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Dexter: Season 6 (2011)




Critic Consensus: Dexter's sixth season certainly retreads well-worn themes, but Michael C. Hall's sly, cheeky performance is worth sticking around for.


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The Doomsday Killers are sought in series 6. Along the way, Dexter (Michael C. Hall) receives spiritual guidance, Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) struggles to settle into a new job, and a serial killer makes a surprising reappearance. Mos Def and Colin Hanks join the cast as Brother Sam and Travis Marshall, while Desmond Harrington, Lauren Velez and David Zayas all return for the sixth series.


Michael C. Hall
as Dexter Morgan
Jennifer Carpenter
as Debra Morgan
C.S. Lee
as Vince Masuka
Lauren Vélez
as Lt. Maria LaGuerta
David Zayas
as Angel Batista
James Remar
as Harry Morgan
Yasiin Bey
as Brother Sam
Edward James Olmos
as Prof. James Gellar
Colin Hanks
as Travis Marshall
Devon Graye
as Teenage Dexter
Josh Cooke
as Louis Greene
Aimee Garcia
as Jamie Batista
Billy Brown
as Mike Anderson
Evan Kruntchev
as Harrison Morgan
Luke Kruntchev
as Harrison Morgan
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Critic Reviews for Dexter: Season 6

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (7)

It almost feels too light.

October 2, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A not-bad start that promises to take Dex (and "Dexter") in a slightly new and fresh direction.

October 2, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Dexter remains in solid shape. It's always been a series unlike any other.

October 2, 2011 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

In the greater scheme of things, this was better than season two, but only marginally, and way behind the rest.

September 18, 2018 | Full Review…

But thanks to its increasingly lazy character writing and reluctance to really mime its premise's vast potential for bleak, black drama, it remains a show that was great only in its first season.

May 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Am I anxious about where events now go on season seven, based on the final moment? Of course.

April 3, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dexter: Season 6



Super Reviewer


Though it tries to emulate the first season, Dexter: Season 6 is poorly written and unfocused. As Dexter's sister Debra is promoted to Lieutenant and takes over the homicide department, a new serial killer known as the Doomsday Killer emerges; meanwhile Dexter forms an unlikely friendship with an ex-con, street minister who shows him that a killer can be reformed. Unfortunately, the episodes are full of tangents and inconstancies that really hurt the storytelling. This poor writing also decreases the effectiveness of the two major twists/reveals that the season is built on. Yet, the characters remain compelling and keep the audience engaged. And, the acting is very strong, particularly by the guest stars: Mos Def, Colin Hanks, and Edward James Olmos. Season 6 of Dexter is very uneven and is full of unrealized potential; however it gets by, mostly on the high production value and the goodwill that the series has engendered.


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