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Panels Noticeably Absent: Reaper

Reaper

Reaper is probably my favorite new show of 2007. I might even like it more than Lost . I guess that's an apples and oranges thing. Okay... maybe not. It's a lot like old TV. Once you get the basic concept, you don't really have to watch the show in order. (Although there is an arc. It's in there.) It's a formula show, but it's a good formula. The basics: Sam finds out on his 21st birthday that his parents sold his soul to the devil. They didn't exactly mean to. The devil tricked them of course. They never planned to have a first-born son. But the deed was done. The devil , expertly played by Ray Wise ( Twin Peaks ), informs Sam that he is now a bounty hunter for hell.