Dexter - Season 1As I sit here staring at a blank word processor, I fight the urge to try and rub the sandy texture out of my eyes. I found myself glued to the television last night and didn’t get to bed until much later than usual. I’ve become engrossed by a television show and kept telling myself “just one more episode then I’ll go to bed”.

The show that has grabbed such a hold on me is Dexter. It is a Showtime original series that has been on the air for a couple of years. Not being a Showtime subscriber, I wasn’t familiar with it. In truth, whenever I heard a passing mention of the show I thought people were talking about the cartoon man with his tie bent up towards his face (Dilbert).

My wife and I recently subscribed to Netflix. One of the selling points for me was the ability to sream a portion of their content. Not only is it available via computer, videos can also be streamed over our Nintendo Wii, which we have in the living room.

Over the weekend I sat down with the intention of killing a little time while my wife and daughter slept. After hitting all of my usual blogs and websites, I headed over to Netflix to see what was available. In the Television Series section I came across Seasons 1 and 2 of Dexter.

After reading the show description I added it to my Instant Queue and started watching. When the first episode ended, I was blown away. I frowned at first to the CSI like forensic premise but the serial killer part of the plot hooked me.

Sitting down for one episode turned into three. Later that afternoon I snuck in a couple of more while watching my daughter. Yesterday I worked in a couple of more before getting my day underway. When I returned home in the evening, I attempted to squeeze in one more before winding down for the night. That one episode turned into three before I forced myself to turn off the television and head to bed.

Before the week is out, I expect to be finished with Season 1 and be part way through Season 2. All in all, I think Dexter is absolutely fantastic. If you are into scientific shows with a sinister twist, I think Dexter just might be something you’ll want to check out.

What are your
thoughts on Dexter?