13 Reasons I’m Excited Dexter’s Back

Everyone’s favorite serial killer, Dexter Morgan from the Darkly Dreaming Dexter series by Jeff Lindsay, is back on Showtime for another season. Here are some reasons why the family and I snuggle up on the couch to watch every Sunday night.

1. Michael C. Hall is creepy and sexy at the same time.
2. Even my die-hard football fans will forego the big game for one hour with Dexter.
3. The Ice Truck Killer still makes appearances, which is pretty neat when you consider he died at the end of Season One.
4. Poor Debra: engaged to a serial killer last year, hunting a new killer this year. And this one’s her brother!
5. A serial killer in a program for addicts? Oh, my God, how much fun is that?!

6. Keith Carradine has joined the cast as star FBI Agent Lundy.

7. Will Sgt. Doakes ever figure out
Dexter’s secret? Or does he think he knows it already?

8. Being a true fan of the books, I have to know how far the series will take the characters.
9. While Lt. Pascal is falling apart, Lt. LaGuerta is showing great strength of character. She’s a lady to admire!

10. This week, Dexter began to consider (with the help of one of his victims) the possibility he might actually love his girlfriend, Rita. A serial killer with a warm, gushy side. What’s not to like?
11. Dexter’s bowling shirt: “Bowl ‘Til You Bleed.”
12. God, the writing is so clever! I aspire…
13. The first season’s available on DVD. If you haven’t seen it yet, put it on your Netflix queue, or rent it from your favorite place. I guarantee you’ll be hooked, too!