Damages

Damages

The Complete First Season

DVD - 2008
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Patty Hewes is the nation's most revered and most reviled litigator. She and her bright, ambitious protégée Ellen Parsons become embroiled in a class action lawsuit targeting Arthur Frobisher, one of the country's wealthiest CEOs. As Patty battles Frobisher and his attorney, Ellen learns what it takes to win at all costs--and that lives, not just fortunes, are at stake.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2008
ISBN: 9781435900950
1435900952
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (ca. 581 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Damages (Television program)

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machonon
Feb 14, 2020

I really tried watching this show again, because I wondered did I missed something when It originally aired on FX. and how did it have more then one season. Then I remembered why I stopped watching this show.This is the worst show I have ever seen. I found it very difficult to watch and the characters are not very compelling. Good cast of actors but the show is just too slow. It takes forever to go anywhere. I stopped watching after the 4th episode, just like when it aired on FX

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mdroo
Oct 21, 2016

HAVE TO SAY MERYL STREEP, YOUR ACTING HAS NOT FAILED YET, YOU SHOULD HAVE MORE OF THIS, ACTING THAT IS {SMILE} ATTORNEYS LIFE SUITS YOU, AND THE ABILITY TO CONNIVE IN THIS IS ...... YES THIS. YOUR PARTNER WAS GOOD TO, WELL THIS IS FOR STREEP, SHOULD SHE KNOW, I'LL WAIT TILL YOU KNOW. GOOD SERIES

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dolphinwolf
Aug 15, 2015

good crime drama with an ongoing story through the season

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melek
Apr 08, 2013

glad I read these comments. Just placed a hold to check this out, but no way with Ted Danson in it. Love Glenn Close, but him????? Hated Cheers, Loved Frasier (favorite sit-com of all time). (And I speak as a former Bostonian (by work, not choice) now transplanted to the utter serendipity of Seattle and loving it)

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DLeese12
Mar 06, 2013

Absolutely fantastic writing, great writing, unparallel time transcending. I was hooked after two episodes - you wont be disappointed.

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GR8SK8
Oct 20, 2012

A fantastic tv series in a similar vein to "The Shield" . The story unfolds, beginning 6 months ahead and shifting back & forth in time till the entire story unfolds .A stellar cast including Glenn Close , Tate Donovan ,Rose Byrnne & Ted Danson among others.Great writing & interesting characters makes for an addicting legal drama . Trust me, you'll want to watch all 5 seasons .

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GroundSuppression
Aug 05, 2011

season one is the best. Ted Danson just rocks--who knew. After 1st season the writers went all herky jerky non-chronological plot. It's just gimmicky and the young writers are raised on amped -up -on meth video games and have 2 second attention spans like the audience. The writers do not realize that with good actors like CLose you don't need to jerk the audience around every 2 seconds as you do when you don't want them to realize how stupid the plot is. Not necessary here because of fantastic acting--slow down and enjoy life.

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docjnsuss
Apr 28, 2011

Season one is an excellent drama set in the world of NYC law and business. The story is told using flashbacks. It starts with the season's end and then flashes back to the story's beginning and progresses from there. An usual format but very well done.

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KayK
Aug 10, 2010

Great counterpoint to TV's "Good Wife" where the female lead is definately the good girl swimming in a sea of corruption. Patty Hewes (Glenn Close) rides the corruption like a wave to the shoals of profit and success.

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Basileus
May 07, 2010

As usual, Glenn Close gives another outstanding performance, Similar to her role and the evil Marquise in Dangerous Liaisons, Patty Hewes is an amoral character who will do anything to get her way. But unlike the Marquise, the viewer isn't exactly sure whether Patty is pure evil. But both characters have the same philosophy: Win or die.

By the way - no skipping episodes. You have to watch them in order or you will miss valuable clues.

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