Originally Posted by 'Hamas' Jenkins
I don't know if I could really rank the seasons. I just rewatched S1 and S2 after finishing 3.
1 and 3 are kind of like the first and third Star Wars movies. A little more upbeat and entertaining. The second is much darker and introspective in an Empire Strikes Back kind of way.
I will say that the writers have done a phenomenal job with Dexter's character arc. It's been a dialectical process, vacillating from Harry's code to Lila's proselytizing from S1 to S2 and then finding his way back home after S3, all the while mirroring the evolution of his own identity.
I just love how he's constantly right on the edge, one bad move away from getting caught.
I don't know his name, and haven't looked him up on imdb yet, but the guy plays Dexter is phenominal. He's got that perfect blend of creepy and conartist needed for the role.