||[Sep. 26th, 2007|12:26 am]
International Bon Vivant and Raconteur
Awww yeah! I am so loving Reaper! It's like a Y-chromosome Buffy, but instead of Giles as the mentor figure, it's the Devil (played by Laura Palmer's father!). Oddly, there are some superficial similarities between Reaper and Chuck: both feature socially awkward man-children as the main character, both characters work in strip-mall super-mega-stores, both have an even more socially retarded best friend who has no sense of tact and doesn't shave (played here by the tactless, non-shaving, conspiracy-theorist brother from last year's Invasion), and both shows have great senses of humor. I haven't seen a pilot episode so smooth and well developed since, well, Buffy. And Kevin Smith, whom I've always found to be a much better writer than director, actually did a fine job directing it. Reaper may wind up being my favorite new show of the season.