Since I'm a huge fan, I decided to do a little post on the music used in the popular Showtime-series 'Dexter'. This show is about a blood spatter analyst that canalizes his urge to kill by taking out bad guys who managed to escape their punishment. Apart from the complex plots and the amazing acting (Six Feet Under-actor Michael C. Hall makes it impossible not to sympathize with a serial killer), the soundtrack is a very good reason to watch 'Dexter'. The 'Dexter Opening Theme' by Rolfe Kent (who has also scored films like 'Sideways', 'About Schmidt' and 'Thank You For Smoking') always gives me goose bumps because it's spooky and mysterious, but the latin feel (inspired by the show's setting, Miami) adds a little ironic twist that I like a lot.
Watching the fantastic opening title sequence (Dexter's morning routine), one can only conclude that Tom Van Dyck and Michiel Devlieger must be big fans as well, since the opening of this years' 'Van Vlees en Bloed' seems completely inspired by Dexter's (even the music sounds alike). I tried to find the opening sequence for 'Van Vlees ...' online to demonstrate my allegations but couldn't find anything... (copyrightshit or just afraid to get caught biting, bitchez?). Be sure to check some other pieces of soundtrack including some of Michael C. Hall's morbid narration ('Sometimes I Wonder', 'Tonight's the Night' or 'Wink' by Daniel Licht) to get you in the perfect mood for one of the best tv shows ever made!