If you haven’t seen the show already, it’s a bit of a twist on the The Count of Monte Cristo. A young girl Emily whose father was framed moves back to the Hamptons to seek revenge on the people who framed him. Except everyone is part of high society and wearing cocktail dresses. On second thought, it’s the exact same premise as the Count of Monte Cristo.
The show has quickly become a red hot guilty pleasure because of the intricate revenge plots of our anti-hero Emily and the devious machinations of her arch-rival Victoria Grayson, played by Madeline Stowe. To give you a feel for the show, here are some of the standout quotes from the first season so far:
“Understand something, Lydia. Every time I smile at you across a room, run into you at a luncheon, welcome you into my home, let my smile be a reminder of just how much I despise you. And that every time I hug you, that warmth you feel is my hatred burning through.” – Victoria
“You’re going to be back to Victoria Harper. Which will only be fitting considering you’ll once again be the desperate, penniless little b*tch you were when I first met you.” – Conrad
“You know I haven’t been this disappointed since Phantom Menace.” – Nolan
“My friends are important to me. Maybe if you were nicer to yours you’d still have some.” – Charlotte
“Sometimes I wonder if having a second child was a mistake.” – Victoria
Have you had a chance to check out Revenge yet? What do you think?