Monday, 18 June 2012

My new favourite TV show: Revenge

The Cast of  'Revenge'

“When I was a little girl, my understanding of revenge was as simple as the Sunday School proverbs it hid behind. Neat little morality slogans like ‘do unto others’ and ‘two wrongs don't make a right’. But two wrongs can never make a right, because two wrongs can never equal each other. For the truly wronged, real satisfaction can only be found in one of two places: absolute forgiveness or mortal vindication. This is not a story of forgiveness." – Amanda Clarke

I am watching Revenge on E4 on Monday nights at 9pm and I am loving it!

I saw the trailer and didn’t think I would like it but with my sisters recommendation I got hooked online and have now watched the entire series in the space of a week….late nights and tired days at work were a worthwhile sacrifice!

Each episode begins with Amanda giving a speech much like the one above which sums up her reasoning for revenge and being in the Hamptons.

The series follows the exploits of Amanda Clarke (Emily Van Camp) who under the alias of Emily Thorne, has returned to The Hamptons with one goal -- to seek revenge on those responsible for destroying her family.

 Emily’s father was framed for a crime he didn't commit and sent to prison for life. As an adult she returns to the Hamptons to revenge her fathers death on those who wronged and betrayed him.

The list is very long but the main person who she wants to exact revenge on is Victoria Grayson(Madeleine Stowe) whom her father fell in love with and who helped send him to prison for a crime he did not commit. This character was made for Madeline, even down to her looks and facial expressions, she plays the part

Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe)

Emily Van Camp stared in ‘Everwood’ and ‘Brothers and Sisters’, both of which I watched but I think she suits this character best and portrays her very well.

Emily Thorne/Amanda Clarke (Emily Van Camp)

The plot is much better than I had expected and takes a lot of twists and turns thatidn’t see coming a lot of the time, which is very unlike me, as a more than avid TV watcher I’m generally very quick to see the ending coming and predict it long before it happens. So I was surprised to be taken aback by the writing and the plot had a few shocks for me.

Beyond the stimulating plot and beautiful people which star in this show, the fashion is gorgeous, particularly from Emily’s (apparent) BFF Ashley Davenport (Ashley Madekwe) initially working as Victoria's party planner and assistant.

I have just discovered that Ashley has a blog : showing outfit posts and makeup tips etc which I am now obviously following and really like…her style is amazing…not to mention her hair….gorgeous!

I can’t wait for the next season to begin and am even watching it again on E4 each week!