REVENGE Review: Fall TV 2011 [Worth Watching?]

Though, I really like Madeleine Stowe (12 MONKEYS – hey, hey hey!) and Emily VanCamp (I even stopped watching BROTHERS & SISTERS after she left), I didn’t have high hopes for their new night time drama, REVENGE. Was I right? Was I wrong? Here’s my review:

Overview: A woman whose father was falsely accused of a fraud that led to a terrorist attack, reinvents herself as Emily Thorne, and returns to The Hamptons to take revenge out on the people who destroyed her father. This is being billed as an adaptation of THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO.

What I Liked: This was surprisingly really good. Intriguing storylines, great chemistry between all the leads, well-developed characters — basically everything you’d want a night time soap to be. I’m a HUGE fan of THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, so really this series was kind of made for me.

What I Didn’t Like: Must we set everything in the Hamptons? I’m beginning to suspect that every executive producer spends her or his summers there and between ROYAL PAINS, THE RINGER, and this, I’m getting a little sick of this particular setting.

Diversity Report

People of Color? 2 Emily’s best friend (for this identity at least) is English and biracial. Also, the daughter of the antagonist has a black girl who runs in her crew. No men of color, though.

Report Card

Show B Diversity C

Worth Watching?

Sure, especially if you’re missing BROTHERS & SISTERS. This isn’t quite the same, but it has a crack-a-lackin’ story, really great leads in Emily VanCamp and Madeline Stowe, and it will do in a pinch.