Revenge “Perception” Reviews

Next week is the big Fire and Ice party bash we saw in the pilot of Revenge - you know, the one where Daniel gets gunned down and Charlotte and Declan find him in their underwear. If its half as delightful as this episode, it’ll be some show. Revenge keeps topping itself week after week, finding ways within its cheesy melodramatic plot to add layers of complexity to its characters and layers of convolution to its already convoluted plot. This show is such a delight and the writers, directors and actors have really struck the perfect chord in embracing the show’s cheesiness whilst taking these characters and their lives seriously – or, rather, showing that these characters take their lives seriously.

What I love about the show is the fact that, given its title, Emily gets revenge a lot and she gets it in interesting ways. When the show first started, Charlotte and Jack just seemed like filler for the show’s world: Charlotte emphasized Victoria’s awfulness as a mother, while Jack was just the bland childhood beau who may have provided the awkward and dull angle of a romantic triangle. Luckily, the show expanded upon these initial constructions and both characters really came into their own. Read More... 


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