SRP $39.98 1.78:1(16:9) DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1 PARAMOUNT
 

Sure, SHOWTIME has a hit with "DEXTER," and it's got great actors, fine, even slick production values, but at the end of the day, it's hard to argue it's not just another show built around exploitation of violence, no matter the guise it's under. "DEXTER" is a serial killer, but, hey, he focuses his sickness towards only killing "real" baddies! SEASON ONE had extremely tight storylines, and because the character was so new, and the relationships he was building with or revealing about other characters and family, was entertaining. However "SEASON 2" reveals lots of problems, unapparent in "SEASON ONE." The relationships, whether between Dexter and his sister, his boss, or most others, seem to be veering towards predictability. There are still a fair share of surprises and great acting, but the supporting characters and their relationships, really lessen the overall quality of the season.

PARAMOUNT has provided the correct 1.78:1 aspect ratio for this release, with 16:9 enhancement.  The image quality is fantastic! Colors are vivid but never oversaturated, and there are no artifacts to be found. Contrast is impressive, with great detail in the darkest scenes.

PARAMOUNT has provided a Dolby Digital 5.1 mix. While not an aggressive mix, ambient effects are well delegated, and the balance focused towards the front stage, is immersive. Dialogue is always intelligible and free from distortion.

No commentaries here, but there are two episodes from the failed SHOWTIME series, "BROTHERHOOD."