I was looking around on Hulu.com today and found the entire first season of one of my favorite shows… Reaper. If you haven’t seen Reaper, you are missing out. The always great Ray Wise‘s portrayal of the Devil is top notch, ranked third only to John Glover in the very underrated Brimstone and Mark Pellegrino in Supernatural. Wise himself is reason enough to watch.
The premises of Reaper is simple… Sam Oliver’s (Bret Harrison)parents sold his soul to the Devil before he was born, payment of that soul was due on Sam’s 21st birthday. Now Sam along with his friend Sock (Tyler Labine) and Ben (Rick Gonzalez) and his crush Andi (Missy Peregrym) have to collect lost/escaped souls and send them back to hell for the Devil. Oh, and Sam has to use “vessels” to collect the souls, vessels range from a handheld vacuum to a NERF gun. They always come in a wooden box, and always without instructions.
Reaper is fun, witty and a little crazy at times. If you haven’t seen it, now is a great chance to check it out for free with ‘limited’ commercial interruptions on Hulu. If you like it run out and pick up the season DVD’s unfortunately there were only 2 seasons.