Monday, November 23, 2009

Cable FX Presents Damages - A Wonderful Ensemble Cast Involved With A Great Story

Drug dependence can be awful. Soon the drugs you use are not enough and you need more and more. Damages, which has won star Glen Close both an Emmy and Golden Globe, shows this truth in a brutal light. Close is not the only one on Damages so honored. Many of the actors, creators, and writers on Damages have been recognized for their outstanding work.

Glenn Close plays Patty Hewes, the lawyer from Hewes and Associates. Whether loved or loathed, Close plays her role with a brilliant relish. And then Ellen Parsons, played by Rose Byrne, shows up. She's a recent graduate who many firms scout, but prefers to work for Patty Hewes. While their characters clash, neither will submit to another's will. As these characters evolve, you see some amazing performances.

Damages mixes things that happened in the past, and things that are going to happen along with the current storyline. If you miss even a minute of this show, you are likely to miss a key plot development. Attention is a prerequisite for keeping up with Damages' complicated plot. And it's important to be observant. Closely observe the neck of Saffron's shirt at the same time Ray Fiske does in the first episode, for example. Characters come and go and you are expected to remember them. Also, be ready to lose at least one of your favorite characters. From show to show you'll never know who will make it to next week. There are thirteen programs in the first season, and some of the best actors will likely not be in the second season, except in flashbacks.

Now, I ask will my addiction continue? Can the writers keep coming up with such great material? Are there still more twists and turns left to fill another season or two with such intense intrigue? We can only wish. If the people behind Damages can't keep up the outstanding quality that they've maintained so far, TV will lose one of its most promising shows in decades.

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