And oh yeah- it's based on a series of books- which I have to read- even better!
It's on Showtime (which we don't suscribe to) so we've been buying the DVD's. We are currently on season 3!
1). I have a thing about humanizing bad guys (thus my zombie novel). Probably why I also loved and watched every episode of The Sopranos. Dexter is a serial killer, who happens to work at the police department as a blood splatter expert. He lives by a code, and only kills (and dismembers-yikes!)other bad guys- and somehow the writers just get me rooting for him every episode.
2). I love Michael C. Hall who plays Dexter. I watched him on Six Feet Under on HBO (one of my top 5 favorite shows of all time-do you detect a death theme here?). There is something quietly sexy about him.
3). Jennifer Carpenter who plays his sister in the show (also his wife in real life) says F*** in every sentence she speaks and is totally flawed in her own way. She cracks me up and is a very strong woman character- I love that.
I don't know anyone else who watches this show- but there's gotta be other fans out there- anyone?