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Dexter: The Complete Third Season

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Dexter: The Complete Third Season

Dexter: The Complete Third Season

Friendship is a double-edged razor blade in slow-burning season


Dexter is perfect for TV on DVD—the near-seamless plotline makes waiting a week between episodes almost unbearable. Dexter, a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police department who also happens to be a serial killer, is still working hard, killing murderers, and developing more personal relationships than are comfortable for his cold heart. Season Three takes a welcome break from the stalk-murder-go-home formula of the first two seasons—this one focuses on Dexter’s intimacy with his fiancée Rita, dying family friend Camilla and new friend, the lovable yet frightening Assistant District Attorney Miguel Prado, fantastically played by Jimmy Smits. Dexter’s first true friend gets a little too close, leading to fewer quick thrills than usual but an ever-building intensity. Meanwhile, the supporting characters are dealing with the death of a colleague—and justifying the show’s “police drama” classification.


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