After writing my Halloween post This Is Halloween, a community blog, Glipho, asked me to write on their blog, so I thought why not? I was watching Revenge and I offered to review the show.
It is another writing platform which is a great thing right now. I keep making promises and more lists of writing pieces that I just haven't gotten around to, mainly because of my new obsession with Pretty Little Liars. I will most likely write a review about the whole two and a half seasons that I have watched (in less than a week). It is safe to safe that I am obsessed.
Onto the article...
Sexy, vengeful, dark, thrilling, Revenge is back for another season of suspense, lies, deceit and murder. If you haven't heard of it yet, where have you been for the past year? And, if you haven't seen it yet, get on 4oD right now!
Amanda Clarke's father was wrongly prosecuted for a crime he didn't commit. As a little girl, he was all she had left in the world, and he was taken away from her, locked up, and later, murdered, but never forgotten. David Clarke left his daughter a box, a box with their symbol carved into the lid: infinity. In this box was clues to what really happened: multiple diaries, pictures of Amanda as a child, and one other photograph. It was a photograph of all those who had conspired against David Clarke, a hit list. It was, and still is, Amanda Clarke's road to revenge.
During Season One, you meet Amanda Clarke as Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp), having exchanged identities with her Juvenile's cell mate. To everyone else, Emily Thorne is the new arrival in the Hamptons, renting David Clarke's old place. To the community, she is the beautiful, sweet, successful blond who moved in next door to Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe), Queen Bee of the Hamptons, and the woman of David Clarke's passionate affair. Emily Thorne is just that, a thorn in the midst of Victoria's perfect rose garden. Victoria knows that there is something not quite right with this newcomer, but that does not stop her son Daniel from falling in love with this stranger, and eventually asking her hand in marriage.
Season One is full of drama, the kind that would make your life seem exciting from the outside, but to the characters of Revenge, it is a massive ball of tangled spiderwebs, and it is hard to tell who are the flies, and who are the spiders.
The first season ends with an explosion of a cliffhanger, forcing it's fans to wait impatiently for Season Two. The first episode opens with the aftermath of Season One. The main storyline consists of the true Amanda Clarke searching for answers to her mother's disappearance. She has believed for the past twenty years that her mother was dead. Queue flashbacks to a younger Amanda Clarke who we have not seen before: truly happy with both parents at her side. The last Amanda Clarke knows of her mother is when she was strapped down in a hospital bed, crying because she cannot hold her daughter, and eventually being sedated.
It seems that - as everything in Emily Thorne's life - Victoria has something to do with the disappearance of her mother, as did her father's murderer. Confused? So was I. Let's just say, in this programme, there is a lot to take in, and you have to keep up with the actions of the characters. Otherwise, you will truly be lost.
There are more characters this time around. There is a new hunk of a man. It turns out he used to be more involved with Amanda Clarke than you first imagine. He is up to no good, but we like that in a gorgeous new character. It adds more of a mystery.
People are dating other people. For example, a true shocker, Daniel (Emily's ex fiancé) and Ashley (Victoria's P.A/Emily's best friend) are now dating. First of all, what is Ashley thinking? Where are her priorities? Second of all, Emily seems happy for them. She has bigger things on her mind. Nolan's work colleagues come into the picture a little bit more, creating a possible love story for Emily Thorne's sidekick/technical genius/best friend (although they never admit it).
A baby bump aka the real Emily Thorne's/fake Amanda Clarke's baby who is with the real Amanda Clarke's/fake Emily Thorne's lifelong love, Jack Porter.
Even more confused? I'll stop there because that isn't even half of the twists and turns in this fantastic drama.
If I haven't convinced you to watch this amazing piece of television, I don't know what will, apart from a cast of beautiful people, young and old, with a storyline you can really sink your teeth into, plus the added 'OMG! Did they really just do that?!' moments.
Hope you enjoyed.
I feel like I should get some more writing done tomorrow, and get out of these four walls. I might even go on a run and to the library.
The Vampire Diaries will have to be watched in bed with a bowl of cereal first though.
P.S. I have thought of a brand new story to tell. It's my third proper one (for now). But, it is a secret as I want to see where it takes me.