Reaper — There’s almost never a good reason to turn your channel to The CW, but Reaper once stood as one of the few exceptions. A combination of Dead Like Me, Chuck, and Clerks, Reaper combines geekery, slacker deadpan, and the supernatural into the amazing comic performances of Bret Harrison and Tyler Labine, who are never as good as when they’re together (see, e.g., all their other shows combined). Ray Wise as the devil is the cherry on top.
Nevertheless, I urge you to give it a chance: It’s three seasons, 18 episodes in all. It’s one of my ten favorite series of all time. It’s funny. It’s intoxicating. It’s amazingly written. It launched the career of Rachel McAdams. My colleague over on Pajiba said it best: “Slings and Arrows will not, in all likelihood, change your life. It is not the best series ever. It is, however, so impeccably written and acted, and so self-contained and purposeful in its execution that you might be led to think otherwise. At least for a few fleeting moments.” Find someone else that has seen Slings and Arrows. They’re few and far between, but they will all back me up on this.