Summary of "The Complete 1st Season - Not a Legal Drama!": Well, I was expecting a legal drama to have numerous courtroom scenes, but aren't any in the first season. That's your first hint that this isn't your typical "legal drama," and the show probably shouldn't be classified that way at all. Yes, it revolves around a legal case (class action lawsuit), but it's full of mystery, not boring courtroom babble. I really enjoyed the style of storytelling - revealing to us the "destination," then bringing us along for the ride. I've seen something similar done in the past, but not to the perfection that the writers on Damages achieved.
The actors in Damages are perfect! Glenn Close, who came to TV in FX's The Shield a few years ago, is brilliant as Patty Hewes. She's joined by Tate Donovan, Ted Danson, and Rose Bryne. I have a friend in Australia that used to be friends with Rose, before she moved away from Sydney, and he used to talk about her quite a bit. It's great that she's had success since leaving Sydney, having appeared in Troy, Sunshine, and now Damages. I was also a bit surprised to hear Anastasia Griffith (Katie Conner) with an English accent in the special features, and even more surprised when I learned she's the sister of Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica).
I really loved this show, but I'm sorely disappointed in the quality of the video. I don't know what they did when they were shooting this, but there shouldn't be that much noise in the picture.
It's likely a year away, but I can't wait to see the second season of Damages! (read entire review)
Official Press Release and Packaging (Front and Rear) for 'Season 4'
For Immediate Release
Starring Academy Award Nominee and Emmy Winner
Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, John Goodman and Dylan Baker
DAMAGES: THE COMPLETE
Returns to DVD June 26th
Special... (read entire news item)
'The Complete 4th Season' DVDs: Date, Details, Bonus Materials
As we told you last August, a DVD release for Damages - The Complete 4th Season has been available to pre-order at Amazon.com since soon after the broadcast premiere of those episodes! But today Sony... (read entire news item)
Early DVD Info for the Just-Debuted 'Complete 4th Season' Starring Glenn Close
The current season of the popular legal drama has only premiered a few weeks ago, but Amazon has already begun taking pre-orders for a release of Damages - The Complete 4th Season on DVD! This listing... (read entire news item)
Over a Dozen Sneak Preview Clips for Next Week's 'Complete 3rd Season'
As you probably know already, this coming Tuesday July 12th sees the DVD release of Damages - The Complete 3rd Season. Sony's publicity team has kindly sent over to us a baker's dozen online video clips... (read entire news item)
Sony's Official Press Release for 'The Complete 3rd Season' on DVD
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
"Gorgeously acted, written, paced, structured and conceived, "Damages"
[third season] remains one of the best shows on TV..." Verne Gay, Newsday
Starring Emmy Winner Glenn... (read entire news item)
Slight Delay and Price Change for Third Season
Inspired by recent worldwide economic events, the acclaimed third season of the award-winning legal thriller stars two-time Emmy®-winner Glenn Close as litigator Patty Hewes. Conftonting the most challenging... (read entire news item)
'The Complete 3rd Season' DVDs: Street Date, Package Art, Extras
Inspired by recent worldwide economic events, the acclaimed third season of the award-winning legal thriller stars two-time Emmy-winner Glenn Close as litigator Patty Hewes. Conftonting the most challenging... (read entire news item)
Just Days After the Season 3 Premiere, it's Already Up for Pre-Order!
It's just ten days since Season 2 DVDs hit the streets, and just 4 days since the third season premiere aired on the FX channel. But Sony Pictures is already getting fans to lock in their copies of Damages... (read entire news item)
Good News (Lower Price) and Bad News (Small Delay) for The Complete 2nd Season
A few weeks ago Sony Pictures Home Entertainment issued a press release for their upcoming DVD release of Damages - The Complete 2nd Season. At the time the studio's info was that the set would arrive... (read entire news item)
Front and Rear Package Art for The Complete 2nd Season
The other day we brought you Sony's formal press release for Damages - The Complete 2nd Season, coming to DVD on January 12th. Yesterday the studio provided retailers and press with front and rear package... (read entire news item)
Sony's Official Press Release for The Complete 2nd Season on DVD
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
"...Damages is dynamite. And the fuse is lit..." - Detroit Free Press, Mike Duffy
"An impressively constructed thriller and an intriguing, timely exploration of what people
at... (read entire news item)
2nd Season Officially Announced: Details, Specs, Bonus Material
After her unprecedented victory over billionaire Arthur Frobisher (Ted Danson), Patty Hewes (Glenn Close) has the legal world at her feet. Just as she's pondering her next move, Daniel Purcell (William... (read entire news item)
Release Date Found for The Complete 2nd Season on DVD
We let you know back in August that the big e-tailer, Amazon.com, had added a pre-announcement listing to take advance orders for Damages - The Complete 2nd Season on DVD. That listing didn't have a... (read entire news item)
The Second Season of FX Network's Glenn Close Series is Up for Pre-Order
The series follows the turbulent lives of Patty Hewes (Glenn Close), the nation's most revered and reviled high-stakes litigator and her bright, ambitious young protégé Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne).
Patty... (read entire news item)
Season 1 Official Press Release, and Final Box Art for Blu-ray & DVD
For Immediate Release
"Star turns don't get any more compelling..."
- Los Angeles Times, Mary McNamara
"...engrossing legal chiller..."
- Time, James Poniewozik
Starring five-time Academy... (read entire news item)
Rear Box Art (with Extras Update!), Updated Front Box Art, For 1st Season of Glenn Close/Ted Danson Series
In mid-November we broke the news that Sony is releasing Damages - The Complete 1st Season on DVD this coming January 29th. Now the studio has released rear cover art for the DVD version. You can see... (read entire news item)
Exclusive: DVD and Blu-ray Releases for Season 1 of Glenn Close Series
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... (read entire news item)