Articles for Dexter Season 2

On the Showtime drama Dexter, which began its second season tonight, Erik King is intimidating as Sergeant Doakes, the member of the Miami Police Department who most doggedly suspects coworker Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) of foul play.  In real life, he couldn‘t be more different.  Erik King is a funny, charming guy who‘s so effortlessly pleasant to speak with you almost forget how terrifying his character is.BuddyTV spoke to Erik King in anticipation of the new season of Dexter.  Though he was careful in not revealing too much about what‘s to come, he certainly didn‘t shy away from discussing some of the larger issues in store for both his character and Dexter this season.  He also spoke about shooting in Los Angeles vs. Miami, the reaction he gets from fans, and Michael C. Hall‘s Emmy snub.  Below you will find the transcript as well as the mp3 audio file of the interview. Read more »
Showtime‘s dark drama, Dexter, has proven to be a successful venture for the cable network so far, but executive producer Clyde Phillips believes the show would not be able to hold up well in broadcast networks because free television would compromise the show‘s integrity. “The moral ambiguity that we are allowed to constantly pursue without having to answer it,” Phillips said when asked what would change if Dexter was to air on network television.  “We‘re talking about network TV as opposed to cable.  I don‘t see The Shield on network TV;  I think it would lose a lot of its testosterone.  I think we would lose a lot of our edge.  I think we would lose the ability to live in the shadows we do.” Read more »
Showtime‘s Dexter has become such a huge hit among viewers, many of whom root for the show‘s murderous lead character.  While the cast and crew have been pleased with the show‘ success, they foresaw one drawback to making a skilled serial killer a modern-day hero when they were preparing for the second season. According to executive producer Daniel Cerone, one worry was that some unhinged viewer would take after the show‘s eponymous protagonist, a blood spatter analyst for the Miami police department who chases after and murders criminals who have slipped through the cracks in the justice system. Read more »
In the first season of Dexter, viewers were introduced to an eponymous lead character who did not hesitate to kill those who have managed to slip through the justice system.  However, since murdering his own brother, the Ice Truck Killer, Dexter [Michael C. Hall] has begun to doubt the validity of his actions, which is why the show‘s second season examines the ever-expanding space between absolute good and absolute evil. “The thing about this show is that it‘s never black and white — it‘s always complicated,” David Zayas, who plays Angel Batista on the series, told TV Guide, adding that the new season also means new developments in Dexter‘s life.  “You‘re going to learn and discover new things about Dexter.  There are going to be times when he returns to the old ways, and there are going to be new emotions and new discoveries.” Read more »
Ever since Showtime launched Dexter, a series based on the novels by Jeff Lindsay, viewers have been instantly addicted to its titular character, a Miami-based serial killer who works for the Miami Metro Police Department as a blood spatter analyst.Season 1 first introduced Dexter Morgan as a jovial employee working in a crime lab during the day and a disciplined yet murderous psychopath who gives into his bloodlust at night by carefully killing the serial killers that have slip through the justice system.  As the series progressed, it revealed more about his background and how he meticulously crafted life to mask his true nature. But as the show cuts deeper into the coming episodes of the second season, where evidence of his murderous activities have already surfaced, fans will get to see more emotional struggles and more self-discoveries. Read more »
As Dexter Morgan struggles to conceal the beast within him with each week of “recovery,” he finds himself in even more hot water as the Miami Metro Police strengthens its search for the “Bay Harbor Butcher.”  Tonight, fans of the psychological thriller will stay on the edge of their seats as Showtime presents a new episode of Dexter entitled “Morning Comes.”Currently in its second season, Dexter stars Michael C. Hall as titular character Dexter Morgan, a Miami-based serial killer who works for the Miami Metro Police Department as a blood spatter analyst.  The series also stars Julie Benz as Rita Bennett, Jennifer Carpenter as Debra Morgan, Erik King as Sgt. James Doakes, Lauren Vélez as Lt. Maria LaGuerta, David Zayas as Angel Batista, James Remar as Harry Morgan, and C. S. Lee as Vince Masuka. Read on for a preview of tonight‘s episode. Read more »
Nowadays, Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) struggles to reform his serial killing tendencies while working as a blood spatter analyst at the Miami Metro Police Department and trying to erase and conceal traces of evidence that might expose him as the “Bay Harbor Butcher.”  Amidst all the chaos, he has seemingly found solace in the form of Lila (Jaime Murray). After gradually developing his relationship with Rita Bennet (Julie Benz), a mother of two whose kids have also grown to adore Dexter, his dark persona has soon ignited an affair with yet another mysterious soul.  Lila, his Narcotics Anonymous sponsor who works as an artist, have intriguingly captured Dexter‘s attention with her daring principles and bold outlook in life.  Finding comfort with each other, Dexter and Lila seem to be the perfect match.  On the other hand, Dexter‘s lead star explains that this may not be the case after all. Warning: May contain spoilers. Read more »
Good news for Dexter fans.  The psychological thriller has once again surged in the ratings. Thanks to the efforts of avid supporters who watched last Sunday‘s episode, the series has attracted 1.23 million viewers and 1.63 million total viewers for its 9pm slot and has broken Showtime‘s records by making it the most-watched single airing audience ever for the network.Tagged as America‘s favorite serial killer, Dexter is a series about Dexter Morgan, a jovial employee working in a crime lab at the Miami Metro Police Department as a blood spatter analyst during the day and a serial killer who gives into his bloodlust at night by carefully slaying the murderous psychopaths that have slip through the justice system. Aside from Michael C. Hall, who plays the titular character, the series also stars Julie Benz as Rita Bennett, Jennifer Carpenter as Debra Morgan, Erik King as Sgt. James Doakes, Lauren Vélez as Lt. Maria LaGuerta, David Zayas as Angel Batista, James Remar as Harry Morgan, and C. S. Lee as Vince Masuka. Read more »
Last night, the ever-persistent James Doakes (Erik King) tracked down Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) to the scene of his latest killing and caught him in the act as he disposed the body of the man who killed his mother.  But as Lundy‘s (Keith Carradine) task force appeared to be closing in on the Bay Harbor Butcher, Doakes divulged a surprising revelation about Dexter‘s father Harry (James Remar). The suspense continues in the 11th episode of Dexter‘s second season called “Left Turn Ahead,” which is scheduled to air on December 9.Read on to find out what‘s in store for this week‘s episode. Read more »
Dexter, the Showtime drama starring Michael C. Hall, is set to make the move to its sister network CBS, according to CBS President and CEO Les Moonves.  Dexter, which is about a Miami forensics worker who, in his free time, is a serial killer.  At a CBS investor conference today, Moonves declared his intentions to repurpose some Showtime series on CBS as the writers‘ strike wears on.  In regards to Dexter, Les Moonves said, “Dexter is probably the first one to go on -- with some edits. It fits with our crime shows.”  Network television is pretty lenient when it comes to violence, so airing Dexter shouldn‘t pose too many issues.  Hey, if A&E can air The Sopranos, anything is possible.  Read more »
Following 11 suspense-filled episodes of Dexter, the second season of the psychological thriller starring Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan, the Miami-based serial killer who works for the Miami Metro Police Department as a blood spatter analyst, is about to come to a close.  Season 2 has been fueled by the discovery of Dexter‘s victims‘ bodies underwater with its intense plot to uncover the “Bay Harbor Butcher.”  As the police focus their investigation on the serial killer on the loose, agent Doakes (Erik King) starts to get suspicious of Dexter and pursues his own investigation where he eventually learns the truth about Dexter‘s murderous endeavors.  Forced to enter rehab by his wary girlfriend Rita (Julie Benz), Dexter meets an ex-Meth junkie artist named Lila (Jaime Murray), who he ends up having an affair with, which puts a strain to his relationship with Rita.  Throughout this season, Dexter‘s persona has evolved as he fights his urge to kill, questions his father‘s code, and covers his tracks as the “Bay Harbor Butcher.” After seeing last night‘s "Left Turn Ahead," viewers were left hanging in anticipation of the finale, driving fans to ponder how Dexter will get himself out of the tricky situation or if it will all lead to the end of his serial killing days.  The suspense continues as Dexter concludes its second season in the episode “The British Invasion,” which airs on Sunday, December 16 at 9pm on Showtime.Warning: Massive spoilers ahead.  Reading this article may ruin your enjoyment of watching what might be a bloody good season finale. Read more »
This Sunday, Dexter‘s critically acclaimed and highly-rated (for Showtime) second season comes to an end.  When season 2 began, few Dexter fans could have expected the shocking changes the creative team had in store, particularly for Sgt. Doakes, played by Erik King.  Doakes‘ determination to discover Dexter‘s dark secret came true midway through the season when he found proof that Dexter was the serial killer known as the Bay Harbor Butcher.  Fans were then doubly surprised when Doakes confronted Dexter and was locked in a small cage in a cabin by the serial killer, awaiting his fate.BuddyTV spoke to Erik King once again to get his views on season 2 thus far, and what to expect from the season finale.  King spoke about being head butted by Michael C. Hall, the thought process in conveying Doakes‘ emotions while stuck in the cage, and the possibility of episodes being edited to air on CBS.  Continue reading for a full transcript and audio file of the interview, and check back on Monday for part 2 of our interview with Erik King for his thoughts on the explosive season finale. Read more »
In last night‘s explosive second season finale of Dexter, fans saw two fires.  The second one saw Dexter escape relatively unscathed from a fire set by psychotic pseudo-girlfriend Lila, but it was the first big event in the opening 10 minutes that left fans‘ mouths agape.  Erik King‘s Sgt. Doakes, a series regular since the first episode, met his end when Lila blew up the cabin he was trapped in.BuddyTV spoke to Erik King last week and got his thoughts on the big finale, how he found out about his character‘s fate, and a possible return to the series, despite his character‘s demise.  Continue reading for the full transcript and audio file of the interview. Read more »
Dexter is coming to CBS.  It‘s official.  Beginning Sunday, February 17, the first season of Showtime‘s Dexter will air weekly at 10pm, edited to fit the standards of network TV.  Dexter stars Michael C. Hall as a Miami based forensics expert who, it turns out, is also a serial killer.  This will be the first time a pay cable series has ever received a full season run on network television.  As cool an idea as this might sound, it is indicative of the dearth of scripted programming left for networks amid the writers‘ strike.  Although CBS will do their best to not make this move look like a last resort, one can rightly view it as desperate.  Read more »
Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter can now be added to the list of celebrities who are rumored to be dating.  The news comes as an unexpected twist given that Hall and Carpenter are on-screen siblings on the acclaimed Showtime series, Dexter.Though it hasn‘t been confirmed by either party, the news won‘t seem to die as more and more media outlets are continuing to report about the Dexter co-stars dating.  And when there‘s smoke, there must be fire. Read more »
Showtime‘s Dexter began season 2 with Dexter Morgan unable to satisfy his killer urges for over a month due the discovery of his underwater dumping ground for his victims and the constant surveillance of Sgt. Doakes. After he realized that he was the cause of his father‘s death, Dexter started to questions his identity and the “Code of Harry,” the belief system that rationalizes his existence and survival as a serial killer. In the explosive ending, Sgt. Doakes died and Dexter was able to get himself out of the tricky situation.Now, Dexter is ready to embark on new bloodlust adventures, carefully killing the criminals that have slip through the justice system without the “Code of Harry.” Read more »
Dexter, a dark crime show that follows the ethically questionable quests of a blood spatter analyst/serial killer, will soon be debuting on Showtime‘s sister broadcast network, CBS.  Show star Julie Benz has had great confidence in the series, but admits she wasn‘t expecting it would reach network television. “It definitely was a big surprise,” Benz, who plays Rita on Dexter, told TV Guide, adding that although the news was unexpected, she knows it will help draw more attention to the show.  “It‘s an opportunity to gain more exposure for the show.  So many people say to me, ‘Oh, I‘ve heard so much about it but I don‘t get Showtime,‘ so hopefully now they‘ll see it on CBS and get Showtime.” Read more »
Tonight, Showtime‘s critically-acclaimed drama Dexter is premiering on network television. The series‘ 12-episode first season will be shown on Showtime‘s sister channel, CBS, making it the first premium cable drama to make the transition.  The broadcasts will give viewers who don‘t have access to Showtime the opportunity to watch the hit drama about a blood spatter analyst/serial killer on the small screen, while avid fans can relive the show‘s entire debut season. Read more »
Fans of Showtime‘s serial-killer drama Dexter will be excited to know that the series is currently being developed into a video game.  According to industry reports, the premium cable network has signed a production deal with the gaming division of Marc Ecko hip-hop fashion house.  The deal calls for the creation of a game that will be available for several platforms, including the Sony Playstation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360. "Dexter is the extremely rare TV show with enough layers of action and tension to translate perfectly into a compelling video game," Marc Fernandez, vice president of Marc Ecko Enterprises, said. Read more »
CBS‘ broadcasts of critical darling Dexter has been met by much protest from television watchdog groups, particularly the Parents Television Council.  Jeff Lindsay, author of the book series on which the dark drama is based, neither condemns nor defends his character‘s behavior, but has expressed disdain over the group‘s efforts to screen what audiences tune in to. "These are idiots who want to determine what we watch and don‘t watch," Lindsay told USA Today.  "I imagine that at the dark of the moon, they put on their brown shirts and go out goose-stepping." Read more »
Despite several criticisms from the Parents Television Council (PTC), highly acclaimed Dexter has managed to make its way into network television, much to every fan‘s delight.  The series had already established a solid fan base while it aired on Showtime, and now, the season 1 reruns on CBS are the talk of the town.Late last year, the series had completed the 12-episode long run of the second season just in time to avoid the WGA writers‘ strike.  Shortly thereafter, it was renewed for a third season, which was reported to start filming in fall of 2008.  While it‘s going to take several months before Dexter airs its third season, fans can catch the season 2 DVD to ease the wait. Read more »
The winners of the annual Peabody Awards, which honor the absolute best and brightest in electronic media, were announced today.  Over the years, the Peabodys have become known as the most prestigious award that can be bestowed upon a television show.  Last year, winners included Friday Night Lights and The Office, while past ceremonies honored shows as diverse as Battlestar Galactica and South Park.  It‘s not an easy award to win, which is why any series that picks one up gets an immediate boost of critical respect.  Today, five more shows were added to the ever expanding list of winners. Read more »
The sixth annual Emerald City ComiCon takes place this weekend, May 10th and 11th, at the Washington State Convention Center in the fair city of Seattle.  Among of the special media guests who will be in attendance are Jamie Bamber, who plays Major Lee "Apollo" Adama on Battlestar Galactica and Julie Benz, who plays Rita Bennett on Dexter and who played Darla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.BuddyTV will be attending the Emerald City ComiCon and interviewing Jamie Bamber and Julie Benz, as well as giving away free goodies for all convention attendees at the BuddyTV booth. Read more »
Julie Benz graciously attended the Emerald City ComiCon held in Seattle, Washington this past weekend. Probably best known for playing the vampire Darla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, Benz participated in a Q and A session during the event, allowing fans to personally ask her questions.Benz started out the session tentatively, just repeating "Hi" over and over again. It was endearing that she looked so hesitant and awkward at being in the spotlight. Read more »
Dexter will soon raid our TV screens when Showtime‘s psychological thriller returns for a third season this October. Last season, Dexter Morgan, a serial killer who works for the Miami Metro Police Department as a blood spatter analyst, was unable to satisfy his killer urges for over a month due to the discovery of his underwater dumping ground for his victims and the constant surveillance of Sgt. Doakes.  After he realized that he was the cause of his father‘s death, Dexter started to question his identity and the “Code of Harry,” the belief system that rationalizes his existence and survival as a serial killer.  In the explosive ending, Sgt. Doakes died and Dexter was able to get himself out of a tricky situation.Now that Dexter is ready to embark on new bloodlust adventures, carefully killing the criminals that have slip through the justice system without the “Code of Harry,” the Miami Metro Police Department has to be more than ready to take down America‘s favorite serial killer. Read more »
Jimmy Smits is back.  The veteran actor, best known for his role on NYPD Blue, has joined the cast of Showtime‘s Dexter.  Dexter, which stars Michael C. Hall as a crime scene expert for the Miami Police Department who moonlights as a serial killer, is currently filming its third season which is set to premiere on Showtime this Fall.  Smits will play Miguel Prado, a high-powered, charismatic district attorney who comes from one of the most powerful families in the Miami area.  He and Michael C. Hall‘s Dexter will join forces as they investigate a murderer with important ties to both of them.  Smits will appear in ten of the twelve season three episodes. Read more »

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