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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 25, 2007
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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  • Creator: Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas
  • Show Type: Ended
  • Season 1 premiere date: Sep 25, 2007
  • Episode Length: 60
  • Air Time: 08:00 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. 100
    It's a lot of fun. It's funny. And stars Bret Harrison and Tyler Labine have better chemistry than most duos on TV.
  2. Besides being the funniest pilot, it has the best cast.
  3. 88
    Wise has been given a great chance to shine, and he makes the most of it, stealing scenes with such aplomb it may almost be a sin. Still, the show has to be carried by Harrison and Labine, and they seem up to the task.
  4. Geek TV is really the stories of people who've had greatness, not geekiness, thrust upon them, mostly in the form of unrequested superpowers. It should probably disturb me, but somehow doesn't, that the best of these, the CW's Reaper.
  5. Reaper is right up there with the best new shows of the season, better, actually, than NBC's "Chuck" because it dares to be more radical.
  6. 80
    All the details have color, and so do the characters, right down to Sam's guilt-ridden parents, with whom he still lives. And there are fleeting hints of drama in the scenario that will surely gain momentum and weight.
  7. Reaper is strictly for fans of movies like Superbad.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 64
  2. Negative: 4 out of 64
  1. Jun 22, 2012
    10
    Although I discovered this show late, I can honestly say it is now one of my favorite TV shows that has aired, and one of the very few decentAlthough I discovered this show late, I can honestly say it is now one of my favorite TV shows that has aired, and one of the very few decent shows to has come out of the CW. It is a crime that this show only lasted two seasons, and that it never received the closure it deserved. Expand
  2. JohnM.
    Mar 14, 2008
    10
    I don't know why I started watching this show but I am hooked. I love the cast interaction and the quality acting by all the cast. I I don't know why I started watching this show but I am hooked. I love the cast interaction and the quality acting by all the cast. I think the devil is perfect for his role and the way Sam deals with what is thrown at him is funny. The slacker crew really comes through and even though I want Sam to get Andi (and Sock to get Josie) I want to see more of the Devil's daughter. I hope this show lasts and lasts. Expand
  3. CarlM.
    Sep 26, 2007
    10
    it is so rare that u watch a tv show for the first time and ur already laughing out loud after the opening scene until the end.
  4. AndrewB
    Jun 2, 2008
    10
    Best show on television, its shows like this and the former arrested development that make me think there is a glimmer of hope in the garbage Best show on television, its shows like this and the former arrested development that make me think there is a glimmer of hope in the garbage heap that is television. I dont know if its because i relate to the early 20-something male with no life plan or what but I'm hooked. Expand
  5. AJ
    Sep 26, 2007
    9
    Ive been really disenchanted with all the crap network television has been producing over the last few years, but this show seems refreshing. Ive been really disenchanted with all the crap network television has been producing over the last few years, but this show seems refreshing. The writing is really funny and the acting is pretty damn good. But whats up with the fat guys hair cut? Expand
  6. BillM.
    Mar 31, 2008
    9
    Well-written character-driven show. Ray Wise _is_ the devil now in my mind. Funny and amusing, not trying to be something that it isn't. Well-written character-driven show. Ray Wise _is_ the devil now in my mind. Funny and amusing, not trying to be something that it isn't. This show accomplishes what it sets out to do better than any other of the 2007 season. Expand
  7. J.T.
    Dec 4, 2007
    1
    If Kevin Smith's name wasn't on this it wouldn't be worth even acknowledging. Please end this soon.

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