Dexter: Season 1 (2006)


Season 1
Dexter

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Its dark but novel premise may be too grotesque for some, but Dexter is a compelling, elegantly crafted horror-drama.

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Episodes

Air date: Oct 1, 2006

Forensics analyst Dexter Morgan hides his life as a serial killer from his sister, co-workers and girlfriend.

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Air date: Oct 8, 2006

A rival serial killer, dubbed the Ice Truck Killer by the media, privately contacts Dexter and reveals that he knows his grisly secret; meanwhile his sister, Debra, is transferred to the homicide section.

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Air date: Oct 15, 2006

Dexter must deal with a dismembered hooker found in a hockey rink while he stalks a recently released murderer who may kill again.

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Air date: Oct 22, 2006

The Ice Truck Killer begins leaving victims' body parts at sites that relate to Dexter's childhood, forcing the forensics analyst to confront his own dark history.

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Air date: Oct 29, 2006

The Ice Truck Killer's latest victim is alive; Dexter stalks a human-trafficker.

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Air date: Nov 5, 2006

The Ice Truck Killer leaves a surprise at a crime scene for Dexter.

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Air date: Nov 12, 2006

The identity of the Ice Truck Killer does not sit well with Dexter; Rita's ex-husband returns.

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Air date: Nov 19, 2006

A high-profile woman's presumed suicide reveals a strange pattern of murders, leading Dexter to stalk a killer unlike any other.

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Air date: Nov 26, 2006

Rita, Debra and Rudy join Dexter for a weekend away when he learns that his biological father has just passed away.

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Air date: Dec 3, 2006

The Ice Truck Killer leaves Dexter the most-awful crime scene imaginable, forcing him to confront a suppressed memory.

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Cast & Crew

Michael C. Hall
Dexter Morgan

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Julie Benz
Rita Bennett

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Jennifer Carpenter
Debra Morgan

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Erik King
Sgt. James Doakes

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James Remar
Harry Morgan

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Lauren Vélez
Lt. Maria LaGuerta

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David Zayas
Angel Batista

Actor
C.S. Lee
Vince Masuka

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Geoff Pierson
Captain Tom Matthews

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Christina Robinson
Astor Bennett

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Daniel Goldman
Cody Bennett

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Christian Camargo
Rudy Cooper

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Devon Graye
Teenage Dexter

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Mark Pellegrino
Paul Bennett

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Sam Witwer
Neil Perry

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Dominic Janes
Young Dexter

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Rudolf Martin
Carlos Guerrero

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Margo Martindale
Camilla

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Angela Alvarado Rosa
Nina Batista

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Brad William Henke
Tony Tucci

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Critic Reviews for Dexter: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Dexter: Season 1

  • Oct 16, 2021
    One of the most perfect crime dramas; fabulous blend of suspense, mystery, comedy, and horror. Other seasons are hit and miss but this one is tight and to the point.
  • Oct 13, 2021
    Immerse yourself in the life of a serial killer with this thrilling joy ride of planned perfection. This season reveals much about Dexter's life and our moral's as a society. When is killing okay? Only when it's government sanctioned? This show is phenomenal somehow turns the brutality of a serial killer and finds a way to 'sterilize' it and make it approachable, understandable, and desired.
  • Jul 04, 2021
    [⭐️88%] Rarely you see a show start as strong as Dexter's first season, introducing us to this unique character and slowly easing towards the crazier and more shocking moments. The show shares similarities to others where the lead lives a secret life, where this differs from others is how Dexter has nobody to turn to to talk about his true identity with, allowing for that intriguing narration, with the viewer becoming somebody who Dexter can talk about his secret work with. Overall Dexter - Season 1 begins the show brilliantly, with characters who become more compelling each episode, whilst also allowing for some truly shocking moments.
  • Mar 28, 2021
    Dexter is a compelling, if sometimes hard to watch show. Some of the characters seem to flit in and out of the show and take on different personalities (LaGuerta is a flirty power player in one episode, and determined, dedicated cop in another; the sister is all over the map, etc). Also, season 1 fails to answer a critical question that should have been well defined out of the chute - if Harry taught Dexter 'the Code' to save him, it totally makes sense he has to not get caught. But why does it matter if he kills good people or bad? How does that affect his survival? Also, I hope they delve into this more in future seasons - how much actual emotion and empathy does Dexter actual have? Or could have? If he fakes it the whole show, and we cheer him on, what does that say about us, the audience?
  • Mar 14, 2021
    I don't usually watch shows of this genre. Dexter is an exception. It has a an interesting premise. Dexter, a forensic specialist who works at the Miami Metro Police, experienced a very traumatic event in his childhood, and now he feels the urge to murder people. But he follows a moral code that was taught by his father, so he only murders bad people. Considering he's a serial killer, Dexter is fairly sympathetic. And there's always this struggle between being "human" and being a serial killer. Season one has a very interesting villain. I won't give away anything, but let's just say he has a lot of things in common with Dexter. Season one is very good.
  • Feb 01, 2021
    Dexter's thematic intelligence astutely complements Michael C. Hall's masterful performance as the titular antihero.
  • Jan 19, 2021
    Dexter everyones favorite serial killer is introduced to us all in this first season. You get to see him embark from his daily job a blood analyst for Miami Metro Homicide and his night job to track down bad people and put them down. As the season progresses you learn more! Dexter is one of my favorite shows and this is just the beginning. This season is a slow burn as it should be while you get introduced to the characters. Wait for the ending and you will not be disappointed and will be eager to head to the next season to find out what happens next!
  • Nov 30, 2020
    Unique and beautiful in a dark and grotesque way.
  • Nov 09, 2020
    Absolute must see, dexter is one of the best shows on Netflix and possibly ever produced.
  • Nov 01, 2020
    So beautiful, so smart, well-written, and a "antihero" u hate to love.

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