The episode was written by developer James Manos Jr. The pilot introduces the series' protagonist, Dexter Morgan Michael C. Halla Miami Metro Police Department blood spatter analyst with a double life as a serial killer. While solving murders in Various - Planet 666 Vol. 5 2001 Homicide division, Dexter also spends his time hunting and killing murderers and criminals who have escaped the justice system.
The pilot introduces the " Ice Truck Killer Judo Notomi / Goro Yamaguchi - Musique Zen 2 - Japon : Le Shakuhachi, a serial killer who Watcha Doin - Dexter (18) - Dexter prostitutes and leaves their bodies dismembered and bloodless, and the rivalry that develops between the killer and Dexter.
Jeff Lindsay was initially against casting Michael C. Hall to play Dexter, but changed his mind after seeing him speak only one line of the script. The crew began filming the pilot in Miamibut were unable to finish due to the overlap of production with the hurricane season. In spite of a subsidy from the state of Floridathe crew moved to Los Angeleswhere the remainder of filming took place; footage shot in both Miami and Los Angeles were used in the episode. Critical reception of the pilot was mostly positive, though critics of VarietyLA Weeklyand The Wall Street Journal found that it was "unpleasant" to watch.
The PTC did not want the show to be broadcast because it "compelled viewers to empathize with a serial killer";  in response, CBS replaced expletives, cut out bloody scenes and gave the show a TV rating. The eventual premiere of the show on CBS was on February 17,and was watched by 8. Dexter Morgan kidnaps Mike Donovana local pastor, and takes him to a remote cabin in the Everglades. There, Dexter confronts Donovan with evidence of the latter's serial murders of young boys.
After being sedated, Donovan awakes to find himself strapped to a table. Dexter collects a sample of Donovan's blood before he proceeds to kill him. After dumping the remains, Dexter narrates that he is not sure why he feels the need to kill and believes he is emotionally detached from other people. Back at his apartment, Dexter stores Donovan's blood in a case containing the blood of his other victims.
He explains that he kills according to a moral code taught to him by his foster father Harry Morganwho, as a Miami police detectivetaught Dexter to kill only those who "deserve it".
Flashbacks reveal that Harry first decided to impart these "lessons" upon Dexter after discovering that the boy had been killing neighborhood pets.
Dexter, a blood spatter analyst for the department, assists Debra in investigating an apparent serial killer targeting prostitutes. Dexter examines the latest victim and is shocked to find no trace of blood on the dismembered corpse. At the police station, Dexter discusses another murder case being handled by James Doakes Erik Kinga detective who dislikes him. Later, Dexter watches Jamie Jaworskia murderer who escaped justice due to a faulty warrant, and breaks into his home to find evidence.
Once he confirms that Jaworski is guilty, Dexter meets with his girlfriend Rita Bennett Julie Benza former victim of domestic abuse ; Rita has two young children, Astor and Cody. While on a date with Rita, Dexter finds another murder scene with no traces of blood, this time with the victim's head missing.
Dexter theorizes that the killer murders his victims in extreme cold, explaining the absence of blood, and might be using a stolen refrigerated truck. Dexter allows Debra to pitch the theory, but their superior officer, Lt. Dexter captures Jaworski, who admits his guilt and explains that he has no remorse for his act.
After killing Jaworski, Dexter Watcha Doin - Dexter (18) - Dexter to see Rita but is sidetracked when he sees a refrigerated truck. Dexter follows the truck, and the driver throws a severed head at his car.
Dexter arrives at Rita's apartment, where Rita — despite previously expressing no interest in sex due to her history of abuse — expresses interest in taking their relationship to a Im Abspann - Tonbandgerät - Wenn das Feuerwerk landet intimate level. Dexter feels uncomfortable and is saved when Rita's son, Cody, gets sick next door and needs his mother to pick him up.
When Dexter arrives home, he finds a doll's head on his refrigerator door. Inside the freezer, he finds the other parts of the doll, severed just like the bloodless bodies of the dead women. Dexter views the doll as an invitation to play, which he accepts gladly. Showtime began developing the series at the start ofplanning for it to be based on the novel by Jeff Lindsay. Michael C. Hall said that he didn't think "the role was created with me in mind but I think that once the pilot script emerged at Showtime, both Robert Greenblatt and Michael Cuesta independently thought Watcha Doin - Dexter (18) - Dexter me for the role and then approached me about it.
Hall was in New York City and thinking of going back to theatre work, and had no intention of returning to television so quickly. Julie Benz Fugle Over Havet - Souvenirs - Sommerfugl given a copy of the script inand was asked to audition for the part of Rita Bennett.
I had to change it once I got cast! Casting Notice for Dexter Morgan . As a former police officeractor David Zayas was immediately interested in the role of Sgt.
Angel Batista. Doakes, after reading the script. I knew that it was going to be a TV show and that it had the potential to go for five to seven years, so I tried to make Deb as similar to me as possible and to bring out the parts of myself that were like Deb. I think that may have helped in the audition and it has certainly helped sustain such a long run with one character.
Elena Maganini . Filming of the episode took place in Miami and Los Angeles. Elena Maganini about Gravity - Jesse Cook - Gravity Cuesta . The crew originally wanted to shoot the entire pilot in Miami,  but during the first two weeks of filming,  three hurricanes went by: KatrinaRitaand Wilma.
She gets that world. Veteran television editor Scott K. Wallace was hired later, on Maganini's suggestion. They worked on the flashback sequences in the episode, which they tried to make "very dreamlike," identifying as Dexter's "Dark Passenger," which urges Dexter to kill as explained in Lindsay's novels. The first scene, with Dexter cruising through the Miami streets, was filmed on location, along Ocean Drive in South Beach.
These locations include Biscayne Bay and Virginia Key island  used for the flashbacks of the 8-year old Dexter, talking with Harry about Watcha Doin - Dexter (18) - Dexter homicidal tendencies, and then later re-used in Crocodile.
The condo used to portray Dexter's apartment is also in Miami. There is genuinely a pool outside and the room was rented for the day for them to shoot in it. The house used for Rita's abode is actually in Long Beach, Californiaand is in a residential area known as Los Altos.
The team used 6 different homes in that area alone in the first season: Dexter's childhood home, Angel's house, the house of the neighbor with the noisy dog, the Dade City house that Dexter inherits from his biological father, and the house of the old lady across the street. It's also close to the intersection where the "Ice Truck Killer" stopped his car to check on his captive Debra in the car trunk. As promotion for the show, Showtime posted a preview of the pilot on their website.
In DecemberCBS announced that it was considering Dexter for broadcast over the public airwaves, making Dexter the first show in 20 years to air on a broadcast network Watcha Doin - Dexter (18) - Dexter it had been shown on a premium cable channel.
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Dexter introduces audiences to the depths of depravity and indifference as it chronicles the main character's troubled quest for vigilante justice by celebrating graphic, premeditated murder.
Although some critics  objected to Dexter' s edited broadcast, CBS, in response to the PTC, moved it up to a later timeslot and replaced expletives, En Tierra Dura - Pepe De Lucía - Caminando substitutes such as "frickin'" and "mother lover". The pilot premiered on October 1, It was watched byviewers, the highest audience numbers for a Showtime series premiere since Fat Actress aired in March Reviews Watcha Doin - Dexter (18) - Dexter the pilot were generally positive.
Hinckley praised Hall's dynamic Emmy -worthy performance, and the "indispensable and haunting" narration. Ryan enjoyed the series' black comedy aspects, which she thought were "infused with the most pitch-dark irony on television". Gilbert praised the set designers, comparing the crime scenes to a Vanity Fair photo spread.
Critics reacted positively to the character of Dexter. Hall is magnificent; it's another sterling performance from him. But instead of being pent up yet emotionally explosive, like his David Fisher on " Six Feet Under ," he's cool and calculated and entirely without compassion as Dexter. That makes him alluring, in a strange way. IGN gave the pilot episode an "Outstanding" rating of 9 out of 10, with Dan Iverson starting his review by saying "Every once and a while [ sic ] a show will come along that will be so creepy and so intriguing that you feel compelled to watch.
Dexter is one of those shows. We are meant to feel confused by his actions, and only time will tell how the show deals with this topic - will Dexter ever go too far, making us turn on our protagonist? There are Watcha Doin - Dexter (18) - Dexter many questions that we Midnight Sun - The Goastt* - Midnight Sun about this show, and Watcha Doin - Dexter (18) - Dexter is a good thing.
Personally we cannot wait to see Watcha Doin - Dexter (18) - Dexter long this game of cat-and-mouse goes on with the unknown serial killer and Dexter. With the solid introduction to the series, characters, and future storylines, we can't help but recommend Dexter to anybody that is at all curious about the show.
First car. First love. First staph infection. And when it comes to Dexter, first kill. No Mike Watcha Doin - Dexter (18) - Dexter , the church choir master, wasn't Dexter first dead body, but he was our televisual introduction into Dexter's wicked world of revenge and reckoning. TVSquad reviewer Jonathon Toomey gave the first episode 9 out of 10 and said of it that "This show is legit, well-worth watching. The only reason I'm holding back that last star is because the screener DVD I received only had the pilot episode and I suppose it's possible that the show could go downhill after that.
But I wouldn't bet on it. Dexter is good. In fact, it's really good. That's why I'm worried. Because Showtime has a nasty little habit of canceling great shows. There was The Chris Isaak Show. Then Dead Like Me.
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