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"Reaper": Episode 1, "Pilot"

"Reaper": Episode 1, "Pilot"

"I'm not a carjacker, Sam. I'm the devil!"

I could watch that "Reaper" clip of Ray Wise good-naturedly reassuring the character of Sam that no, no, he's not out to jack his car (though he would "if it were an Escalade!"). He's just the devil incarnate! Having already watched the pilot a few times, that scene never fails to make me chuckle.

Then again, most of this show makes me chuckle. Whether it's the writing, the acting, Kevin Smith's direction of the pilot or a magical combination of all these things, it totally worked — I'm hooked on this story of Sam the 21-year-old whose parents sold his soul to the devil. As I mentioned before, this premise seemed ridiculously stupid on paper (a bounty hunter for the devil who sucks up lost souls with a Dirt Devil?!), but in execution it somehow works really well.

You can check out my favorite lines and parts from this week's series premiere of "Reaper" and tell me what you thought in the comments if you

  • Whoever chose Beck's "Devil's Haircut" as the song to start everything off in the beginning gets a major thumbs-up in my book. That was perfect.
  • "The guy's 21, lives with his parents and wears an apron for a living. There's no 'happy' in that birthday, Dad." — Sam's brother Kyle
  • I love that Sam only attended one month of college because "college made him sleepy."
  • I can't seem to see Missy Peregrym as anyone besides the creepy shapeshifter Candice from "Heroes." It's hard to think of her as just an aw-shucks average gal who works at the Work Bench.
  • Sock (Tyler Labine, who is very cool in person) reassures Sam's mother that he "would never kill a hooker in Vegas."
  • Ray Wise is fantastic. I don't even know what else to say. He just is.
  • Randomly, the devil loves hockey. Does that make hockey "the devil's sport"?
  • "I would make my ass my letterhead." — Sock, thinking unclean thoughts about the copying machine
  • The DMV actually is "hell on Earth."

  • "Oh, that was such a tender moment. For real!" — The Devil, coming upon Sam and Andi's sweet moment
  • "I have never been so attracted to a man before in my life. Okay, that's not what I meant." — Sock

Did you tune into this week's "Reaper"? What did you think?

Photos courtesy of CW

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siren6 siren6 8 years
I loved it! It was like Kevin Smith was asked to direct a Buffy episode. Here's to hoping it sticks.
DevilshlyFunny DevilshlyFunny 8 years
If Anybody missed the Pilot Episode... I have it posted on my Website at www.DevilishlyFunny.com
vrico2005 vrico2005 8 years
I liked the show as well! The friend character with the spikey hair is hilarious!
awteena awteena 8 years
this show is freaking hilarious. i loved the smoke detector attached to sock's arm.
Ultress Ultress 8 years
Bret Harrison is terrifically watchable. Looks so far like a good ensemble cast. Pilot wasn't as strong as I thought it would be, but it's def still on my lineup.
wickidgrrl wickidgrrl 8 years
awesome show. let's hope the CW doesn't mess up and another good show go(gilmore girls)!
licia licia 8 years
It was hillarious! I wasn't planning on watching it and just came across it, but I really liked it. I'll definately try to catch it again.
smashley smashley 8 years
loved it. and "devils's haircut" was a perfect choice.
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 8 years
I thought this was super funny! I'll keep watching!
askmetostay askmetostay 8 years
SO funny!! definitely my new go-to tuesday show. and LOVE sock. and i keep going between seeing sam as shapeshifter candice, and the girl from one of the best cancelled-too-early teen shows "life as we know it"
pinkflats pinkflats 8 years
thank you so much buzz, yay!!! ugly betty and reaper in one night. i'm so there.
Entertainment Entertainment 8 years
pinkflats — You're in luck! The CW will re-air the pilot episode of "Reaper" on Thursday night at 9:00 PM. I hope you like it! I think it's fabulous. :)
jenintx jenintx 8 years
for those of you who missed it, they are repeating the pilot on thursday (the 27th) at 8 p.m. (CST, i believe). i know that conflicts with grey's but maybe you can tivo one and watch the other.
pinkflats pinkflats 8 years
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I forgot it was starting this week. ugly betty, ANTM, gossip girl is all i'm thinking of tuning in this week. i thought reaper starts next week. :CR: i miss the pilot. buzz do you know if CW will have a re-run of it anytime? because i know they do this for some shows to fill the weekend's empty time slot.
MostlyMindingMe MostlyMindingMe 8 years
Didn't expect much here, but boy was I surprised. I do like Kevin Smith movies, so I guess it's not too surprising. I'm already looking forward to next week. Very good premiere.
looneychyq looneychyq 8 years
I haven't been tuning in to tv much at all throughout the summer, so I got into the habit of not watching anything now that all my shows are returning. This was one of the ones I wanted to watch but I didn't know when it was on or what network. My husband told me it was on ABC for some reason and I didn't see it. No wonder I missed it on the guide! lol I will have to check out the next episode. We are huge Kevin Smith fans!!
Choco-cat Choco-cat 8 years
I though this show was freaking hilarious! I was intrigued when I heard about it and saw the talent it had - and then I heard Keven Smith was going to direct an episode and I was sold. And I'm glad I was, I laughed out loud. I really hope it makes it!
Alison-L Alison-L 8 years
I thought it was fun! I can see myself looking forward to this show as a way to brighten my evening after a stressful day at work.
sumbum sumbum 8 years
I like it...although not as much as Chuck...but I'll keep tuning in. I thought that part in the DMV when that lady lifted up her bangs to point at her horns was pretty funny =)
kristinmarie419 kristinmarie419 8 years
I tuned in. It was amusing but I don't know if I'll tune in again.
Pez4Pres Pez4Pres 8 years
I missed the first half, but what I did see was enjoyable. The plot kind of reminded me of the movie Ghost Rider, but watchable and of course with out the flaming skull.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
I love this show! Bret Harrison is perfect as Sam.
shoshie shoshie 8 years
I loved it too. The premise is silly but it really does work in a weird way. Even repeating the "college made him sleepy" line was still funny. If that's all it took, I wouldn't have lasted long in college either. Plus, zamboni gags are a bonus! Jeez, my faux Tivo will be getting full with all the shows I'm enjoying this year.
shafiii shafiii 8 years
the show was really funny, i saw most parts of it. i think for me its gonna be a show that i watch if im not doing anything.
ashleycakes ashleycakes 8 years
I thought it was really funny. I just happened to turn it on because I saw a commercial for it on another channel like 2 minutes before it was going to come on the CW, but I'm really glad I did. This is def. a show I'll be tuning in for, which says a lot because I generally hate everything on TV. I'm so glad that the word "asshat" got used during this show too. :ROTFL:
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