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Reaper Episode Reviews
« on: August 08, 2011, 09:17:24 PM »

Throughout Sam's life, he always wondered why his mom and dad were so easy on him. Whether it was sports, school, career choices, or picking on his little brother Kyle, Sam always got away with everything. Because of it, he decided to drop out of college and take a dead beat job, wasting most of his time playing video games and wishing he could ask his co-worker Andi out. However, everything changes in Sam's life once he turns 21 and finds out the reason his parents let him get over was because they sold his soul to the devil before he was born.

Satan explains to Sam that he must serve as his bounty hunter, tracking down souls that have escaped from Hell.


Stars:
Bret Harrison as Sam Oliver
Tyler Labine as Bert 'Sock' Wysocki
Missy Peregrym as Andi Prendergast
Rick Gonzalez as Ben Gonzalez
Valarie Rae Miller as Josie

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Re: Reaper Episode Reviews
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2011, 09:50:12 PM »
Reaper: Season One
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.

EPISODES
1. Pilot
2. Charged
3. All Mine
4. Magic
5. What About Blob?
6. Leon
7. Love, Bullets And Blacktop
8. The Cop
9. Ashes To Ashes
10. Cash Out
11. Hungry For Fame
12. Unseen
13. Acid Queen
14. Rebellion
15. Coming To Grips
16. Greg, Schmeg
17. The Leak
18. Cancun
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Re: Reaper Episode Reviews
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2011, 10:24:13 PM »
Reaper: Season 1


Episode: 1. Pilot
Air Date: September 25, 2007
Soul Vessel: Dirt Devil Mini-Vac
Plot:
On his twenty-first birthday, Sam Oliver discovers his parents sold his soul to the Devil before he was born. The Devil comes to collect, enlisting Sam to work as a bounty hunter capturing escaped souls from Hell.

Cast:
Bret Harrison as Sam Oliver
Tyler Labine as Bert 'Sock' Wysocki
Missy Peregrym as Andi Prendergast
Rick Gonzalez as Ben Gonzalez
Valarie Rae Miller as Josie
Donavon Stinson as Ted
Andrew Airlie as Mr. Oliver
Ray Wise as The Devil
Kyle Switzer as Kyle Oliver
Allison Hossack as Mrs. Oliver
Marci T. House as Motorist
Christine Willes as DMV Demon
Fraser Aitcheson as Fireman

My Thoughts:
This is a fun start to the series. There is a nice amount of comedy mixed in to make this series a lighthearted... leave=Your-Brains-At-The-Door type of entertainment. Every episode he has to trap the escaped demons in a different every day type item. These items are vessels that hold the demons to be sent back to Hell. He then takes the vessel to... of all places... the DMV. In this episode the vessel (as you can see above) a Dirt Devil Mini-Vac. And the demon he has to go after is a fire-starting demon.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
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Re: Reaper Episode Reviews
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2011, 10:58:40 PM »
Reaper: Season 1


Episode: 2. Charged
Air Date: October 2, 2007
Soul Vessel: Remote Control Car
Plot:
Sam gets further entrenched in his bounty hunter's duties when a series of painful, static electric shocks leads him to his next escaped soul, a corrupt business tycoon with the power to manipulate electricity to deadly effect.

Cast:
Bret Harrison as Sam Oliver
Tyler Labine as Bert 'Sock' Wysocki
Rick Gonzalez as Ben Gonzalez
Missy Peregrym as Andi Prendergast
Ray Wise as The Devil
Andrew Airlie as Mr. Oliver
Valarie Rae Miller as Josie
Donavon Stinson as Ted
Kyle Switzer as Kyle Oliver
Allison Hossack as Mrs. Oliver
Mark Rolston as Arthur Ferrey
Christine Willes as DMV Demon
Tricia Collins as Blackberry Girl
Steve Makaj as Engineer
Jennifer Paterson as Nurse

My Thoughts:
This is a good... solid episode. Though I didn't feel it was quite as good as the pilot episode. It was interesting to see how Sam would react to a broken vessel... a storyline I would expect to see sooner or later. But I am a bit surprised it came up in the second episode. The storyline of the demon that escaped wasn't as good as the one in the pilot either.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
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Re: Reaper Episode Reviews
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2011, 11:56:26 PM »
Reaper: Season 1


Episode: 3. All Mine
Air Date: October 9, 2007
Soul Vessel: Toaster
Plot:
Sam hunts down the escaped soul of a jealous woman who summons vicious insects to attack anyone who gets close to her former lover. Meanwhile, Sam deals with his own pangs of jealousy when Andi starts dating a new guy and considers going back to college.

Cast:
Bret Harrison as Sam Oliver
Tyler Labine as Bert 'Sock' Wysocki
Rick Gonzalez as Ben Gonzalez
Missy Peregrym as Andi Prendergast
Ray Wise as The Devil
Andrew Airlie as Mr. Oliver
Valarie Rae Miller as Josie
Donavon Stinson as Ted
Robert Foxworth as Harold
Julia Anderson as Gloria
Colby Johannson as Greg
James Ashcroft as Exterminator
Dwayne Bryshun as Scofield

My Thoughts:
This story impressed me even less then the one before it. Only 3 episodes in and I am starting to get discouraged. Maybe this show wasn't quite as good as I remember it being. Don't get me wrong... I still enjoyed the episode. But the series seems to be going slightly downhill with each episode. Hopefully it picks back up soon.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
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Re: Reaper Episode Reviews
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2011, 12:52:55 AM »
Reaper: Season 1


Episode: 4. Magic
Air Date: October 16, 2007
Soul Vessel: Dove
Plot:
When Andi invites Sam on a romantic road trip, Sam begs the Devil for some time off. Unfortunately, his parents never negotiated for any vacation time in his contract, and Sam is stuck hunting down a magician whose powers have become more than cheap illusions.

Cast:
Bret Harrison as Sam Oliver
Tyler Labine as Bert 'Sock' Wysocki
Rick Gonzalez as Ben Gonzalez
Missy Peregrym as Andi Prendergast
Ray Wise as The Devil
Andrew Airlie as Mr. Oliver
Valarie Rae Miller as Josie
Donavon Stinson as Ted
Allison Hossack as Mrs. Oliver
Darren Shahlavi as Dash Ariell
Christine Willes as DMV Demon
Jason Benson as Paramedic
Agam Darshi as Bubbly Employee
David Flemming as Guy
Murray Lowry as Cabbie
Graeme McComb as Skinny Employee
Jennifer McCollum as Little Girl
Howard Siegel as Passing Motorist
Bronwen Smith as Female Customer
Kerry Vandergriend as Customer #1
Kasper Michaels as Customer #2
James Wilson as Golfer

My Thoughts:
This one is more like it. I enjoyed this one quite a bit. Definitely the best episode since the pilot. I am starting to enjoy the side storyline between Sam and Andi. I can't remember if he lets her into the secret that he is a bounty hunter for the devil.... but for some reason I am thinking she eventually finds out. If so... I can't remember how or when she finds out.

My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
Pete