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Reaper: Season 2

July 3, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

Sam (Bret Harrison) is a slacker whose world turns upside down on his 21st birthday when he learns that his parents sold his soul to the Devil (Ray Wise). Forced to be Hell’s bounty hunter, Sam, with the aid of his goofball friends, must track down evildoers and send them back where they belong…. More >>

Reaper: Season 2


5 Responses to “Reaper: Season 2”
  1. R. J Rey says:

    There are no perks when you’re working for the Devil. For Sam Oliver (Bret Harrison), his life changed on his 21st birthday when his parents told him that they sold his soul to the Devil (Ray Wise) before he was born. Now, Sam must serve as Devil’s bounty hunter and retrieve escaped souls. In this second season, Sam learns that he is the Devil’s son but has no desire to become his successor. His best friends Sock (Tyler Labine) and Ben (Rick Gonzalez) fall in love with two unlikely candidates. Andi (Missy Peregrym) questions if she and Sam have a future together. “Reaper” is a hilariously well-written supernatural sitcom that amusingly combines elements of humor and fantasy. Ray Wise’s enthusiastic performance really shines. The series barely avoided the axe in its first season and was renewed for a 13-episode second season. Unfortunately, the second season was also its last. Despite a few standout episodes, the second season isn’t as memorable as the previous one. It focused too much attention on the secondary storylines. The finale was somewhat disappointing and left many key elements unanswered in hopes that the series will somehow return for a third season.

    If you are expecting some improvements over the previous box set, then you’ll be very disappointed. All 13 episodes of the final season are presented in a 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen format. The picture quality is pretty good. The 5.1 Dolby Digital sound isn’t impressive but is well balanced. Among special features, your selection is limited. There are no audio commentary tracks and the 15-minute “The Devil Made Me Do It” behind-the scenes featurette focuses on the first season production. The only worthy extras that are included in this set, are the 4 deleted scenes and a 8-minute gag reel. Overall, “Reaper: Season 2″ scores a “B-“.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  2. Reaper was a great show, wish it was still around. Get this with season 1!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. Tim Janson says:

    The excitement over the release of the second season of Reaper is tempered by the news that the CW has officially cancelled the show after two seasons. While there had been some talk that the show might be sold to the Sci-Fi or perhaps become a syndicated show, those possibilities seem remote at this point and the last gasp seems to be a fan petition drive to try and keep the show alive. This really is no surprise as Reaper was always going to be a niche show that struggled to get viewers.

    Season two featured only 13 episodes and the show was somewhat streamlined to eliminate or at least reduce the number of supporting characters and focus on the core group. Gone were Sock’s ex Josie and Sam’s mom and while and his father, gay demon lovers Tony and Steve, and Gladys at the DMV all had their roles reduced in season two.

    Sock and Ben entered into a couple of very strange romantic relationships as Ben began dating the beautiful demon Nina (Jenny Wade) and Sock started seeing his stepsister Kristen which made for some of the more hilarious moments of show. Meanwhile Sam was dealing with his own on-again/off again relationship with Andi while seeking a way out of his contract with the Devil.

    There was a lighter feel to season two and the comedy aspect of the show was ramped up, especially when sarcastic new employee Pesi (Pesi Daruwalla) is added to the cast and is given some of the best lines of the season. Sam discovers that a man named Alan Townsend escaped his deal with the Devil so much of the season is spent with Sam pursuing Townsend to find out how he did it.

    “The Favorite” (the season’s 4th episode) introduced Morgan, another son of the Devil and Sam’s paternal half-brother. Morgan is vain, lazy, but clever enough to scheme to make himself look good and Sam look bad in front of their “father”.

    Some of the standout episodes include “Underbelly” with Sam and the gang on a road trip to hunt down a tentacled demon that lives in an old mine. In “To Sprong with Love” the friends think their old teacher Mr. Sprong, is their next demon target and kidnap him. Michael McDonald of Mad TV plays Sprong in a comedic tour de force and one of the funniest episodes of the series.

    In the show’s final episode, Sam thinks he may finally way out of his contract by beating the Devil in a challenge. Sam’s choice of games…Quarter Bounce! And how perfect is that for Sam that this game should be his specialty!

    Reaper was a fun show that had one of the more unusual casts of characters on TV. We may never see a Devil more charming and engaging than Ray Wise. Reaper passed away far too early but this is a show that would have never made it to TV ten years ago…a tribute to how popular genre shows have become.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. Judy Lesniak says:

    My son is an ardent reaper fan and this completes his collection for the series. He highly recommends it to any true fan.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. S. Nicholson says:

    “Reaper” is by far one of the most entertaining supernatural shows I’ve ever seen. It stars Bret Harrison as Sam, whose life once consisted of hanging out with his buds and working a boring job at The Work Bench. Now, however, he also works for – you guessed it – Satan himself. Sam’s job is to round up souls that have escaped from Hell. Now, together with his goofy best friends, Sam is doing all he can to do the Devil’s bidding (while also trying to find a way to get out of his contract with Satan.)The show is funny, creative, and, most of all, devilishly fun!
    Rating: 5 / 5

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