That Smile

December 30, 2010

Promo Poster for Dexter

Image from Dexter's Facebook Page

  The Showtime series Dexter follows the exploits of Dexter Morgan, a blood analyst for the Miami police department who moonlights as a vigilante serial killer. The opening credits show the hero going through his morning routine – squeezing orange juice, slicing ham, grinding coffee, etc. Given his extracurricular activities, it’s fitting these everyday actions are fraught with violence, from the mosquito he slaps upon wakening to the tee-shirt he pulls on, stretching it tight over his face like the stocking mask of a prowler. The credits end with Dexter locking the door to his apartment then walking away with an ambiguous smile.

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