Sunday, March 8, 2015

TV Review: Reaper (Season 1, Episodes #9-12)

Watch| Netflix DVDs
Starring| Bret Harrison (Sam Oliver); Tyler Labine (Sock); Rick Gonzalez (Ben Gonzalez); Missy Peregrym (Andi Pendergast); Ray Wise (The Devil)
Rating| A

So, yeah, this show has been cancelled for quite a while, but back when it was on my parents watched it.  And, knowing the shows I like, they told me to check it out.  Of course, the only way for me to get it is through the DVD service of Netflix, so I can't really binge watch like I would love to do.

For those of you who don't know what this show is, it's about Sam, who on his 21st birthday finds out his parents sold his soul to the Devil when he was just a baby.  Now the Devil has come to collect his due and Sam ends up being a Reaper- hunting down escaped souls from hell.  Sam, a slacker himself, enlists the help of his friends Sock and Ben (also slackers; they work together at the Work Bench, basically a mix of Home Depot and Costco) and together they capture these dangerous souls.

It's actually a pretty perfect show, and fans of Supernatural, Constantine, and the likes will really enjoy this.  It's a shame it only got two seasons; I think it hit the CW a few years shy of the total geek-fest going on there now.  Had it begun two years ago, or even last year, it would have done much better.

I love this show for many reasons, but I'll keep it short and sweet: Ray Wise.  He plays the best devil I've ever seen (and that's not something to take lightly)!  He may seem all smiley one second, but the next, he's killing people with a snap of his fingers and giggling about it.  He absolutely steals the show and deserves all the credit he can get.

The rest of the cast is great, too.  I can't really complain about any of the characters.  They're funny-I'm always laughing when  I watch- and they're smart (at least for their situation) and don't make silly mistakes that get viewers frustrated.

In fact, overall I give the show an A+ grade.  But for these episodes I'll have to lower it to just an A for repetitiveness.

Specifically what I loved about disc three was the plot line, which is finally coming together to arc over the whole season.  I can't say anything because I don't want to spoil anyone who may want to start the show now.  Also, the boys getting their own apartment, and their neighbors (again, no spoilers) are pretty awesome.

Go watch this show now!  You won't regret it, I promise.


  1. I remember watching this when it aired; I remember loving it and thinking it was hilarious! It's a shame how quickly shows get cancelled.

    Jessica @ Ramblings on Readings

    1. It's like they say, only the good die young. I'm glad to find someone else who knows about this show.


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