|Dexter: Season 2|
Written by Jason Flick
August 31, 2008
Dexter, the lovable forensic expert with a dark side, returns to everyone’s living room with the release of Dexter: Season 2 on DVD. If you are fan of Dexter like I am then you are aware of the devastating and bloody end of Season One. Dexter not only found out that he had a sibling, but another serial killer in the family. With the Ice Truck Killer, now gone Dexter and Debra now must move on.
Season 2 starts off with Dexter attempting one of his late night activities only to freeze up in the heat of the moment. He starts to lose control of his self contained dark side with the memory of his brother fresh on his mind. To make things worse his dark secret is now about to be exposed to the whole world.
Things get rough between Rita and Dexter after she thinks that he is a drug addict. Dexter joins a 12-step program to mask his late night activities and to possibly throw Doakes off his trail. With a copycat killer on the loose and Special Agent Frank Lundy hot on his trail and a NA sponsor that refuses to go away, Dexter is in hot water and the heat is only increasing. But then again it is Miami after all.
In this season Dexter is reminded of his past as he discovers that the man that that was responsible for killing his mother in front of him is still alive. In the episode “The Dark Defender,” Dexter finds out that Harry, his father withheld information from him about his mother’s murder. After he lets some of this information out to Lila, she insists on tagging along while he finds the man responsible. This one happens to one off of my favorite episodes as it is finally reveals what happened all those years ago.
Dexter is one of the most original shows on TV these days and for good reason. There is just something wickedly seductive about its story and all its twisted little details. Season 2 started off a little weird with Dexter being a little weird for two straight episodes. But after that the show goes straight for the jugular.
Dexter: Season 2 also comes with a bunch of other goodies to enjoy. The fourth disc containing the season finale also contains the first two episodes of Brotherhood Season 2. The disc also features EBridge Technology that fans can access a Michael C. Hall Podcast and an interview with the man behind the blade. You can also stream the first two episodes of Californication Season One as well as the first two episodes of The Tudors Season 2.
Dexter has a certain quality to it in its presentation. The script is beautifully scripted and is backed up by a stellar cast. Michael C. Hall is at the top of his game in his role as the duel identity vigilante. All of first seasons cast returns to make this one of the most talked about shows on TV.
The up close view of Dexter preparing for his daily life looks innocent but cleverly reveals a more sinister underlining theme. Dexter has a look that is just bright and cheerful and dark and creepy the next.
The actors also do a fantastic acting job and Dexter’s calm and collected narrative is one of my favorite things about the show. I also like the show’s unabashed language that can only be seen on Showtime or in this 4-Disc DVD Set. Dexter: Season 2 is also presented in Dolby Digital: English 5.1 Surround, English 2.0 Surround and Spanish Mono for the Latin fans out there.
Dexter: Season 2 is brilliant right to the bloody end and I can’t wait for Season 3. The Podcasts with Michael C. Hall and the rest of the cast are informative and actually entertaining. I also liked the use of the Photo Gallery and actor biographies and learned a thing or two about this stellar cast.
As an added bonus, I got to see the first 2 episodes of not one but THREE Showtime Original shows. I mean that is pretty cool. More TV Show Box Sets should have this feature and at $40 dollars at most retailers this DVD is just bloody enjoying to watch.