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By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Devilish supernatural comedy isn't for young kids.

TV CW Comedy 2007
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age 16+
It says there is no sexuality, and that's completely false. One of the main characters is extremely forward to many females in the show, and lots, lots of sexual humor. We had to stop watching it because it was just getting annoying, and we're over 20yrs old. If you like that sort of thing, enjoy it, because it is good off and on.

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Too much sex

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Reaper's droll take on the Devil and Sam's awkward efforts to track down the wayward souls is quite funny, and Sam's best buddy Bert (Tyler Labine) adds some Jack Black-like madcap energy to the series. But at times it seems like the series is playing just a bit too fast and loose with morality's main characters. Making the Devil a sympathetic guy is a risky strategy, and Reaper could upset some religious viewers, though the script does make some efforts to head off such criticisms: "I've seen how this all ends," the Devil says while explaining Sam's new duties. "God wins."

It's no accident that Reaper's tone is reminiscent of Dogma, Kevin Smith's dark comedy about a pair of wayward angels. Smith, who helped define the slacker-comedy genre, directed Reaper's pilot and is still involved in the series, and it's funny and irreverent in the same vein as his best films, which can be both entertaining and annoying.

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