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Does any else love this show. I think it is brilliant. Whoever wrote and created this show actually pulled off making a serial killer very likeable and endearing. Dexter and The Office are my favorite shows.
 

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For fans of the show who want to read the books, start with "Darkly Dreaming Dexter", which is the basis for season 1 of the series. Then, "Dearly Devoted Dexter" is the 2nd book of the three.
Yep. And let me clarify my statement above...

Season 1 was indeed based on that book, but then the show diverges from the next 2 and is not based on them at all. So reading books 2 & 3 is all new material different from the show just as Season 2 is all new material different from the books. :9:

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<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307277887?ie=UTF8&tag=ashelfofbooks&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0307277887">Darkly Dreaming Dexter</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=ashelfofbooks&l=as2&o=1&a=0307277887" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />

<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400095921?ie=UTF8&tag=ashelfofbooks&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1400095921">Dearly Devoted Dexter</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=ashelfofbooks&l=as2&o=1&a=1400095921" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />

<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0385518331?ie=UTF8&tag=ashelfofbooks&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0385518331">Dexter in the Dark: A Novel</a><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=ashelfofbooks&l=as2&o=1&a=0385518331" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />
 

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Yep. And let me clarify my statement above...

Season 1 was indeed based on that book, but then the show diverges from the next 2 and is not based on them at all. So reading books 2 & 3 is all new material different from the show just as Season 2 is all new material different from the books. :9:

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Darkly Dreaming Dexter


Dearly Devoted Dexter


Dexter in the Dark: A Novel
Wow, I wonder what made then dive off and do their own thing? I figured they'd follow the books and then go and do their own thing.
 

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Wow, I wonder what made then dive off and do their own thing? I figured they'd follow the books and then go and do their own thing.
Two different sets of material makes for more gross sales. :)

People who have read the books might not be so likely to watch/buy the DVDs or subscribe to Showtime and vice-versa if they covered the same stuff.

But Dexter fans are now more likely to spend $$$ on both media, since they are different, rather than choose. Meanwhile, Jeff Lindsay is sticking close to the series and making sure it fits the look & feel of the books. And, if Season 2 is any indication, it is a successful approach.

That said, they don't follow each other. Without spoiling Season 2, there are some character ARCs that occur in the series that do not occur in the books. The cool thing about knowing that is that you know that the books will not spoil future seasons if you read them. :9:
 

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Dexter is the best thing on TV right now, no doubt.
I totally agree. It is not my "cup of tea" but the episodes that I have seen are very well done.

My wife will not miss a week. Sometimes she watches and records it so she can come back and see it again.

The complete first year is out on DVD. It is very inexpensive.

I even liked the character when he was on Six Feet Under.

Joe
 

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Best show on T.V. When does season 3 start?
From Wikipedia:
Showtime President Robert Greenblatt also confirmed that a third season is planned to start airing on September 30, 9 PM ET/PT
 

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Just finished season 1 and holy ****!






***SPOILER BELOW***HIGHLIGHT TO READ***
I did say to the g/f "that would be crazy if the ice truck killer and Dexter were brothers jokingly and then they are. That was crazy.
 
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Who did think was more hawt .... Rita(blonde chick with kids) or Lila (crazy ***** with black hair) Going on looks alone I say Lila but she was bat ****. What do you guys think?
 
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I was thinking season one only had a couple of more episodes but I checked the website yesterday and there is like 6 more. I think i might just have to go rent season one so i can finish before the tourney starts.
 

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Wow. keeps getting better and better. Last nights show was good. I did not see that coming. I need to speed this thing up though.
 

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Wish they hadn't killed off Debra....had a thang for her. Hope they find a way to bring her back...maybe she'll be in his head along with his dad now?
 

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That might have been the worst ending of any series, or so I thought until I watched the end of Game of Thrones.
I honestly thought the end of Dexter was worse. Leaving his kid with a serial killer so he doesn't subject him to life with a serial killer and going off to be a lumberjack almost sounds like a spoof ending, but it was real.
 

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I honestly thought the end of Dexter was worse. Leaving his kid with a serial killer so he doesn't subject him to life with a serial killer and going off to be a lumberjack almost sounds like a spoof ending, but it was real.
Yeah, I feel you. No argument here. One's a cat crap sandwich and the other's a dog crap sandwich.
 

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