• Network: The CW
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 25, 2007
  • Season #: 1 , 2
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    75
    This doesn't pretend to be a deep show, but it's a pleasant diversion with a good cast, and really good (read: expensive) production values.
  2. After a nine-month hiatus, one of the best new shows of last season returns from the undead with a bit more of the deviled edge that made it so great when it first emerged from the crypt in the fall of 2007.
  3. Creatively, the show seems to be in pretty decent shape.
  4. Reaper has a clear potential to be simply cartoonish, like a bad adaptation of an action comic. But it surprises you, sprinkling in enough human nuance to keep several decent character dramas percolating.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    50
    Back for its second season, Reaper has one thing left going for it: Ray Wise as the dapper Devil.
  6. Reaper takes several steps back--and a few steps sideways--suggesting a drunken all-nighter may be in order, if it hasn't happened already.
  7. 50
    It’s hard to invest much in Sam when his behavior is contradictory or gullible and when he seems downtrodden much of the time.
  8. Reviewed by: Todd R. Ramlow
    30
    Set against Reaper‘s slackers and the largely limited actors who portray them, Wise will having you rooting for the Devil.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. IAmTheRedWizards
    May 26, 2009
    10
    Watching the last couple shows of the season, I can definitely say: PopMatters sucks.
  2. DanielD
    Mar 27, 2009
    10
    Reaper is at the top of its game this season. The storylines are brilliant and Ray Wise as the Devil is astounding! I am hoping to see him earn an emmy nomination for his work on this show. Reaper is without a doubt the best show currently on the CW. Full Review »
  3. NateK.
    Mar 24, 2009
    6
    As much as I love to watch Reaper, I have to admit that it's plot isn't so amazing, and there are a lot of flaws. But don't think that means it's bad to watch. Full Review »