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The Class Warfare Will Be Televised: ABC's 'Revenge' a 'Takedown of the Rich'


Funny how this cynical new ABC series (produced and starring the rich, no doubt) assumes average Americans are more interested in taking revenge on the rich instead of becoming rich themselves. It’s also also interesting that the show is set in the Hamptons as opposed to, say… Hollywood?

Revenge, which ABC entertainment Group Paul Lee called one of “our internal favorites” earlier in the day, is billed as a contemporary reimagining of The Count of Monte Cristo. The drama centers on a mysterious young woman, played by Emily VanCamp, who is welcomed into a rich Hamptons community filled with people who don’t know she’s there to exact revenge on the people who had destroyed her family.

“We’re dealing in a particular time right now in American history where I think the average American is going to want to see a takedown of the rich,” says star Madeleine Stowe.

Added creator/executive producer Mike Kelley, “Revenge is such a great story engine. It’s really a jumping off point.”

Is everyone on the show working for minimum wage? Gee, I hope so. Otherwise, that would be hypocritical.

How about this pitch for a new ABC series…


Like: “Mission: Impossible” meets Rush Limbaugh

Logline: Tired of the human wreckage they leave behind, a group of Tea Partiers surgically removes the hypocrisy from wealthy, elitist class warriors.

Synopisis: After a group of “average Americans” finally wakes up to that fact that a particular segment of the Wealthy Elitist Class (Leftists) have been using a relentless stream of class warfare propaganda designed to fuel resentment as a means to keep everyone else down, out, and poor –they join forces and use their own particular skills to take revenge on these flaming hypocrites in a number of inventive and diabolical ways that always ends with the Class Warrior being left unharmed but penniless.

Season one will be set in the studios of Hollywood. Season two in Washington DC. Season three in Manhattan.

The series will end on a happy note when the only wealthy left in America are those who inspire others to take the risks and put in the effort necessary to join them.

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