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Betrayal Sucks, Even On TV

by Vanessa Ryan

To be honest, I wasn't sucked into ABC's new drama Betrayal at all.  I'm not a fan of adultery, and it wasn't a show I was even a little intrigued by.  Airing it after a show I do like, Revenge, didn't work keeping me around to see the pilot either.

Enter a sleepless night with nothing else to do and On Demand.  I thought, what the heck, I'll check it out.

Here is premise...Betrayal stars Hannah Ware stars as Sara Hanley, a beautiful photographer, who begins an affair with Jack McAllister, a lawyer for a powerful family, played by Stuart Townsend.  Both married to other people, Jack and Sara find themselves drawn to one another. The premise also revolves around a murder trial, which involves both of them on separate sides which makes things even more complicated.

Hannah and Stuart are very attractive actors, but other than that...I didn't find anything I liked about the show. Nothing. The characters and the writing were bland. Boring.

I thought I'd give it another shot, maybe my sleepless night put me in a bad mood so I checked out the second episode. I couldn't even get through 15 minutes of it. Yuck. Total suckage.

Betrayal gets a F from me.

Disclaimer. I'm not a professional television critic, just a woman who talks on the radio for a living.