On… Revenge

I was thinking about writing about my favorite TV comedies. But it’s too exhausting and I don’t really even know where to start. New Girl, The Mindy Project, Party Down, Episodes, Modern Family, Ben and Kate (sigh), Don’t Trust The B In Apartment 23 (yes, take another look, and also, sigh), Veep, 30 Rock, Parks and Rec, The Office, How I Met Your Mother, and that’s just the start.

When I look at that list I wonder how the hell I ever get any work done, actually.

I could also write a passionate post for why you should go back and watch the first season of Cheers, Mad About You and Will and Grace. But really, one sentence is enough: seriously, you guys, watch them, they’re brilliant.

So instead, I was thinking we could talk about a light TV show that isn’t a comedy.

And it is awesome.



The basic premise is Count Of Monte Cristo, set in the Hamptons, with a young hot female protagonist.

Season One was delicious. I got a little tired towards the end of the season, I got the feeling the writers did too.

But Season Two… well, it’s the most exhilaratingly brilliant plot I’ve ever had the pleasure of following. Seriously, it’s like a masterclass in how to plot. Fast, unexpected, original, tight, and always, always wildly entertaining.  More happens in 15 minutes on this show than happened in entire YEARS of Santa Barbara (Hong Kong’s leading – okay, only – American soap opera when I was at school).

This guy Gabriel Mann is particularly great. I would watch him read a phone book. He always stays just this side of outrageous no matter how insane his line.

I want everyone to watch it, so we can all clap our hands in glee in unison every time something even more ridiculous – and yet, somehow, I swear, almost believable – happens. So why are you reading my blog? Go and watch Revenge Season 2 already.

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4 thoughts on “On… Revenge

  1. Paula

    I BLASTED through season one online as soon as e4 started advertising it last year… had it all watched before it aired. Somehow I haven’t had a chance to catch up on season two beyond the first few episodes but kept meaning to… you’ve pushed me. I think this may be what my weekend is made up of. :-) x

  2. Laurel

    let me count the ways in which i love this show.
    gabriel! the versatility of madeline stowe’s 2 last functioning facial nerves (pretty sure we covered this topic before)! the ludicrously fake backdrops that i manage to overlook! mason treadwell! oh the dramz!
    hanging for season 3 on the other side of the planet.

  3. Liliana

    I cannot believe the cliff hanger! It was very disturbing. Haha! I agree the show is wild and I can’t decide if it is at a point where I can longer watch it or can’t STOP watching. We will see when it comes back on. Xo


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