Thursday, February 14, 2008

PTR Fave Doubleheader Sunday: CBS Premieres 'Dexter' After New 'Case'

By LillyKat
PTR Staff Writer

There is a TV God(dess).

Lil' and Dex on the same channel.

On the same night.

Back to back.

The critically acclaimed Showtime original series, Dexter, will makes its network television debut on CBS this coming Sunday, February 17th at 10 p.m. following a brand new episode of Cold Case at 9 p.m.

While Lil' and Co. look back at the 1998 murder of a 17-year-old girl who ran off with a Neo-Nazi ex-con shortly before her slaying, Dex and Co. will introduce you to the wonderful world of Miami Metro homicide, and the serial killer who works silently amongst them.

And against them.

As I try to curb my enthusiasm for a moment (okay, sorry ... I can't), this is an excellent chance for non-premium cable subscribers to be treated to the show from the beginning. And, take it from someone who got hooked on Dexter from its inception: the first season was a killer.

Ba dum bum.

For those not in the know, Michael C. Hall plays the amazingly charming, ingeniously clever and incredibly moral Dexter Morgan - a forensic investigator specializing in blood spatter for the Miami Metro Police Department and who also just so happens to be a serial killer.

Is it too early for me to ask for a crossover episode featuring Dex and Lil'?

Alas, I digress.

But we here at PTR have been given the special opportunity to showcase some exclusive clips in anticipation of the Dexter premiere. Curious folk (like myself) have wondered how a premium cable program will get nip, tucked and edited for its network airings. From what I can tell (and having seen the original cuts - sorry, couldn't resist), the brilliant essence of the show remains in tact.

Disclaimer: although I don't think these clips are too disturbing (but I confess I am a horror movie fan), I will give light warning to say that perhaps sensitive viewers may want to take an extra breath or two as there is some blood, some dead bodies, and a pristinely sliced corpse. And as an additional heads-up, the show will air with a Viewer Discretion Advised warning.

But hey, don't they all nowadays?


Dexter Exclusive Clip: "Viva Miami"

Dexter Exclusive Clip: "A Very Neat Monster"

Dexter Exclusive Clip: "Happy Place"

Dexter Exclusive Clip: "No Blood Here"

Dexter Exclusive Clip: "Homicide in Daylight/'Dahmerland'"


Check out Showtime's official Dexter Web site for the inside scoop on the series, and be sure to tune in this coming Sunday for the Lil' and Dex show!

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