Dexter began airing in 2006, and is based on the novel
Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay. It was developed
for the screen by James Manos, Jr., and stars Michael C.
Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, C.S. Lee, Lauren Vélez,20David
Zayas, and James Remar. ***
Dexter works in a forensics lab, and is a seemingly-normal
individual. But by night, when he’s off the clock, his psychopathic
tendencies take over and he becomes a vigilante of sorts.
On top of this, he is juggling a relationship with a single
mother who was formerly in love with an abusive boyfriend.
Dexter’s vigilante days may be numbered when the FBI is
brought into investigate, though. ***
This is one of those TV series that I wasn’t initially
aware of, but when I finally broke down and started to explore
it, it came as a pleasant surprise. There’s a little bit
of everything here – suspense, drama, action, psychological
stuff, the list goes on. Dexter is one of the best shows
on the airwaves today because it isn’t afraid to take chances
and explore darker storylines. The show has been meant with
some controversy for these very reasons, but that just makes
this reviewer like it all the more. ***
This set contains all of the episodes of the show’s
second season – episodes 13-24. The episodes are scattered
across four discs. ***
All in all, Dexter’s second season doesn’t disappoint.
It’s even better than the first, which was great in its
own right. Dexter takes everything you thought you knew
about cop drama, and throws it out the window. There literally
is no other show like it. Needless to say, this Blu-Ray
set comes highly recommended. ---
Image and Sound:
Paramount delivers an excellent transfer on this Blu-Ray.
Fine object detail is nothing short of excellent, and the
image is free of any negative anomalies except for in a
few scenes. Colors are vibrant, and black levels are consistent
throughout. A TrueHD lossless audio track only adds to the
experience, giving the series a far better soundtrack than
your average TV show on DVD. This is the way this show was
meant to be experienced – with the best audio and video