Damages - The Complete First Season (DVD, 2008, 3-Disc Set)
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- univmom1945Apr 28, 2015by
WATCHED ALL FIVE SEASONS ENJOYED TO THE END
GREAT CHARACTERS WITH EDGE OF YOUR SEAT PLOT LINES
THE FUTURE AND PAST JUMPS KEEP YOUR ATTENTION
GLEN CLOSE IS SOMEONE YOU LOVE TO HATE AND ADMIRE AT THE SAME TIME
- thephilosopher0...Jul 29, 2011by
Intelligent legal/character drama - Nothing else like it!
This is a smart, riveting legal drama. AND more than that, it's a brilliant *character* drama. The actors are all top-notch, and the writing is excellent. If you enjoy shows with ambiguously moral characters (i.e. shows wherein there is no 'pure' protagonist or 'pure' antagonist), then you'll enjoy Damages. The whole season plays out like a movie! And the non-linear storytelling is used masterfully. Damages is anything but ordinary - there's little or nothing out there like it!
- elisemonteroDec 27, 2009by
Damages, Season One
I can only assume that most people who have seen Damages started from the beginning. I did not.
I started watching this show at the beginning of Season Two. I recently purchased Season One, sure that I would like it just as well as Season Two. Honestly, the First Season starts off a bit slow, but warms up rather well.
Glenn Close and Rose Byrne are amazing actresses, and there's no better treat than these two in one show. The writers have also done a great job with well seasoned writing, as opposed to over the top fiction. Damages achieves a great balance between intensity and believabilty. I can hardly wait for Season Three, coming January 2010 on FX.
- robdartistJan 10, 2009by
Damages - Season one
Bought it to view before the new season started.
The show is disjointed and slow moving. Numerous flashbacks to reveal what happened to the main characters are filmed noir style. There are no characters to cheer for in this show. You must ride the wave to understand the motivations bending each character and there are a lot of them.
Glenn Close is fascinating to watch but we have see this lying type of character before (Fatal Attraction). Ted Danson is good for someone who doesn't even smile in this show.
After seeing this show, it appears that Fox loves the word "Shit". They can say it on cable while network tv cannot. (yet).
Unfortunately, the truth about lawyers using people to get what they personally want (wealth, power, applause) is the staple of why they will lie, cheat, abuse, terrorize, and kill any and all who are in their way to become the best.
Which asks the question: do we really need lawyers?Read full review
- wonagain0Oct 24, 2008by
Damages - The Complete First Season (2008, DVD)
This is another of FX's incredible series. It has venerable veteran actor Glenn Close in one plum of a legal role, and forget about the Ted Danson that you know from Cheers or Becker his part in this series is a real head turner. However the series does indeed require that you watch each and every moment of it because it cross references the future with the past in a sinewy fashion that keeps you alert. The ensemble cast (Rose Byrne) is at the top of their craft. If you enjoy watching a series that is definitely worth your time, this is surely time well spent. I would have to check but I believed that Glenn Close deservingly won an Emmy for this role. This is truly one of the better legal dramas that you will ever encounter, can't wait for season Two !!!