Profile of Revenge
"Revenge" has something for everyone:
Hey, I'm Brice Sander for About.com and today we're profiling ABC's hit drama "Revenge." While the format may have faded from daytime, the soap opera is alive and well in primetime."Revenge" stars Emily VanCamp as Emily Thorne, a mysterious socialite who moves to the Hamptons. But Emily's hiding a secret: she's really Amanda Clarke, who has come to -- you guessed it -- carry out revenge on the people who wronged her father.Those people would be the Graysons, head up by matriarch Victoria, played by Madeline Stowe. Victoria and her husband, Conrad, pinned a terrorist plot on Amanda's father, David. David went to jail and Amanda's world was turned upside down.After her father's death, Amanda received a roadmap for revenge her father had crafted, including personal letters and mementos: everything she needed to secretly take down her enemies.The series debuted to major ratings for ABC. When it was renewed for a second season, the network rewarded the show with the highly coveted 9/8 central Sunday night timeslot previously held by "Desperate Housewives" for eight years.In its short time on air, "Revenge" has become appointment television for many guilty pleasure TV fans. It's racked up nominations for the People's Choice Awards, the ALMA awards, and even got a Golden Globe nod for scene-stealing villain Madeleine Stowe.From backstabbing to betrayal and beyond, "Revenge" has something for everyone. To learn more about Emily Thorne's plan to take down the Graysons, and the rest of the Hamptons, check out About.com.