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

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.

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  • Anastasia Oct 28, 2007, 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

  • Teresa W. Oct 28, 2007, 1:25 pm

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

  • Doreen Oct 28, 2007, 6:09 pm

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

  • Kathy Shoreman Oct 28, 2007, 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!!!

  • Bill Oct 28, 2007, 7:49 pm

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

  • michelle rosborough Oct 28, 2007, 9:29 pm

    he’s sooooooooooo cute

  • Angela Willis Oct 28, 2007, 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.

  • sandy Oct 28, 2007, 10:19 pm

    don’t have it showtime but would love it

  • Hunter Oct 28, 2007, 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.

  • Alecia Gibson Oct 28, 2007, 10:41 pm

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

  • Marilyn Oct 28, 2007, 11:26 pm

    It is a great show!

  • Andrew Gordon Oct 29, 2007, 3:29 am

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

  • Aisling Oct 29, 2007, 3:35 am

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

  • Jennifer Oct 29, 2007, 4:33 am

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

  • Margaret Smith Oct 29, 2007, 4:36 am

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

  • Tamara Oct 29, 2007, 4:38 am

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

  • bob keck Oct 29, 2007, 4:41 am

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

  • Leona Oct 29, 2007, 5:26 am

    I dont have show time so i have never seen it

  • Linda Lansford Oct 29, 2007, 6:12 am

    Good show

  • Jennifer B Oct 29, 2007, 6:18 am

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

  • David Siegel Oct 29, 2007, 6:48 am

    Who’s Dexter?

  • Doug Buckman Oct 29, 2007, 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.

  • Tom Showers Oct 29, 2007, 7:09 am

    Dexter is a cutie!

  • tim brown Oct 29, 2007, 7:30 am

    love to win

  • veronica sandberg Oct 29, 2007, 7:38 am

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

  • Sue Farrell Oct 29, 2007, 7:44 am

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

  • Jennifer Barnett Oct 29, 2007, 8:36 am

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

  • Alice Oct 29, 2007, 8:40 am


  • Linda Ellis Oct 29, 2007, 8:53 am

    Dexter is a fun to watch bad guy.

  • Monique Rizzo Oct 29, 2007, 10:04 am

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

  • Rodney K Oct 29, 2007, 11:44 am

    Haven’t seem it yet but heard about it.

  • Christina Almond Oct 29, 2007, 12:48 pm

    Haven’t actually watched this but want to!

  • BRENT CRAWFORD Oct 29, 2007, 1:06 pm

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

  • Brent Dotson Oct 29, 2007, 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.

  • steven Oct 29, 2007, 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).

  • Kathy Scott Oct 29, 2007, 1:37 pm

    TV TV TV got to have my TV.

  • Erica Oct 29, 2007, 1:42 pm

    I love him because he’s sexy!

  • Chrystal Jones Oct 29, 2007, 2:30 pm

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

  • Christine F. Oct 29, 2007, 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!

  • russell day Oct 29, 2007, 2:59 pm

    what a great show

  • anna t. Oct 29, 2007, 3:39 pm

    ‘Cause he is one of a kind.

  • Barbara Elliott Oct 29, 2007, 5:13 pm

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

  • Janet F Oct 29, 2007, 5:23 pm

    Dexter is creepy and interesting to watch.

  • Danielle H Oct 29, 2007, 5:28 pm

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

  • Christian Brothers Oct 29, 2007, 5:35 pm

    My wife thinks he’s great!

  • natalie busche Oct 29, 2007, 6:54 pm

    i think he is awesome!

  • Gale Thomas Oct 29, 2007, 8:01 pm

    Dexter is a sexy antihero

  • richard t. Oct 30, 2007, 7:55 am

    He is quite a character.

  • Jason M Oct 30, 2007, 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!

  • Lynde F Oct 30, 2007, 12:26 pm

    I love the humor on Dexter!!

  • Arsh D Oct 30, 2007, 1:56 pm

    I watch Dexter because… I can identify with him.

  • Steve Scott Oct 30, 2007, 3:19 pm

    Dexter is funny!

  • Steve Patrick Oct 30, 2007, 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.

  • Cindy Hochstrasser Oct 31, 2007, 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.

  • Gwen H Oct 31, 2007, 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.

  • MelissaD Oct 31, 2007, 11:54 am

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

  • Tarah Oct 31, 2007, 12:24 pm

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

  • Cynthia C Oct 31, 2007, 3:37 pm

    I missed this show and am hoping to catch up.

  • Michael Paul Oct 31, 2007, 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…

  • Dave L Oct 31, 2007, 8:18 pm

    Michael Hall is a phenomenal actor.

  • BRIAN E. Nov 1, 2007, 4:54 am

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

  • karen Nov 1, 2007, 10:57 am

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

  • Anthony Hedden Nov 1, 2007, 11:05 am

    Great show.

  • Edward V Nov 1, 2007, 11:28 am

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

  • Bonnie Daiello Nov 1, 2007, 4:17 pm

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

  • Sherri Bailey Nov 1, 2007, 5:37 pm

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

  • Leslie Nov 1, 2007, 6:49 pm

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

  • Summer Nov 1, 2007, 6:53 pm

    I love Dexter cause he is hot!!

  • Lara Aleff Nov 1, 2007, 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!

  • Sarah Stern Nov 1, 2007, 7:48 pm

    I need this because I LOVE Michael C. Hall.

  • Joanne Danzer Nov 1, 2007, 9:28 pm

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

  • Debra Nov 1, 2007, 10:10 pm

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

  • Suzanne Reichel Nov 2, 2007, 7:21 am

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

  • Christina Smith Nov 2, 2007, 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.

  • Deborah Wellenstein Nov 2, 2007, 5:22 pm

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

  • Phillip Fry Nov 2, 2007, 6:17 pm

    I want to win!

  • Keith Nov 2, 2007, 6:45 pm

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

  • JONI CHADWELL Nov 2, 2007, 7:23 pm


  • Tiffany G Nov 2, 2007, 8:04 pm

    I love is so interesting!!

  • Siobhan Nov 2, 2007, 8:33 pm

    Dexter is deliciously addicting. Each episode manages to surprise.

  • Kathleen S. Nov 2, 2007, 9:20 pm

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

  • Isaac A. Nov 2, 2007, 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.

  • JAMEY MCGINTY Nov 2, 2007, 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.

  • Christy Goodwin Nov 3, 2007, 4:47 am

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

  • Jim Scott Nov 3, 2007, 5:23 am

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

  • Siobhan Rose Nov 3, 2007, 5:26 am

    Forensics has always fascinated me… what a brilliant show!

  • Dwight Brearley Nov 3, 2007, 6:38 am

    Its an awesome show! I am addicted!

  • Candie Nov 3, 2007, 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.

  • Terry Hodges Nov 3, 2007, 7:44 am

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

  • Marion Burgess Nov 3, 2007, 7:57 am

    This is a really good show!!!

  • Andrea Jackson Nov 3, 2007, 9:26 am

    Would love to see it

  • Tracey Chambers Nov 3, 2007, 9:58 am

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

  • shelley slider Nov 3, 2007, 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 !!!

  • Jenna E Nov 3, 2007, 10:28 am

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

  • Kelly K Nov 3, 2007, 10:43 am

    Love Dexter because of the clever premise…

  • Kam Nov 3, 2007, 11:33 am

    I like Dexter because he is very interesting to watch

  • philstacy Nov 3, 2007, 12:04 pm

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

  • A. Ashley Nov 3, 2007, 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.

  • Louis Nov 3, 2007, 3:16 pm

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

  • Alexa Whitehead Nov 3, 2007, 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.

  • Yvonne North Nov 3, 2007, 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.

  • mindy aptecker Nov 3, 2007, 6:46 pm

    humorous in a dry sense

  • Danai Nov 3, 2007, 7:45 pm

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

  • Suanne Giddings Nov 3, 2007, 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.

  • Toby OB Nov 3, 2007, 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.

  • Sand Nov 3, 2007, 9:14 pm

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

  • BJ Nov 3, 2007, 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.

  • monte lloyd Nov 3, 2007, 11:30 pm

    great show

  • Marcella Cook Nov 3, 2007, 11:59 pm

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

  • Adhab Al-Farhan Nov 4, 2007, 12:56 am

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

  • Dawn Hurtado Nov 4, 2007, 1:05 am

    This sounds like it would be worth owning.

  • Alix Bertolo Nov 4, 2007, 1:24 am

    Michael C. Hall is cute.

  • Karen Martin Nov 4, 2007, 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.

  • Beverly W Nov 4, 2007, 5:05 am

    I Love Dexter!

  • Deborah Bozich Nov 4, 2007, 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

  • Tisa Nov 4, 2007, 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! ~ :)

  • Linda Trotier Nov 4, 2007, 6:27 am

    Such a great show!

  • phil broomhead Nov 4, 2007, 6:36 am

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

  • Scott Hannah Nov 4, 2007, 6:43 am

    What’s not to love?

  • Hara Brook Nov 4, 2007, 6:44 am

    Yeah, a good serial killer!

  • nannette ryan Nov 4, 2007, 7:39 am

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

  • Wanita Gilliam Nov 4, 2007, 7:48 am

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

  • Kristen Nov 4, 2007, 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.

  • matt Nov 4, 2007, 10:05 am

    because it’s one of the best shows!

  • Zoe Lee Nov 4, 2007, 10:59 am

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

  • brandy Nov 4, 2007, 12:38 pm

    I like him because he’s CREEPY!

  • sharon Nov 4, 2007, 12:40 pm

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

  • Jocelyn Nov 4, 2007, 2:35 pm

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

  • Lisa Nov 4, 2007, 3:09 pm

    because he’s crazy

  • ezmerelda Nov 4, 2007, 3:16 pm

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

  • Sherri Nov 4, 2007, 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!

  • Katt Lewis Nov 4, 2007, 4:19 pm

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

  • Theresa L. Nov 4, 2007, 5:42 pm

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

  • Donna Kozar Nov 4, 2007, 6:24 pm


  • Sabine Blanch Nov 4, 2007, 6:40 pm

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

  • Michael B. Nov 4, 2007, 6:41 pm

    Very unusual show, keeps me interested!

  • vanessa hunter Nov 4, 2007, 8:27 pm

    The concept, the horror, the hit.

  • Michael Nov 4, 2007, 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.

  • Jason the TVaholic Nov 5, 2007, 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!

  • Niki Jan 31, 2008, 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