Black Cat watching Dexter

Learning About The World From Dexter

I’ve been catching up on Dexter, and I’ve learned a few things over the seasons:

  1. Don’t move to Miami.
  2. Try to not kill people.
  3. If you must kill people, you have to be meticulous except all the times you don’t.
  4. If you decide on a life of killing, become a “lab geek” because almost no one suspects the lab geek.
  5. Surround yourself with good-looking people so if someone does suspect the lab geek, they can stop following up when they fall in love with one of your fine-looking friends or family members.
  6. Everyone you fall in love with will kill or be killed.
  7. Even the non-killers are crazy.
  8. The police are awesome and stupid and trustworthy and dirty and curse a lot.
  9. Cell phones are only traceable in other television shows.
  10. And finally, car crashes will get you out of any jam.
Black Cat watching Dexter
My cat watching Dexter with me.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

9 thoughts to “Learning About The World From Dexter”

    1. I like it but it’s pretty gory. It’s actually had better seasons later on which usually doesn’t happen. However, I don’t think it’s meant for Netflix binge tv watching. I’ve needed a break between some seasons.

    1. Not to get you back into wasting your life away but I think some of the later seasons are better than season 3. Maybe it’s easier with Netflix because I can always ignore an episode while ordering clothes or replying to comments.

      1. Oh, I watched all 8 seasons. And then I finished it and was like, yup, should have stopped at the end of season 4. (There were certainly parts I liked after, I just thought that was the last episode that really stuck with me for days and would have been an amazing final ending, not like what happened which was insane. And it just seemed to get less and less plausible which then retroactively kind of hurt the show’s premise.)

  1. So first of all it has been so long since I have visited her and commented your website doesn’t remember me (ya know how the name and email and website are already filled in for ya) {sniffle}…I LOVED Dexter and all of your observations and conclusions are so right on. My favorites…5, 9, 10. Oh and Debra. I thought I had a potty mouth…oooo momma she puts truck drivers to shame. But I kind of like it!! Such Great show!

    1. Don’t take it too personally, my website sometimes forgets me, too 🙂

      I liked #10 a lot, too. Law and Order did the car crash thing to end one season, but Dexter just seems to never get enough of it.

  2. I just keep hoping homicide detectives are better in real life and that tampering with evidence isn’t quite so easy. I kept wondering about the cell phones too and the never leaving a trace behind even though you’re walking around in people’s homes with hair probably falling out of your head.

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