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'Dexter' enters last season with knife marks all over TV landscape
'Dexter' enters last season with knife marks all over TV landscape

When Showtime debuted "Dexter" way back in 2006, people couldn't quite grasp what they were seeing. A serial killer? As a sympathetic leading man? Were those the flames of Sodom burning distantly behind us? "Silence of the Lambs" had whet our appetite for charm-boy sociopaths — who did not rejoice when Anthony Hopkins' Hannibal Lecter escaped and began stalking his former jailer? (A man, it must be noted, who did nothing worse than irritate a convicted cannibalistic serial murderer with bad TV.) Eight years later, HBO introduced the sympathetic antihero as social icon with "The Sopranos." "Dexter," based on novels by Jeff Lindsay,...

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