Let's be honest. The CW network has some of the sleaziest, morally bankrupt, soap operatic and unrealistic crap out there. Yeah, people go crazy for it. I go crazy for it. But it's fluff. I might think I'll die if it's gone, but much like junk food, once I give it some time I'll be glad its gone. I'll even grow up and get really sick of it. I'll want something with a little fiber. Getting my simile? Reaper is that healthy snack that CW should hold onto.
I mean who doesn't feel a little sick after watching hours of meaningless drama from shows like 90210, Gossip Girl (i love it, but in retrospect it's pretty stupid) and One Tree Hill.
Reaper, despite being based on a really crazy Hell-themed plot, has the most down to earth concepts. Morality versus sinning? Inner turmoil? Strong relationships not based on a complex web of sexual friendcest? Gimme more! I like the mix of light and dark material. I like the fact that there are deeper questions embedded in the comedic, sometimes out-landish entertainment.
Reaper's only problem is that it needs to tighten and jazz up it's outlaw demon assignments and put a temporary gag on Sock (he's only good in small, small doses).