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DAMAGES Premiere – Share Your Thoughts

July 25, 2007 by  

Damages, Glen Close

The other day I posted my thoughts on the new FX drama DAMAGES.  I urged you all to tune in last night for the premiere, and I hope that some of you took the the to check it out.  I’d love to know what you thought.  Did you love it?  Hate it?  Even after all my reminders did you forget to set the TiVo?

Here are a few thoughts on last night’s episode from a few of my favorite columnists.

Maureen Ryan, Chicago Tribune
Damages” is really two things: an impressively constructed thriller and an intriguing, timely exploration of what people at the apex of society will do to hold on to their power.And that answer may just be: Anything. (Read more)

Joel Brown, MeeVee
At least in the early stages of “Damages,” debuting tonight on the cable channel, we’re supposed to be glad for heroes like the big-time litigator Patty Hewes, played by Glenn Close. But one of the things I like the most about “Damages” is that after the first two hours, I’m not at all sure Hewes will still be a hero when the first 13 weeks are over. (Read more)

Tim Goodman, SF Gate
But it’s Close who makes “Damages” a series to contend with. The actress saw in the material something to work with, a skin to put on. These are the kinds of roles that should attract any serious actor, not just women of a certain age. They’re telling good stories on cable – a lot of them in a complicated, adult manner. (Read more)

…and then there’s you.  Leave a comment and share your thoughts on DAMAGES.

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7 Responses to “DAMAGES Premiere – Share Your Thoughts”

  1. Sam on July 25th, 2007 11:39 am

    Overall, I thought it was good. The acting was spectacular.

    Still, I thought the plot was pretty unoriginal– kind of a John Grisham novel meets The Devil Wears Prada. Close had said in an interview that her character was so original– not the typical ball-busting female executive, but so far, I disagree.

    Anyway, I’m in for the ride, but I think some of the reviews have been a bit exaggerated.

    GMMR– did you catch the premiere of Mad Men last week on AMC? Now, that was an amazing show– I can wait for the rest of the season.

  2. Sam on July 25th, 2007 11:40 am

    *can’t wait for the rest of the season.

  3. El Vee on July 25th, 2007 12:21 pm

    Thanks for turning me on to this show which I probably wouldnt have watched otherwise. I LOVED IT! It really kept me interested and gasping occasionally as things developed.. I LOVED seeing Ted Danson in a new type of role. Loved how Glenn Close managed to be as tough and ruthless as she was and then so sweet to her dog etc. Loved all the game playing ans twists. I am psyched for next week!

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  5. Mary on July 25th, 2007 1:00 pm

    Wow! What a warped character Glenn Close plays. She is brilliant, calculating and sneaky, but is it for the greater good? Personal gain? Fame? Ego? Any or all of the above? I’m so interested to see how the new girl (I can’t remember her name…Ellen??) ends up in the police station. I thought the ending (with the dog collar) was a bit of a surprise. I’m looking forward to seeing where this season goes. As for not being original…FX says that their best shows are tweaked versions of common settings (Rescue Me, for example is a firefighting drama, but soo much more). So this may be Clancy-esque, but I fully anticipate that they’ll throw lots of twists and turns in there.

  6. Theresa on July 25th, 2007 2:29 pm

    I am so glad that you turned me on to this show! I can already tell after one episode that it is going to be one of my new favorites.

    Loved Glenn Close… she’s so good! No, so bad! I am so confused and it’s great!

    Ted Danson was awesome as well. I generally can’t stand him in the roles that he chooses, but I liked him in “Damages”.

    Ellen (Rose something-or-another)… I don’t know how I feel about her. I can’t tell if it’s just how the character is written or if the actress doesn’t express very well. I guess I’ll just wait and see.

    Can’t wait for next Tuesday!

    (poor doggie!)

  7. Lisa (aka lmr722) on July 28th, 2007 9:29 am

    I just watched this last night having DVR’d it on Tuesday. I stayed away from the reviews so as to go in unspoiled.

    I really liked it and am intrigued. But Sam put it brilliantly when he described it as a cross between Grisham and Prada – that is so on the money. Liked it a lot nonetheless. I also agree with others that have written that Ellen seems a bit under powered. We now know why Close wanted her but why was that other firm so hot to hire a fresh law school grad? I could have used a bit more back story there.

    And totally unrelated – so glad you blogged about the youtube debate, I would have missed it otherwise and I thought it was groundbreaking.