Many episodes of Revenge remind me of Hamlet. Like the girl in Revenge, Hamlet also wants revenge on the people who hurt him. Hamlet mainly wants to get Revenge on Claudius because he poisoned and killed his father.
Revenge has become the 2011-2012 season's new mystery drama, replacing what LOST was for the ABC network. The show gives what the audience wants but still leaves room for wanting more. And getting a taste for what happens later in the season in the pilot episode was a different sort of narrative technique audience members don't see often.