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Review: Reaper Season 2

The first season of Reaper was a triumph, albeit one blighted by the spectre of cancellation and low ratings. In that respect, Season 2 follows in its predecessor’s footsteps…

Reaper: The Devil and Sam Oliver...

Reaper: The Devil and Sam Oliver...

At the conclusion of this second series, having again garnered relatively poor ratings (a fact many attribute to poor scheduling) the show was cancelled by the CW. As a result, Reaper’s two main actors, Bret Harrison (Sam Oliver) and Tyler Labine (Bert ‘Sock’ Wysocki), left the show, making the possibility of an immediate revival on another network look unlikely.

The turmoil behind the show filters through to some of the episodes — later on in the series in particular it certainly feels like producers were trying to squeeze a lot of long-running storylines into the limited 13-episode space they had. While not wanting to give too much away, the ending to the series — if, as looks likely, it is also the end of the show — is not one that will particularly satisfy viewers, and leaves more questions than answers.

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June 23, 2009 Posted by | Reviews, Television | | Leave a comment