I've seen how this all ends. Don't worry, God wins.
As we all know, I'm never wrong, so I can say in full confidence that judging solely by its premiere episode, Reaper is the best new show of the year, and might at some point become simply the best show not named The Wire (depending also on how FNL deals with a certain story arc, if Heroes removes that pretension stick from its butt and gets back to slapdash manic fun, and if Veronica Mars stays cancelled). Anyway, Reaper: Great dialogue, a refreshing ensemble cast (most of whom look like real, normal people; even the resident hottie avoids the glammed up look and thus is all the more crushworthy), a fantasy concept that virtually writes itself, and smooth Ray Wise as the devil (casting perfection). Who knew a couple of broads (Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas) could make such good tv? Kudos.
- Something that made me raise my Sharpied-on eyebrows was the language on the show. "Nuts" and "dick" stood out for me (I mean, you know...), and the other assorted tv-swears that rounded out the pilot made me wonder if shows on the CW are held to different standards & practices than real networks.
- Last note: dollars to donuts, Andi and/or her late father will probably have a similar arrangement with the Devil as Sam does.
Indie rating: Blue Öyster Cult - "Astronomy"