Not only was this one of the most creative and intelligently written shows on TV but while we were trying to save the show we had the privilege of communicating with the creators and they told us many interesting things of how they came up with the idea how they set up scenes etc. I had posted that the newer show leverage is almost a copy of the show. Vengeance unlimited show was created by scratch from creators John McNamara and David Simpkins in 1998
What I like the most about it was the fact much like the show leverage how they created these elaborate schemes that were truly believable not fantasy to draw the criminals or the people getting away with crime back into their own game.
On one of the chat we asked the creators how in the world they ever came up with this idea because even though there had been similar shows there had been nothing as elaborate as the writing on the show. They joked and said they came up with the ideas from being bullied a lot when they were in school. LOL
But truly I think the thing that everyone liked about the show was there is so much in life that is unfair and there are so little resources to fix it and at the end of vengeance unlimited each episode you felt good like the good guys won and leverage is much the same. It is too bad real life is not that way. It is also a shame that both these intelligently written shows are off the air. We tried very hard to save vengeance unlimited and the creators told us that unfortunately TV was heading to an area where people just did not want to watch shows that made them think anymore unfortunately. TV is full of reality shows and that is too bad because both the shows were excellent. But you had to have an IQ to watch them.
I also agree with the previous poster that Michael Madsen did an excellent job and had some of the wittiest lines ever. A lot ad lib. The creators told us that when they first thought up the idea for the show they only had Michael Madsen in mind to play the lead and they agreed between them if he would not do it they were not going to do the show. They said they had lunch with him in Malibu and they showed him the script and he only had to read the first page before he said yes. I think it was a perfect blend of excellent creators, writing, acting and even lighting. They opening credit lighting and cinematography is also very creative. We even put an ad in variety trying to save it but it didn't work it almost worked but it didn't. They said it will never come out on DVD because of all the music they used in that they cannot get the rights to it. I am trying to rated at 10 but for some reason the site will not let me