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Eye of the Tiger, Sam! Eye of the Tiger!

AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
edited April 2009 in Singularity Engine++
Reaper's second season starts tonight at 8 PM EST.
What is Reaper, you ask? Only the second best show on the CW.
Synopis from Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reaper_(TV_series)
Sam Oliver (Bret Harrison) lives at home with his parents (Andrew Airlie and Allison Hossack) and brother in the Seattle area. He has always wondered why his mom and dad were so easy on him, whether it was sports, school, or career choices, and so hard on his younger brother. Sam dropped out of college ("It made him sleepy", Sock explains) and takes a dead-end job at the Work Bench, a home-repair superstore similar to Home Depot (the pilot was filmed at a Canadian Tire in Burnaby, British Columbia). He spends the rest of his time hanging out, playing video games, and pining for his co-worker, Andi (Missy Peregrym).

On Sam's 21st birthday, his parents are behaving very strangely, and Sam himself is seeing hellish visions and experiencing odd events. His father eventually explains that many years ago, he was very sick, and in return for restoring his health, he and his wife promised their firstborn child to the Devil (Ray Wise). Although the couple intended to cheat the Devil by having no children, this plan went awry when Satan convinced their doctor to lie and tell the couple that they could not conceive in exchange for wiping his gambling debts clean. Sam is born shortly thereafter.

After informing him of his fate, the Devil explains to Sam that he must serve as his bounty hunter (or "Reaper"), tracking down souls that have escaped from Hell and sending them back using his new powers (which have included telekinesis and electrical powers) and vessels, varied objects said to have been hand-made in the bowels of perdition by the iniquitous and the vile. Vessels appear inside a long wooden box sent for Sam to open (with the Italian inscription "Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch'entrate" ("Abandon hope, all ye who enter here"), as was written on the entrance to Hell in Dante's Inferno), and are specially designed for each job. Examples throughout the series have included a Dirt Devil vacuum cleaner, a Taser gun, and a cigarette lighter.

Although Sam initially balks, Satan tells him that should he refuse, then Sam's mother's soul is forfeit. Unwilling to sacrifice his mother, and convinced that he is doing good in the world by tracking down evil souls, Sam accepts his fate. With the help of his slacker friends Sock (Tyler Labine) and Ben (Rick Gonzalez), he begins his new life tracking down the corrupted souls trying to escape their own eternal rewards.

This show is hilarious. Ray Wise is perfectly cast, and how can you not love a show that has the DMV as a portal to hell?

Episodes can be found here: http://www.cwtv.com/cw-video/reaper

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    people...watch.....CW?

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  • vsovevsove ....also yes. Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Faricazy wrote: »
    people...watch.....CW?

    Supernatural is great you shut your stupid face.

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    WATCH THIS SPACE.
  • JoeUserJoeUser Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Hey, Smallville's been pretty good this season!

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    next you'll be telling me people watch UPN

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Faricazy wrote: »
    people...watch.....CW?

    Supernatural and Reaper, man.

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  • MonkeyfeetMonkeyfeet Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Isn't Kevin Smith somehow involved in this show?

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Monkeyfeet wrote: »
    Isn't Kevin Smith somehow involved in this show?

    He wrote the pilot.

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  • T. J. Nutty Nub T. J. Nutty Nub Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Faricazy wrote: »
    next you'll be telling me people watch UPN

    I sorry that you have to hear this way.

    The CW is the bastard child of UPN

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Faricazy wrote: »
    next you'll be telling me people watch UPN

    I sorry that you have to hear this way.

    The CW is the bastard child of UPN
    what does this even mean

    the last time i watched UPN was when Moesha was on

    is moesha dead yet

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Faricazy wrote: »
    Faricazy wrote: »
    next you'll be telling me people watch UPN

    I sorry that you have to hear this way.

    The CW is the bastard child of UPN
    what does this even mean

    the last time i watched UPN was when Moesha was on

    is moesha dead yet

    UPN and the WB did the fusion dance.

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    wait channel nine is now My 9 or someshit

    ah well

    nobody cares

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  • BucketmanBucketman Dyslexic Puppy Skraggle RockRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    YES!!! Reaper is really one of my favorite shows. Its very well done and I love the humor. Actully I was getting worried it was canceled or something.

    Horrary!

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  • DrIanMalcolmDrIanMalcolm Does somebody go out into the park and pull up the dinosaurs' skirts?Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Best banana split I ever had was huge and had peanut butter in it

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  • T. J. Nutty Nub T. J. Nutty Nub Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I have never had a banana split.

    Am I missing out?

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  • Bad-BeatBad-Beat Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Drooper is the best banana split.

    Fleegle can go fuck himself.

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I also have never had a banana split

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  • FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Me neither, because I don't like bananas. In fact, I hate bananas.

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    banana splits are wonderful

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  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I've been looking forward to this. Thanks for reminding me.

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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
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    You're... throwing everything you've got at us, Alex! We're supposed to be Allies, you maniac! I'm the one that put you into office.

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    scarab you have mental problems
  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Reaper is a enjoyable show. Ray Wise is also the best Devil.

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  • PonyPony Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    holy jeez antimatter just single-handedly made me want to watch this show

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  • Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Actually this is the best show on CW

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  • Nik HuzeNik Huze Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    My brother kept telling me it was cancelled, but I held out faith and behold the second season cometh! Rejoice! (in the devil?)

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Fandyien wrote: »
    Me neither, because I don't like bananas. In fact, I hate bananas.

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    ahahahaha

    Sam: "You have a good night too!"
    Devil: "Just for that, I'm going to make it rain."
    torrential downpour appears

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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I prefer peanut butter, banana and chocolate smoothies.

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  • Ness445Ness445 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    As I stated previously, I really am not sure what channel CW is. I watch little television as it is, I never found myself really "surfing".

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Holy shit, I didn't know this was coming back

    Thanks for the heads up, Antimatter!

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    No problemo, Pooro

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  • Ness445Ness445 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Antimatter wrote: »
    No problemo, Pooro
    interestingly enough: I never knew pooro knew spanish! You learn something new every day.

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  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Faricazy wrote: »
    next you'll be telling me people watch UPN

    I'm a big BET fan

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    The pilot was really great, but then it sorta sunk into a Monster-of-the-Week deal for a couple of months.

    Then Ken Marino and Michael Ian Black showed up, and shit got awesome again.

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  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    That was a fun little season premiere.

    But now I need to go back and watch the previous season's finale - I was under the impression that Sam's parentage was still a little ambiguous.

    The show looks like its budget went up a bit from last season. More (and better) special effects, better song licensing (Hilarious usage of "Best Around," and a Hold Steady song!), more extras.

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  • KoshianKoshian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2009
    wait, michael ian black is in this show?

    gonna have to watch this

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Macro9 wrote: »
    Reaper is a enjoyable show. Ray Wise is also the best Devil.

    I dunno. John Glover was a pretty good devil.

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  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    That was a fun little season premiere.

    But now I need to go back and watch the previous season's finale - I was under the impression that Sam's parentage was still a little ambiguous.

    I need to do the same because that left me scratching my head a bit.

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  • JohnnyCacheJohnnyCache Starting Defense Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Koshian wrote: »
    wait, michael ian black is in this show?

    gonna have to watch this
    He's a gay fallen angel. He and his gay life partner teach the boys to cook and dress, and plot to overthrow the devil.

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  • Nik HuzeNik Huze Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Macro9 wrote: »
    That was a fun little season premiere.

    But now I need to go back and watch the previous season's finale - I was under the impression that Sam's parentage was still a little ambiguous.

    I need to do the same because that left me scratching my head a bit.

    Yeah I really wanna know what is up with
    Sam's dad surviving being buried alive? Who is he?

    Pretty good premiere all in all.

    Oh and I forgot to mention Missy Peregrym is one of the main reasons I watch this show. I've wanted to do all sorts of nasty things to her since the first season of Heroes.

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