The first season of Dexter will begin airing on CBS Feb. 17, and CBS is ramping up its efforts to recruit viewers over to the dark side. A bunch of new promos have popped up on the network's YouTube channel over the past day or so, and it's interesting to see how CBS is marketing the quirky, bloody Showtime series to network viewers.
They're not steering clear of the blood, that's for sure. One of the videos, a rundown of things to expect if you've never seen Dexter before, even starts with a semi-obnoxious voice shouting out the show's common elements: "Bodies! Blood! Guns! More blood!" (For the record, that two-minute video goes on to include things like "Haircuts!" and "Walking!" I'm not sure if it's awful or totally brilliant in that "made for the YouTube generation" sort of way.)
Another video contrasts Dexter's happy, innocent side with his crazy, murderous side, and the third one is basically a love letter from the show's women to Michael C. Hall. I'm wondering, if you've never seen Dexter before, would any of these promos make you want to check it out? To watch the videos, just
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