Giveaway: Tell Us Why You Love Dexter and Win the Season One DVD Set

by Jason the TVaholic on October 28, 2007

in Cable TV, Giveaways, TV Talk

I Love Dexter Season One DVD Prize Pack 1Welcome to the first ever TVaholic Giveaway. Our friends at Showtime have provided some great prizes to giveaway to the readers of TVaholic. So, we put them together to create a couple of prize packs.

What Are the Prizes?

  1. The first lucky winner will receive Dexter Season One on DVD, the Dexter Soundtrack and an “I (Heart) Dexter” bumper sticker. (Pictured)
  2. The second winner will receive Dexter Season One on DVD.

How Do I Enter?

Leave a comment on this post and tell us: Why you love Dexter? It’s that easy.

If you haven’t gotten a chance to watch Dexter, one of the best shows on TV and a favorite of the TVaholic, then let us know why you would like to get your hands on this truly terrific TV show.

What Are the Rules?

  1. Limit one entry per person. Subsequent entries will be disqualified. Must be 18 and a legal resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Must include a valid email address, so we can contact you, if your comment is the winner. Odds of winning depend on number of legitimate entries. The use of automated devices to enter the giveaway is prohibited. There is no responsibility assumed by TVaholic for lost or late entries, or any computer, online telephone, or technical malfunctions that may occur.
  2. Each comment is numbered and time stamped. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. PT, Sunday, November 4th. Two numbers will be drawn at random using the random integer generator at and the corresponding comments will be selected as the winners.
  3. Winners have five days to respond after being notified. Once winners have responded with a U.S. shipping address to claim their prize, the winners name and state will be added to this post. Prizes lost, stolen, or damaged during shipping cannot be replaced and winners are responsible for any taxes resulting from the receipt of prizes. Any and all guarantees and warranties of prizes are subject to the manufacturer’s terms and conditions, and winners agree to contact the prize manufacturers for any such warranty or guarantee claim.

What If You Don’t Win?

Well, you can always:

Season two of Dexter is currently playing each Sunday night on Showtime.

And the Two Winners Are

Screenshot of numbers drawn at

  1. #138 – Michael Andersen of Ohio received Dexter Season One DVD, Soundtrack and bumper sticker.
  2. #29 – Linda Ellis of Texas received the Dexter Season One DVD.

Update 11.12.2007: Added winners information.

1 Anastasia October 28, 2007 at 10:58 am

I heart Dexter because I’m a fan of Michael C. Hall :) He won me with Six Feet Under, and I’ll follow him anywhere! :D

2 Teresa W. October 28, 2007 at 1:25 pm

I don’t have Showtime but wish I did so I could watch this.

3 Doreen October 28, 2007 at 6:09 pm

Well, I don’t have Showtime, wish I could watch this!!

4 Kathy Shoreman October 28, 2007 at 6:12 pm

Dexter is such a magnetic, compelling, exciting show! Every single character, not just Michael C. Hall’s Dexter, is complex and interesting to watch. You feel moved and intrigued by each character’s growth – La Guerta, Deb, Doakes, Lundy, Rita – and especially Lily. I wait with delicious anticipation every Sunday to watch Dexter – it is so much more than your average serial killer show!!!

5 Bill October 28, 2007 at 7:49 pm

The underlying air of creepiness pulls me in and keeps me tuning into Dexter week after week.

6 michelle rosborough October 28, 2007 at 9:29 pm

he’s sooooooooooo cute

7 Angela Willis October 28, 2007 at 10:00 pm

Ive been DYING to see this show.. I dont have showtime but I LOVED six feet under and I’d be really excited to win this prize.

8 sandy October 28, 2007 at 10:19 pm

don’t have it showtime but would love it

9 Hunter October 28, 2007 at 10:25 pm

I love Dexter because of its moral complexity. I never thought I’d find myself rooting for a serial killer,
but I totally am! And so far, the storylines are so good, not obvious like many shows out there but well-
thought out so by the time the season ends you feel that the story is complete, versus just a bunch of episodes.

10 Alecia Gibson October 28, 2007 at 10:41 pm

I’ve never seen this show. It looks good though.

11 Marilyn October 28, 2007 at 11:26 pm

It is a great show!

12 Andrew Gordon October 29, 2007 at 3:29 am

I like Dexter because there’s a little bit of Dex in all of us.

13 Aisling October 29, 2007 at 3:35 am

Dexter is sweet and deadly. What more could one ask?

14 Jennifer October 29, 2007 at 4:33 am

It’s a complex character in a complex show, and very well done.

15 Margaret Smith October 29, 2007 at 4:36 am

I love Dexter because I think we can all relate to him a bit.
Thanks for the contest

16 Tamara October 29, 2007 at 4:38 am

I actually have never seen this show, but have wanted to so here’s hoping I win so that I can!

17 bob keck October 29, 2007 at 4:41 am

Murder, mayhem and Michael C. Hall? I’m in!

18 Leona October 29, 2007 at 5:26 am

I dont have show time so i have never seen it

19 Linda Lansford October 29, 2007 at 6:12 am

Good show

20 Jennifer B October 29, 2007 at 6:18 am

I love Dexter because he is such a fascinating character. He is very charismatic and not bad looking either :)

21 David Siegel October 29, 2007 at 6:48 am

Who’s Dexter?

22 Doug Buckman October 29, 2007 at 7:06 am

I am entering because Dexter is my grown sons favorite show and I would love to give him this as a gift.

23 Tom Showers October 29, 2007 at 7:09 am

Dexter is a cutie!

24 tim brown October 29, 2007 at 7:30 am

love to win

25 veronica sandberg October 29, 2007 at 7:38 am

Sounds like a nice show. I don’t have cable. But probably would love this show

26 Sue Farrell October 29, 2007 at 7:44 am

I like this show because it does such a good jog of developing Dexter’s personality.

27 Jennifer Barnett October 29, 2007 at 8:36 am

I keep hearing great things about this show. I’d love to get to see it!

28 Alice October 29, 2007 at 8:40 am


29 Linda Ellis October 29, 2007 at 8:53 am

Dexter is a fun to watch bad guy.

30 Monique Rizzo October 29, 2007 at 10:04 am

Great Contest! Never seen it but I REALLY want to!

31 Rodney K October 29, 2007 at 11:44 am

Haven’t seem it yet but heard about it.

32 Christina Almond October 29, 2007 at 12:48 pm

Haven’t actually watched this but want to!

33 BRENT CRAWFORD October 29, 2007 at 1:06 pm

I’ve never seen it (no showtime) but I like Michael C. Hall from 6 Feet Under.

34 Brent Dotson October 29, 2007 at 1:12 pm

Dexter is such a multi-layered character that the character doesn’t even understand himself. It’s really fascinating to watch him peel back the layers.

35 steven October 29, 2007 at 1:27 pm

I really like the narration of the show. It gives the otherwise dark grim subject matter an
innocent, childlike protaganist (or antagonist depending on how you view dexter).

36 Kathy Scott October 29, 2007 at 1:37 pm

TV TV TV got to have my TV.

37 Erica October 29, 2007 at 1:42 pm

I love him because he’s sexy!

38 Chrystal Jones October 29, 2007 at 2:30 pm

I love Dexter because it is unique and there is no other show like it.

39 Christine F. October 29, 2007 at 2:40 pm

I don’t have Showtime and have never seen Dexter but have heard such wonderful things about it and would love to see it. Thank you for the chance!

40 russell day October 29, 2007 at 2:59 pm

what a great show

41 anna t. October 29, 2007 at 3:39 pm

‘Cause he is one of a kind.

42 Barbara Elliott October 29, 2007 at 5:13 pm

I like this show. A serial killer that only kills serial killer’s.

43 Janet F October 29, 2007 at 5:23 pm

Dexter is creepy and interesting to watch.

44 Danielle H October 29, 2007 at 5:28 pm

I love Dexter because he has a set of morals which is ironic in a serial killer. Plus he’s witty.

45 Christian Brothers October 29, 2007 at 5:35 pm

My wife thinks he’s great!

46 natalie busche October 29, 2007 at 6:54 pm

i think he is awesome!

47 Gale Thomas October 29, 2007 at 8:01 pm

Dexter is a sexy antihero

48 richard t. October 30, 2007 at 7:55 am

He is quite a character.

49 Jason M October 30, 2007 at 11:13 am

I love Dexter because he is played brilliantly by Michael C. Hall.

P.S. Showtime, please release Dexter on HD DVD and print some more LG shirts for your online store. TIA!

50 Lynde F October 30, 2007 at 12:26 pm

I love the humor on Dexter!!

51 Arsh D October 30, 2007 at 1:56 pm

I watch Dexter because… I can identify with him.

52 Steve Scott October 30, 2007 at 3:19 pm

Dexter is funny!

53 Steve Patrick October 30, 2007 at 11:56 pm

Why I Love Dexter? where to start i guess with the irony in the show a forensic’s officer whos also a serial killer whos bother just happened to be one also DRAMA!!!! not to mention all the characters are great. the storie lines are just crazy the writer and directors both should have some shinny hardware in there office and last but not least. the fact that DEXTER is able to live is virtually like a shadow, everyone see’s him but nobody truely see’s him.

54 Cindy Hochstrasser October 31, 2007 at 6:20 am

I love Rita and how she seems to complete Dexter! I hope Debra(his sister) NEVER finds out about his secret pasttime.

55 Gwen H October 31, 2007 at 10:17 am

Why I like Dexter? It’s simple in that he’s complex. He is a serial killer that you can’t help but like. He has a keen sense on human tendencies yet he is unable to be a normal human….and he struggles with this everyday.

56 MelissaD October 31, 2007 at 11:54 am

I love Dexter because it’s funny in a way that’s just… wrong!

57 Tarah October 31, 2007 at 12:24 pm

I haven’t seen the show yet – and I’d love to – I’ve heard nothing but good things about it.

58 Cynthia C October 31, 2007 at 3:37 pm

I missed this show and am hoping to catch up.

59 Michael Paul October 31, 2007 at 6:58 pm

Dexter is an anti-anti-hero, which works for me. Anti-heroes like Tony Soprano do evil for evil’s sake, but Dexter does evil for good’s sake. Not that the cops would care…

60 Dave L October 31, 2007 at 8:18 pm

Michael Hall is a phenomenal actor.

61 BRIAN E. November 1, 2007 at 4:54 am

…because he is a serial killer with a heart of gold !!!

62 karen November 1, 2007 at 10:57 am

he IS a dark defender, protecting us from our darker side of humanity. and he is sexy as all hell

63 Anthony Hedden November 1, 2007 at 11:05 am

Great show.

64 Edward V November 1, 2007 at 11:28 am

A serial killer that only kills serial killers …. unique and there’s not a lot of unique TV.

65 Bonnie Daiello November 1, 2007 at 4:17 pm

Because Dexter is the only loveable serial killer. Ever. Great show!

66 Sherri Bailey November 1, 2007 at 5:37 pm

Dexter is such an original show!!! Michael C. Hall is absolutely fabulous as the lovable serial killer!!!

67 Leslie November 1, 2007 at 6:49 pm

A fan of Michael C. Hall and the show is great.

68 Summer November 1, 2007 at 6:53 pm

I love Dexter cause he is hot!!

69 Lara Aleff November 1, 2007 at 7:29 pm

Dexter is such an interesting show. I’ve never seen anything like it. What a cool idea! A serial killer killing serial killers!

70 Sarah Stern November 1, 2007 at 7:48 pm

I need this because I LOVE Michael C. Hall.

71 Joanne Danzer November 1, 2007 at 9:28 pm

I saw the premier episode during a showtime free preview week-end and was intruigued by the show and the characters.

72 Debra November 1, 2007 at 10:10 pm

Dark sense of humor. I should go to NA for my Dexter addiction, like he goes for his killing addiction.

73 Suzanne Reichel November 2, 2007 at 7:21 am

Dexter’s sweet, he’s charming, he’s socially acceptable….but he’s also a serial killer! Makes you think…

74 Christina Smith November 2, 2007 at 12:01 pm

There is nothing like this show on tv that I have ever seen. Morally challenging…its hard to describe why you are routing on a serial killer. Well rounded show…best there is on tv.

75 Deborah Wellenstein November 2, 2007 at 5:22 pm

While I don’t have a lot of time to watch TV, I like to catch up via DVD. Thank you!

76 Phillip Fry November 2, 2007 at 6:17 pm

I want to win!

77 Keith November 2, 2007 at 6:45 pm

Made Me want to go out and get the book that the series is
based on.

78 JONI CHADWELL November 2, 2007 at 7:23 pm


79 Tiffany G November 2, 2007 at 8:04 pm

I love is so interesting!!

80 Siobhan November 2, 2007 at 8:33 pm

Dexter is deliciously addicting. Each episode manages to surprise.

81 Kathleen S. November 2, 2007 at 9:20 pm

It is such a great concept for a show and has and a great cast.

82 Isaac A. November 2, 2007 at 9:33 pm

I don’t have Showtime, so I have never seen the show, but it looks interesting. If I win the DVD I cam see what all the hype is about.

83 JAMEY MCGINTY November 2, 2007 at 11:20 pm

I LOVE THIS SHOW. Dexter is a very complex character and the show is well filmed and edited for a good flow and easy to
follow plots. It keeps me interested to watch each episode. I love this show.. and thanks for the contest and chance to comment.

84 Christy Goodwin November 3, 2007 at 4:47 am

This show is well written. I had no idea that a serial killer could ever be the Good Guy.

85 Jim Scott November 3, 2007 at 5:23 am

I don’t remember this show, but would like to see it.

86 Siobhan Rose November 3, 2007 at 5:26 am

Forensics has always fascinated me… what a brilliant show!

87 Dwight Brearley November 3, 2007 at 6:38 am

Its an awesome show! I am addicted!

88 Candie November 3, 2007 at 6:59 am

I read the book that this TV show is based on. I have to admit it is one of the most intriguing stories I have ever read.

89 Terry Hodges November 3, 2007 at 7:44 am

I do not have Showtime; however, I would love to win the DVD as the show sounds very interesting.

90 Marion Burgess November 3, 2007 at 7:57 am

This is a really good show!!!

91 Andrea Jackson November 3, 2007 at 9:26 am

Would love to see it

92 Tracey Chambers November 3, 2007 at 9:58 am

Michael C. Hall is sexy and likable even though he is a killer. weird.

93 shelley slider November 3, 2007 at 10:12 am

Dexter is one our of favorite shows. We make sure we watch it every week! Keep taking out the bad ones Dex !!!

94 Jenna E November 3, 2007 at 10:28 am

sure would love this! never seen the show but would like to get into it.

95 Kelly K November 3, 2007 at 10:43 am

Love Dexter because of the clever premise…

96 Kam November 3, 2007 at 11:33 am

I like Dexter because he is very interesting to watch

97 philstacy November 3, 2007 at 12:04 pm

I don’t get Showtime so I need to see this on dvd.

98 A. Ashley November 3, 2007 at 12:26 pm

I love Dexter because it’s a true original.
Nothing like it has been done before.
As Dexter’s NA sponsor,Lila says, we’re all good and bad.
We all have dark moments where we see a scumbag child rapist on the news and wish news and wish something bad would happen to them.
Dexter acts on those impulses. In a way he has a sense of
fairness and justice.A deceased comic book store owner drew
Dexter as a comic book hero called The Dark Defender.
I think that suits him. He doesn’t prey on children or the weak.
He speeds up the karmic reward of criminals who deserve it.
That’s why we root for him.

99 Louis November 3, 2007 at 3:16 pm

haven’t seen it on the TV but well aware about the buzz it got

100 Alexa Whitehead November 3, 2007 at 3:54 pm

I love Dexter b/c he rights all the wrongs in the world. The show is brilliant, and I can’t wait for season two to come out on DVD.

101 Yvonne North November 3, 2007 at 5:09 pm

I can’t get premium channel to see this show but I hear its great so would love to win so I can see it.

102 mindy aptecker November 3, 2007 at 6:46 pm

humorous in a dry sense

103 Danai November 3, 2007 at 7:45 pm

I just love weird, offbeat shows and it is so interesting!

104 Suanne Giddings November 3, 2007 at 7:51 pm

I do not have Showtime, but but I like Michael C. Hall. I hear he is excellent in this role… A lovable serial killer??? I’ve heard so much about this, so I would love to be a winner so I can catch up on this very unusual show.

105 Toby OB November 3, 2007 at 8:44 pm

I like how it’s so much more than just about a serial killer, and in Dexter’s world, he’s not even the worse “monster” out there. And that’s all thanks to the intelligent writing and excellent acting.

106 Sand November 3, 2007 at 9:14 pm

I love Dexter because he’s so complex, lives within his own limits of life.

107 BJ November 3, 2007 at 11:15 pm

Ah, Dexter. I was a huge fan of Six Feet Under, but was drawn to the premise of Dexter before I even knew that M.C. Hall was the lead actor. What kept me watching was the core question that Dexter forces us to ask ourselves, namely, is there anything in this world that is purely bad or evil, in any context? Harry manipulated Dexter’s uncontrollable impulses into something good; without Harry’s guidance, Dex would have undoutedly become another thoughless killer. If Dexter sticks to “the code” he can’t possibly harm an innocent person. So instead of following one extreme and harming innocent people, he adopts the polar opposite and protects them from others who have lost their way. The realization that all this leads to is that *anyone*, no matter what hand they’ve been dealt in life, can use their abilities (“good” or “bad”) to help people, or to hurt them. And when the day is through, we all know what our true intentions are; it’s pretty easy to lie to others, but it’s pretty hard to lie to yourself. Kudos to Jeff Lindsay and the production team behind the -only- current show that makes me anticipate the next episode with such a fever.

108 monte lloyd November 3, 2007 at 11:30 pm

great show

109 Marcella Cook November 3, 2007 at 11:59 pm

A differnt take on the serial killer. A definate watcher!

110 Adhab Al-Farhan November 4, 2007 at 12:56 am

I dig serial killer movies. Dexter is superior because it is a series and a very good one as well.

111 Dawn Hurtado November 4, 2007 at 1:05 am

This sounds like it would be worth owning.

112 Alix Bertolo November 4, 2007 at 1:24 am

Michael C. Hall is cute.

113 Karen Martin November 4, 2007 at 4:20 am

Dexter is one of the reasons we have kept Showtime.
The show always keeps on the edge of our seats. Dexter is the man.

114 Beverly W November 4, 2007 at 5:05 am

I Love Dexter!

115 Deborah Bozich November 4, 2007 at 5:42 am

I love Michael Hall and I am “dying” to see this series, but I am unable to at this time. I love series like this

116 Tisa November 4, 2007 at 6:13 am

I haven’t had a chance to watch this but going by the description and all of the comments, it sounds like a great movie that I’d love! Thanks for the fun giveaway! ~ :)

117 Linda Trotier November 4, 2007 at 6:27 am

Such a great show!

118 phil broomhead November 4, 2007 at 6:36 am

A detective who takes care of busines himself, and is able to hide it… What a great storyline

119 Scott Hannah November 4, 2007 at 6:43 am

What’s not to love?

120 Hara Brook November 4, 2007 at 6:44 am

Yeah, a good serial killer!

121 nannette ryan November 4, 2007 at 7:39 am

I have only gotten to watch a few episodes of Dexter which I enjoyed.

122 Wanita Gilliam November 4, 2007 at 7:48 am

I haven’t seen this yet but I would love too it looks like a great show

123 Kristen November 4, 2007 at 7:56 am

I love Dexter because it’s so different from the shows I normally watch. Dexter is one unique guy and I love to see what he is going to do next.

124 matt November 4, 2007 at 10:05 am

because it’s one of the best shows!

125 Zoe Lee November 4, 2007 at 10:59 am

Dexter is a well written and superbly acted show..really great. I loved the twist at the end of season 1.

126 brandy November 4, 2007 at 12:38 pm

I like him because he’s CREEPY!

127 sharon November 4, 2007 at 12:40 pm

Dexter is the ultimate struggle between good and bad within one’s own self. I love this show!

128 Jocelyn November 4, 2007 at 2:35 pm

Love Michael C. Hall from 6 Feet Under, but never got to see this show – would really like to!

129 Lisa November 4, 2007 at 3:09 pm

because he’s crazy

130 ezmerelda November 4, 2007 at 3:16 pm

I fell for Dexter when I got an advanced copy of the Darkly Dreaming Dexter. He is just creepy sexy.

131 Sherri November 4, 2007 at 3:57 pm

Hi there, would LOVE to win this show…don’t get the channel it is on, but my friend swears by this show…
sounds great!

132 Katt Lewis November 4, 2007 at 4:19 pm

I like Dexter because the premise is so unusual. I love unusual.

133 Theresa L. November 4, 2007 at 5:42 pm

Never thought I’d find myself cheering for a killer. Who knew?

134 Donna Kozar November 4, 2007 at 6:24 pm


135 Sabine Blanch November 4, 2007 at 6:40 pm

I like Dexter because it is an unusual show. I hope I win!

136 Michael B. November 4, 2007 at 6:41 pm

Very unusual show, keeps me interested!

137 vanessa hunter November 4, 2007 at 8:27 pm

The concept, the horror, the hit.

138 Michael November 4, 2007 at 8:55 pm

For me, Dexter is all about the juxtaposition. A seemingly emotionless killer spends the episodes narrating his feelings. Dark humor is accompanied by a cheery, latin-influenced score.

That, and Michael C. Hall’s grin. The Cheshire Cat has nothing on Hall for creepy smiles.

139 Jason the TVaholic November 5, 2007 at 12:09 am

Thanks to everybody that left a comment and entered TVaholic’s first giveaway. The entry period has ended with 138 comments. Good luck to everyone, as I will be randomly selecting the winners soon!

140 Niki January 31, 2008 at 7:59 pm

Well, Dexter is a very Intriguing. I think this becuase of how suspensefull it is, it just makes
me want to watch the next episode more and more. The way Dexter just kills those people, no emotions
no feelings, its just so wierd, in a good way of course. I find Dexter addicting, like drugs are
for drug addicts…i cant seem to get enough!!.

Anywho, i absolutly LOVEEEE the show more then any other shows out there, and i dont care if i win
the prizes, as long as everyone knows how good Dexter iss. The prozes are simply just a bonus to
writing this comment.

From your addicted fan: Niki

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