I'm the type of guy who likes anything having to do with the supernatural and science fiction, so when I read a decent review about "The Collector", I decided to jump right in and see for myself. I'm no stranger to Canadian television. My favorites include "Forever Knight", "First Wave", "Stargate SG1" and "Todd and the Book of Pure Evil."
I have to say, the acting is pretty good and the plots are engaging. There's enough character development without depth to make me want to care but no more than that. Some of the "clients" can be annoying when they are faced with the choice between eternal damnation and salvation. They think the completion of their Earthly mission has more weight than redemption. Go figure.
One of my favorite scenes is when Satan takes the form of a little girl, played by Jodelle Ferland, and says to Morgan Pym, with an annoyed look her face while holding a doll, "He's nothing but a poopy head."
I'm disappointed the show only lasted three seasons. Some shows should end on the third but this wasn't one of them. If I had to take a guess, "The Collector" became another victim of mindless comedies that dominate the airwaves.
If you're interested in a show that does the opposite of "The Collector", see "Brimstone". It's about a former cop who has to return 113 evil souls back to hell. John Glover (Lex Luthor from Smallville)portrays the Devil.