In my last post, I wrote about a few entertainment dilemmas I was having. I have since caught up on all of the episodes of Revenge season one that I missed including the so-called shocking season finale. Rest assured that I could have easily lived the rest of my life, not knowing what happened. As for being shocked, I have been watching General Hospital for over 30 years, I have seen it all.
Was I shocked when the real Amanda (passing as Emily) kissed Jack after his dog died, no. Was I shocked when the psycho Emily (passing as Amanda) showed up pregnant with Jack’s baby (supposedly) so he can’t be with the real Amanda, not really. (I was a little sad though, I do like the idea of Jack and Emily, but I am sure they will work it out in season two.) Was I shocked when show’s matriarch/diva, Victoria Grayson died in a plane crash on her way to Washington to testify against her estranged husband for a terrorist act that they pinned on the real Amanda’s father whom she was in love with? Not really, although I am curious to know how they will bring her back to life because clearly, the show can not go on without her. Was I shocked when the love child of the real Amanda’s father and Victoria took an overdose when she saw the news about the plane crash and her ex-boyfriend (Jack’s brother, whom she treated horribly) refused to talk to her. Certainly not. And I was most definitely not shocked when Amanda thought all of the evidence that could exonerate her father went down on the plane, but then she found out that Nolan unencrypted the disk and made a back-up before he handed it over to the feds (after they escaped form being handcuffed to the wall). Duh! And of course, the disk had evidence that the real Amanda’s mother (whom she thought died when she was a child) is still alive and part of all of this terrorist nonsense. You have to work harder than that to shock me!
Will I watch season two? I am sure I can find something better to do with my time, although I have a feeling, by how vividly I remember the details of that finale, that I might pop in to see what these crazy people are up to next year. Sigh.
In slightly more dignified news, I did also watch the first two episodes of Downton Abbey and I love it. It’s not really all that different than Revenge, but a period piece set in the early 1900’s in England does have a more dignified feel, doesn’t it? It’s a PBS show where people have British accents! Anyone who is anyone has seen Downton Abbey so I am now, officially, someone.