Does anyone in Amish Cook land watch the ABC drama, Revenge? I do watch the show. It's a fun, suspense-filled stew of shady characters and wealthy-intrigue. The thing is the show is exactly opposite of anything Amish. The upcoming PBS special, The Amish, quotes a young Amish woman's view on forgiveness. She says that forgiveness does not mean you forget, but it means you surrender to God your right to seek vengeance. I love that line of thought, it's very powerful. And then on the opposite end of the spectrum here's this show that's all about revenge, just pure, icy vengeance.
The acting, however, is superb. Pictured here is Madeline Stowe, a great actress, who co-stars with Emily VanCamp to make this a break-out hit. That said, it sort of troubles me to see vengeance so emphasized over forgiveness...but...I know, it's Hollywood, entertainment, etc, so I guess I shall not over-think it. What do you think? Is there a place for vengeance? Or does forgiveness always win out in the end? Do you watch the show?