Posted 12/15/13 at 11:56 pm ET

Revenge ‘Exodus’ review: Plans going overboard

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The main problem with Revenge‘s midseason finale is that it took forever to get to that certain plot point. You know, the one they’ve been teasing since the premiere. And then again in all the promos since ever. In fact, I’d be surprised if we got more than 60 seconds past Emily getting shot of new footage to hold on to.

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Posted 12/14/13 at 2:33 pm ET

It’s safe to watch Revenge again, everyone

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The midseason finale of Revenge airs tomorrow night, and it will most likely be met with middling ratings. After a convoluted second season (paired with a move to a different night), audiences jumped ship on the frothy drama. No one can blame audiences for abandoning what was once a fun summer-in-fall soap turned complicated mess.

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Posted 5/19/13 at 11:00 am ET

Re-thinking the TV season structure and doing away with filler episodes

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NOTE: The following post might contain spoilers from The Americans, Chuck, Nikita, Parks and Recreation, Revenge, and Scandal.

Kerri Russell as Elizabeth in The Americans finale “The Colonel.”

After the season finale of The Americans aired, celebrated critic Alan Sepinwall posted his review where his praises were high but his response to the episode’s casual nature was lukewarm at best.

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Posted 5/12/13 at 11:42 pm ET

Revenge season 2 finale review: The One With the Blackout

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Just a short review…

Well, that was a pretty good two hours of Revenge, wasn’t it? It’s as if those in charge have been listening to everyone’s complaints and decided to pack it into the final moments of Revenge’s sophomore season. As we’ve all pointed out, Revenge hasn’t truly been itself this season, getting muddled up in tangents and The Initiative and Padma and so on.

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Posted 3/11/13 at 4:06 pm ET

Revenge ‘Retribution’ review: Fauxneral

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Just a really quick review…

It’s March and I’m finally not as busy… which means that I actually will start reviewing things again! In the case of Revenge, our previous recapper had other responsibilities, so I figured that I should come in and check in on last season’s breakout hit.

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Posted 1/9/13 at 1:12 am ET

Revenge recap: Justice is served

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Yay, welcome back, Revenge! The holidays nice and all, but why do my shows have to go on hiatus? There are only so many things to decorate and cookies to eat before you want to sit down to some pretty people exacting cold hard vengeance. Hope everyone had relaxing and relatively scandal-free holiday break.

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Posted 11/6/12 at 9:07 am ET

Revenge recap: ‘Til arrest do us part

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“If we choose to, we can live in a world of comforting illusion. We can allow ourselves to be deceived by false realities. Or we can use them to hide our true intentions.”

From the first line of Emily’s opening monologue I knew this was going to be a badass episode.

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Posted 10/30/12 at 3:41 pm ET

Revenge recap: What’s a little attempted murder between friends?

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Emily with a tears hangover.

So it seems like Emily is still trying really hard to come off as a hard-ass bitch despite the fact that she is pretty much an emotional train wreck right now. Before this season, if you had told me that Emily can cry I would have laughed and told you that her tear ducts dried out years ago.

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Posted 10/24/12 at 6:00 pm ET

Revenge recap: Memories better left forgotten

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This week we see the culmination of all the harm Emily’s vendetta is doing to Amanda’s would-be normal life; Daniel starts getting a little sneakier and a little smarter; the mystery man Declan robbed becomes more mysterious; Nolan starts an adorkable relationship (thank you Zooey Deschanel for the existence of that term); and we learn some pretty terrible things about Emily’s mother.

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Posted 10/17/12 at 10:40 am ET

Revenge recap: Family time with the Graysons

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Another Sunday, another scandal in the Hamptons. Tensions are high(er than usual) in Grayson Manor, Emily’s old flame is in the picture, Declan is now officially a hoodlum, and a cute and relatively normal person is crushing on Nolan.

Hello, sexy British ninja.

This was a very flashbacky episode, giving us a peek into the history between Emily and Aiden that was apparent in ep 1.

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