Monday, November 06, 2006
Jennifer Carpenter on Showtime's Dexter
I gotta admit that Showtime's doing better than HBO in finding new shows. Weeds 2nd season was fun to watch especially when Zooey Deschanel showed up, and now there's Dexter. (this compared to Lucky Louie (not funny), Dane Cook's Tourgasm (unwatchable), Rome and Big Love (only good for nudity and violence))
Dexter's about a forensic blood spatter specialist who moonlights as a serial killer who targets other killers and bad guys as his victims. Six Feet Under's Michael C. Hall is the lead and he's really good. The show also has Julie Benz (Darla from Angel/Buffy) as his damaged girlfriend. However, the real breakout is Jennifer Carpenter. She plays Dexter's kid sister who is trying to move up the ranks of the Miami PD. Her character has a mix of sass with some confidence issues, and darn it if her awkwardness isn't cute. Plus the woman must only weigh like 100 lbs. Jennifer's breakout role was in The Exorcism of Emily Rose, plus she was in White Chicks.
The good news is that Dexter has already been picked up for it's second season.