Thursday, 11 June 2009
Dexter Morgan is a blood spatter analyst in the forensics branch of the Miami-Dade Police Department but at night he is a serial killer. A character for which the term "antihero" might have been invented, he preys only on other serial killers. Dexter is a twistedly original series, and one of the most incredible characters I have ever seen and that's clear from the very beginning when a feeding mosquito is smacked into a red smudge. A razor cuts through bristles and a droplet of crimson blood hits gleaming white porcelain. Thick slabs of fleshy bacon are chomped hungrily between a perfect set of teeth. A serrated knife slices the skin of a blood orange, producing a fine red mist, before the fruit's glistening innards are squeezed out. Dental floss is wound around fingers like a garrote. Cords are pulled tight - and revealed to be a pair of bootlaces. The outline of a face appears beneath a white shroud; before the T-shirt is pulled down to reveal a handsome but expressionless façade, with darkly glinting eyes. Then the same man emerges half-smiling from his front door into the Miami sunshine, just like any ordinary person. These opening titles sum up in one elegant sequence all that is great about Dexter. Highly stylized and beautifully shot, they look fantastic. Just like the series, they're slick, funny, intelligent and playful, and constantly wrong-foot the viewer. And the references to murder, drawn as they are from such mundane rituals, point to the dark-comedy heart of the show. They also tell us that the devil really is in the detail. Dexter's morning routine seems to be as rigorous and regimented as the planning of his next murder and the preparation of his prospective crime scenes (all polythene covered and like his victims taped down). We get up close and personal with Dexter in these opening credits. It is one of the cunning things about the show too that with Dexter both star and narrator we're always in his head watching the world through his eyes. And it's frightening how compelling his point of view becomes. Dexter's policeman foster father recognized the darkness within him at an early age and it's his meticulous tutoring that has curbed Dexter's childhood urges to kill indiscriminately and taught him how to survive in the real world. Dexter has learned how to appear ordinary when to laugh, how to make jokes, when to show concern. In public, he always wears a mask, and when he steps outside the sanctuary of his home at the end of the title sequence, that mask is firmly in place. Finally, the haunting closing music it is really a killer tune that rhymes with the theme of the show.
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- welling kent, london, United Kingdom
- i like playing football and i play for a school and a club called kingfishers jfc.my favourite ting to do is hung out with my friends.i support chelsea and i will never for get what we did to liverpool.now we have bercelona 2nd leg hope to cruch them. my like watching heros,shameless and watching movies in the cinema.i wish to be footballer when i grow up and play for one of the biggest clubs in europe.