[reaper]

Aug. 12th, 2009 11:01 am
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I'm going to unabashedly pimp this series on my journal. Because Reaper needs far more love.

Reaper tells the story of slacker extraordinare Sam Oliver who finds out that his parents sold his soul to the Devil. As part of his contract, he now has to work for Devil, returning escaped souls back to hell - these souls aren't your normal fugitives. Somehow going to hell then escaping lands you fantastic powers along the way. And more trouble for Sam.

While the premise itself is interesting, what really makes the series is its dramedy aspect. Its equal parts humor and drama, making it something light and easy to watch while maintaining a serious edge. If anything, I recommend it for Ray Wise - the actor who plays the devil. To me he is the devil, or at least how I now imagine him in my mind. Dark humor, sadism, sarcasm, and the ego the size of hell all rolled into one tanned bastard.

And even though the series involves a guy name Sam and the forces of Hell, it's not a copy of Supernatural, I promise. It's an entirely different take on the concept. (Why they would name him Sam when Reaper and Supernatural are on the same network? No idea.)







Reaper got weak publicity, so it's not really well known in comparison. At least when you compare it to other CW series. I assume this is in part because Dawn Ostroff (the head of CW) disliked the series, and only accepted it as part of the network because of the strong support shown by others in the network. Rumor has it that she also doesn't like Supernatural or Smallville (luckily the series' popularity overrides her), and looking at this season's programming (Vampire Diaries, 90210l Melrose Place), it's pretty obvious what she does like. But enough of me ranting.

If anyone is interested, here's the first episode of the series!

Reaper Season 1 | Episode 1 (Pilot)

Date: 2009-08-12 08:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lejlkwiet.livejournal.com
It does sound pretty interesting =D I might give it a try.

Date: 2009-08-12 08:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ignipotent.livejournal.com
I hope you like it if you do~ It's an easy series to watch. :D

Date: 2009-08-12 08:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lejlkwiet.livejournal.com
*nodnod* It does sound like the kind of thing I'd enjoy watching! Thanks for providing the first episode :>

Date: 2009-08-12 08:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ignipotent.livejournal.com
You're welcome~ I have torrent links if you want more.

Also, did you hear about the second season of DTB? :3

Date: 2009-08-12 08:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lejlkwiet.livejournal.com
Thanks :> I'll probably be able to find it I think, but I'll let you know if I don't.

I did! I saw the trailer, it looks really cool =D It makes me want to play Maki again XD;

Date: 2009-08-12 08:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ignipotent.livejournal.com
I've been wanting to re-apply for a DTB character too. Either Hei or Mai, maybe the latter since Hei is pretty difficult to play in the City.

...Is this going to result in us tempting each other.

Date: 2009-08-12 08:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lejlkwiet.livejournal.com
BETTER STOP NOW.

...TOO LATE XD; I imagine both Mai and Maki in the City would result in some fighting, depending on from when you took Mai.

Date: 2009-08-12 09:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ignipotent.livejournal.com
But then they would realize, since it's rational, that they should band together in the City instead of fighting. Because what's the point of fighting there? ;D

They could even start an anon assassin service.

Date: 2009-08-12 09:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lejlkwiet.livejournal.com
Ahaha, yes, so true 8D Those crazy Contractors...

Now there's an idea >3

Date: 2009-08-12 09:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ignipotent.livejournal.com
Aaaaaaah, I should at least wait until the new season.

But.

/PULLS AT HAIR.

Date: 2009-08-12 09:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lejlkwiet.livejournal.com
Lets wait just a little bit |D Though it's tempting...he was one of the most comfortable characters I ever played. I had only dropped him because I left Poly for a while.

Date: 2009-08-14 07:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ignipotent.livejournal.com
I...actually might be re-apping Hei in a few weeks. I'll keep you updated?

I loved your Maki. ;_; When Amber-mun left, I wanted to play the Amber off your Maki...but obviously I couldn't do that playing Hei. ;;

Date: 2009-08-14 11:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lejlkwiet.livejournal.com
Please do =D

>.>;;; Well...I really am very tempted to pick him up again, if you still would consider Amber >3

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