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The Addiction of Revenge. More than just TV?

Let’s talk about revenge. Well, Revenge, the awesome show that is now on South African television. Impatient me watched it way before it aired here and I LOVED IT. I’ll be brief with the synopsis: little girl’s father gets accused of terrorism and gets sent to jail and she comes back to the Hamptons years later and decides to exact… wait for it… REVENGE! Boom! Snap, bitch gotcha. The people who crossed her path have no idea what is coming their way.

She’s blonde, she’s hot, she’s one Stan Lee stroke from having superpowers. She’s Emily Thorne people! But alas, all she has is money and the power of some Asian martial art.

But this addictive soap opera/action format with a penchant for overacting and green screen technology is not what I want to talk about.

Why are we so hell bent on this idea of getting back at someone?

I’ll tell you why. It’s exactly that boom-snap-POW thing that we love about it when someone finally gets what was coming their way. But what about karma? What ABOUT HER? Who wants to wait for that invisible ghost of all that is good to finally get off her smoke break and kick the bad guys of this world in the kabootzo? That bitch takes forever, I hear myself telling my other self as I sound more and more insane.

And that is what it does. It will drive you to the point of insanity, drive you right back and then cop a feel as it pulls into your driveway. If I sound mad, it’s because I damn well am. I’m a woman on the edge and I aint afraid to show it. I’m about to lose control and I think I like it.

Sorry if I seem a bit dramatic, it is my mabel obligation, after all. But when one is betrayed by people who really should know better, how do you hold yourself back? You don’t. You burn them. And not in the noble immolation way. No, you find the weak point, like Emily Thorne would and you out-act Madeleine Stowe and you fight for your People’s Choice Award goddammit. You dye your roots and you wig-up and you sleep with whomever it takes and you extract that data and you use it hot damn, and then, and then, you take…here it comes again… REVENGE! POW!

As the great philosopher William Martha McKlein who I just made up once said “Cross me again and I cut you!” or something like that.

 

<p>Author <a href=”https://plus.google.com/102128103971030481396” target=”blank” rel=”author”>Jerome Cornelius</a></p>

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