Damages

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A law school graduate becomes the protégée of a successful Manhattan litigator who specializes in corporate-malfeasance cases.
Starring
Glenn CloseRose ByrneZeljko Ivanek
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Pilot
    July 23 2007
    56min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    After Patty (Glenn Close) handpicks Ellen (Rose Byrne) to be a first-year Associate at the high- profile law firm, Hewes & Associates, life will never be the same for either one of them. Ellen, newly-engaged to her boyfriend David Connor (Noah Bean), is thrilled to join the ranks and be trained under Patty and Patty's trusted Senior Associate, Tom Shayes (Tate Donovan). But Ellen soon realizes ..
  2. 2. Jesus, Mary and Joe Cocker
    July 30 2007
    48min
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    Ellen and David celebrate their recent engagement, Katie reveals her paranoia surrounding her involvement in the Frobisher case and her safety. Ellen confronts Patty about her meeting with Katie and begins to wonder how much she trusts her new boss.
  3. 3. And My Paralyzing Fear of Death
    August 1 2007
    44min
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    When Patty (Glenn Close) and Ray Fiske (Ivanek Zeljko ) are called in by the Judge about the Frobisher case, Patty is asked to come up with a substantial reason to continue with their litigation by the end of the week. Looking for clues, Patty and Tom (Tate Donovan) learn about Katie's (Anastasia Griffiths) new friend. Meanwhile, Patty fears for the safety of her family when her life is threate..
  4. 4. Tastes Like a Ho-Ho
    August 13 2007
    44min
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    While down in Florida for business, Katie (Anastasia Griffiths) partied the night away in one of Florida's hippest nightclubs and saw something she shouldn't have - Arthur Frobisher (Ted Danson) with an unknown man in a parking lot. That one night, five years ago, has left her in a dire position - right in the center of the Frobisher class action lawsuit. If Katie correctly identifies the man w..
  5. 5. A Regular Earl Anthony
    August 20 2007
    46min
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    Frobisher (Ted Danson) pushes Ray Fiske (Zeljko Ivanek) to take a more aggressive approach with Patty (Glenn Close), who is on shaky ground with the clients. Tom (Tate Donovan) reckons with his own career options and seeks the advice of an outspoken friend (Donal Logue). Written by: Todd A. Kessler & Glenn Kessler & Daniel Zelman & Mark Fish Directed by: Jean DeSegonzac.
  6. 6. She Spat at Me
    September 3 2007
    45min
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    Patty cautiously pursues Gregory eager to learn his secrets before it's too late. An emboldened Frobisher attempts to salvage his legacy with an unconventional strategy. Lila ominously reappears in David's life further testing his relationship with Ellen.
  7. 7. We Are Not Animals
    September 10 2007
    45min
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    The Frobisher case now hinges on Gregory Malina's deposition which has Patty committed to keeping him safe from the nefarious forces of the opposition. Ellen and Tom are keeping something from Patty who they fear might be manipulating them.
  8. 8. Blame The Victim
    September 17 2007
    41min
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    With the key witness missing and Frobisher's camp taking extra measures to keep the momentum, Patty must find a new strategy for the case.
  9. 9. Do You Regret What We Did?
    September 24 2007
    43min
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    Both sides continue to fight for the upper hand as the mystery behind Gregory's disappearance deepens.
  10. 10. Sort Of Like A Family
    October 1 2007
    45min
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    Titans collide as Patty and Frobisher square off in his deposition. Ellen has been relegated to the sidelines where she contemplates a few risky moves that might get her back in the action.
  11. 11. I Hate These People
    December 31 2006
    45min
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    Patty Hewes likes Ellen's theory that George Moore is working for Frobisher but also trying to get him to settle the lawsuit. Ellen turns down Patty's offer to return to work but agrees to continue working on the case.
  12. 12. There's No "We" Anymore
    October 15 2007
    43min
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    The story of Ellen's incarceration for David's murder converges with the tumultuous events surrounding Patty's efforts to take down Frobisher Written By: Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, and Daniel Zelman Directed By: Mark Piznarski
  13. 13. Because I Know Patty
    October 22 2007
    49min
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    The season comes to its shocking conclusion.

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Directors
Timothy Busfield
Producers
Todd KesslerGlenn KesslerDaniel Zelman
Season year
2007
Network
SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT, I
Content advisory
Substance usealcohol usefoul languagesexual contentviolence
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
Available to watch on supported devices

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4.5 out of 5 stars

1180 global ratings

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TumeeReviewed in the United States on September 15, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
Not realistic at all
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It was so fake! Someone tried to kill the attorney, the main character, and she doesn’t go to the police?! 🤔 instead she runs to her fiancée’s place with bloody clothes on the st. on a daylight without getting caught. Then her fiancé was killed and she still doesn’t call the police and run around the city again. Finally, police caught her and tells her “we know that you didn’t kill your fiancé”. Then the boss gets the charges dropped just talking to thenjudge!!! The boss is using her power to intimidate her employees and the employees are trying to impress her even though she fires them. Just too far away from real life!
14 people found this helpful
Richard LReviewed in the United States on August 25, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
A means to an end.
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“Consider this carrot, believe me you don’t want to see the stick. “ Patty Hughes when talking to an important character.
Patty Hughes delivers and puts evil men in their place. But in return, you need to expose yourself to a complex personality that believes the end justifies the means, always.
Do you need help in how to cope with powerful women? Maybe Patty can help here.
Did you like the movie “The Devil Wears Prada”? Then you will enjoy this, but keep sharp objects and guns away.
Both Glenn Close and Rose Byrne are masters of their craft. Enjoy.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on December 11, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
The best series ever.
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This is without a doubt the very best TV series we have watched. Glenn Close is amazing. Ted Danson as the bad guy , a real bad guy. Rose Byrne excellent. This is only part 1 . As the series continues it gets better! William Hurt at his best . Lily Tomlin and Martin Short as more bad guys. Do not pass on this . John Goodman should have won an Emmy.
6 people found this helpful
Matthew N. MiskiewiczReviewed in the United States on July 13, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
Entertaining story, keeps you guessing
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I've really enjoyed this show! It's a great drama with memorable and distinct characters, and you are always trying to guess whose side they are on and how they will respond to the current crisis.

This is one of the only shows I have seen where there is no clear antogonist. You see into the personal lives of every character which makes they all seem human and gives reason for their actions. But on the other hand, they all lie and manipulate others...with varying degrees of fineness and collateral damage.

The story is about a single big court case, and so in that regard it is fairly sequential show; you'll miss out if you start half way through. But like most shows of this nature, each episode contains sub-plots which usually come to a conclusion at the end, so it doesn't always end with cliffhangers every time. *cough*twentyfour*cough*

If you are a fan of legal shows, or suspenseful drama, you will definitely like this show.
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MikeReviewed in the United States on June 2, 2011
5.0 out of 5 stars
The best season of a television show ever
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I've watched Damages season one several times now and it is the best TV I've ever seen. It runs like a mystery movie, law show, blirbs of drama/comedy at times and some twisted plots that keep you on the edge of your seat. Try and watch the last episode without multitasking, its better to just stay glued to the screen the whole time so you catch everything.
I admit I do not like William Hurt (in seasons 2-3) but I had to get over it. Glenn Close is just too bad_ss to miss and I like Rose Byrne too.
This is a show people should be talking about at work and telling their friends about (much like how The Big Bang Theory got its ratings boost) but instead it was cancelled season 3 by FX and picked up by DirectTV for 2 seasons I believe. I have cable so I'm going to have to buy it on dvd or blu when season 4 comes out.
If you like shows or films that make you think a bit then you'll enjoy this one.
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warderReviewed in the United States on September 10, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
Loved it
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While the show rarely goes into the courtroom, or really covers anything in any legal depth, it is an entertaining set of series that includes some great drama.

The show is slightly unusual in that two ends of a story unwind at the same time: you are given glimpses of the ending episode every week, with the main story providing the lead up to it. This works well.

Having watched most series now, they were all good in their own ways, although the first was the best to me. In series one I liked Ted Danson a lot and his involvement really helped make the show. Glen Close played her character almost too well, and Rose Byrne starts season one strongly. Tate Donovan was great too.

Worth a watch. I don't want to write any detail because it would all be spoilers.
5 people found this helpful
M ThomasReviewed in the United States on January 21, 2009
5.0 out of 5 stars
Damages
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This series is fantastic. Glenn Close is mesmerizing in this role as Patty Hewes. The story is absorbing and the acting top notch. What is interesting about this series (apart from the fluidity of the timeline in which future and past actions are cut in to inform the present) is the utter fearlessness to create a cast of characters who are deeply flawed and capable of often disturbing and sometimes truly evil acts. This show does not have a hero or heroine who are always good that the audience is rooting for. Instead, we have a character in the traditional villian role who is surprisingly human and a character in the heroine role who can be a monster. The suspense and pacing of the series is excellent. Can't wait for more.
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green manalishiReviewed in the United States on June 14, 2010
5.0 out of 5 stars
A 13-hour High-Tension Thriller Ride..
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..done with style and grace. Wow, this started off as interesting but was full-blown riveting by mid-season. The characters develop with the story and it's amazing how well-acted and nicely written the first season is. Ellen (Rose Byrne) started off ok for me but became fascinating as the story thickened. As tension boils over her character seems only to grow more and more subdued in expression, if not with a touch of melancholy, yet with power underlying an understated performance. G. Close is excellent, as usual, having mastered the art of Queen b*tch, and Danson puts in a fantastic performance - wow, it's been so long since I've seen him in action. His character is simultaneously sympathetic and corrupt - a likable bad guy, though for all his corruption he still doesn't generate the contempt that Patty Hughes does (Close). He hasn't shined like this since Cheers, and it's great to see him step back into such a convincing and full-bodied role even this late in his career. Danson's charm still works to great effect here. His lawyer Ray Fiske, is multi-faceted and excellent, as are nearly all the other supporting actors in the series. What's not to like?! Didn't I catch somewhere that Soprano writers or producers were at work here? Wouldn't be surprising. This first season is of similar caliber.
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