Welcome to TV Tuesday here on Bewitched Bookworms, and we’re bringing you a new feature where we share our favorite television series with our fellow Bookworms and with you, our lovely readers.
I Dare You To Watch is a feature where one of the Bookworms picks one of their favorite television series that at least one of the other two Bookworms hasn’t had the chance to watch yet. After explaining what they love so much about this show, the newbies will watch an episode (preferably episode 1 of season 1) and will come back in two weeks and give their verdict. Did they like it? Will they be checking out more episodes? Did they go on a Netflix binge?
2 Weeks Ago Danny Dared us to watch the ABC series,
About Revenge Season 1:
Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) comes to the Hamptons and rents a beach house next to the Grayson family mansion for the summer. Emily is really Amanda Clarke, whose father was framed for treason when she was a little girl. After a lengthy trial, he was imprisoned for life, and was murdered in prison by agents of the people who framed him. Amanda was separated from him after his trial and never saw him afterwards. She has now returned to the Hamptons as an adult to exact revenge on those who wronged her and her father. Her primary target is Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe), matriarch of the Grayson family, who loved and betrayed Amanda’s father. The show focuses on Amanda’s plot to destroy every individual who played a role in her father’s imprisonment. Along the way, she discovers various facts about her father’s past which change her plans many times. As the series progresses, Amanda brings in other individuals as allies for her plan.
As Amanda executes the stages of her elaborate plan, she finds it difficult to remain emotionally detached. She struggles to identify her true motivations and examines how her actions change her sense of identity. As she enlists trusted friends into her schemes, she worries how their involvement will change their lives and how she will proceed after she enacts her revenge on those who wronged her and her father.
So Danny dared us to watch Revenge and of course, I took the dare! I’d been hearing for months now how good this show was from my best friend and Danny, so now that I’m laid up from some emergency surgery I finally have time to go through this series..
So here is what happened:
I loaded up the first episode of Revenge on Netflix, watched it … and holy heck, does anyone tell anyone else the truth in this show? And the lead character Emily is the queen of the staring way too long at people, lol! But this show starts off with a murder at an engagement party on the beach six months in the future before rewinding to the past, and I can’t help but want to know how the characters got to that point. I’m already invested to see who’s going to get stabbed in the back next.
Why, you might ask?
Just in the two episodes that I’ve watched so far, I’ve seen so many familiar faces from other shows–like Robbie Amell from the movie The Duff and the short lived and very much missed by myself and Danny CW show The Tomorrow People. And there’s the jerk fiancee from The Wedding Singer…
The acting so far has been really good, and the drama is sky high, but not campy, soap opera levels. Emily’s revenge for each person that had a hand in her father’s death is different so far, so it’s intriguing and keeps my interest with each episode so far.
Available on Netflix, HuluPlus…
Three seasons of 22 episodes each are available on Netflix right now, so no commercial interruptions is a godsend. All 19 episodes of Season 4 are available on HuluPlus too, so I can watch on there when I catch up.
Who was with us? Who also took Danny’s dare and watched Revenge? Are you also just now catching on like me or did you watch it from the beginning and love it already?