Parents' Guide to


By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Bloody drama for adults only -- we mean it!

TV CBS, Showtime Drama 2006
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 53 parent reviews

age 10+

I don't understand why parents say its so bad?

It's a amazing show! My son recommended it to me. And it's awesome. I binged it with him and my daughter. I thought It was a bit to graphic for my 9 year old, so I didn't let him watch. Give it a try!

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
2 people found this helpful.
age 16+

My Review Age 16+

I'll start off with I am a proud father of 2 (11,7) me and my wife normally let our 11 year old son watch TV-MA depending on sex,nudity and drug use we watch other things with our 7 year old anyways back on topic we decided to let him sit this one out because there is a lot of sex, nudity is frequent for example one scene shows a reporter giving a massage to another character breast are shown in this scene it than transitions to another inappropriate scene let's just leave it at that, more language than I can count from his sister I could go on all day on why to not let any younger than 16 watch this but let's just stop there thanks for reading

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
2 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (53):
Kids say (74):

Dexter has a provocative premise and succeeds at being original by using blood and violence as a morbid punch line. But unlike American Psycho on the big screen (starring Christian Bale), fans of the series are drawn to the likability of Dexter himself. Hall delivers again (much like his character in the hit HBO series Six Feet Under) and leaves viewers wondering, "is what Dexter's doing really so wrong?"

Every character is well formed, and each season delivers enough twists, humor, scares, and cliff-hanging moments that fans keep coming back for more of a good (albeit bloody) thing.

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