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... ;)


ReaperDMV said...

I love this show too, but unfortunately our on-the-bubble show needs more than just an increase in viewership. We're not exactly doing so good in the demos the CW wants.

We could use some help trying to save Reaper, if you'd like to join. We've got an email campaign going on and we really need help spreading the word. Thank you.

spacedkane said...

This show is awesome! I love the "vessels" used to catch the demons, the Dirt Devil is my fave. (my sons loved the monster truck and the 8 track tape since they only thought an 8 truck was something fake created for "That 70's Show lol).

I have every (meaning both) season of Dark Angel on DVD and watching Valarie as Josie remnds me of her "Original Cindy" days. Also Missy (Andi) cracks me up in the movie "Stick It".

Kimberly Frost said...

Yeah, I typed up a snail mail letter to send to the CW to support the show. I want it to have many seasons!

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