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'Dexter': Criminologist by Day, Killer by Night

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'Dexter': Criminologist by Day, Killer by Night

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Good guy? Bad guy? Or both? In Dexter, Michael C. Hall plays a forensics specialist who goes on killing sprees at night. Jill Greenberg/Showtime hide caption

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Good guy? Bad guy? Or both? In Dexter, Michael C. Hall plays a forensics specialist who goes on killing sprees at night.

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On Showtime's Dexter, Michael C. Hall plays a Miami forensics detective who spends his days examining blood splatter, and his nights out on killing sprees.

It's not as cold-hearted as it sounds though — Hall's character strictly adheres to the "rules" he learned from his foster father; he only kills people who "deserved to die."

Hall discusses the challenges of playing the ultimate good/bad guy — the role of the likable serial killer.

A Serial Killer Protagonist in 'Dexter'

A Serial Killer Protagonist in 'Dexter'

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Michael C. Hall plays a serial killer with a heart of gold in Dexter. Showtime hide caption

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In Dexter, the new Showtime series starring Michael C. Hall of Six Feet Under fame, a forensics expert investigates serial killers by day and turns into one at night, stalking and murdering criminals.

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