Revenge Anyone?

If you haven’t heard of this show, shame on you, because it’s one of the best new-ish shows out there. The second season just started, and for those of you who became hooked through Season 1, the new season’s first few episodes do not disappoint.  While I’m a fan of many many sitcoms, it’s hard for me to find a drama and not get annoyed by it within the first episode.  But when I do find that show that satisfies my fix for well-acted, well-written, and well-orchestrated drama, I am extremely loyal.  Case in point, Lost.  The reason I watch this show is obviously because of Emily Thorne, the main character of the show.  She’s like the epitome of the perfect woman, and everything I wish I could be.  She has unfaltering determination and purpose in every single one of her calculated actions, has millions in her bank accounts, speaks fluent Japanese, knows martial arts like Neo, and has the social grace of a gazelle, allthewhile maintaining impeccable posture.  And the other reason is obviously because it’s about time there be a show that’s all about a mission of revenge Count of Monte Cristo style.  If you think about all those times you wish you could have had your little moments of revenge, on those HR people who never responded to your job applications, that professor in college who screwed you over, on Bank of America, watching this show is like a process of catharsis.  When I watch this show, I don’t feel like a bystander. I AM Emily Thorne for an hour and I WILL have my revenge.

And let’s not overlook those deep quotes that begin and end each show.  They speak the truth man.

“Absolution is a washing away of sin. A promise of rebirth. And the chance to escape the transgressions of those who came before us. The best among us will learn from the mistakes of the past. While the rest seem doomed to repeat them. And then there are those who operate on the fringes of society. Unburdened by the confines of morality and conscience. A ruthless bread of monsters whose deadliest weapon is their ability to hide in plain sight. If the people I’ve come to bring justice to cannot be bound by the quest for absolution, then neither will I.” -Emily Thorne,Revenge

“The greatest weapon anyone can use against us is our own mind. By preying on the doubts and uncertainties that already lurk there. Are we true to to ourselves? Or do we live for the expectations of others? And if we are open and honest, can we ever truly be loved? Can we find the courage to release our deepest secrets, or in the end are we all unknowable… even to ourselves” -Emily Thorne, Revenge

“Doubt is a disease. It infects the mind creating a mistrust of people’s motives and of one’s own perceptions. Doubt has the ability to call into question everything you’ve ever believed about someone and reinforce the darkest suspicions of our inner circles.” – Emily Thorne, Revenge

2 thoughts on “Revenge Anyone?

  1. Yeah, I completely agree with this post! I totally fell head over heels with this show from the pilot. First off, Emily Thorne is freaking Batman and once you get over the whole murderous bent thing, she IS the person every girl wishes she was. Cool, calculating, confident and just a total boss in every sense of the world. I usually don’t even get into soapy dramas but this one is so shrewdly written and acted, I can’t help myself. I’m constantly thinking of who she’ll take down next.

    And I suppose some of my Revenge love is cathartic as well. We’ve all be egregiously wronged at some point and the darker side of our nature wishes -on some level- we had the disposable funds, time, connections and deceptive prowess Emily wields to exact our retribution. We get to live vicariously through her exploits and pretend we’re the ones spinning roundhouse kicks, hacking into databases and delivering steely one-liners.

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