We’re counting down the Top 10 Dramas of 2011. Each pick will be revealed on Hulu’s homepage every day of this week. Selections 10-6 can be viewed here.
5 – Revenge
When it comes to dramas, the rule of thumb these days seems to go like this: The more depressed you feel after viewing an episode, the better the show must be.
Well I’m not much of a rules girl.
While a lot of critics will recommend Revenge as a “guilty pleasure,” I’m not one to bestow backhanded compliments. Revenge is legitimately one of the best dramas currently on television for a few simple reasons: It’s smart, intense, and, most importantly, fun.
Her father framed for treason by his former colleague and his girlfriend, Amanda Clarke returns to the Hamptons under the nom de guerre Emily Thorne to avenge his fate and untimely death. There’s something very satisfying in seeing Emily use insider trading to bankrupt a hedge fund manager who had falsely testified against her father. Or, if you prefer your revenge a little more political, how about outing her father’s prosecutor, now a family values senatorial candidate, as a philanderer to his supporters (and wife).
Emily’s a one woman war against hypocrisy and I can’t wait to see who’s going down next.