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
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  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: 48 out of 49
  2. Negative: 0 out of 49
  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. JessieF.
    Aug 4, 2008
    10
    Actually better than the first season as supporting characters become more filled out , more conflicted , more human. Creepy but absolutely Actually better than the first season as supporting characters become more filled out , more conflicted , more human. Creepy but absolutely delightful. Expand
  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. Apr 2, 2013
    9
    Continuing just a few weeks after the conclusion to the first season Dexter finds himself constantly tailed by Sgt Doakes, who is now moreContinuing just a few weeks after the conclusion to the first season Dexter finds himself constantly tailed by Sgt Doakes, who is now more suspicious of Dexter than ever. Unable to satisfy his need to kill he is finding it harder and harder to keep up his facade. To add to his problems the cache of bodies he has deposited at the bottom of the ocean over many years has been discovered leading to an investigation into a serial killer the Miami PD christen the 'Bay Harbour Butcher'.

    Throughout this second season Michael C Hall continues to play the character of Dexter to perfection making him one of the most fascinating people on television. The supporting cast are equally as good, helping to keep the plot grounded in reality despite some unlikely events that take place, and I can give no higher praise than to say that this second season is just as entertaining as the first.
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  6. Sep 3, 2015
    9
    Season 2 of "Dexter" starts off a bit slower than the last. What we get is a deeper look into the title character's mind, as well as watch himSeason 2 of "Dexter" starts off a bit slower than the last. What we get is a deeper look into the title character's mind, as well as watch him deal with new issues that have popped up in his personal life. While not quite having the same pace and focus of season 1, it remains only slightly less entertaining.

    Then everything changes. Season 2 quickly ramps up into a very tense plot that had me on the edge of my seat and watching episodes as quickly as I could. The things that happen here and the risks taken are things other shows wouldn't do until later seasons, and they would be used as a way of setting up an endgame for the show.

    Not Dexter. It handles all of the interweaving plots with ease as just another season of Dexter. By the time things conclude there is no clear end in sight. That's an impressive feat. One that leads to an exciting second season and tells us that things can only get a lot crazier before the show concludes.

    Season 2 starts off slower, but quickly surpasses it's predecessor. With it's ability to succeed not only in the overall plot of the season, but also in the smaller side-stories involving the characters that make up Dexter's world, what we have is a very fine slice of bloody entertainment.

    I give the show's second season a 9.3/10.
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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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