The last thing the world needed was another series about a forensic scientist but it certainly adds something to the mix when said CSI is also a recreational serial killer. Mischievously sadistic, Dexter is a darkly amusing tale of a psychopathic monster living in the heart of sunny Miami and trying to reconcile his stabbier urges with being an otherwise decent guy. Michael C Hall is flawless as the carver in question and the show sports one of the cleverest title sequences around.
Born Free (Season 1, Episode 12), where Dexter finally learns the truth about the Ice Truck Killer, who brings him a very special gift.
Dexter's aliases are often taken from the novels of Brett Easton Ellis, including The Rules of Attraction's Sean Ellis and American Psycho's Patrick Bateman.