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    We have another reboot in development: “Revenge,” which aired on ABC from 2011 to 2015:

    https://twitter.com/DEADLINE/status/1192213256523272192?s=20

    It seems like it’ll be penned by Mike Kelley, who left the show after the second season. I must say, that’s the only part of this reboot that makes me somewhat hopeful. The show really lost a lot of its charm after Kelley exited as the showrunner; the writers were rarely capable of writing a well-paced episode in seasons 3 & 4. Hopefully Kelley can bring back the charm that piqued my interest in the first place.

    This is my all-time favorite show, the one which made me fall in love with television, so this is big news for me. I don’t know whether I’m excited or not, because I don’t really think this is necessary AT ALL. Unless they craft characters as compelling as Emily Thorne, Victoria & Conrad Grayson, I just don’t see how this works. Plus, I feel like something will obvs be missing without the likes of Emily VanCamp, Madeleine Stowe and Henry Czerny. But maybe the cast someone with real acting chops – fingers crossed!

    This whole “Latina” lead thing is something that shouldn’t be a headline. Just cast a Latina actress without making it a thing, ugh. Hollywood disappointing me again.

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    I still don’t know how to react. This show was my shit when started and I loved everything about it.

    Mike Kelley being back is a relief since you could feel the “something is missing” through season 3 & 4.

    I wonder if he had the idea or ABC just offered tons of money since Revenge became more popular in the recent years and being a Disney subsidiarity they hate to create new stories but rather retell what once stuck on the wall till everybody hates it again.

    I’ll miss the cast cause Emily VanCamp, Madeleine Stowe, Gabriel Mann and Henry Czern were just too good of class and camp at the same time. But they’ll probably bring Nolan back to tech-help the lead in some episodes.

    The ‘latina’ thing in the headline is Hollywood trying too hard to look progressive. But that’s how social movements are seen by big media corporations anyway. They just can’t do it naturally, they need to announce how they’re advocating for something good

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    I’m so gonna watch this lol. s1 was amazing but s2 was a real mess. And What/If is awful, so I’m not confident in Mike Kelley at all.

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    I am so happy to see fellow Revengers here. I miss this show so much, it used to give me so much joy. Soapy greatness. And I can’t be the only one who wanted to be as cool as Emily Thorne. I mean, she’s iconic.

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    I watched one season (and a quarter) of this a long time ago. Since it was cancelled, did it have an ending that makes sense… or it just got cancelled while they were still telling the story…?

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    I watched one season (and a quarter) of this a long time ago. Since it was cancelled, did it have an ending that makes sense… or it just got cancelled while they were still telling the story…?

    The ending definitely made sense. Personally, I thought it was to neatly wrapped up. But that’s just me. Most people were very satisfied with the finale, which isn’t easy to achieve nowadays.

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    I watched one season (and a quarter) of this a long time ago. Since it was cancelled, did it have an ending that makes sense… or it just got cancelled while they were still telling the story…?

    IIRC they wrote the last episode as a series finale. S5 would have been some kind of soft reboot. So yeah it was satisfying.

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    Didn’t the guy initially leave the show because he didn’t want it to go for more than a couple of seasons?

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    The ending definitely made sense. Personally, I thought it was to neatly wrapped up. But that’s just me. Most people were very satisfied with the finale, which isn’t easy to achieve nowadays.

    IIRC they wrote the last episode as a series finale. S5 would have been some kind of soft reboot. So yeah it was satisfying.

    Great! I might go back and re-watch it… and complete it this time.

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    This show set off the trend of the soapy throwback of the 80s could work now. The timing is really the questionable aspect I have about this. But they said this was a money maker overseas, so this is why we are here lol.

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