Showtime for Showtime
I spent last night watching the first four episodes of the new season of Showtime's "Dexter," a drama about a serial killer trained by his adoptive father to hunt other serial killers. I'd always meant to check out the first season, but never got the chance, so I jumped on the DVD's when they arrived on Monday.
And it didn't disappoint. I mean, it's really a pretty trite premise if you think about it too much -- kind of like Clint Eastwood's old cowboy anti-heroes - but the cast is good, the writing is good, and, even if it's a spin on all those CBS procedurals at heart, it makes for wicked fun TV.
The new season doesn't premiere until Sept. 30. I also have the first four episodes of the new series of "Brotherhood" to watch. If those measure up, it'll certainly be time for a "Showtime eclipses HBO" column.