Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Dexter Seasons One-Three |
Actor: Michael C. Hall
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Dexter is back and more killer than ever. The Emmy-nominated Showtime Original Series (Best Drama Series, Lead Actor in a Drama Series) returns for an all-new season ? and this time Dexter?s got a new take on taking life. ... more »
Stop rating based on price...
A. Swartz | USA | 09/14/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"We all know good and well that the prices on Amazon fluctuate frequently. You just have to watch and wait for the best deal. Therefore your review should not be based on the price because that just makes it look bad and makes the star ratings pointless if they are all about price. For the record I got this from Amazon and not a seller for 53.99. The day after I ordered it, it was back up to 67. Point proven. Otherwise I will go ahead and rate the product. I love this show, it's amazing. The set is only the individual season sets packaged together, but it's still great. They are actual boxes, none of the cardboard slide in and out cases or anything else. I know it's not a Fox dvd set, but if you have ever bought any of those the boxes are like that. Examples would be Buffy, Angel, or Prison Break. I always like to know those types of things. I would definitely recommend this product to fellow Dexter lovers!"
A serial killer you .... root for!?
Tyler Van Keuren | 09/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Dexter is a show on Showtime about Dexter Morgan, a Forensic Blood-Spatter spealist with the Miami PD. He's also has a very dark secret.. that he is a serial killer.. and he works for the police, a perfect cover!
---Without spoiling anything plot related here is a quick synopsis for anyone looking for a good reason to watch this.---
An adopted child from a young age, Dexter and his sister grew up with their loving foster father, who also happened to be an accomplished detective. His father, being a cop and all, sensed something different about Dexter, his desire to hurt things, small animals, ect, his detachment from the world, and lack of emotion toward anything. A smart detective, he recognized this for it was, that his son was heading down the road of a murderer. He does what any loving father would do of course... teach his son everything he knows, and how to get away with it. Realizing that Dexter's path would lead him only to the electric chair, he can't bear to see his son die in this way. So he give him a 'code' with which to kill by. To only go after the scum of the earth. The murderers, the rapists, the child molestors, the one's that slip through the cracks of a flawed 'justice system'. This code Dexter strives to live by, it feeds his insatiable desire to kill, and honors his father's wishes.
Dexter is a fantastic show that twists your perception of morality, and begs questions of your mind like, can you like this person? Very well written, with convincing narrative and great acting from a nobody cast that you come to know well helps its case. Be aware that this show is run on Showtime, and therefore is not bound by the heavy censoring of regular cable television. (Even though cable censors are joke nowadays) There will be no shortage of gratuitious use of blood, killing and violence. There is also a hefty bit of nudity and sexual content, with some F bombs here and there (mostly from one character). If any of these things offend you, you have been warned. Withstanding those things, nothing should deter you from seeing this entire series, as each season is very well done, and all are worth a five-star rating.
Hope this helps you if you were on the fence. :)"
Steak and Eggs for Breakfast. Classic!
Coach 27 | 03/20/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"How does one convince others that a television series, (network, cable, or otherwise), is worthwhile viewing. You can't. It's impossible, since viewer tastes vary and are generally dictated by personal preference, genre, even instilled moral up-bringing.
Many opposed this shows' initial airing without seeing a single episode, deeming it inappropriate for public broadcast after reading some early reviews regarding its' content. With that in mind, I watched (keeping a non-biased equilibrium), and personally found the berated show to be quite the contrary.
Dexter is well-produced, incorporating an immaculate cast, great story arcs, dialogue, and camera work that actually surpasses most traditional "cop investigation" offerings currently loved and watched by millions. In my opinion, Dexter is one of the best productions available on the tube... complete with all the drama, suspense, and story twists we expect from modern day television writers, and more! Its' theme song alone is so distinctive, you don't even need to be in the same room to hear it and know what program is on.
We're talking about a momentum-induced series, ready to begin its' 5th season. They are obviously doing something right at the studio to maintain a continued contract. Regardless of the subject matter (cop code vs. serial killer code), this is SO well-made that most viewers I queried said they were hooked after the premiere episode. I was as well. It wasn't what I expected at all, and I misjudged it prematurely. My bad! Dexter now ranks among my favorites. Can't wait for the next season to begin.
This is a super package deal for Seasons 1-3. I highly recommend it to Dexter fans and curious buyers alike. Naturally, Amazon prices fluctuate regularly, so just be patient and check for best value. Purchased it myself when it was released, and worth every penny. Happy shopping!
Retracing the Steps that Continue to Develop in DEXTER
Grady Harp | Los Angeles, CA United States | 12/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For those of us who have been watching DEXTER since its premiere season, this collection of all three seasons is a treat - a reminder of how some of the aspects of this strangely lovable 'serial killer' who only kills (most of the time!) criminals who slip through the cracks of justice came to be. The series is well written and manages to continue to open up hints dropped in the first season in the just-completed third season. We now are more fully informed of Dexter's childhood incidents that pushed him into the strange state of existence he now lives - a married man with family - the fact which modifies the way he approaches his inner darkness to stalk and destroy evil people. Characters throughout the show are more credible, the various subplots continue to be developed well - facts that now make Dexter seem more a part of his job as a forensics specialist in a Miami police unit that has many interesting variations of normal police behavior. Adding such guest stars as Jimmy Smits and John Lithgow raises the show to a different level: the show is now an ongoing story instead of weekly dipping into death. Who knows how the series will continue to develop, but if the writing and acting continue on this level, season four can only be terrific. Who will they invite into this strange but fascinating atmosphere next? Grady Harp, December 09"