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VINE VOICETOP 500 REVIEWERon 29 September 2013
Condemned as a terrorist and murdered in prison, David Clarke was in fact innocent - framed by people he most trusted. Daughter Amanda, now calling herself Emily, vows to destroy all who betrayed him - ultimately the entire Grayson empire to be brought crashing down. Years have been spent planning her moves. Now she is ready to begin....

There is no messing around. The pilot starts with a fatal shooting, most of the following episodes flashbacks showing how this came to be. Portrayed here is a world full of luxurious locations, people exuding power, extravagant parties (that often do not turn out as expected). Demurely in their midst is new neighbour Emily, ever plotting how best to undermine. Aiding and abetting her is willowy camp Nolan, his skills with computers and bugging devices useful indeed.

Inspired by "The Count of Monte Cristo" (which alert viewers will spot on a bookshelf), this is enormously satisfying fun with highly influential characters rendered increasingly ill at ease before their comeuppance. (Enough must survive, though, to ensure a second season.)

Acting varies, but Emily VanCamp and Gabriel Mann are great as Emily and Nolan. Particularly revealing are the flashbacks showing David as the devoted father so adored by his little daughter. It is easy to appreciate the craving for revenge on all who caused that idyllic childhood to end in tragedy.

Bonuses mainly comprise deleted scenes, but Disc 6 contains interesting features. Surprisingly blue/green screens are used far more extensively than expected - many of the outdoor shots in fact filmed in a studio.

Glossy escapism, full of twists and turns with frequent quick thinking to avert detection and catastrophe. Final cliffhangers tantalise. For many, the next season cannot come too soon.

Recommended.
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on 1 April 2016
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Watched the first two episodes and so far we like what we've seen and it's become a firm favourite.
My husband also enjoys it (but then he's an Alexander Dumas fan - and so knows the premise).

We watch in bed pre-sleeping and the lovely scenery gives us something to dream about.

The story is interesting and the cast do their jobs as well as should be expected and better than most.

We'll definitely be purchasing Season 2.

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Anyone who's ever watched Revenge will know it's one of the best shows out there. This Season One box-set has everything for a Revenge fan, with extras and bloopers to music videos that were used in the show. My set works perfectly fine and I haven't experienced any issues with it at all. The quality is pristine and clear, also. It comes in six discs, all silver and eerie with "Revenge" written on them. It's a must buy, and you can't get it anywhere else cheaper at the moment.
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on 25 February 2013
this series started of on a very good note with very good twists and turns but as the series continues the plot because repetative and a litlle pradictable. the leading lady who plays victoria grayson is very good at playing the cruel and vindictive hamptons socialite though, so i hope that the second season comes up to scratch, if not im afaird this series that started with a bang will frizzle out quickly.
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on 30 April 2013
My husband and myself were totally absorbed into this rather different thriller. Touches of Peyton Place about it, or Dallas!! It is compulsive viewing and we cannot wait until the next series is available.
The plot itself is well though out, very intruiging and somewhat baffling at the start but once you get the plot, and who is who, it begins to have some sinister twist and turns. Wonderful.
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on 25 March 2014
Even if the story is far fetched, the style of narration and the leading actress are co captivating, that I spent some nights watching it! It might be more suitable for women than for men, though, unless they fall unto the charm of Amanda/Emily, a beatiful woman coming from nowhere to revenge his falsly accused father, who died in prison. I won't reveal more!
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on 16 October 2015
I love Revenge & i was smitten after the very first episode i saw from season 1 episode 1. Ive not yet seen the final series although i do have it on dvd & eager to watch it all when i get the chance. 10 out of 10 from me and a Worthy 5 star rating
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on 6 November 2017
Very nice but the end is rubbish and dragging. the writer stretched his story and concluded on a very unexpected point to make a happy ending. Throughout the story, there was no David, in the end, he brought David. I liked the whole revenge but the end is not acceptable.
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VINE VOICEon 28 December 2013
This series was great fun and I thoroughly enjoyed.
The third series is just about to start on tv and so I bought this series catch up for my daughter to see if she likes it. She was a big Gossip Girl fan and this seems like a slightly more grown-up version of that.
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on 13 March 2018
great
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