Wednesday, November 7, 2007

What I'm Watching: Reaper

Reaper: Season 1, Episode 7 "Love, Bullets, and Blacktop" (B)

It is fun to see Sam getting in over his head and moving too fast with a girl who clearly likes him much more than he digs her. The vessels keep getting even more ridiculous, but I suppose it is the nature of this show, and it sort of works. Every time I start watching this show, I think I am watching "Chuck" since the two have so many parallels. The work staff here is universally less motivated, and the management just as obnoxious but hardly as forceful. Plus Chuck is a bit cooler than Sam, no offense to our resident bounty hunter. But the one asset that "Reaper" has that "Chuck" does not is Ray Wise, who is continually terrific as the Devil, who keeps making fun of Sam when he refuses to work up the courage to ask out a girl.

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