I really should have listened when my friends told me to save Revenge for when I didn’t have a lot of work on my plate. I thought I knew better. How addictive could a show really be? I mean come on, I can watch every now and then when I have a break. It’s not going to be that hard to control myself.
Boy was I wrong.
This is what I got told about the show before I watched it (and to be honest, the description didn’t make it sound worth the hype): A girl’s father gets convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and the daughter makes it her mission to seek revenge on those who framed him. What people didn’t tell me is just how twisted and intense the story is and that the main character is orchestrating a full-blown vendetta from her cushy beach house, while new characters are constantly popping up and throwing a spanner in the works!
In short – I love it! I am a HUGE fan of Emily VanCamp from her Everwood days and I cannot picture anyone else pulling off the role of Emily Thorne/Amanda Clarke quite like she does. And of course, where would an ABC TV show be without a love triangle, rebellious teenagers and hidden agendas so deep that you don’t know what could possibly happen next. There are so many devious characters in the show that before you can even blink, someone has removed the knife from their back and wiped it off before swiftly plunging it into the back of another.
I am currently halfway through season one – did I mention that I started watching it yesterday – and I cannot wait to see how the story pans out. I always get nervous with these kinds of shows where there’s someone wrecking havoc from behind the scenes (think Pretty Little Liars and Gossip Girl). It can quickly go from captivating, to drawn out and tiresome, as you wonder how many more of the same things can happen to the same people. I only hope that this show doesn’t suffer the same fate.
It’s true what they say – Revenge is sweet.
And I’m off to go get myself another taste.