“Revenge” has become the cult hit of the 2011-12 television season. The plot is based on the story “The Count of Monte Cristo,” by Alexandre Dumas. The story revolves around a man wrongly accused and imprisoned in 1800s France, and his vengeance on those who committed him.
“Revenge” follows the same outline with main character, Emily Thorne, seeking to destroy the people who took down and eventually killed her father…one at a time. Juicy, indeed.
What’s so great about this show, is how the drama unfolds. It wraps you up in Emily’s story and you instantaneously become her ally, plotting alongside her, rooting for her revenge.
At first, I had my doubts about this show, mainly because it looked so cliche. Angry girl takes down bratty rich people. I just didn’t have high hopes…luckily I was dead wrong.
If you haven’t seen the show, I urge you to watch from the first episode. It’s soapy, delicious, and satisfying. You won’t want it to end. Plus, you begin to realize how you never want to cross Emily Thorne.