Revenge is without question my favorite guilty pleasure. Yeah, it’s a little bit of a soapy – but it’s also some of the finest drama and writing you’re going to find on network television.
Revenge continued with the twists and turns of drama, unexpected deaths, and so many lies it was hard to keep count, but that’s honestly what made so many of us tune in. For those of you that aren’t familiar with the series, the plot is simple: A young girl wants revenge for the atrocities that were made against her father. However, it’s not always that simple for her as her own emotions get in the way with her childhood love, her adult love, and the love which she is using to get back at the Grayson family (the family who she ultimately wants to take down because of their involvement in her father’s downfall).
I do have some bones to pick with Season 2. It wasn’t as strong with it’s overall season arch as the first season – that is up until the last two episodes when it was explosive – literally. Aside from those two episodes however, the whole season focused on “The Initiative” which was a convoluted mess… it wasn’t a bad subplot – it was just poorly executed and left fans reminiscing about days of drama in the Hampton.
Another main focus of Season 2 was the romantic triangle Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) found herself in. Not a shabby one being torn between Jack Porter (Nick Wechsler), Daniel Grayson (Joshua Bowman – Emily VanCamp’s real-life boyfriend), and my personal favorite Aiden Mathis (Barry Sloane). Fan loyalties with what couple they “shipped” (when you support a certain coupling of characters it’s called “shipping” (short for relationship) in the fandom world) shifted throughout the season. At least they did for me, having always wanted Emily to end up back at Jack’s doorstep – telling him the ultimate secret that she did in fact tell him at the end of this season. I feel that too much of what I wanted to see happen overall in the series as a whole happened in the final two hours of last season – which concerns me for where Season 3 can go… where it will even start off from.
All in all, it’s a strong show and a good season – one well worth your time in checking out if you haven’t already, and if you’re a fan then you’ll be more than pleased with the special features which I have listed below. It’ll hold you over a few more weeks until Revenge is back and a part of our weekly schedules!
DVD special features include:
- Audio commentaries
- “Schooled in Revenge” Trailer
- “The Sound of Revenge” Featurette
- “Dressing Miss Davenport” Featurette
- Deleted Scenes (35 in total)
Review By: Emma Loggins