DVD Review: DEADBEAT Season One


DEADBEAT Season One stars Tyler Labine, Beandons T. Jackson, Lucy DeVito and Cat Deeley.

This Hulu original supernatural comedy takes place in New York City and follows Kevin “Pac” Pacalioglu (Labine), a slacker who is always broke and has the munchies but he also has a special little gift, he can see dead people. Pac is always needing to borrow money from his only friend Roofie (Jackson) who also happens to be his drug dealer. There’s also Camomile (Deeley) who pretends to be this medium but she is just a fraud and then there’s Sue (DeVito), Camomile’s  adorable assistant.

What happens is, when Pac is called on to help these quirky dead people with their unfinished business so they can pass on, he draws a little attention to himself and Camomile doesn’t like him drawing the attention away from her. First of all let’s talk about a few of the people that Pac helps. He helps a virgin ghost get laid, he helps a world record hot dog eater get some revenge, he helps a construction work who doesn’t even know he’s dead, he even helps out the Swedish mafia and there’s more. So you sort of see the kind of people he’s helping here and Pac definitely has an odd way of handling things and sometimes it gets him in a little trouble too!

So as all of this goes on, his buddy Roofie comes up with a way for him to work off some of his debt at his magazine stand. At this setup, Pac draws even more dead people along with a weird looking little ghost blob that seems to have an endless appetite. Let’s don’t forget about Camomile because she gets in a little over her head and she ends up needing help from the gullible Pac. This job is down in the subway system and tragedy unfortunately strikes. One of the main players ends up dead and it’s up to Pac to help them out. Oh and guess what, this cliffhanger happens in the finale so we’re left hanging until season two and I’m honestly looking forward to it.

Okay, Deadbeat is simply a delightful, lighthearted supernatural comedy and one of the best things out there to watch right now. Labine is a delight to watch and steals the show literally with this character of his who is always getting himself into some weird situations and how he handles helping out all of these ghosts is hilarious. If you’re looking for a lot of special effects this show doesn’t have too much of that going on since it’s more character based with fun and off the wall humor.

Bottom line is, Deadbeat is a really fun and lighthearted comedy. The stories are all fun, the cast is great and some of these ghosts that Pac has to help are hilarious. I’ve been a big fan of Tyler Labine since his Reaper days and I’ll be honest, this series reminds me of that just a little. This DVD consists of 10 episodes of awesome and releases on August 26th and is definitely worth a watch!

Distributor: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Run Time: 10 Episodes @ 220 Minutes

Rated: Not Rated

DVD Video: 16×9 Widescreen ( 1.78:1)

DVD Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital

Subtitles: English and Spanish

Special Features:

  • “Meet Camomile and Sue” featurette
  • “Meet Pac and Roofie” featurette
  • “Medium For Hire – What is Deadbeat?” featurette
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