Review of Revenge

60 minutes

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.
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Mar 30, 2015 2:52PM EDT

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This show started out so well. Emily Van Camp proved she could stand her own opposite Madeline Stowe. This is no easy feat. The two played a great game for the first couple of seasons. It was intriguing and suspenseful. Well acted with characters that always had something up their sleeve.

But the show has long run out of ideas. Adding new characters who have new feuds that aren't half as interesting as the original storyline. They pulled the long dead character is really alive bit that has been so overused it rarely works. It didn't here. It was predictable and uninteresting.

Watch the first season for how good it was. Watch the next two if you haven't got any other shows in your queue. Skip the 4th unless you really need to see the ending. For some reason I'm still watching the 4th but generally as background noise.


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