I know there is a TV show called Revenge but I only saw the first episode and then lost track. Wandering through the Shelves stumped me at first but then the dusty cogs started turning and I came up with 3 that, I think, fit.
1. GENERAL HOSPITAL-1963-PRESENT
Revenge is a constant in Soaps and this is one I have watched since I was a little kid. My mom watched this soap since it started which is why I watched it so long ago. In fact, there is an actor on the show whom I recall as being a young tween who often sought revenge…Scotty Baldwin. He fell in love with Laura but she ended up running away with Luke Spencer. This was at the time when the show was nearly cancelled until Luke no Laura ran away. Luke’s sister, Bobby Spencer ( played by Jaclyn Zemon who just died of cancer at age 70 and made her last appearance a month ago) wanted Scotty and sought revenge against Laura whereas Scotty sought revenge against Luke. Later on Bobbie softened and was not a meanie but others came and went and revenge was always big. Just recently, a character, that I can’t stand, got her Royal twit in a knot and sought revenge against her boyfriend’s ex-wife but, obviously, it backfired. They never learn.
This is the daddy of the night time soaps and started the rage of the soaps from the 90s with big hair and big shoulder pads. This starred Patrick Duffy and Victoria Principal as newlyweds but from 2 bickering families who happen to be rich. Patrick is a nice guy( well, he was the man from Atlantis after all) but his brother, played by Larry Hagman is anything but nice. He is J. R. Ewing who loves to be mean because he can. In fact, this soap started the season ending Cliffhanger. The most famous is the “Who Shot JR” episode which, I remember, sweeping not just here but the world! It was revenge for how mean he was and..shock! It was Bing Crosby’s daughter.
This is the one night time soap I never missed( anyone remember the Moldavian wedding massacre episode?) this starred John Forsythe as Blake Carrington who recently married his sweet secretary played by Linda Evans. Of course, his grown children dislike her, except for one…if I remember, and try to out her. It was not doing well in the ratings when Forsythe, up on murder charges, realizes he is in deep doodoo, when a mystery lady for the prosecution comes in. Of course that was the season cliff hanger which grabbed people’s attention so when it premiered and turned out to be Joan Collins chewing the scenery in all her shoulder-padded glory. It turns out she is his ex-wife and is seeking revenge! Joan brought the right spice along with glistening lips, fancy outfits and many sequins to see which person she was out to get. When Joan and Linda Evans fight it out in the fountain pool, we weren’t sure who to route for.
All 3 are fun, stupid and silly but you have to love the outfits and the stare downs.
Which tv shows make you think about revenge?