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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TV Review: REVENGE – Season 1 – “Chaos”

Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman in REVENGE - Season 1 - "Chaos" | ©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: Mark Fish & Joe Fazzio Director: Sanford Bookstaver Network: ABC, Wednesday nights, 10 p.m. Original Telecast: February 15, 2012 The episode “Chaos” is perhaps the most aptly titled episode of REVENGE yet – there is so much going on, and it all ties into what we all came here to see, namely the shooting at the beginning of the season, which also starts the episode. And, oh, yes, there is one humdinger of a surprise twist at the end. More cynical minds might suggest we could have seen this coming. I totally […]Read On »

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TV Review: REVENGE – Season 1 – “Perception”

Emily VanCamp and Madeleine Stowe in REVENGE - Season 1 - "Perception" | ©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: Nikki Toscano & Sallie Patrick Director: Tim Hunter Network: ABC, Wednesday nights, 10 p.m. Original Telecast: February 8, 2012 There is a problem with elaborate plans, such as Emily Thorne’s (Emily VanCamp) to exact REVENGE on Victoria and Conrad Grayson (Madeleine Stowe and Henry Czerny) for arranging to have Emily’s father David Clarke (James Tupper) wrongfully convicted of terrorism. You could even legitimately argue that it’s a problem inherent in the premise of the show, but we won’t. The more elaborate a plan is, the more things can go wrong. And in […]Read On »

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TV Review: REVENGE – Season 1 – “Commitment”

Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman in REVENGE - Season 1 - "Commitment" | ©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: Dan Dworkin & Jay Beattie Director: Matt Earl Beesley Network: ABC, Wednesday nights, 10 p.m. Original Telecast: January 18, 2012 “Commitment” is one of those episodes of REVENGE that feels like the story is going all over the place and not really getting anywhere. Part of it may be that Emily’s (Emily VanCamp) plan for revenge against Victoria and Conrad Grayson for the wrongful conviction of her father David Clarke (James Tupper) is creating a certain amount of collateral damage, this time to Charlotte (Christa B. Allen), Victoria’s daughter and Jack (Nick Wechsler). […]Read On »

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TV Review: REVENGE – Season 1 – “Infamy”

Ciara Hanna, Margarita Levieva and Nick Wechsler in REVENGE - Season 1 - "Infamy" | ©2012 ABC/Karen Neal

Stars: Emily VanCamp, Madeleine Stowe, Henry Czerny, Josh Bowman, Nick Wechsler, Gabriel Mann, Ashley Madekwe, Christa B. Allen, Connor Paolo Writer: Dan Dworkin & Jay Beattie Director: Matt Earl Beesley Network: ABC, Wednesday nights, 10 p.m. Original Telecast: January 11, 2012 One of the issues of writing about REVENGE is that we have two characters who have switched names, and in “Infamy,” this becomes an issue. So to minimize confusion, please remember that since Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) is usually referred to as Emily even though she is really Amanda Clarke, she will be referred to as Emily throughout. The real Emily Thorne is currently in place as Amanda Clarke (Margarita Levieva), so […]Read On »

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TV Review: REVENGE – Season 1 – “Duress”

Connor Paolo and Josh Bowman in REVENGE - Season 1 - "Duress" | ©2011 ABC/Carol Kaelson

Stars: Emily VanCamp, Madeleine Stowe, Henry Czerny, Josh Bowman, Nick Wechsler, Gabriel Mann, Ashley Madekwe, Christa B. Allen, Connor Paolo Writer: Elle Treidman Director: Jamie Babbit Network: ABC, Wednesday nights, 10 p.m. Original Telecast: January 4, 2012 Ah, the evil Tyler (Ashley Holmes) is really going off the deep end – which we knew he was going to. Good thing Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) can turn any situation to her advantage in her relentless pursuit of revenge against the Graysons, who were behind getting her father convicted of a crime he did not commit. Meanwhile, it looks like the divorce between Victoria Grayson (Madeleine Stowe) and Conrad Grayson (Henry Czerny) is going to […]Read On »

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