R5, Stowe was actually nominated for a Golden Globe - not an Emmy.
I've watched all four seasons on Amazon Prime; probably watched Season 1 several times. The structure in Season 1 was unparalleled. So beautifully cast, so well-written. Twists galore. Wonderful dialogue.
Even when Conrad and Victoria were at each other's throats, they'd share a wry smile; you know why they were together.
When Victoria would threaten to destroy someone, like shrink Michelle Banks, Stowe delivered that line on a different level; Victoria had destroyed the man she loved, David Clarke; so, I imagine her take was if I could destroy someone I loved, imagine what I could do to someone I hate.
It was a one-season show; it should have ended with Amanda getting her revenge in the finale.
But the show was a hit, other seasons followed, but that involved re-setting the show a few times. Amanda was always two steps ahead of everyone; it became challenging to throw her off track. I marveled at the end how many people died who were regulars in Seaosn 1. Conrad's takedown was epically masterful.
All the acting was great. Well, I take that back. I could not stand Declan. What Charlotte saw in him, I have no idea. The actor just couldn't make that little snot seem likeable. I imagine Connor was hired, in part, due to his height; it's a rule that younger brothers MUST be shorter and certainly, no taller than their big brothers and Jack, while he has a beautiful face, was not 6'2" 210 lbs.
One of my favorite non-Season1 moments was when the show re-set Victoria as the top dog. Helen, supposed head of a crime cartel, threatens Daniel; orders Victoria to open a safe.
Even when Victoria offers up the safe combination: "1...2.....6,7,3..." she's in TOTALY command.