'Revenge' - 13 Best TV Shows (Spoilers)
8. "Revenge" -- ABC's primetime soap opera has a legion of social media followers agonizing each week over the most twisted family in The Hamptons. The series boasts a cast of beautiful faces, including Emily VanCamp, Josh Bowman, Madeleine Stowe, Nick Wechsler, Barry Sloane, Gabriel Mann, Justin Hartley, Henry Czerny and Christa B. Allen.
Why we love it: The countless "OMG" moments! After a rocky second season, the show returned to form in Fall 2013 with more "revengendas," more drama and more skin than ever before. The show found its way back to what fans first became hooked on in the first place -- watching a scorned Emily Thorne (born Amanda Clarke) take down unsuspecting individuals each week who were responsible for the persecution of her father, David Clarke.
Spoiler alert! Season 3 features a bevy of new characters, including Victroria's son Patrick (Hartley), magazine editor Margaux LeMarchal (played by Karine Vanasse) and the return of season 1 baddie Lydia Davis (yes, "fell from a building," "blew up in a plane and survived" Lydia Davis). Despite several new characters emerging in the Hamptons fold, Mann commented to OTRC.com earlier this year that season 3 was more focused on the core "Revenge" group fans have grown to love compared to its previous seasons.
The drama is plentiful this season -- Emily Thorne's (VanCamp) true identity was revealed to her once true love, Jack Porter (Wechsler) and to keep him at ease, Emily vowed to end her "revengenda" on the day of her wedding to Daniel Grayson (Bowman), during which she planned to frame matriarch Victoria Grayson (Stowe) for her death by gunshot.
In between the schemes and take downs, Emily Thorne maintained her romance with partner-in-crime Aiden (Sloane), while her BFF Nolan (Mann) made a play for Victoria's newly-discovered son Patrick (Hartley).
When does "Revenge" show return? Season 3 continues on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, picking up after the shooting of Emily Thorne on her wedding night by her husband, Daniel Grayson.