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My Geeky Trivia

By Geeky Gem

Once in while you come across a show that just keeps you coming back for more week after week. For Hmsbeefnuts and I one of these shows happens to be Dexter, if you have never seen the show it’s about a guy who by day works for the Miami Police Department as a Blood Analyst but by night he is a Serial Killer who hunts out other killers that the police cant catch. Its a fantastic show based on a series of amazing books. Here are some things you may not know about it.

Dexter’s boat is named Slice of Life.

Dexter frequently uses aliases that make reference to Bret Easton Ellis books books and their film adaptations. These include using Patrick Bateman and Sean Ellis.

Though they play brother and sister in the series, having met on the show, Michal C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter married on 31st December 2008. They subsequently divorced in December 2010, but continued to work together in the show.

The name of the main character, “Dexter,” is also a Latin word meaning “right hand.” The implied complement is the Latin for “left hand,” “sinister,” reflecting his hidden dark side. In 2010, author Jeff Lindsay confirmed at a book signing in Edinburgh that he chose the name Dexter because it was the opposite of “sinister”, reflecting the character’s surface normality.

During Season 1, Dexter and Rita watch the movie Terms of Endearment, which features actor Jon Lithgow. Lithgow would later star in Season 4 as Arthur Mitchell.

In the finale of season 3 Dexter finds out that Rita has been married before. Her marriage license is displayed. It says she was born on 19/4/1989, but her wedding date is also listed as 16/8/1989, making her just under 4 months old for her wedding date.

While most of the shows are set in and around Miami, Florida, the series exteriors are mostly shot in Long Beach, California, with interiors shot at the Sunset-Gower Studios on Sunset Blvd. Second-unit crews shoot additional material in Miami to help add to the realism of the show.

Michael C. Hall revealed he was afflicted with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in January 2010, but continued to work on the series. Most of his fellow cast members were surprised by the news, because he had not disclosed his condition during production. Hall is presently in remission as of mid-2010.

The use of bird’s-eye views of coasts and cities from a helicopter has started a drinking game in some places (including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and other cities in South Florida). Dexter talking about his childhood merits one sip, while a helicopter’s view while flying above the relevant scenes merits two sips. (The glimpse of a helicopter from below doesn’t count.)

John Lithgow plays Arthur Mitchell, his father’s name is Arthur.

So there we have it some nice bits of trivia about this awesome show. Join me again to see what else I have for you.

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