"Revenge," the soapy melodrama that has captured my heart -- and an unfortunate amount of my time -- over the last year came to the end of its first season last night. If you're someone who's resisted watching this gem of a television show all year long, now is the time to give up and give in.
Since the series premiered in September, ABC has treated viewers to months of Hamptons billionaires throwing fabulous society events, double-crossing each other, cheating on each other, falling in love and even committing a murder or two. After 22 episodes (and a truly OMG finale) fans are deeply engrossed in the ever-complicated affairs of Emily Thorne, Nolan Ross and The Graysons -- me and some of my co-workers included. (Nothing like a heated midday discussion about why The Stowaway is the only place that anyone in The Hamptons seems to hang out.)
I've already openly expressed my not-so-guilty love for "Revenge." It's a show that knows exactly what it is (a nighttime soap opera full of beautiful people, escapist plotlines and pithy one-liners) and embraces that wholeheartedly. It's brought us one of television's best characters in Nolan Ross, protagonist Emily's frenemy and sexually ambiguous protector. And to boot, "Revenge" really is all about the women (and some badass women at that).
At HuffPost Women, we're all about using the summertime to do all those things you just didn't let yourself get to during the year -- even if those things are silly like watching really frothy television programming. So here are nine reasons that you should use the next three months to binge on "Revenge."
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