TV Review: REVENGE – Season 2 – “Intuition”

Christa B. Allen in REVENGE - Season 2 - "Intuition" | ©2012 ABC/Vivian Zink

Stars: Emily VanCamp, Madeleine Stowe, Henry Czerny, Josh Bowman, Nick Wechsler, Gabriel Mann, Ashley Madekwe, Christa B. Allen, Connor Paolo Writer: Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie Director: Randy Zisk Network: ABC, Wednesday nights, 10 p.m. Original Telecast: October 21, 2012 It’s a little annoying that even though this is a relatively focused episode of REVENGE, I have to dock “Intuition” a grade because of a personal pet peeve – it’s told in flashback. We start with a maid cleaning up a pool of blood from the Grayson entry way, with Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) watching, then crumpling up a piece of paper and tossing it into the fire. Then “24 hours earlier….” Oh, […]Read On »

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TV Review: REVENGE – Season 2 – “Confidence”

Madeleine Stowe in REVENGE - Season 2 - "Confidence" | ©2012 ABC/Colleen Hayes

Stars: Emily VanCamp, Madeleine Stowe, Henry Czerny, Josh Bowman, Nick Wechsler, Gabriel Mann, Ashley Madekwe, Christa B. Allen, Connor Paolo Writer: Gretchen J. Berg and Aaron Harberts Director: J. Miller Tobin Network: ABC, Wednesday nights, 10 p.m. Original Telecast: October 14, 2012 REVENGE has always had a problem with its story running in too many directions at once, and in “Confidence,” it’s not getting any better. We’ve got Declan (Connor Paolo) breaking into houses with Trey Chandler (Michael Nardelli), Daniel (Josh Bowman) trying to figure out which parent he wants to trust, Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) and Conrad (Henry Czerny) trying to up each other with threats, Amanda (Margarita Levieva) having a baby […]Read On »

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TV Review: REVENGE – Season 2 – “Resurrection”

Madeleine Stowe in REVENGE - Season 2 - "Resurrection" | ©2012 ABC/Vivian Zink

Stars: Emily VanCamp, Madeleine Stowe, Henry Czerny, Josh Bowman, Nick Wechsler, Gabriel Mann, Ashley Madekwe, Christa B. Allen, Connor Paolo Writer: Sallie Patrick Director: David Grossman Network: ABC, Wednesday nights, 10 p.m. Original Telecast: October 7, 2012 With Emily (Emily VanCamp) droning on about “Resurrection,” this episode of REVENGE opens with a flashback of young Emily (well, actually Amanda Clarke) riding in a station wagon with her mother Kara (Jennifer Jason Leigh). Young Amanda tells her mother that her daddy said she was sick, but there’s not much of a response and besides, it’s actually a dream and when Nolan (Gabriel Mann) tries to wake Emily up, she chokes him. Nolan’s stressed that […]Read On »

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TV Review: REVENGE – Season 2 – “Destiny” – Season Premiere

Emily VanCamp in REVENGE - Season 2 | ©2012 ABC/Bob D'Amico

Stars: Emily VanCamp, Madeleine Stowe, Henry Czerny, Josh Bowman, Nick Wechsler, Gabriel Mann, Ashley Madekwe, Christa B. Allen, Connor Paolo Writer: Mike Kelley & Mark B. Perry Director: Kenneth Fink Network: ABC, Wednesday nights, 10 p.m. Original Telecast: September 30, 2012 Do I spoil it? Do I? Do I? Last season’s cliffhanger ends with Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe) getting on a plane and then news reports that the plane, supposedly containing all the evidence needed to put the evil Conrad Grayson (Henry Czerny) to jail for a very long time, exploded shortly after take-off with no survivors. Now, we have “Destiny,” where it comes out that… Oh, let’s be real. Nobody on REVENGE stays dead […]Read On »

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TV Review: REVENGE – Season One – “Reckoning” – Season Finale

Emily VanCamp in REVENGE - Season 1 finale - "Reckoning" | ©2012 ABC/Eric McCandless

Stars: Emily VanCamp, Madeleine Stowe, Henry Czerny, Josh Bowman, Nick Wechsler, Gabriel Mann, Ashley Madekwe, Christa B. Allen, Connor Paolo Writer: Mike Kelley & Mark B. Perry Director: Sanford Bookstaver Network: ABC, Wednesday nights, 10 p.m. Original Telecast: May 23, 2012 Like you couldn’t have figured “Reckoning,” the season finale of REVENGE was going to end in a cliffhanger. Cliffhangers have been the Standard Operating Procedure for this show from scene one. Even last week’s episode, “Grief,” ended with us wondering if the producers had really killed off Nolan (Gabriel Mann – and one of our totally fave characters). Whew! They hadn’t – and we find that out in relatively quick order, for which we […]Read On »

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TV Review: REVENGE – Season 1 – “Legacy”

Amber Valletta in REVENGE - Season 1 - "Legacy" | ©2012 ABC/Colleen Hayes

Stars: Emily VanCamp, Madeleine Stowe, Henry Czerny, Josh Bowman, Nick Wechsler, Gabriel Mann, Ashley Madekwe, Christa B. Allen, Connor Paolo Writer: Sallie Patrick & Liz Tigelaar Director: Bobby Roth Network: ABC, Wednesday nights, 10 p.m. Original Telecast: May 9, 2012 Remember that picture Lydia (Amber Valleta) found that had a long-haired Emily (Emily VanCamp) serving at a New Year’s Eve party? In “Legacy,” we get to see how that picture happened and what sets Emily (well, Amanda Clarke at that point) on her quest for REVENGE. It’s 2002 and Nolan (Gabriel Mann) is pulling Amanda out of a club. As it turns out, Amanda is a mess and hasn’t read her father’s journals […]Read On »

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TV Review: REVENGE – Season 1 – “Justice”

James Purefoy as Dominick Wright and Henry Czerny as Conrad Grayson in ABC's REVENGE Justice | (c) 2012 ABC/COLLEEN HAYES)

Stars: Emily VanCamp, Madeleine Stowe, Henry Czerny, Josh Bowman, Nick Wechsler, Gabriel Mann, Ashley Madekwe, Christa B. Allen, Connor Paolo Writer: Sallie Patrick & Liz Tigelaar Director: Bobby Roth Network: ABC, Wednesday nights, 10 p.m. Original Telecast: April 25, 2012 Either Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) is remarkably good at moving with the flow of others’ movement in her great quest to wreak REVENGE on Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) and Conrad (Henry Czerny) Grayson, or we’re supposed to believe that she’s able to manipulate everything. I believe the former, but in “Justice,” you have still have to stretch the old willful suspension of disbelief muscle. Some of it may be that there’s just too much […]Read On »

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TV Review: REVENGE – Season 1 – “Doubt”

Emily VanCamp in REVENGE - Season 1 - "Doubt" | ©2012 ABC/Vivian Zink

Stars: Emily VanCamp, Madeleine Stowe, Henry Czerny, Josh Bowman, Nick Wechsler, Gabriel Mann, Ashley Madekwe, Christa B. Allen, Connor Paolo Writer: Teleplay by Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie, Story by Mike Kelley Director: Matt Earl Beesley Network: ABC, Wednesday nights, 10 p.m. Original Telecast: April 18, 2012 After a brief hiatus, REVENGE is back not quite with a vengeance, but with a “Doubt,” technically the reasonable doubt Daniel Grayson (Josh Bowman) needs to get off for Tyler’s murder, but also with doubts about how the producers are going to pull off multiple seasons of this show. It does seem that at some point, Emily (Emily Vancamp) is going to have to leave off […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Gabriel Mann hacks into REVENGE

Gabriel Mann in REVENGE - Season 1 - "Perception" | ©2012 ABC/Colleen Hayes

Gabriel Mann stars as Nolan Ross on the hit ABC show REVENGE, a multi-rich young guy living in a fabulous house in the Hampton’s and helping Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) get revenge for her father (James Tupper) being framed by the Grayson’s. He is a computer genius, and has many facets to his on screen personality. ASSIGNMENT X caught up with Gabriel recently to talk about his character and about Season 1. ASSIGNMENT X: You are such complex character, what type of response are you getting from audiences here? GABRIEL MANN: What’s so interesting about it is that I really […]Read On »

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TV Review: REVENGE – Season 1 – “Scandal”

Henry Czerny and Madeleine Stowe in Revenge - Season 1 - "Scandal" | ©2012 ABC/Vivian Zink

Stars: Emily VanCamp, Madeleine Stowe, Henry Czerny, Josh Bowman, Nick Wechsler, Gabriel Mann, Ashley Madekwe, Christa B. Allen, Connor Paolo Writer: Elle Triedman Director: Kenneth Fink Network: ABC, Wednesday nights, 10 p.m. Original Telecast: February 29, 2012 I have to give the creators of REVENGE points for not dragging out who killed Tyler (Ashton Holmes). There’s enough drama to go around in “Scandal,” what with Daniel (Josh Bowman) getting arrested for the murder, Jack (Nick Wechsler) thinking Amanda (Margarita Levieva) did it and trying to cover that up, and Emily (Emily VanCamp) getting all messed up because she’s in love with Daniel. Yes, it’s another action-packed episode of everybody’s favorite guilty pleasure. Oh, and […]Read On »

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