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by Bella DePauloon Dexter
Dexter may well be one of the most psychologically delicious treats in television history. We love Dexter. We root for him, season after season.
But he’s a killer—a serial killer! Why do we relish Dexter so much? And why don’t we at least feel guilty about our love? Is it because Dex is so unlike us that we don’t worry others might misinterpret our interest in him as a sign of our own darkness? Or is the dynamic something much different—that we all have a wisp of Dex’s Dark Passenger within us? As fans who identify with our twisted hero, do we get to let our own demons out to play an hour a week, knowing that it’s not for real and no one will actually get hurt?
I’ve tried to talk about Dexter to all … read more»
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