Wicked Wicked Games (2006– )
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I want to know when Blythe is going to get paid back for all the evil she has done.
I want to know if Hope is really dead, and if she is where is her body for goodness sakes!
I want to see if Brooke can turn her life around, and if Maddy has actually found true love this time.
In my opinion, the acting is not the least bit lame, and everyone does an excellent job.
I have not seen "Watch Over Me", so cannot comment on that show.
This is the age-old tale of a woman scorned. Blythe Hunter (O'Neal) is a woman seeking revenge on the former love of her life, Theodore Crawford (Clive Robertson), who once cruelly jilted her and married another woman. Twenty-five years later, Theodore Crawford is the very wealthy owner of The Tides, a popular gambling horse race track he inherited from his wife's family. His wife has since died, leaving him with two lovely daughters -- Emma (Jessie Ward), a college student engaged to a philandering but jealous man who works for her father, and Brooke (Kate French), the show's answer to Paris Hilton. Theodore is now set to marry his daughter's former nanny, Hope Lorca (Debbie Dunning). Under the seemingly tranquil household, the Crawfords are as dysfunctional as only network television can deliver. Unbeknownst to them, it turns out that Emma and Brooke are not Theodore's biological children, even though he loves them as though they were. Their late mother, Anna, had them with a stableman whom she had been in love with. Anna's father would not have his daughter marry a man with such a meager income, and pushed her to marry Theodore instead. Not only that, but Anna had stated in her will that one or both daughters will inherit The Tides only when they turn 25, married, and have earned a college degree. Neither one of them is aware of this, but it seems that Emma is on her way, while Brooke is just in the way.
Then, in walks Blythe after more than 2 decades. Over the years, she has become a cold and calculating businesswoman. She has a set of twin sons: Aaron and Josh. Aaron takes after his mother and shares her delight in unmerciful cruelty. Josh, on the other hand, has become estranged from his wicked family, and is a good-natured doctor, who, coincidentally, has fallen in love with Emma Crawford. Josh does not know of Blythe's and Theodore's past, and is kept in the dark as Blythe and Aaron plot their revenge. Blythe wants to destroy Theodore completely, and starts by going after his business. She hatches a brilliant scheme by encouraging Josh's pursuit of the betrothed Emma, works to corrupt the dimwitted Brooke, and sends Aaron undercover as a new employee of The Tides. Will she succeed? God, I hope so!
I love the premise: A woman decides to exact revenge on the man who deserted her years ago. How many of us would love to do the same thing? Just totally ruin somebody who has wronged us. Well Blythe Hunter goes for it.
Tatum O'Neal is just awesome as Blythe Hunter. You can tell she just loves playing this part. Sometimes you root for her. Sometimes you just hate her. She's the JR Ewing of the 21st Century.
Some of the characters are irritating, like the goody-two-shoes couple of Josh and Emma. And then there is Brooke, my least favorite character, who spends half the time whining about how nobody ever tells her anything.
But then there are characters that I just love. I love Taylor and Lani. Lani is Blythe's kind-hearted assistant and Blythe is absolutely awful towards her. Lani is the one person I would like to see get the upper hand over Blythe. Then there is Blythe's son Aaron, who starts out ruthless and slowly feels guilty for his crimes and eventually he wins you over. And Jennifer, the sex-crazed receptionist at the Tides. Jennifer is a hoot. Kissing the behind of whoever happens to be running the Tides this week.
There are lots and twists and turns in this story. Some of the twists you see coming a mile away. But one of them I certainly did not see coming and it just blew me away. Along with complex mysteries like, who is the mysterious Boss who keeps trying to undermine Blythe's vicious plans.
I will miss this show dearly when it goes off the air. I feel like I know these characters so well. Hopefully it will find its way to DVD so others can experience it...Otherwise they are missing a heck of a good time! And remember, revenge is a dish best served crazy!