ABC’s ‘Revenge’: Dark, campy fun

In ABC’s “Revenge,” wealth, beauty and status define the people, but one woman is willing to destroy everyone for the sake of revenge. (Jim Bridges/ABC)
September 20, 2011

●Revenge (10 p.m., ABC) A solid prime-time soap with a burnt-crisp soul. Emily VanCamp plays a young woman who moves to the Hamptons to wreak havoc on the lives of the powerful social circle who — to protect themselves and their fortunes — framed her father for embezzlement and aiding terrorists. Prepared for gourmet cheese, I found “Revenge” to be intelligently paced and acted. The treat here is Madeleine Stowe as the Hamptons’ richest and most mean-spirited doyenne — campy and kinda fun.

Grade: B-

Hank Stuever

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Hank Stuever has been The Post's TV critic since 2009. He joined the paper in 1999 as a writer for the Style section, where he has covered an array of popular (and unpopular) culture across the nation.
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