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By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Soapy drama mixes high society and adultery with betrayal.

TV ABC Drama 2011
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+

It's a good TV show but it's really not for kids!!

It's a good TV show but it's really not for kids!! There's no great rile models and there's to many things that kids shouldn't think about or know about.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much consumerism
age 18+

Not recommended for children of any age.

Although entertaining for adults with a normal mentality, this show is so negative in respect to moral values that should be present in today's society, I would never recommend it for any child or adolescent. To many shows like this with negative roll models.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (14):

In a way, Revenge feels like it's playing on the wrong network, having more in common in terms of feel and superficial characters with teen-oriented primetime soaps like the CW's Gossip Girl. And maybe that's why, on ABC, it feels like a particularly lightweight contender for serious ratings. Nevertheless, the central story gets its inspiration from a serious work of fiction, Alexandre Dumas' classic novel The Count of Monte Cristo.

Of course, those who've read the book will rightly recognize that Emily Thorne is no Monte Cristo -- but Revenge's glammy tone and unapologetic soapiness also make it clear that she isn't really meant to be. So if you're willing to accept the series for what it is, Revenge may yield sufficiently guilty rewards.

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