Reaper: Season 1
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That's the basic premise for the start of the series, Sam has a girlfriend Andi that works with them and at first is unaware of his other job, and they have a jerk of a boss who's a funny character named Ted, a bit of a tool himself. Oh, and Sam captures escaped souls in vessels, which are common household items the Devil gives him for each grab: a dirt devil handvac, a toaster, a scyth, bubbles, anything really. When the soul has been captured, they get dropped off at a portal to hell which is anyplace that feels like hell on earth, in this case, the DMV. A DMV worker named Gladys collects the vessels and sends them south, she happens to be a demon, horns and everything.
The mythology comes in the second half, when we begin to discover that what Sam's parents told him may not be true. That's when things really get interesting.Read more ›
Critics and viewers unanimously loved the 1st episode written and directed by Kevin Smith of 'Chasing Amy' and 'Clerks' fame. Some critics and viewers however felt that later episodes relied too much on a formulaic 'demon of the week' main storyline centered on the antics of the cast to capture the demon, while interesting secondary storylines were given short shrift. By the end of the first season this was remedied by making the secondary storyline the capturing of the demon and allowing the main storyline to focus instead on character and plot development. Also introduced were multi-episode arcs while keeping most episodes stand-alone. By the season finale the consensus was that the series was now living up to the promise of the pilot.
I am NOT stating that I perceived any of these so-called difficiencies, but I am mentioning them so that any potential buyer who has heard of these supposed shortcomings understands that by all accounts the show had clearly hit its stride by the end of the season. If you see a drop-off in quality, rest assured it is quickly resolved. Many hardcore fans of 'Buffy' and 'Angel' forget the serious growing pains and shortcomings of the 1st seasons of each of these shows in light of the greatness that followed. Those shows were given a chance to find the right pace and tone and certainly so should 'Reaper.'
I truly love this show and anyone I recommended the show to who tuned in quickly became a rabid fan.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
really fun but exciting show. Wish it had lasted more than two seasons...Published 5 days ago by Elaine
So yeah, got everything but disc two. So that didn't exactly make to happy with the purchase.Published 11 days ago by Scotty
Loved this show!. The characters crack you up. Just wish they kept it going beyond season 2.Published 23 days ago by dennis rexford jr
Recommend this show. If you enjoy Dead Like Me, and Pushing Daisies. Packaging is also good.Published 1 month ago by Kris. B.
This is a hidden gem! You need to watch this show - NOW!! Only two seasons - check it out! Funny, scary, smart and touching...Published 3 months ago by MICHAEL F. DALEY
I really enjoy Reaper it is pretty funny with a few twists just wish they made more than 2 seasons worth..Published 5 months ago by cnote
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|Reaper returns March 17 with season two!||
I really hope "Reaper" gets picked up for a third season. It's one of the best shows on the CW.
Jan 31, 2009 by Viola Sanders | See all 4 posts
|Is this coming on Blu Ray?||
That is what I would like to know as well. They released Smallville and Supernatural in blu-ray but not this show.
Dec 20, 2008 by Mr. X | See all 3 posts
|can anyone actually review the dvd..not the show!?!||
There are five discs, commentary for the pilot episode by the producers/writers, deleted scenes and funny outtakes. Not a boatload of extras (would have liked more commentaries) but well worth it for the episodes alone.
Dec 10, 2008 by Alison Munin | See all 2 posts
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