Revenge Genre (Soap)

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  • TV: Revenge Genre (Soap)
    • Typical Situations
      • Unknown death - gunshots and body
      • Blackmail - photographic evidence - innocent man sent to prision
      • Break-up's and relationship problems / affairs
      • Engagement party - friends and family
      • Disruption - death at the party (murder)
      • False accusations - David framed for downing of flight 197 - terrorist
      • Crime scene - death
      • Poor family - Jack needs to sell his boat to pay of the bar debts
      • Best friend - sleeping with her husband - Victoria and Lydia
    • Themes
      • Big family events - Graysons
      • Reinvented life - Amanda / Emily
      • Quest for truth - who killer her father?
      • Frenimies - Lydia and Victoria - false friends
      • Drama in families -  arguments and lies
    • Iconography
      • Cheating / affair - love triangle between Victoria, Conrad and Lydia
      • Arguments and jealously
      • Flashy cars, which appeals to male audience
      • Flashback with family photos
      • Death - gun, dead body
      • FBI and Police officers - when David was arrested
    • Setting
      • Hamptons - Queen of the community Victoria
      • Local pub - Stowaway - Jacks Bar
      • Certain settings trigger flashbacks
      • Jail - 18 year old Emily leaving prison and being visited by Nolan
    • Stock Characters
      • Victoria
        • Has money and status - hides her past to keep up appearance
      • Conrad
        • Unfaithful husband - controlled by Victoria and weaker man
      • Porter Fmaily
        • Struggle to keep the bar- financial problems
      • Conrad
        • Powerful business man - CEO
    • Style
      • Large family home - expensive and clean cut - show home and not personal
      • Victoria has her own chair - her 'thrown' and more dominant
      • Stairways both high and low angles - dominance and power
      • Fake sand to make beach look real - use of green screen
      • Desaturated colour palette - in the prison scene - contrast to high key lighting in the Hamptons

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