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Damages is a legal thriller set in the world of New York City high-stakes litigation. The series, which provides a view into the true nature of power and success, follows the turbulent lives of Patty Hewes, the nation's most revered and reviled high-stakes litigator, and her bright, ambitious protégé Ellen Parsons.

Broadcast History:
FX Networks: Seasons 1-3
DirectTV: Seasons 4-5

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  • The Show Takes Place in Antarctica

    Damages is a solid little show with decent writing and some very good acting. Glenn Close is phenomenal, Zeliko Ivanek is great too, and Rose Byrne has some solid moments as well. The show jumps around with it's story telling so they tell you part of the ending right away and the rest of the season is putting the pieces together, with new details being uncovered throughout each episode. It creates a more mystery feel for the characters and the audience, rather than a regular law procedural.

    The problem is that it must take place in a dystopian future where the Earth is in another mini Ice Age. For some reason, IT IS ALWAYS COLD OUTSIDE. Literally always. Every character wears a heavy coat and sweater in almost every scene. With the jumping around story telling, the show will show you 6 months in the future to help move the mystery along. Well if it's cold in their present, wouldn't it warm up in 6 months? You'd think so. But nope, they all wear pea coats and pullover sweaters. I don't understand.

    Overall good show though.moreless
  • Damages

    Great performances by Glenn Close, Zeliko Ivanek, Marcia Gay Harden, Timothy Olyphant, William Hurt and Ted Dansen. Sadly, the Ellen character was a despicable backstabber and snake in the grass, and the actress, Rose Byrne, has no acting ability.

    The jumping forward and backward in time was annoying and distracting. This series had a lot of potential. The main problem was the casting of Rose Byrne as Ellen, and the directors constant change in timing.moreless
  • about the series

    It had great casting in season 1, acting for Zeljko Ivanek in season 1 and Glenn Close in season 1-2.
  • Why would you work for someone like this?

    This is response to why would people work for her?

    Obviously written by someone who's never worked in the competitive work environment know as New York.

    You work for people like this because you're being paid at the rate of a renowned neurosurgeon. You're well educated. You're highly competitive and a carrot of more resonsibilty, more power and even greater compensation is being dangled in front of you constantly. You decide to resign and you receive a check for $200,000 to retain you.

    That's why you work for someone like this. So, if you can't deal with this way of life, you choice us obvious. Don't ask why. Just stay in a mundane job for the rest of your life.moreless
  • damages

    It's a crying shame some of he best known actors would succumb to acting with 2d rate actors for money and or to exalt themselves above those actors in such a terribly written show MFJ made for jerks and idiots . In my opinion ! In the first episode I thought it would be a good show only to fast realize as Elaine said on Seinfeld about the movie The English Patient Can You say IT SUCKED !!!!! AND DOES DAMAGES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ITS IS SO BADLY WRITTEN AND S A HUGE JOKE -DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME... Sorry G C you were great in Fatal Attraction and others but this show IMO hurt you and will follow you along with the other once good actors . .moreless

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    Drama, Suspense


    Thrillers, Family Dramas, Crime, Detectives, Legal