Showtime has put the newest Dexter episode (Dexter s07e01) up on YouTube so that people can watch it for free online… legally. Showtime has given away the first episode of its shows for free in the past, but as far as I’m aware, this is the first time it has put it up on YouTube, so it should reach a much bigger audience (hopefully getting you hooked so that you will subscribe to Showtime). Missing out on the shows from premium channels like HBO and Showtime is still one of the biggest downsides to canceling cable in my view, since it’s hard to get them any other way until well after the season is over. For now you can at least watch the first episode of Dexter from season 7 online for free on YouTube (embedded below).

Check out our YouTube review while you’re at it!