The Showtime network finally impresses me

Weeds didn’t do it for me. Sleeper Cell blew ducks. But Lisa and I just watched the first season of Dexter on DVD, and I think it’s the best new series I’ve seen since seasons one & two of Veronica Mars.

The premise, which may sound somewhat familiar to Bad Monkeys fans: Michael C. Hall plays Dexter, a Miami PD forensics technician who’s also a serial killer. His foster father was a cop who figured out that little Dexter was a budding sociopath and trained him to channel his urges—so he only kills bad people. It’s very well done, and now that I’ve seen it I’m going to have to track down the novel that it’s based on.