September 24, 2010 |
When a living writer turns his work over to Hollywood, a lot can go wrong with the story and with the characters — and that includes their gender, race and the story's setting. Eventually, what emerges onscreen is only distantly related to what the author originally wrote or what he or she intended. So when I heard that Jeff Lindsay's uniquely evil and paradoxically well-intentioned character, Dexter Morgan, was going to turn up as a series on Showtime, I was prepared to be underwhelmed.
HOME & GARDEN
November 30, 2009 |
Update: Jennifer Carpenter, who stars on the Showtime series "Dexter" with her husband, Michael C. Hall, has sold her Hollywood Hills home for its asking price of $695,000, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The California bungalow, with two bedrooms and 1 1/2 bathrooms, was built as a hunting lodge in 1937. Surrounded by mature trees and landscaping on a flat lawn, the cottage has vaulted ceilings, skylights and decks off the dining room and master bedroom. Carpenter, 29, plays Dexter Morgan's sister, Debra.
HOME & GARDEN
October 10, 2009 |
Actress Jennifer Carpenter , who stars on Showtime's murder-centric "Dexter" with her husband, Michael C. Hall , has listed her Hollywood Hills bachelorette pad for $695,000. The 1937 California bungalow, with two bedrooms and 1 1/2 bathrooms, was built as a hunting lodge. Surrounded by mature trees and landscaping, the cottage has vaulted ceilings, skylights and decks off the dining room and master bedroom. There is a flat lawn and canyon views. Carpenter, 29, has played Dexter Morgan's sister, Debra, since 2006.
September 24, 2009 |
It has been nearly impossible for anyone traveling L.A. streets or reading this newspaper to avoid seeing ads for this Sunday's season premiere of Showtime's "Dexter." Many of the ads show Michael C. Hall, the actor who plays Dexter Morgan, sporting his trademark demonic grin, while holding a cherubic baby. Both baby and serial killer are spattered with red liquid, the "joke" being that it isn't clear whether the liquid is juice or blood. For fans of such "humor," Jeff Lindsay's new novel "Dexter by Design" will surely be an enjoyable cup of congealed and gory tea. For others, this book is about pleasant as a sewer swim, and just about as socially rewarding.
December 13, 2008 |
Three seasons in, do any of us really know Dexter Morgan? Showtime viewers have watched America's favorite serial killer earn acceptance from his long-lost homicidal brother and promptly end that relationship by slicing his neck with a knife. Then, Dexter allowed a woman, Lila, to get close to him, close enough for her to see who he really is, only to plunge a knife into her heart.
February 24, 2008
LYNN SMITH's article was superb. The crime show "Dexter" has shown us that serial killers often make good police officers. What is it about that killer instinct that makes good cops? I think if you can channel it -- and it took Dexter Morgan a long time to channel it, as we well know -- and mature with it, then I think it's an attribute. You have to get past self-glory (that "it's all me" and "it's my gratification") and make the transition to "a cause greater than yourself." Evan Dale Santos Adelanto -- HAVE we, as a viewing nation, sunk to such depths of depravity as to make a serial murderer the protagonist of a weekly TV drama?