After a nine month hiatus, Reaper returned this week and if you haven’t seen it yet, set your Tivo now! The show is about Sam (Bret Harrison), a slacker 20-something who works at the Work Bench, a Home Depotesque big box store. He learns that his parents sold his soul to the Devil (Ray Wise) before he was born and that his soul became the possession of the devil when he turned 21. Now, he must work as Satan’s bounty hunter, capturing souls who have escaped and returning them to Hell. Sam does have a little help from his friends, Sock (Tyler Labine) and Ben (Rick Gonzalez). As the three try to balance life at the Work Bench and capturing souls, hilarity ensues.
As season two opens, Sam finds himself wrestling with last season’s revelation that he is the Devil’s son while he mourns the loss of the man he thought was his father. Further complicating his life is the fact that Andi, his on-again, off-again, girlfriend is beginning to realize the headaches that come with dating the Devil’s son. He also learns the demon rebellion that once helped him has now turned on him and that there is another son of the Devil out there looking to take his place at the side of their father. Sam’s only ray of hope is an elusive soul who claims to have gotten out of his own deal with the Devil.
Reaperis filled with great one-liners (especially from Sam’s side kick Sock) and fun plot twists that set this Sci-Fi comedy apart. If you haven’t seen it, don’t worry about jumping in mid-season, the show is easy to pick up anywhere and doesn’t take a PhD to follow, unlike other popular mythology series such as Lost or Heroes. Check out this clip from the season two premiere and tune in to The CW next Tuesday at 8 p.m. for the next episode of Reaper.
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