Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dudes of Cancer: Monsieur April

“If you don’t like onion rings, then I don’t even care ‘bout ya” – Trick Daddy

Michael C. Hall

If you haven’t seen the show, then I don’t even care 'bout ya. Dexter—a Showtime series about a blood spatter analyst who works for the Miami Metro Police Department and kills people in his spare time to feed his need—is awesome. Michael C. Hall plays the title character.

Dexter witnessed his mother’s bloody murder as a young boy, her body sliced to pieces, her blood saturating him as he howled, alone, and sitting in it. Dexter’s mind repressed the memories, but he was left sociopathic and emotionally dead.

Michael Hall’s father died of prostate cancer when he was just 11 years old. He plays the role of the emotionless monster so well that one has to wonder if his boyhood trauma made him into a real-life Dexter. That just may be considering he married his sister, that sicko (well, at least his adopted sister on the show…same thing, right?).

I was saddened earlier this year to learn that Hall was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a very treatable form of cancer when diagnosed early. He kept his ordeal fairly quiet, and accepted his Golden Globe Award wearing a beanie.

Just days ago, Hall was said to be “fully recovered” from cancer and back to work on Dexter. I can’t wait for the next season. Nothing shows cancer who is boss more than Monsieur Serial Killer getting back to his trade.
Dexter's Michael C. Hall