the DVD without having to use a PC and an internet
FINAL ANALYSIS: Season Three of DEXTER is excellent while the extras on the set are extremely disappointing.
This DVD review is (c)8-16-2009 David
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