Prepare to root for the bad guy. (Wait...isn't that tagline taken already?)
Dexter Morgan (played to eerie perfection by Michael C. Hall) is a bad guy, but he’s not a villain. Never before have I watched a show where a character performs such heinous acts and rooted for him to succeed. What’s Dexter do? Well, he’s a serial killer who exclusively kills people who have performed murder. With a pedigree so convoluted, how can the Showtime original series Dexter be any good at all? Easily! You make your main character so charismatic (at least outwardly) and give him the best intentions that the audience can’t help but be on his side. Why is he listed here under Super-Nerdery? How do you think Dexter is able to perform the services that he does? He displays an uncanny knack for grasping logic that is so finely honed that a Vulcan would exclaim “No fucking way!”. His day job is that of blood splatter analyst for the Miami Police Department. And, he’s great at it, too. Of course, he’s had practice. Dexter Morgan is a smart man, able to manipulate from far away and close up. He wouldn’t be able to do the things he does without being a big nerd. Take that as you will, but I, for one, love the character, and can’t wait to see what the rest of this new season brings.