Dexter: Season 6 (2011)

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Season 6
Dexter

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Heavy-handed symbolism, an unimpressive villain, and a redundant arc for America's favorite serial killer all conspire to make Dexter's sixth season its worst yet.

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Critic Ratings: 25

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User Ratings: 724

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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 2, 2011
2
Air date: Oct 9, 2011
3
Air date: Oct 16, 2011
4
Air date: Oct 23, 2011
5
Air date: Oct 30, 2011
6
Air date: Nov 6, 2011
7
Air date: Nov 13, 2011
8
Air date: Nov 20, 2011
9
Air date: Nov 27, 2011
10
Air date: Dec 4, 2011
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Tv Season Info

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.

Cast

Michael C. Hall
as Dexter Morgan
Jennifer Carpenter
as Debra Morgan
C.S. Lee
as Vince Masuka
Luna 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 (25) | Top Critics (10)

It almost feels too light.

Oct 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.

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

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

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

Uneven, overloaded, even peculiar.

Nov 28, 2011 | Full Review…

The writers are treading water, waiting for the green light to send this story where we all know it eventually is going.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Wherein a series that once deftly balanced dry wit and pulp opera becomes paralyzed by chatter, and the most memorable scene involves a floater's gut leaking CGI snakes.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

After a slow start, the season hits its stride. The end of episode three... is a spectacular moment of morbid art, characteristic of the series, that easily makes up for its seemingly leisurely narrative set-up.

Apr 3, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This was the first year that Dexter really and truly acted just plain dumb, as we watched him be painfully two steps behind a big "twist" that most everyone figured out right out of the gate.

Oct 2, 2011 | Full Review…

Dexter focused too intently on pulling a fast one on its audience, and unfortunately sacrificed much of the season in the process.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

A season that doesn't yet feel as compelling as the one dominated by John Lithgow but allows Dexter to remain the way his fans most want him -- alive and killing.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Colin Hanks has been received quite negatively by many of the Dexter faithful, but I found him to be a thoroughly enjoyable antagonist.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

The guests (an inert Colin Hanks and a sleepwalking Edward James Olmos) didn't bring much to the table, except a jawdroppingly predictable twist.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dexter: Season 6

  • Jun 01, 2020
    Way too much religion, and young Hanks is not as believable as a serial killer...
  • May 17, 2020
    Not half as bad as the critics make it out to be, with one hell of a cliffhanger at the last scene of the season
  • Apr 24, 2020
    i dont care what the others say this season Has a great villain he isn't the BEST but he is still so cool and the kills are so amazingly creative my all time favorite season hands down
  • Mar 27, 2020
    The TV series for excellence, unbeatable, simply the one that comes closest to perfection. Plot development, sublime script, brings the viewer closer to appreciating or despising certain characters.
  • Feb 23, 2020
    As expected, this season got bad ratings and I feel the same way. I love this show but this season wasn't exciting and the whole doomsday killer thing didn't do it for me. I could have lived with this season being removed from the series. Just didn't enjoy it. Although, watching Michael C Hall play Dexter is worth watching every season and the dark humor mixed in each season is still worth watching it throughout. Still highly recommend the series!!!
  • Jan 25, 2020
    I'm late to the Dexter party but I'm arrived just in time to catch on to a really good show. I binged for days. Then Season 6 happened, and while Deb is the most hated character I think I've ever tolerated to keep seeing the main character, the twist of a sister "in love" with her brother ruined the Dexter experience for me. I don't care if they're not related. This plot feels forced and with no consideration for Dexter fans. Like wtf is going on in the writing room? How is this even allowed? I'm not sure I can continue into Season 7 because of this major fail. Deb is a difficult character to even watch, but we tolerated her. I basically fast forwarded through her scenes while watching most of Season 6. It got that bad I sacrificed major plot info to avoid watching her. I can't stand seeing her in the show. Just to think I'm (& many other fans of the show) now expected to watch her crush on her "adopted brother" to continue seeing the show is just plain cruel on the producer's part. They ruined an excellent show, which reminds me why Bates Motel will never be matched. Now that was the best psycho serial killer show by far - and all the way to the very end. This show is a failure. This plot is awful. To be honest, all of season 6 was a failure, but it was redeemable until the Deb thing. Ugh. Nauseating.
  • Nov 12, 2019
    The whole vibe of this season felt like a cheesy NCIS episode. The season really just felt like passing time to me. Until the last episode, I felt no emotion towards the show. Although I do have to give it up to the writers for putting them selfs in these situations that are very difficult to get around.
  • Oct 05, 2019
    It really wasn't that bad but don't get me wrong it wasn't good like the others
  • Oct 04, 2019
    I don't understand why everyone hates S6. It's not as good as most of the seasons but it's not a bad watch. Definitely better than the finale.
  • Aug 28, 2019
    As much as I love DEXTER this was probably my least favorite season. There are a couple good episodes and certain things I like in the story, but it seemed drawn out and not as enjoyable. I was happier to get through it than to watch some of it. I normally don't feel that way while watching Dexter.

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