For better or for worse, Netflix and CBS worked out a deal to bring all eight seasons of Showtime’s Dexter to Netflix.
Beginning on Halloween (Oct 31, 2013), the first four seasons of the award-winning series will be available to watch instantly; seasons 5-8 will begin on Jan 1, 2014.
Starring Golden Globe winning actor Michael C. Hall, Dexter tells the story of Dexter Morgan, America’s favorite serial killer. As a Miami forensics expert, he spends his days solving crimes, and nights committing them. But Dexter lives by a strict code of honor that is both his saving grace and lifelong burden.
Torn between his deadly compulsion and his desire for true happiness, Dexter is a man in profound conflict with the world and himself.
For the newbies to the show? I recommend everything through John Lithgow’s season. After that, it’s pure rubbish. So, honestly, just watch the first four seasons and forget the rest ever happened.