July 29, 2011
Dexter (and Norway): misadventures in conservative pop culture appropriation
But Dexter is different. It’s not really about serial killing at all. It’s about the nature of identity and morality. (…)
In other words, Dexter is very much like the rest of us and the best of us: a man who socializes his most powerful urges and who so thoroughly pretends to be a better person than he is that he actually is a better person than he is. This is the conservative view of man in a nutshell…
But no one is talking about the Dexter Factor, which is this: “Andrew Berwick” liked the Dexter cable series about a ruthless and completely deceptive serial killer.