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A law school graduate becomes the protégée of a successful high-stakes litigator.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 13 wins & 76 nominations. See more awards »

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Glenn Close ...  Patty Hewes 59 episodes, 2007-2012
Rose Byrne ...  Ellen Parsons 59 episodes, 2007-2012
Tate Donovan ...  Tom Shayes 39 episodes, 2007-2010
Zachary Booth ...  Michael Hewes 30 episodes, 2007-2012
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A law school graduate becomes the protégée of a successful high-stakes litigator.

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Everyone is a suspect. See more »


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24 July 2007 (USA) See more »

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Glenn Close TV Project See more »

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Lily Tomlin was a huge fan of the show, so much that when she was at an art exhibit and bumped into Todd A. Kessler, one of "Damages" creators and executive producers, she grilled him for information about upcoming plot twists. Todd kept Lily in mind and later cast her for the role of Marilyn Tobin in season 3. See more »

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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.114 (2009) See more »

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I can't wait for Season 2
9 March 2008 | by galebeck1See all my reviews

I just finished watching the finale of season one of Damages. All I can say is bring on season two! I missed the show when it originally aired and read about it later. I was fortunate enough to download the complete season although it took some doing.

Truthfully the reason I was uninterested in the show originally was because I've never been able to warm up to Glen Close since Fatal Attraction. Not an unusual reaction I guess. But I am so glad I finally got over my aversion to her which was based only on a character she played.

She is in fact a terrific actor, as is Rose Byrne who plays Ellen Parsons.

I cannot compliment this show enough. It was a real surprise to me. I have always enjoyed legal dramas but this is so much more. It is a thriller really and different from other legal ensemble shows which concentrate on courtroom drama. This one never enters the courtroom.

Starting at the end and working back in flashbacks it is so interesting. Like a giant puzzle which you put together piece by piece. By the end most of the pieces are in place. Enough to make you feel very satisfied.

However, there are still enough little pieces left out to start a new puzzle for season 2. So as I said "bring on season 2 asap".

One last thing. Ted Danson as Arthur Frobisher was great as well. Played with understated evil I found this to be his best role ever.

I recommend this to anyone who likes a show which requires thinking and concentration.

Congratulations to the producers, writers, cast and crew. Excellent.


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