I am not ashamed to admit that I am partial to the odd bit of ‘trashy’ American television. From One Tree Hill to the ever popular 90210, I confess that I do enjoy the drama when it’s happening to fictional characters, especially when they deserve it. I do also like seeing how the other half live, although it always turns me green with envy. However, one show I can speak about without receiving disapproving side glances from others around me is Revenge.
Many of you may have already seen the first season when it aired last year on E4, but for those of you who haven’t, you’re missing out. The show focuses primarily on Emily Thorne’s (Emily VanCamp) return to The Hamptons many years after her father was framed for a crime he didn’t commit. She aims to seek revenge on all those who were involved, but it isn’t always that straightforward with shocking revelations coming to light on a regular basis.
The first season performed exceptionally well with consistently high viewer numbers, so it is only right to assume that the second season will effortlessly follow the same path. There is absolutely no doubt that it will be able to achieve further success as the plot continues to become darker, more mysterious with many twists and turns that keeps the audience on their toes.
Back in early October, we were left with many unanswered questions. Is Victoria Grayson really dead? What happened to Emily’s mother? Will Charlotte Grayson survive? I could write an article solely on the questions raised in the finale, but I digress. The first episode of the second season manages to answer many of them, but in true Revenge style, it also manages to raise many more. Still, this ensures that there is never a dull moment as we, the audience, develop our own theories regarding what is really happening and the consequences of each character’s actions.
The series seems to be going from strength to strength with a balanced mix of mystery, murder, drama and romance. There is no doubt that it will be around for many years to come with a broad audience, strong plot lines and high ratings which rival that of Lost back in 2006. However, I think us fans are keeping our fingers crossed that unlike its predecessor, it will reach a satisfying conclusion, but not just yet.
Revenge airs every Monday at 9pm on E4.