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Reaper

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For the first 20 years of his life, Sam wondered why his parents always let him get by with the least possible effort. Everything in his slacker world changed the day Sam turned 21 and discovered the truth: his parents sold his soul to the devil before he was born. Satan himself drops by to personally explain that Sam must now serve as his bounty hunter.
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Pilot
    September 25, 2007
    41min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Sam and his friends seek their first soul, an arsonist who has returned.
  2. 2. Charged
    October 2, 2007
    41min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Sam uses a remote-controlled monster truck to capture an escaped soul.
  3. 3. All Mine
    October 9, 2007
    41min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Andi meets a new guy who encourages her to quit the Work Bench.
  4. 4. Magic
    October 16, 2007
    40min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Sam must catch the soul of a disgruntled magician who is killing people.
  5. 5. What About Blob?
    October 23, 2007
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The trio discovers that an escaped soul was the head of a chemical company.
  6. 6. Leon
    October 30, 2007
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The devil gives Sam an extra-hard assignment to make himself feel better.
  7. 7. Love, Bullets and Blacktop
    November 6, 2007
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Sam must trap a thrill-seeking couple who engineer fatal car-crashes.
  8. 8. The Cop
    November 13, 2007
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Sam discovers that the devil is setting him up.
  9. 9. Ashes to Ashes
    November 27, 2007
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Sam does plumbing work for the devil's girlfriend.
  10. 10. Cash Out
    December 4, 2007
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The latest escaped soul is a bank robber who tries to collect cash he hid.
  11. 11. Hungry for Fame
    March 13, 2008
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Sam tries to stop a musician from selling his soul to the devil.
  12. 12. Unseen
    March 20, 2008
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Strange things happen when Sam is around Cady.
  13. 13. Acid Queen
    March 27, 2008
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Sam panics when he finds out that an escaped soul plans to kill Andi.
  14. 14. Rebellion
    April 22, 2008
    42min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Steve and Tony want to trap the Devil so other demons can destroy him.
  15. 15. Coming to Grips
    April 29, 2008
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Andi sees Sam behead a demon and threatens to go to the cops.
  16. 16. Greg, Schmeg
    May 6, 2008
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Sam discovers that Andi's ex-boyfriend sold his soul to the devil.
  17. 17. The Leak
    May 13, 2008
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The Devil gets Sam to find out who is responsible for creating the leak.
  18. 18. Cancun
    May 20, 2008
    43min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A demon revolution targets Sam.

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SophieReviewed in the United States on May 16, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Super-Fun Series Sidelined By Moronic CW Executive
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Best show on CW. I loved it when it was on and I immediately bought the season DVD's. I still can't believe some moron executive made the decision to pull the plug on this show after two seasons. That is one executive who should immediately be fired and shipped out to a new job working the floor at Home Depot. The series was funny, spooky, quirky. It's a quirky paranormal series with a sense of humor, that appealed to both adults and kids. It was perfectly cast, the writing was funny. Too bad it ran afoul of some moronic CW desk jockey without a sense of humor. 5-stars for the series. 1 star for CW's complete idiocy in canceling one of the best shows they've ever had.
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cloner8oReviewed in the United States on August 23, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Demonic Comedy
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The DVD arrived in a good condition. Discs were secured and the box was not damaged.

The show itself is about the victim (Sam) who didn't know what the deal was. His parents had a deal with the Devil at the cost of the soul of the first born child and now Sam has to work for the Devil capturing and returning the souls of those who escaped Hell. But Sam isn't alone. He has the help of his friends and together, they try to get the job done and find a loophole to Sam's contract with the devil.

The story maybe a bit silly, but it's a comedy and you'll have a good laugh. Acting is alright and the cast is outstanding. But with the show ending only with two seasons, it's easy to forget over time. I, myself, remember watching it when it was airing on TV and enjoying it. I'm glad that it was released on DVD.
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ShellyReviewed in the United States on July 20, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Packaging was subpar and discs seem scratched up/misprogrammed but the show is the best!
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I love this show. My boyfriend got it for me for my birthday.... through my amazon account (because I have prime and he doesn’t) so surprise failed. 🤣 Packaging was very roughed up though— one of the discs was loose in the case and we may need to get it professionally buffed to negate the scratch marks. ETA: NONE of the discs work with the play all function!!!!!!!!! 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬
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ClaireReviewed in the United States on March 13, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great fun with the supernatural!
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I am a devoted fan of supernatural shows and it seemed that the WB channel which later morphed into the CW channel provided and continues to provide the best ones. I have all the Buffy, Angel, Smallville, Supernatural (though I gave up on this one after season 6) & Vampire Diaries on dvd. Reaper rates right up there with those great shows b/c it is a lot of fun. Like another reviewer said, it is a comedic show with some dramatic tones- not the other way around, like all the shows just listed. Reaper was light-hearted and cute without being too heavy with the drama. Who knows where it would have gone since it was cancelled after season two, but at least we have two seasons of fun and wacky adventures with the boys affectionately referred to as "Satan's slackers."

Sam and his two coworker best friends have to save the day in each episode as they track down some escaped soul from hell for their boss the devil. Of course Sam's love life suffers unsurprisingly when his devil duties inevitably interfere with his relationship with coworker Andi. She eventually learns of his secret and starts helping the gang but not without encountering her fair share of trouble and danger.

This show is cleverly written with great characters who are witty and fun. If you are looking for a good show to watch, this one is cute, light, fun and funny. Like I said, it leans more towards funny than dramatic but it's still a good mix of both. It even has some scary elements in it that just make it all that much more fun. Kids and adults can appreciate this gem of a show from filmmaker Kevin Smith who brought us Clerks, Mallrats, Dogma and Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back among others. Sadly, the show only lasted two seasons but they were great seasons that I have enjoyed watching over and over again.
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H. BalaReviewed in the United States on January 11, 2011
4.0 out of 5 stars
"Sam, I'm not a carjacker. I'm the Devil. (Your name tag's crooked.")
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Every place that seems like Hell on Earth is actually indeed a portal to Hell. If nothing else, REAPER cements the DMV's reputation as a place of the damned. Awesomely, this series is peppered with other like conceits. On his twenty-first birthday, slacker Sam Oliver learns that his parents didn't buy him a car for his present, but they did sell his soul to the Devil. More specifically, Sam's parents sold his soul to the Devil before he was even born. They just waited 'til his twenty-first birthday to tell him. A car would've gone down better. In a weird way, this infernal contract turns out to be beneficial to the rudderless Sam. Old Scratch, instead of dragging him down to Hell, tasks him with tracking down escaped souls and returning them to Hell. With each mission Sam receives a wooden box which supplies him with the appropriate fiendish tool (or "vessel") to get the job done, except that these tools take the shape of everyday household items.

It could've been so much worse for Sam Oliver. But as Satan's bounty hunter, he still gets to eke out a normal life on Earth. And by "normal life" it's meant that Sam still toils at his dead-end gig at the Work Bench, the local home-improvement store, and still pines for the cute and level-headed Andi Prendergast (Missy Peregrym, who here has got that Hilary Swank look down). So, all parallels drawn to CHUCK are perhaps valid. Except that REAPER isn't written or acted or executed as well as CHUCK, and the special effects are pure queso. What REAPER has going for it is a certain shabby likability and a wonderful, quirky sense of fun. The show's primary weapon is clearly Ray Wise who plays Satan with equal doses of roguishness and menace. Ray Wise is so tanned George Hamilton is staring daggers at him. The Devil, for whatever reason, seems intent on cozying up to Sam. But Sam sort of has it in his mind to find a loophole in his contract. Meanwhile, we endure episode after episode of the guy whining and moping and acting the weak wallflower when it comes to his love life. It makes for a frustrating watch. "Grow a set, Sam!" I yelled at the screen until the neighbors furiously knocked on my door.

Sam's best friend, Sock, is always good for laughs. Sock is one of those crazy chums that always lands you in trouble just by association. But Sock and Sam's other buddy, Ben (Rick Gonzalez), are loyal and they provide invaluable backup to Sam's demonic missions. Sock is played by the hilarious Tyler Labine who looks like Ryan Reynolds fifty pounds later.

As has been pointed out, much of Sam's more mundane dealings concerns his passive-aggressive romancing of Andi. But another ongoing thread - which ties into his wanting out of his indentured service to the Prince of Lies - follows his involvement with the underground demon rebellion seeking to overthrow Satan. These fallen angels have arrived at a sly scheme, except what chance do they really have when, as they say, the Devil's in the details? The Devil's tanned, not stupid. As Satan ominously remarks to his newest bounty hunter: "I won't be dissed, Sam."

After two seasons of laughs and quirkiness and Sam Oliver battling supernatural fugitives - with each of his targets possessed of a terrifying power - REAPER was, er, exorcised from the small screen. CW just wouldn't give the Devil his due. I'm pretty bummed out. But at least my neighbors leave me alone again.

For those wondering, REAPER Season One has 5 discs containing all 18 episodes and with the following bonus material: an audio commentary for the pilot episode; deleted scenes; and a gag reel.
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R. J ReyReviewed in the United States on November 5, 2008
4.0 out of 5 stars
Employee of the Year
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If you thought your boss was a pain, then try working for the Devil. In the new CW primetime series "Reaper", Sam Oliver (Bret Harrison, TV's Grounded for Life) was an average slacker who's parents never pressured him in his entire life but on his 21st birthday, Sam finds out that his parents sold his soul to the Devil (Ray Wise, Jeepers Creepers 2) before he was born. Forced to serve the Devil as his bounty hunter, Sam must capture escaped evil souls and send them back to Hell. "Reaper" is an enthusiastic supernatural sitcom that effectively combines elements of fantasy and humor. The CW series premiered in the fall of 2007 and was well received by audiences and critics. The episodes are hilariously well-written with plenty of laughs and sharp dialogue. "Reaper" also features a very likable cast including Tyler Labine (TV's Invasion), Rick Gonzalez (Coach Carter) and Missy Peregrym (Stick It). As the smooth-talking ruler of the Underworld, Ray Wise really shines and often steals the show. The first season delivers some good twists and its finale offers some interesting developments for the second season. The first season features guest appearances by Patton Oswalt and Jamie Kennedy.

Fans of the CW primetime series might find the DVD release of "Reaper: Season One" a little disappointing. All 18 episodes of the first season are presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen format. Though the episodes air in hi-def, the standard transfer in this 5-disc DVD set is really good. The 2.0 Dolby Digital audio is pretty clear and well balanced throughout. The negative aspect in this box set lies with the special features. The only audio commentary is on the pilot episode and unfortunately it provides very little information. Other extras include a short gag reel and a few deleted scenes. Despite the lack of interesting extras, the DVD set is well recommended. Overall, "Reaper: Season One" gets a "B".
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Writer XwingwayReviewed in the United States on February 26, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent Comedy Series!!
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Absolutely love this show! Well done and so much fun! I bought this on cd a bit ago but I love it on Amazon Prime for use wherever we go! Perfect for fun no matter what age!!! Important that kids can enter the room without worrying about content. The show is fun and excellent acting for a comedy!
D. MatlackReviewed in the United States on January 28, 2009
5.0 out of 5 stars
Top Notch Show - Which means the Networks will destroy it ASAP.
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I don't really watch t.v. anymore. Lets face it, network programing in the last decade has been terrible! And when ever a truly GOOD show stumbles on, it is often axed before it finds an audience or it finds the audience but the networks are ticked that they are spending so much money on quality they kill it despite popularity & replace it with some cheap & obvious crap reality show. ( Firefly, Wonderfalls, etc - sound familiar?)

Reaper was actually recommended to me thru Netflix and is the funniest paranormal show since Buffy, the characters are engaging and off the wall. The storylines might be considered 'Buffy-lite', but the casting is so perfect, who cares? Ray Wise is clearly having the time of his life playing the devil and the laughs flow with ease.

The ony thing that hurts about 'Reaper' is that the moment we love it, ABC will put an Ax in it.

Enjoy it while you can!
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