Dexter gets a Peabody!

After getting royally hosed by the Emmies, Showtime’s Dexter was awarded a prestigious Peabody award.

The winners are chosen by a panel from the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

With a premise that questions our fondness for avenging heroes – a serial killer who channels his dark urges into police forensics and the killing of other sociopaths – this Showtime series is a masterful psychological thriller and a complex and ambiguous meditation on morality.

That is how they described Dexter.

Winners will be honored at a luncheon on June 16th at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.

After watching season two, I am hoping the Emmy voters will pull their heads out of their asses and give Dexter and The Wire their due.