Around Emily and Victoria revolves a palette of versatile and unpredictable characters. From the rich kids to the adults in trouble for once I don't have a single complain to make. I didn't find them stereotyped nor annoying when you would expect profiles like the annoying and arrogant prom queen or the hot guy who gets the girls. Here they all serve a purpose and seemed like pieces on a chessboard. What will be their next move ? Is Emily the master or the puppet ? Among them I noticed Nick Wechsler as Jack Porter. I hadn't seen him since Roswell as he played Kyle Valenti in the teen drama. Mister nice guy, again ? We'll see if he gets burnt but he should grow on you if you can relate to his story and issues. Moreover his personality contrasts with Emily manipulative and obsessed profile. Is he off limits ? Will she be able to protect the people she cares about or is her heart blinded by her incapacity to forgive ?
All these elements already make the show an instant hit and the pilot won't just convince you to watch the upcoming episode, you will die to watch the whole season ! You might also consider reading the Alexandre Dumas novel it's based upon, The Count of Monte Cristo. I wish I had already read it because I'm sure there're plenty of literate references to it. Beside the lavalike character development and hypnotic story Revenge has numerous other qualities that make it stand above its peers. The first of them would be its top notch production. It's Dawson's Creek in 2011 ! Wild beach, boats for a romantic escape or macabre cruise, wooden houses full of ambivalent memories All the settings are so well polished, filmed and refreshing ! If it was aired on The CW our immersion would be broken by subliminal ads and poop music but on ABC from beginning to end it's a journey I'm not ready to forget. In fact once it was over I already wanted to watch it all over again ! An other appealing element are the flashbacks. Nothing special ? Of course they're enlightening, like in Ringer, but here they're filmed in first person view ! You'll feel like the cute and joyful little girl Emily used to be. Last but not least some people may find the infinity sign anecdotic but I found it inspiring because it materially and spiritually binded her to the show's fictional universe. Is it a vicious eight ? Will she ever transform the twisted circle into a virtuous one or is her Dark Passenger doomed for all eternity ? Don't resist. Once you will have seen the pilot your desire to know more will be too strong.