Disney’s ABC Network has two of the fall seasons early breakout shows. “Designated Survivor,” which stars Keifer Sutherland as a…
Get ready for ‘Freeform’ – Disney’s new name for its ABC Family cable channel. Disney will roll out the new…
We’re all aware of the incredible ability of social media to keep us connected with our friends and family, but…
Editors Note: If you haven’t been watching ABC’s newest hit show Revenge, why not give it a try. Estelle catches you up with the events of the latest show and brings you up to speed so you can join in next week.
Spoilers with a capital S.
You know that one moment when everything changes?
Well, Revenge’s moment occurred this past Wednesday evening when Lydia’s dead body was found in a glittery dress on top of a taxi. (Why they felt the need to show her face and then have a flashback when the whole show is a flashback at the moment anyway is beyond me.)
Our first true casualty.
And no, Emily didn’t do it. In fact, this may be the first episode that takes place a day after the last one. This time there is no one person that Emily is after; instead, everyone is still dealing with the repercussions of the night before: Dr. Banks’ kidnapping and release, secrets revealed, and the possibility that Emily could get framed for once.
Editor: Please welcome guest author Estelle who will tracking the twisting storylines wrapped up in ABC’s new drama Revenge.
Revenge is sweet and… perplexing?
Whoever said everything is better in the Hamptons was obviously not at Emily Thorne’s engagement party. Fireworks explode, masking the sound of gun shots. David, the groom, is missing and as Emily’s future mother-in-law enchants the crowd with a warm (sarcasm, learn it) congratulatory speech, you know exactly what has happened… kind of. That’s the general feeling I had while watching Revenge last night. You sort of know, and then you have no idea all over again.
The newest ABC drama definitely knows how to keep the mystery alive.
After the opening scene, viewers are transported to five months before when a fresh-faced and flawless Emily (Emily VanCamp of Everwood) decides to rent a house in Southampton, New York – land of the wealthy and fabulous with a beachy backdrop. It’s not just any house, but the home she once shared with her father when she was a little girl, then known as Amanda. Cue some more flashbacks. We soon realize that Emily is not there to ride a wave of nostalgia but to make her own waves within the affluent crowd that unjustly brought her father down 17 years ago.
Get it? Revenge.
Ed: Please welcome back Sarah J Carter with the second half of our DWTS recap. The season’s first elimination from…
I really enjoyed watching the first three seasons of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Those seasons often combined some personal growth with the award of a new home. What many people forget is that the Extreme Makeover series started as a body sculpture show where scalpels were used instead of hammers and the award was a new body from plastic surgery. Now the series is returning to that theme with a new show Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (EM:WLE).
This time instead of relying on the scalpel, there is a personal trainer, and a lifestyle transformation instead of a home transformation. The May 30th premiere of the new ABC show will feature Rachel, a young woman, taking on a challenge to lose over 200 pounds. Each show of the 8 episode season is a self-contained, non-competitive year long journey.
Her guide for the journey is transformation specialist Chris Powell. He breaks the transformation process down into four 90 day segments. The first quarter features a crash course on healthy eating, exercise, and inspiration to lose all that weight. After that the subject is on their own except for the occasional check-in. This format may change in future episodes.
If you’re a fan of biggest loser, but not of the sometimes cut-throat competition on the show, then EM:WLE is for you. It’s definitely different from what I’ve seen from other reality shows. But if you’re looking to be inspired about how anyone can overcome obstacles in their lives, this show is for you.
“Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” premieres MONDAY, MAY 30 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Read more about the show below the jump: