1X01 - Dexter written by James Manos, Jr. and directed by Michael Cuesta.
The Pilot episode of Dexter, takes it times to flesh out :-) its titular character, Apart from the first season other seasons are faster paced. The pilot Shows us Dexter morgan and his foul mouthed sister "Debra Morgan", Als it shows Dexter grappeling with the world around him and trying to fit in as to go unnoticed about his bussines, A Serial killer in law enforcement, Definetly seems to have it advantages, as Dexter is as a "Wolf in sheeps cloathing", Except for this time its the wolves (Criminals) who find they are cast in the role of sheep, The pilot episode also sets up the basics for the story to be told in Season 1,
- Dexter and his sister are introduced
- The backstory about the Morgan family is initiated
- The Famous Harry Morgan guidance visions are introduced
- the politics within Miami metro police become known
The episode ends definetly sets the pace for the suspense, aktion that follows throughout the first season
On another level it deals with Dexter trying to fit and be as normal as possible, this is shown to the viewer from Dexter perspective, but also shows that how much goes unnoticed, by the average day things people go about. And then there's Rita, played by Julie Benz, I think this is a role that realy suits her wel, and also a departure from the role she played on Buffy & Angel.
For the rist episode, i was definetly amused.