Revenge: ABC thrills and chills with provocative show

ABC’s suspense TV show is actually based on the classic ‘Count of Monte Cristo’ story.
ABC’s suspense TV show is actually based on the classic ‘Count of Monte Cristo’ story.

One of my current favorite television shows is ABC’s “Revenge.” This show was inspired by Alexander Dumas’s classic novel “The Count of Monte Cristo.” Keeping with its title, “Revenge” follows a young woman named Emily Thorne, played by Emily VanCamp, who moves into her childhood home in the Hamptons in order to plot and execute her revenge on those who hurt her. In her childhood, her neighbors, an extremely wealthy and manipulative family — the Graysons — framed Emily’s father for a terrorist attack.

While this act is at the core of the show, there is a lot more to it than just that. The storyline continues to have many twists and surprises that keep it exciting. While the plot and storyline keep the show exciting, the cast, which includes Emily VanCamp, Madeline Stowe, Joshua Bowman and Gabriel Mann, just adds another great element to the show.

Currently, “Revenge” is in its second season which may make it difficult to just jump into it since there is great deal of information and events from previous episodes that come into play. While this is the case, the whole first season is available on Netflix and I would highly recommend watching it.

Once you start the show, you will not be able to stop — it will hook you in right from the first few minutes of its pilot episode. I have been a fan of this show since it first premiered last year and I am sure, once you check it out, you will also be hooked.