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Revenge: Season 1 (2011-2012)




Critic Consensus: A campy, trashy nighttime soap, Revenge is pretty contrived stuff, but it's thoroughly entertaining, thanks to twisty plotting, strong visuals, and a host of interesting characters.


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In the first series of this mystery, Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) returns to the Hamptons, where she holidayed as a child, with a new name and a plan to make people pay for the damage they inflicted on her family. She begins by setting her sights on the wealthy and powerful Grayson family, led by Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) and Conrad (Henry Czerny), and gets into their inner circle by becoming romantically involved with their son, Daniel (Josh Bowman). But she also develops feelings for her beloved childhood pal, bar owner Jack Porter (Nick Wechsler), who doesn't know she's the little girl after whom he named his boat.


Emily VanCamp
as Emily Thorne
Madeleine Stowe
as Victoria Grayson
Gabriel Mann
as Nolan Ross
Henry Czerny
as Conrad Grayson
Ashley Madekwe
as Ashley Davenport
Nick Wechsler
as Jack Porter
Josh Bowman
as Daniel Grayson
Christa B. Allen
as Charlotte Grayson
Connor Paolo
as Declan Porter
James Tupper
as David Clarke
Amber Valletta
as Lydia Davis
Emily Alyn Lind
as Young Amanda
Ashton Holmes
as Tyler Barrol
Margarita Levieva
as Amanda Clarke
Max Martini
as Frank Stevens
James McCaffrey
as Ryan Huntley
Nicholas Stargel
as Young Jack
Brian Goodman
as Carl Porter
Roger Bart
as Mason Treadwell
Hiroyuki Sanada
as Satoshi Takeda
Jamal Duff
as Big Ed
James Purefoy
as Dominik Wright
Cassius Willis
as Det. Gunther
William Devane
as "Grandpa" Grayson
CCH Pounder
as Warden Stiles
Veronica Cartwright
as Judge Elizabeth Hawthorne
Merrin Dungey
as Barbara Snow
Matthew Glave
as Bill Harmon
Amy Landecker
as Dr. Michelle Banks
Morgan Hewitt
as Sofie Arnault
James Morrison
as White Haired Man
Bodie Newcomb
as Fisherman
Ciara Hanna
as Cute Blonde
Greg Perrow
as Malcolm
R. Keith Harris
as Doug Reid
Marcus Giamatti
as Dr. Ray Clemons
Candace Kita
as Rosemary
Amy Parrish
as Realtor
Alicia Coppola
as Melissa Andetson
Judy Echavez
as Reporter
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Critic Reviews for Revenge: Season 1

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (19)

The shocking twists don't stop!

September 14, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

This isn't high art but it is a classy package with an awful lot to recommend it; a great example of intelligent pop drama.

June 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Revenge is a dish that might leave you kind of cold.

September 21, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Revenge gambles that we'll want to watch a good vengeance drama even when it turns out to be a grim process where in the end it doesn't seem like anybody is going to feel very good.

September 21, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

This is a classic guilty pleasure, with campy twists.

September 21, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

But leaving aside its bombast, it has already proved itself to be neatly plotted and has delivered a few clever twists and turns...

July 20, 2018 | Full Review…

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