Emily VanCamp as Emily Thorne on "Revenge"

I quickly became addicted to Revenge, a soapy thriller for the digital age. But, I had one misgiving when I reviewed the show back in November of 2011 and that was how far the revenge storyline could go. “Once Emily dispatches her list of victims or is found out, what’s left? Where do the characters and story go from there?” It seemed like my fears had been confirmed when the storyline took a dive for a couple of episodes toward the wind down of season one with Emily behaving uncharacteristically unninja-like, a boring murder trial, and the random appearance of a lover from Victoria Grayson’s past.

Not to worry. I’m happy to report the creative lull was short-lived and the writers have regained their senses. Revenge not only ended its freshman season in a literally explosive fashion but also delivered one of the best season endings ever with a closing montage set to Florence and the Machine’s “Seven Devils” that is a study in perfect leave them wanting more suspense. Continue reading »

As a society we’re constantly told we are supposed to forgive those who do us wrong. Turn the other cheek. One look at the news though and it’s obvious people aren’t in a forgiving mood these days. That’s what makes Revenge such a fun show to watch and my new favorite guilty pleasure. Who am I kidding? I don’t feel guilty at all.

Revenge is everything I had expected Ringer to be: glamorous, wickedly enticing, and pure vicarious fantasy.  Is there anyone who hasn’t wanted to exact revenge on a co-worker, classmate, ex, or even a family member at one point or another? Honestly, though payback takes a lot of plotting and planning; it’s time-consuming. So, for those too busy with jobs, families, and lives to run around doling out karma, for an hour a week you can watch rich girl, Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) take vengeance on the people who destroyed her father’s life. Experience the pleasure of getting even without any of the risk. Continue reading »

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