Reaper: Season 1 (2007 - 2008)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

Lead by the devilishly snappy Ray Wise, the chemistry of Reaper's cast turns its grim premise into a confident, frolicking fun time.



Critic Ratings: 20


Audience Score

User Ratings: 7
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Air date: Sep 25, 2007
Air date: Oct 2, 2007
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Air date: Oct 16, 2007
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Air date: Oct 30, 2007
Air date: Nov 6, 2007
Air date: Nov 13, 2007
Air date: Nov 20, 2007
Air date: Dec 4, 2007
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Critic Reviews for Reaper Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (14)

If I sound too enthusiastic about a series that ends up, in the pilot, being a bit too obsessed with special effects, I apologize. The Devil made me do it. Or at least Ray Wise did.

Oct 5, 2018 | Full Review…

I see a lot of rich potential in Reaper -- and that's frequently not the case with network pilots.

Oct 5, 2018 | Full Review…

It's as confident and plainly fun a TV pilot as you'll find.

Oct 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Reaper's droll take on the Devil and Sam's awkward efforts to track down the wayward souls is quite funny, and Sam's best buddy Bert (Tyler Labine) adds some Jack Black-like madcap energy to the series.

Oct 5, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The series is essentially light-hearted: Sam is a sweet-natured superhero with a dust-buster. He may be working for the source of all evil, but one can't help but cheer him on.

Oct 5, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

It's possible the procedural element of Reaper -- track down one of hell's escapees every week -- will grow tiresome, but if future episodes are as funny and lithe as tonight's premiere, this show will be one hell of a good time.

Oct 5, 2018 | Full Review…

There have been other shows about bounty hunters for Satan, but none that have had as much highwire fun with it -- or acknowledged the coolness and suckiness of it.

Oct 5, 2018 | Full Review…

I was pleasantly surprised and thoroughly entertained with Reaper. The blatant goofball and sometimes juvenile humor is offset with just enough snark to make even obvious jokes, like a gateway to hell being located at the DMV, amusing.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

The show's strong suit is really the interaction between the three male friends and watching their bromance evolve, though personally I love the interaction between the Devil and Sam.

May 9, 2018 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

I'll admit, that was a revelation I didn't see coming.

Oct 5, 2018 | Full Review…

For now I'll just savor what I saw, and politely beg you to watch.

Oct 5, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Reaper is not at all grim; it's actually quite rewarding.

Oct 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Reaper: Season 1

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