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Old 07-23-07, 12:00 AM
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Reaper Pilot Episode

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This show has potential, a fairly light hearted action comedy drama with a supernatural twist. The cast are likeable enough. If this show gets picked up, i'd check it out for a few episodes


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Old 07-23-07, 02:51 AM
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Not a bad show at all. It seem to be a bit bland as far as settings go at first but I am hoping that is because of Kevin directing it. While I am like his work some stuff he does is a tad flat because he focuses so much on dialog.

I don't watch much TV but I buy a ton of it. I am certainly up to giving this show a chance. Just not sure if I can wait from week to week or if I should just wait and buy it later on down the road.
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The show got picked up for a 13-episode run (more episodes could be ordered depending on how the first episodes fare) and Nikki Reed got shitcanned (thankfully).
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With some of the things that happened in this pilot, I would've never believed it was directed by Kevin Smith.
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I'll have to check it out to see Thesis again.
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I thought it was clever and well done.
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Ill check this out now. Thanks for the heads up!
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I had no idea Smith had a hand in this. Guess i'll actually have to watch it now..
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Was Kevin Smith's hand in this a one time only affair? Or is this a project of his that he plans on continuing with?
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I think he was hired to do just the pilot. He talks at length about his experience (like failing to get the network to give the OK for having Kyle Gas guest star) in his SModcast podcast (episode 8).

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I liked it better when it was called Brimstone.

http://www.tv.com/brimstone/show/204/summary.html
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Originally Posted by pelenor
I liked it better when it was called Brimstone.

http://www.tv.com/brimstone/show/204/summary.html
Did you watch this show or are you just showing us your google prowess?

If you had, you yould realize this is a comedy.
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I refuse to watch it on principle. They cancel Veronica Mars and greenlight this? No thanks, CW. You'll get one more season of Smallville out of me and then we part ways for good.


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Do you really think a Smallville fan should be questioning what the CW airs and cancels?
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Oh SNAP!!!!
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I liked it better when it was called Friday the 13th Part 4: The Final Chapter.
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Originally Posted by Legolas
Do you really think a Smallville fan should be questioning what the CW airs and cancels?
Originally Posted by ChrisHicks


Oh SNAP!!!!
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They should not have named Brett Harrison's Reaper character "Sam" (because I still think of him as "Sam" on "The Loop", but if they could work in a "Thesis" reference).

This is sort of the male version of the Buffy show, where it's a guy claiming bad souls loose on the world, and has his own gang of Scoobies, and bratty younger brother.
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This pilot didn't really do anything for me. The premise isn't that original, the dialog was mediocre and the jackass best friend was very annoying. I was looking forward to it since hearing Smith talk about directing it, but it just fell flat.

FYI, in a different podcast Smith also mentioned they had to reshoot some scenes because they replaced the hot 'friend' with Missy Peregrym, from Heroes. And I think Kevin made it clear that he isn't going be regularly involved with the show. It was a one time thing to see if he was up to directing material that wasn't his own.
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Originally Posted by Legolas
Do you really think a Smallville fan should be questioning what the CW airs and cancels?

Well played, Clerks...


But I'm in it more out of obligation now. It's been 6 years, I can't ditch it in its final season even if it requires me to shut my brain off and spark up prior to any viewing.


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Old 08-02-07, 06:11 PM
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I think there's some potential, but over all, I can't see the storyline working in the long run without going into tired cliches.

I thought it'd be funny if the main characters were replaced by Dante and Randall. And Smith joked when someone in the comic con audience mentioned about having an appearance by the Golgathan from Dogma.
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I really enjoyed this pilot. Had the right mix of comedy, drama and supernatural stuff. The effects and action were pretty decent too.

Plus, I need a good Buffy replacement - this looks to fit the bill nicely.

I also didn't have any issues with Nikki Reed. She seemed like a good fit with the rest of the cast. And pretty cute to boot!
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I was really interested until I saw that fat annoying douche from Invasion was in it. He's a show killer for me.
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I thought this was just ok. The humor was fairly juvenile and I did not care for the characters much. I thought Chuck, which has a similar nerd becomes superhero premise was much funnier with more engaging characters.
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^^^
Agreed. Loved Chuck (REALLY loved Chuck's lady friend), hated this.

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