I saw the adverts. I saw the teaser trailers and, truthfully, I wasn't all that impressed. I'm all for cheesy American sitcoms, as you all know, but Revenge seemed to push the boat too far this time. It's grotesquely cliché, but will we ever get bored of US dramas focusing on the rich elite? Probably not.
Revenge as the title suggests, focuses on, er, revenge. Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp), centre of the above picture, arrives at The Hamptons with an agenda to destroy the lives of a rich family that ruined her father.
The series looks like it's set to get really interesting, it's a hit in America if that's anything to go by. Granted the pilot episode has a lot to inform the viewer of, so it was never going to be smoothest of first episodes. I think the worst part was just how fake The Hamptons looked. And to an extent, the acting too. Did they film it all in a studio and photoshop in the surroundings? I'll be frank with you, after three episodes, I still don't know the answer to that one.
I'm not going to lie to you and tell you it's the best show you'll ever watch, but if you've ever watched the likes of Desperate Housewives, Gossip Girl, 90210 and so on, then I think you might just fall in love with this far fetched little drama series.