Thursday, March 26, 2009
The DMV...Hell on Earth?
Every once in a while, I come across a show that I really love. Such was the case with Reaper. Have you guys seen it? Kevin Smith of Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy and Dogma fame is a show consultant. The premise is that a young guy turns eighteen and gets a visit from the devil, who's got the smile of the Joker and too-tan skin a la George Hamilton. The devil, in fact, fits the stereotype of a used car salesman.
Anyway, the parents of our hero apparently promised their first born to the devil in exchange for him granting them a favor. When Sam, the hero, turns eighteen, he's got to pay up by becoming a bounty hunter for Hell. This means he has to collect escaped souls and return them to Hell, using amazing implements like toasters and dustbusters. The drop-off point for the captured souls is the DMV where a horned demon named Gladys mostly looks bored, but often has a zinger for our boy and his pals.
If you like humor mixed with horror...a la Would-Be Witch and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you should give this show a look. I love it and bet you will, too.
P.S. In between watching episodes of Reaper, I did manage to turn in my copy edits. Hurray! Anyone in Houston, meet me for margaritas... ;)