Revenge (2011) - Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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An emotionally troubled young woman sets out to exact revenge against the people who wronged her father.

IMDB: 7.9
Stars: Madeleine Stowe, Emily VanCamp
Length: 44 Minutes
PG Rating: TV-PG
Reviews: 30 out of 165 found boring (18.18%)

One-line Reviews (103)

Could rant about the complete lack of subtlety and sophistication in screen writing nowadays but pointless.

Slow starter but now absolutely gripping.

It's really rather sad because the thing is, I really enjoyed the first 2 Seasons and I wanted to keep liking it, but when a show becomes unbearable to watch then it's time to move on.

Let's do us all a favor and free up the time slot for something new and exciting.

I still haven't watch season 4, with the stupid and cliché way season 3 ended.

The basic idea here of adapting the Count of Monte Cristo should make for compelling TV.

Having said that, the character lost it's touch when the first season ended, Emily's character became dull and soft-hearted, and the show in general just lost it's touch.

Each act of revenge is more exciting than the last until the characters get entangled in their own lies and deceits and there is no longer a true bad guy or good guy.

If you want plot advancement and forward movement, than don't waste your time.

Its fast paced and always entertaining and Emily Van Camp and Madeline Stowe do some inspired work here!

The plot is full of great twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

What a complete waste of time.

In my opinion, this is gripping TV series.

You are waiting for the cool judgement story but then production decides to prolong and stretch the story-line for 4 absolutely unnecessary seasons and it becomes boring, banal and predictable af.

The plot is intriguing, though a bit convoluted.

unexpected plots keeping you on your toes .

Performance by the actors, and maneuvering around each other is breathtaking to watch...

Stunning .

Silly but very entertaining .

A show worth watching.

I am so disappointed and still hope that Revenge gets it together and make a sharp turn into "WOW, EXCITING!!!

The concept of her situation is quite confusing since new information start to appear within the episodes and each one of them is gripping and exciting.

this fluff is visually riveting on a big screen.

Confusing air dates...

The plot is good enough but the way the actress revenges on each person is just way too predictable.

A compelling saga of intrigue and often good dialogue .

Her character is vague but annoying and she is just uninteresting.

I binge-watched episode after episode that kept me mesmerized for hours, with each twist and turn more riveting than the next.

Season one dragged on and on and spent too many episodes focusing on Conrad and Victoria's crumbling marriage and the personal shots they take at one another.

The 1st season was very very good, made me addictive to watch another season but as the 2nd season was going-on, it became repetitive and so was the third and fourth season, the reason being the writer changed.

Her tactical skills are just mind blowing.

In reality, the evil that the extremely wealthy do is far more banal, and generally within the bounds of legality, since the laws exist to protect them.

It's thrilling, romantic and funny all in one.

The characters are so flat and boring.

Total Waste of Time .

Very "run of the mill" and formulaic.

It isn't the sort of programme you can sit and watch in a passive manner though, you find yourself engaging with the plot lines and this is what television should make you do.

Except, it gets tiresome to see moneyed people flaunt their wealth.

Worth the watch.

I also love Amanda's other devious friends who make the show even more exciting.

My biggest concern with this series is how long the process of revenge will be drawn out.

Revenge started off as a fun and entertaining ride driven by a woman's vengeance.

The story line of Revenge might have been interesting at one time, but because the plot has lived about as long as a Galapagos Tortoise and actually moves slightly slower, the story has turned about to be about as much fun as watching one of those hulking creatures crawl by.

It lost it's direction, the writing became painfully contrived and to be honest the Revenge aspect of the show got lost behind several relationships...

It makes it worth watching as each time the punishment is different.

revenge is a really fun thrilling ride .

Emily VanCamp is absolutely stunning and terrifying at the same time!

watching them develop from small minor characters to full blown antagonists to Emily was very enjoyable.

I loved the first few seasons: interesting plot, mysterious characters and thrilling episodes.

It was a little clichéd and campy, but it was still very entertaining.

As it is things are a little bland.

Too many sub-plots, uninteresting characters and story lines.

She is bland, cold, uninteresting with a shovel down her throat as relating to her acting and conversation skills.

Gripping, Captivating and Pulsating .

When I first started watching revenge it was as something to watch whilst I did mundane household chores.

I just lost the connection and watching every Sunday plot that consist only 5 people and the rest of it is bullsh*t .. well it's a waste of time .

Why Did this Riveting Show End!?.

They manage to create engaging characters.

The first season was really good and was exciting and new.

I couldn't complete the second season, probably because I was bored by the web of politics.

Epic love and epic betrayal to keep you on the edge of your seat, it's both exhilarating and addictive!

Great 1st Season, but repetitive in the remaining .

I hope the third season will fix these errors and bring back what made the show compelling.

We started feeling frustrated and annoyed during the last three seasons, everything became so predictable.

A great deal of time wasted getting nowhere, with unnecessary characters that are increasingly annoying and pointless.

But enough of it was good that it is worth watching as the ending did a surprisingly good job of closing the tale in a satisfying manner.

The dumb Nolan's girlfriend's character could be OK if they used her right but it is so predictable what is going to happen with the death of her brother, they will find the tape on him and Nolan will be blamed for it blah blah blah same old same old.

Lovely acting and suspenseful storyline

Season 1 is watchable, you learn about the story and characters and it keeps you interested to know more, well that lasts for about 10 episodes, just goes straight downhill after that.. Random irrelevant characters keep showing up to fill the lack of story, plot-holes with no explanations what so ever and also Daniel overacting every single time he's on the screen, with his wide mouth opening and the "chewing imaginary stuff" all the damn time.. People keep dying or disappearing, boats and planes keep blowing up, no on goes to jail 12/10 would blow a plane again.

This intense, dramatic, romantic, mysterious, thrilling, and overall incredible show will take you for a ride that you will remember for a long time.

" The plot has turned farcical, ridiculous, preposterous, and absurd (if you think I'm being repetitive, that's the point), so that one is no longer willing to go along with the inane plot development.

Unfortunately, the producers ran out of ideas too quickly; the last two episodes I watched (8 & 9) were boring.

They should have stopped at the end of the 3rd series the 4th was too contrived and the actors seemed way dumbed-down and not believable.

Emly Van Camp is miscast; some of my friends won't watch Revenge for that reason, but the story is compelling and it draws you into the plot of dealing out revenge.

However, 22 episodes of a 42 minute show is TOO LONG for one season.

The plot line is thought out exceptionally far in advance in such a way that you don't see the twists coming because they sway in a manner that can only be described and intriguing.

I watch it because while it may not be as dark as your typical revenge drama, there is still a very real thrill of watching them unfold the characters' back stories, witnessing shocking revelations/plot twists, and all the other elements that make shows today entertaining.

All in all, this show truly belongs on daytime TV where people watch unbearable plots drag out over seasons and years.

We got all these other subplots and unnecessary characters who came along and made the show uninteresting.

For those who want to watch just a simple and boring revenge story, "Revenge" is the one!

We endured and enjoyed it - Season 1 = 9/10.

Season 2 is an absolute mess, quite reminiscent of Prison Break where the original story is good but how long can you drag out a simple concept, in this case revenge.

Total waste of time.

No story line ever freeking ends.

Ponderous, Over-Acted Soap Opera .

Extremely Intriguing .

I rarely watch any TV drama shows except law and order: SVU because I find most of them very boring.

Two characters make the show worth watching: Madeleine Stowe as the eeeeeeevil Victoria and Gabriel Mann as the delightful Nolan, who has the complex character Emily lacks.

the plot is deep and and unpredictable .

Season one began in an intriguing, fast paced manner that left you hoping for the next episode and wondering what was next.

Season 1 was pretty fantastic and the storyline is intriguing.

Every week, it gets more intense without the predictability.

Hopefully series 3 will bring more brilliant story lines and maybe a couple of more series after that since her revenge is taking far too long with about 20 episodes in each season.

Amanda Clarke is just so exciting, and I love both of her little boy toys, Jack and Daniel.

Instead of boring long conversations, we got more action and more of a clear path for the characters.

I should add also that the main actor doesn't exactly fit the profile, she's just not believable as the "angel of death" who looks like an angel on the outside, she just looks dull.

But it appears that the network thought they could, for the sake of profit, squeeze a few more episodes out of the series and that's where things got complicated and confusing.

Then, through season 2, the twists and turns took you on a roller coaster ride that evoked the laughs and screams you get from one in an amusement park more than the intense intelligent journey you get from well-written drama.

BUT, nonetheless, the show continues to be dramatic and suspenseful.

The subplot with Charlotte and Declan is interesting and entertaining.

New silly plot-lines abound, new dull characters, ridiculous twists reminiscent of cheap and nasty daytime soaps.

The plot is very engaging and interesting with some nice twists.

the stunning actors and actresses.