REVENGE

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  1. Alexis

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    Yes but the course of the show changed in season 2 and it became a mess, as Kelley had already used the original ideas for season 2 in the latter part of season 1.
    Anyways my point was that as far back as season 1 there was talk from Kelley about how they made him stretch out the show's episode number.
     
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  2. Michael Torrance

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    I think ABC conceived it that way. Kelley had said that ABC considered the revenge arc as an arc to lure the viewers in, same as Mary Alice's suicide on Desperate Housewives. I don't know that is how he had conceived of the plot. However, he is responsible for the mess in season 2. Then again, I don't know if he could have done anything other than walk out even in season 1. Also, how do you tell cast and crew that the network wants to give them more paychecks and you are against it?
     
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  3. tommie

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    Pretty much - which is why the writers decided to end Emily's revenge plot arc in season 3 and have season 4 as the fallout and have other characters start plotting for revenge against her. I think at least that's how I would've written it from the start; clearly Kelley felt the show had to be true to its name and tried to drag out Emily's revenge arc for season two by making it more complicated than it needed to be.
     
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  4. Willie Oleson

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    Are you still watching What/If, @Alexis? I'm doing episode 5 now. Like I said in another thread it looks like a soap "Damages".
     
  5. Alexis

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    I have only watched the first two episodes. I've been busy the last few days. Maybe it needs it's own thread?
     
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    Oh wow, this was truly fabulous, like reading an old-fashioned Sidney Sheldon novel. It's tailor-made for the soap opera fans, including a bit of formulaic plotting and a superhunk too dumb to be true, and a Big Hat moment on top of everything.
    I've been thrilled and intrigued, and sometimes I couldn't help but laughing out loud. The melodrama was sufficiently effective, I guess it also depends on the person who's watching it.
    The title may not be Revenge, but...I shouldn't say any more.
    Just watch it.
    Ignore the Rotten Tomatos ratings. They know nothing.
     
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    I'm up to episode 6 and absolutely loving it. Nice to have this kind of soapy drama back on TV.

    Am I the only one who looks at Rene and doesn't see Rene....?
     
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    Trust me, I have learned this the hard way.
     

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