Main Plot Points:
- Kevin Pacalioglu (Labine) may have no money and no clue, but he can see dead people, so that’s pretty cool. Faced with a constant stream of stubborn spirits, Pac goes to whatever lengths require the least amount of effort to help New York City’s most frivolous ghosts finish their unfinished business.
- Starring Tyler Labine (TV’s “Reaper”) the show also features Brandon T. Jackson (Tropic Thunder), Lucy DeVito (TV’s “Melissa & Joey)and Cat Deeley (the host of TV’s “So You Think You Can Dance”).
What We Thought:
- As a fan of Tyler Labine and the show Reaper, I was looking forward to Deadbeat and I gotta say, I enjoyed it. I binge watched the entire 10 episodes in one night and hope there’s a second season.
- You can very easily compare it to Reaper (they both deal with paranormal type things and Ray Wise makes an appearance in an episode here), but this show is definitely Labine’s. He was more a supporting character in Reaper, this one puts him front and center.
- I genuinely laughed at every episode. Something in it made me laugh whether it was an odd ghost that Labine had to help or just the predicament itself. The Swedish Mafia episode might have been my favorite overall.
- I don’t know how I feel about Cat Deeley acting though. I didn’t know who she was till I looked her up and I can see that acting isn’t her main job. Her character really bothered me so I don’t know if I didn’t like Cat or just the character.
- Tyler Labine captures that “Every Man” vibe in everything he does and Deadbeat is no different. You root for Pac and you want to see him succeed. There’s laughs, there’s random cameos (Ray Wise isn’t the only one, look for Jason Biggs and others) and there’s an open ended climax which allows for a second season. I hope there is another because I’ll watch. I’m still not sold on shows that aren’t on TV (this is from Hulu), but I did like this show so I look forward to more of it.
- Meet Camomile and Sue Featurette
- Meet Pac and Roofie Featurette
- Medium For Hire What is Deadbeat? featurette
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Tyler Labine
- Brandon T. Jackson
- Lucy DeVito
- Cat Deeley
Recommended if You Like:
- The Ghost Whisperer
- Tyler Labine
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