Now, in its third season, Dexter has become one of the most compelling, creative, well-acted, and twisted shows on the tube. In case you didn't know, Dexter, played by the insanely talented Michael C. Hall from Six Feet Under (another classic show), is a serial killer by night and a Blood Expert for the Miami PD by day. This is the basic premise, but the show works on numerous levels. Unlike other police procedural dramas, the viewers are Dexter’s accomplices as we are the only ones with access to his internal monologue.
This season has been the best so far; for one, the plot lines are no longer based on the books, which has given the writers more freedom. But the major coup was scoring Jimmy Smits. I always thought the dude was talented, but as Assistant District Attorney Miguel Prado, I've been consistently blown away by his sometimes nuanced and other times flat out ferocious acting. In a recent scene, Miguel discovers that Dexter is trying to keep him in check, and like a geyser set to erupt, Miguel unleashes his fury on Dexter: "I am not the person to fuck with because I will fuck you back!" So, why, when Dexter decides to end Miguel's life does he go out without much fanfare? This is my only complaint about this season. I was looking forward to some type of throwdown or struggle. The whole season has been steadily building up to this point, and I would've liked to see Miguel get his just due. Anyway, there's still one last episode left, and every Dexter finale has been insane so I would expect nothing less.