Dexter is one of the shows that stand out at you. It is totally different from any other show in terms of content, mood, and setting. It is the first show that dares make a serial killer look like a good citizen or a hero even. Dexter follows the life of Dexter Morgan who, according to Showtime website, is a Miami Metro Police Department blood spatter analyst, has a double life. When he's not helping the Homicide division solve murders, he spends his time hunting and killing bad guys who slip through the justice system. The Showtime Original Series Dexter ended Season Four with a huge dramatic twist. This season, Dexter goes from happily married husband to guilt-ridden single dad. Could America's Favorite serial killer be experiencing real human emotion? And how will it affect his ability to maintain an average-guy facade while satisfying his need to kill? As Dexter's secret life and new responsibilities threaten to overwhelm him, his ability to remain focused — and undetected — are being tested like never before.
Production designer Brandy Alexander has been successfully bringing the interior of many scenes come to life. I am particularly fond of the interior design of Dexter's 1 bedroom 1 bath apartment which captures Dexter's character perfectly. Take a look:
In Dexter's apartment everything has it's place, following his serial killer characteristics of being a perfectionist. The style is modern and sleek with some mid-century inspired furniture. The perfect serial killer (only bad guys) bachelor pad.
It looks live a normal lived in apartment, where nobody would suspect of Dexter's extra curricular activities.
Could the kitchen be any more perfect or masculine? It's pretty much on point.
The designer was very successful in bringing this space to life and in making the audience believe that this is where their favorite serial killer lives.
Now moving on to Rita's house, Dexter's late wife who was murdered by one of the serial killers Dexter was trying to hunt down in the season 4 finale. Dexter's relationship with her was human, unlike his secret life which is monster-like. Dexter was able to feel a sense of family and love for the first time. He adopted her two children and had a third child of his own with her. Take a look at how the designer was able to portray that in the design of Rita's house, a busy mother who has dedicated all of her time to her children.
In Rita's house the designer used warm colors and mismatched furniture to give a sense of warm homey feel.
In the house, everything is outdated, where a mother of three has no time to be thinking about decor.
Catch Dexter tonight, Sunday for the season 5 finale on Showtime at 9pm et/pt.