The opening line of the show is "This is not a story about forgiveness… this is a story about revenge!" It is set in the Hamptons, New York where the characters live a very priviledged life of yacht rides and cocktail parties. The main character Emily Thorne has well concocted plans to bring down the people that destroyed her life. The Grayson family had her father accused of a crime he didn't commit when she was just a young girl. Something about aiding terrorists in bringing down a flight.
She returns to the house in the Hamptons where she lived the summer he was arrested and begins to exact her revenge on the Grayson family and other people who were involved in his arrest. And part of that plan is cozying up to the Grayson son Daniel, and getting him to propose to her. It doesn't hurt that he's ridiculously handsome. (Side note: the actor is British, which makes him significantly more attractive in real life with his accent.) So far, each episode has centered around bringing down a different player in her revenge plan.
The cast is led by Emily VanCamp as Emily Thorne, and man has she perfected the death stare. I was so happy to see her back on TV after Brothers and Sisters was cancelled. I'm still mourning the loss of that show. The rest of the cast includes Madeline Stowe as Victoria Grayson, Gabriel Mann as Nolan Ross, Josh Bowman as Daniel Grayson, Nick Wechsler as Jack Porter and Christa B. Allen as Charlotte Grayson.
Here's a great video of Emily VanCamp talking about Revenge on the Ellen Show. Ellen is a huge fan of Revenge and has recently brought most of the actors on her show.
If you haven't seen the show yet, I encourage you to watch! But the story lines are pretty complex, so make sure to catch up online first. Set your DVRs - it's on ABC at 10pm on Wednesdays.
Are you watching Revenge? Without giving away spoilers - do you think Daniel finds out Emily's secret in the next episode? (The preview sure led us to think that!)