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Damages: Season 1 (2007)




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Air date: Jul 24, 2007
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Air date: Sep 4, 2007
Air date: Sep 11, 2007
Air date: Sep 18, 2007
Air date: Sep 25, 2007
Air date: Oct 2, 2007
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Season 1 of this dense and time-tangled Glenn Close legal thriller begins with a flash-forward: Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne), a brilliant and, at that moment, very bedraggled Manhattan lawyer, has just discovered the bludgeoned body of her fiancé, medical resident David Connor (Noah Bean). An attempt on Ellen's life is made as well, and both attacks stem from her association with Patty Hewes (Close), a power litigator who uses devilish tactics to fight on the side of angels. Six months prior to … More


Glenn Close
as Patty Hewes
Rose Byrne
as Ellen Parsons
Ted Danson
as Arthur Frobisher
Tate Donovan
as Tom Shayes
Zeljko Ivanek
as Ray Fiske
Anastasia Griffith
as Katie Connor
Noah Bean
as David Connor
Philip Bosco
as Hollis Nye
Michael Nouri
as Phil Grey
Carmen Goodine
as Lila DiMeo
Josh Pais
as George Berber
Peter Facinelli
as Gregory Malina
Madison Arnold
as Vincent DiMeo
Elliot Korte
as Owen Frobisher
Gordon Clapp
as Gary Parsons
Francie Swift
as Holly Frobisher
Steven Gilborn
as Amos Derringer
Tom Aldredge
as Uncle Pete
David Costabile
as Bearded Man
Todd A. Kessler
as Perry the Doorman
Donal Logue
as Tom's Friend
Kristin Lehman
as Susan Keever
Debra Monk
as Ellen's Mother
Ptolemy Slocum
as Ellen's Assistant
Elliot B. Korte
as Owen Frobisher
Sarah Shahi
as Jennifer Carillo
Peter Riegert
as The Executive
David Wike
as Man in Suit
Marlyne N. Afflack
as Felicia Marquand
Kathryn Meisle
as Mallory Fiske
Marlyne Afflack
as Felicia Marquand
Marlyne Barrett
as Felicia Marquand
Damian Young
as Well-Dressed Man
Casey Siemaszko
as Det. Dan Williams
Cole Hauser
as Jack Shale
Lisa Emery
as Laura Watkins
Maya Days
as Det. Rosario Ortiz
David Dellinger
as Hugh Little
Reade Kelly
as Carl Lambert
Donnie Keshawarz
as Andrew Vida
Zachary Booth
as Michael Hewes
Barbara Andres
as Mildred Popler
Adam Rothenberg
as Evan Wexler
Nestor Serrano
as John Petroni
Peter McRobbie
as Judge Toomey
Victor Arnold
as Larry Popler
Linda Powell
as Receptionist
Robin Thomas
as Martin Cutler
Jack Gilpin
as Headmaster
Michael Stuhlbarg
as Dr. Herschenfeld
Jennifer Roszell
as Deb Shayes
Mark Zimmerman
as ER Doctor
Réal Andrews
as Agent Kelly
Saundra Santiago
as Karen Gonzales
Neal Matarazzo
as Agent Wong
Natalie Venetia Belc...
as HR Representative
Marc Aden Gray
as Baseball Cap Man
Jennifer Missoni
as Attractive Woman
Joseph Kessler
as Angry Employee
Mackenzie Connolly
as Megan Shayes
Carla Occhiogrosso
as Patty's Assistant
John Cenatiempo
as Thug No. 1
Michael Angelo
as Thug No. 2
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Critic Reviews for Damages: Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (9)

This is a suspense-driven story, fueled by such extreme behavior that there is no up and down and no right and wrong.

Full Review… | August 20, 2013
Top Critic

For everyone rooting for quality TV, everyone connected with "Damages" is a real hero.

Full Review… | July 24, 2007
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Damages has no overt action. All the drama is in the writing and the acting. But if Close is this compelling every week, FX has yet another show that must be considered.

Full Review… | July 24, 2007
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Damages may be the best series in what's shaping up to be a bumper crop of high quality cable, and that's not a light statement. No piece is out of place here; the writing, the plotting, everything is in tune.

Full Review… | July 24, 2007
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Damages is yet another serialized thriller, a risky bet these days, but it has a number of advantages even beyond Close's performance.

Full Review… | July 24, 2007
USA Today
Top Critic

All these interactions are rendered in smart, layered compositions, with elements that crowd and obscure, colors that distract and focus your attention.

Full Review… | July 24, 2007

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