Damages

The Complete First Season

DVD - 2008
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Damages
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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.

Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2008]
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 1435900952
9781435900950
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama DAMAGES1
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (ca. 581 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Alternate Title: Damages (Television program)

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Murder, backstabbing, lying, cheating, and an undying fight for justice shape the lives of this group of secret-laden lawyers.


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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)

Mar 06, 2013
  • DLeese12 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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

Oct 20, 2012
  • GR8SK8 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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 .

Aug 05, 2011
  • Heyst rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

Jul 19, 2011
  • docjnsuss rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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.

Aug 10, 2010
  • KayK rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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.

May 07, 2010
  • Basileus rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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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