Dexter : Season 2

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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 1, 2006
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  • Summary: Based on Jeff Lindsay's novels Darkly Dreaming Dexter and Dearly Devoted Dexter this crime thriller follows Dexter Morgan. Dexter is a forensic blood spatter expert for the Miami Dade Police Department. He is the main support for his sister. He has a steady girlfriend, with two kids whoBased on Jeff Lindsay's novels Darkly Dreaming Dexter and Dearly Devoted Dexter this crime thriller follows Dexter Morgan. Dexter is a forensic blood spatter expert for the Miami Dade Police Department. He is the main support for his sister. He has a steady girlfriend, with two kids who adore him. He also has an active "night life". Based on a code instilled in him by his foster father, Harry, he hunts down people who have escaped justice and makes sure they don't get away with a crime again. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Suspense

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 100
    Dexter, one of the best shows on TV this decade. High praise, indeed. Deserved.
  2. This series has always handled the duality of his character with masterful strokes. And it has done viewers a favor by quickly setting up the seasonlong scenario.
  3. 100
    Hall, who invests strange, demented Dexter with real heart and humanity. It's a spooky tour de force.
  4. One magnificently chilling shot near the end of the season two's first episode shows us just how busy Dexter's been all these years. Rarely has an image of evil looked so delectably good.
  5. Dexter is a weekly marvel of writing, acting and conceit.
  6. This season, having already offered up Lindsay's perhaps too-facile explanation for what makes Dexter tick, the writers seem to be digging deeper into Butcher Boy's psyche, even as his colleagues find themselves digging deeper into his after-hours work. And as his pretend life becomes more challenging, it can't help but become more real.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    70
    Michael C. Hall's portrayal of the title character remains a towering achievement, one that eclipses the show's other shortcomings and rough patches.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. Jan 6, 2011
    10
    Count me completely hooked. Loved Season 1 and enjoyed season 2 even more. Continued developing existing characters beautifully and introducedCount me completely hooked. Loved Season 1 and enjoyed season 2 even more. Continued developing existing characters beautifully and introduced some good new characters. Expand
  2. Aug 20, 2011
    10
    Another solid season of Dexter. This season has many more edge-of-your-seat moments due to the heightened risk of Dexter getting caught. InAnother solid season of Dexter. This season has many more edge-of-your-seat moments due to the heightened risk of Dexter getting caught. In addition to the dark and intense moments one would expect from a show like this, it also has plenty of unexpected laughs. I personally like the first season more, but this one is also very, very good. Expand
  3. Nigel
    Jul 31, 2008
    10
    By far one of the top shows out there if not top, doesn't really matter though. No reason not to watch this show unless you're By far one of the top shows out there if not top, doesn't really matter though. No reason not to watch this show unless you're prudent or faint at the sight of fake blood. Collapse
  4. Nov 18, 2013
    10
    Dexter não apenas um estranho herói interpretado de maneira criativa. Esta série excepcionalmente bem escrita e atuada. O que o fazDexter não apenas um estranho herói interpretado de maneira criativa. Esta série excepcionalmente bem escrita e atuada. O que o faz funcionar que os personagens periféricos são envolventes o suficientes para elevar a serie a altos níveis de envolvimento pessoal. Expand
  5. Dec 1, 2012
    9
    The ending of the season premiere was literally epic, on a grand scale (though creepy in hindsight). There was no way I could not watch theThe ending of the season premiere was literally epic, on a grand scale (though creepy in hindsight). There was no way I could not watch the season through to the end. It gets a 9 only because season 1 set the bar very high. Expand
  6. Jun 11, 2015
    9
    Second-best season of Dexter for sure. It established itself as its own thing by choosing to ignore Lindsay's novels beyond the original, andSecond-best season of Dexter for sure. It established itself as its own thing by choosing to ignore Lindsay's novels beyond the original, and that decision paid off well. Sure, there are some seasons of Dexter that are mediocre -- but those high points? Man, you can't beat those. In my opinion? The worst of Dexter, the show, is infinitely better than the best of Dexter, the books.

    Best Episode: Left Turn.
    Worst Episode: It's Alive! (I actually don't think it's bad, but it's my least-favourite of the season)
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  7. Oct 9, 2012
    5
    The incredibly slow pace and the lack of suspense this season killed the show for me. The only good episode this season was the season finale,The incredibly slow pace and the lack of suspense this season killed the show for me. The only good episode this season was the season finale, Even that was played out far too long for my tastes. I am really disapointed with this season. Expand

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