Thursday, March 14, 2013
Why I love it: So many reasons! This is a TV show that really doesn't have much substance...but what it lacks in that it makes up for in crazy twists and turns! My reaction after last weeks episode: "WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!" The main character Emily (aka Amanda) is out for revenge...you might have assumed that based on the title. She wants to destroy the people who helped frame her father for a terrorist attack, and it's impossible to stop watching. It also provides an interesting ethical dilemma. We know that the people Emily is going after are bad people, but she resorts to some pretty awful things herself. So it's hard not to root for her, but it feels wrong at the same time.
Who's who? It seems like everyone in this show has been in a past teen show that I watched. Emily is played by Emily VanCamp of Everwood, her partner in crime Nolan is played by Gabriel Mann (Josie and the Pussycats). Nick Wechsler, of Roswell, played Emily's childhood best friend...I could go on and on!
Where we're at: We're well into the second season, and things seem to be returning to the path that season one was rolling on. The beginning of the second season is less about revenge against individuals (what made season one so great), and added in some bigger elements that not all fans have appreciated. I don't mind, now that things are flowing and the twists have started to make sense.
My ultimate question: Ok, so it's been a year and a half and no one has seen Emily smirking every time someone goes down? I'd be just a tad bit suspicious. Nolan should probably let her know that it's not appropriate to smile when someone's life is being destroyed unless she wants to be caught...