Timeslot (Premiere date in parenthesis)Sundays @ 9:00 pm on ABC
SYNOPSISWealth, beauty and status define the people in this town, but one woman is willing to destroy everyone for the sake of revenge.
Emily Thorne (Emily Van Camp) is new to the Hamptons. She's met some of her wealthy neighbors, has made a few new friends and seemingly blends into the town. But something is a little odd about a young girl living in a wealthy town all on her own, and the truth is that Emily isn't exactly new to the neighborhood. In fact, this was once her old neighborhood, until something bad happened that ruined her family and their reputation. Now Emily is back, and she's returned to right some of those wrongs in the best way she knows how – with a vengeance.
Madeleine Stowe as Victoria Grayson
Emily Van Camp as Emily Thorne
Gabriel Mann as Nolan Ross
Henry Czerny as Conrad Grayson
Ashley Madekwe as Ashley Davenport
Nick Wechsler as Jack Porter
Josh Bowman as Daniel Grayson
Christa B. Allen as Charlotte Grayson
Connor Paolo as Declan Porter
Executive Producer / Writer: Mike Kelley
Executive Producer: Marty Bowen
Executive Producer: Wyck Godfrey
Executive Producer / Director: Phillip Noyce
Production Company: ABC Studios
REVIEWSPlease note that these reviews may contain spoilers.
|Gordon McDougall's Take|
|The conventional wisdom used to be that you don’t make the lead character in a TV series do evil things or be filled with revenge. After watching the first episode of Revenge, I say forget conventional wisdom and enjoy the ride!
Revenge is what one of my friends would call, “good soapy goodness”. Emily Van Camp is playing essentially the same seemingly nice girl she played on Everwood and on Brothers and Sisters. The twist on Revenge, though, is that she is not what she seems. We find out through flashbacks that her family was torn apart when she was a child, and we learn in the present day that she has insinuated herself into the lives of the people she blames for doing the tearing. Will she follow through on her vendetta on these people or will she slowly become one of them? That’s just one of the underlying questions of these series. It promises to be a question that will keep lovers of the soap genre tuned in for the long haul.
Revenge is similar in tone to Gossip Girl, but it’s more accessible to older audiences. Pretty much everyone on the show has something to hide, and peeling off the layers of all of those onions should be fun throughout the season.
It’s good enough, it’ll probably get another season or more.
|Rating: There's a great future for this show!|
|About Gordon McDougall|
TVGord is a radio host at 580 CFRA in Ottawa. He does a weekly segment about TV every friday which you can hear in MP3 in the '580 CFRA Interviews' section of their website, www.cfra.com