I watched the first episode of Dexter. I enjoyed it a lot, but it didn't immediately hook me the way Mad Men and Breaking Bad did. Maybe it was because its cinematography and setting reminded me of what little I've seen (I swear) of CSI: Miami. I half-expected Horatio Caine to turn up and make some comment about how the hooker "fell to pieces" and do something with his sunglass right before Roger Daltrey screamed... okay, bad joke. Random thoughts (I like this part): -So he's a sociopath, eh? No empathy and apparently little emotion beyond the "light" ones such as curiosity. I guess I should've expected that, because someone who self-righteously kills off serial killers wouldn't do it like a serial killer unless he was a serial killer himself. Know what I mean? Serial killer. Serial killer. Killer of cereal. -The Sargeant is the only one who gets the creeps from Dexter? He IS creepy. Not just because of his sociopathic narration. ?I?m watching you, mother****er. ? -How does that woman find him charming? If not "serial killer," his fake charm should have at least been setting off "practitioner of the 'Mystery Method'" alarms. -He?s pretty much evil, but evil focused by Harry against other evil people. -His lack of... okay, a soul, gives him some unique insight into human absurdity. Such as not understanding things like ?mating rituals." -I like that he makes absolutely sure he kills bad people. Investigates them like a stereotypical rogue police officer. -Dates a woman who?s so emotionally damaged that she doesn?t ever want to have sex? She?s not going to a shrink about that or anything? It "works for" him? Jeez, Dex, it?s almost like you don?t have any empathy or something. Just a typical male, huh? Hahahahahaha... ha... -Weird thing is he seems to ?love? her in his own way. ?Everyone is so hostile? except her.? -Not as graphic as I?d feared. It wouldn?t necessarily be a deal breaker, but stuff approaching gorn is a major turn-off in any media I watch. Could change later for all I know. -He says that it took him a long time to learn how to fake being ?normal,? but the flashbacks have him acting remorseful in front of his father. Though that just may be the nature of child actors. -I can?t believe that he looked shaken to see a head plop on his windshield. Maybe that was just initial surprise. "I want you.? ?Oh! Okay? thanks.? ??You?re welcome!? -You?d think he?d be better at faking sexual desire if he's so good at faking everything else. -I wonder how many serial killers there are in reality. I've always been under the impression that they're rare compared to "normal" murderers. But he appears to have no shortage of blood slides in that case and no shortage of potential victims. I'm not an expert, so I could be wrong.