‘Revenge,’ Season 1, Episode 7, ‘Charade’: TV Recap

This episode of "Revenge" starts off on a Shakespearean note, quoting "Hamlet": "God has given you one face and you make yourself another." I eagerly await Samuel Beckett references in future episodes.

The Graysons are sitting for a photo shoot and being interviewed for what seems to be a puff piece about their marriage. Of course we know that their marriage is really a Kardashianic farce. "The timing is less than ideal," Conrad tells Victoria about the article. You think?

And of course there’s some big anniversary dinner in the works. The Graysons are celebrating their 25th. What would "Revenge" be without a big function or charity event of some kind? It would be like "Gossip Girl" without a fancy party. And half the reason we watch these shows is to vicariously attend parties we would never get invited to. The other half of the reason we watch is to tell ourselves that we wouldn’t have wanted to attend the party even if we had gotten an invite. Read More...


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