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Dexter (TV Series)
Dexter is an American television crime drama mystery series that aired on Showtime from October 1, 2006, to September 22, 2013.[1] Set in Miami, the series centers on Dexter Morgan
Dexter Morgan
(Michael C. Hall), a forensic technician specializing in blood spatter pattern analysis for the fictional Miami
Miami
Metro Police Department, who leads a secret parallel life as a vigilante serial killer, hunting down murderers who have slipped through the cracks of the justice system. The show's first season was derived from the novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter
Darkly Dreaming Dexter
(2004), the first of the Dexter series novels by Jeff Lindsay. It was adapted for television by screenwriter James Manos, Jr., who wrote the first episode
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Crime Drama
Crime
Crime
cinema, in the broadest sense, is a cinematic genre inspired by and analogous to the crime fiction literary genre. Films of this genre generally involve various aspects of crime and its detection. Stylistically, the genre may overlap and combine with many other genres, such as drama or gangster film, but also include comedy, and, in turn, is divided into many sub-genres, such as mystery, suspense or noir.Contents1 Source of plots 2 Plays and films 3 Subgenres 4 See also 5 References 6 Further readingSource of plots[edit] Crime
Crime
films are often based on or are adaptations of plays or novels. For example, the 1957 film version of Witness for the Prosecution is an adaptation of a 1953 stage play of that name, which is in turn based on Agatha Christie's short story, originally published in 1933. The film version was remade in 1982, and there have been other adaptations
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CBS Television Distribution
CBS
CBS
Television
Television
Distribution (CTD) is an American television distribution company, formed from the merger of CBS
CBS
Corporation's domestic television distribution arms CBS
CBS
Paramount Domestic Television
Television
and King World Productions, including its home entertainment arm CBS
CBS
Home Entertainment
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Miami
Miami
Miami
(/maɪˈæmi/; Spanish pronunciation: [miˈami]) is a major port city on the Atlantic coast of south Florida
Florida
in the southeastern United States. As the seat of Miami-Dade County, the municipality is the principal, central, and the most populous city of the Miami metropolitan area and part of the second-most populous metropolis in the southeastern United States.[8] According to the U.S
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Florida
Florida
Florida
(/ˈflɒrɪdə/ ( listen); Spanish for "land of flowers") is the southernmost contiguous state in the United States. The state is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the northwest by Alabama, to the north by Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida. Florida
Florida
is the 22nd-most extensive (65,755 sq mi—170,304 km2), the 3rd-most populous (20,984,400 inhabitants),[11] and the 8th-most densely populated (384.3/sq mi—121.0/km2) of the U.S. states. Jacksonville is the most populous municipality in the state and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States. The Miami metropolitan area is Florida's most populous urban area. Tallahassee is the state's capital. About two-thirds of Florida
Florida
occupies a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean
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Showtime Networks
Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI) is the subsidiary of media conglomerate CBS Corporation
CBS Corporation
that oversees the company's premium cable television channels, including its flagship service Showtime.Contents1 Overview 2 Cable networks currently owned by SNI 3 References 4 External linksOverview[edit] The company was established in 1983 as Showtime/The Movie Channel, Inc. after Viacom and Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment (now Viacom Media Networks) merged their premium channels, Showtime and The Movie Channel respectively, into one division. In 1984, American Express sold their interest in Warner-Amex to Warner Communications
Warner Communications
(now Time Warner) making Warner the new half-owner of Showtime/TMC. In 1985, Warner sold its half-interest to Viacom, making the company a wholly owned subsidiary of Viacom
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California
Native languages as of 2007English 57.4%[2] Spanish 28.5%[3] Chinese 2.8%[3] Filipino 2.2%[3]Demonym CalifornianCapital SacramentoLargest city Los AngelesLargest metro Greater Los Angeles
Los Angeles
AreaArea Ranked 3rd • Total 163,696 sq mi (423,970 km2) • Width 250 miles (400 km) • Length 770 miles (1,240 km) • % water 4.7 • Latitude 32°32′ N to 42° N • Longitude 114°8′ W to 124
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Crime Fiction
Crime
Crime
fiction is the literary genre that fictionalises crimes, their detection, criminals, and their motives. It is usually distinguished from mainstream fiction and other genres such as historical fiction or science fiction, but the boundaries are indistinct. Crime
Crime
fiction has multiple subgenres,[1] including detective fiction (such as the whodunit), courtroom drama, hard-boiled fiction and legal thrillers. Most crime drama focus on crime investigation and does not feature the court room
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Drama
Drama
Drama
is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance; a play performed in a theatre, or on radio or television.[1] Considered as a genre of poetry in general, the dramatic mode has been contrasted with the epic and the lyrical modes ever since Aristotle's Poetics (c. 335 BC)—the earliest work of dramatic theory.[2] The term "drama" comes from a Greek word meaning "action" (Classical Greek: δρᾶμα, drama), which is derived from "I do" (Classical Greek: δράω, drao). The two masks associated with drama represent the traditional generic division between comedy and tragedy. They are symbols of the ancient Greek Muses, Thalia, and Melpomene
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Mystery Fiction
Mystery fiction
Mystery fiction
is a genre of fiction usually involving a mysterious death or a crime to be solved. In a closed circle of suspects, each suspect must have a credible motive and a reasonable opportunity for committing the crime. The central character must be a detective who eventually solves the mystery by logical deduction from facts fairly presented to the reader.[1] Sometimes mystery books are nonfictional. "Mystery fiction" can be detective stories in which the emphasis is on the puzzle or suspense element and its logical solution such as a whodunit. Mystery fiction
Mystery fiction
can be contrasted with hardboiled detective stories, which focus on action and gritty realism. Mystery fiction
Mystery fiction
may involve a supernatural mystery where the solution does not have to be logical, and even no crime involved
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Dark Comedy
Black comedy, also known as dark comedy or gallows humor, is a comic style that makes light of subject matter that is generally considered taboo, particularly subjects that are normally considered serious or painful to discuss such as death. Some comedians use it as a tool for exploring vulgar issues, thus provoking discomfort and serious thought as well as amusement in their audience. Popular themes of the genre include violence (murder, abuse, domestic violence, rape, torture, war, genocide, terrorism, corruption), discrimination (chauvinism, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia), disease (anxiety, depression, suicide, nightmares, drug abuse, mutilation, disability, terminal illness, insanity), sexuality (sodomy, homosexuality, incest, infidelity, fornication), religion and barbarism. Black comedy
Black comedy
differs from blue comedy which focuses more on crude topics such as nudity, sex, and bodily fluids
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Mystery Film
A mystery film is a genre of film that revolves around the solution of a problem or a crime. It focuses on the efforts of the detective, private investigator or amateur sleuth to solve the mysterious circumstances of an issue by means of clues, investigation, and clever deduction. The plot often centers on the deductive ability, prowess, confidence, or diligence of the detective as they attempt to unravel the crime or situation by piecing together clues and circumstances, seeking evidence, interrogating witnesses, and tracking down a criminal. Suspense is often maintained as an important plot element. This can be done through the use of the soundtrack, camera angles, heavy shadows, and surprising plot twists
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Chip Johannessen
George F. "Chip" Johannessen[1] is an American writer, editor, and producer of several popular television series. He is credited with work on 24, Moonlight,[2] Millennium, and Beverly Hills, 90210, among others.Contents1 Early life and education 2 Career 3 References 4 External linksEarly life and education[edit] Johannessen graduated with honors from Harvard University, where he wrote pieces for The Harvard Lampoon. Subsequently he earned a J.D. at the UCLA School of Law. Career[edit] Johannessen began his television writing career with an episode of the sitcom Married... with Children
Married... with Children
in 1991. He then took a story editor position on the third season of Beverly Hills, 90210
Beverly Hills, 90210
in 1992. He was promoted to executive story editor for the fourth season in 1993. He joined the production staff as a co-producer for the fifth season in 1994
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Psychological Thriller
Psychological thriller is a thriller narrative which emphasizes the unstable or disillusioned psychological states of its characters. In terms of context and convention, it is a subgenre of the broader ranging thriller narrative structure,[1] with similarities to Gothic and detective fiction in the sense of sometimes having a "dissolving sense of reality". It is often told through the viewpoint of psychologically stressed characters, revealing their distorted mental perceptions and focusing on the complex and often tortured relationships between obsessive and pathological characters.[2] Psychological thrillers often incorporate elements of mystery, drama, action and horror, particularly psychological horror
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Long Beach, California
Los AngelesCSA Los Angeles-Long BeachMSA Los Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimIncorporated December 13, 1897[2]Government • Type Council-manager[3] • Mayor Robert Garcia[4] • City council[8] Jeannine Pearce Lena Gonzalez Daryl Supernaw Suzie Price Dee Andrews Stacy Mungo Al Austin Rex Richardson (Vice Mayor) Roberto Uranga • City manager Patrick H. West[5] • City auditor Laura L
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Drew Z. Greenberg
Drew Z. Greenberg is an American television producer and writer best known for working on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Smallville, The O.C., Dexter, Warehouse 13, Arrow and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.[1] He has also written some comic books, like Green Arrow
Green Arrow
and Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics.[2]Contents1 Personal life 2 Career2.1 Buffy the Vampire Slayer 2.2 Firefly 2.3 Smallville 2.4 The O.C. 2.5 Dexter 2.6 Warehouse 13 2.7 Arrow 2.8 Marvel's Agents of Shield3 See also 4 References 5 External linksPersonal life[edit] Greenberg is openly gay, and is proud to work homosexual characters into his scripts. "I’ve never written an original pilot script that didn’t have at least one gay character in it, even if I was the only one who knew that character was going to be gay
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