Damages 5 Seasons 2009

Season 2
(401) IMDb 8.7/10

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Patty goes to extremes to win her case against UNR, as Ellen's season long quest for revenge builds to an explosive conclusion.

Starring:
Glenn Close, Rose Byrne
Runtime:
1 hour, 3 minutes
Original air date:
April 1, 2009

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Season 2

Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Director Todd A. Kessler
Starring Glenn Close, Rose Byrne
Supporting actors Tate Donovan, Anastasia Griffith, Marcia Gay Harden, Timothy Olyphant, Ted Danson, William Hurt, Zeljko Ivanek, Michael Nouri, John Doman, Clarke Peters, Kevin Corrigan, Tom Aldredge, Zachary Booth, Glenn Kessler, David Costabile, Wendy Moniz, Kate Jennings Grant, Kevin Kilner
Season year 2009
Network FX
Producers Glenn Kessler, Todd A. Kessler, Lori Jo Nemhauser, Daniel Zelman
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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Oakland David on July 20, 2009
Format: DVD
Season 1 was taut and terrifying magic. Season 2 tries to mix in a major new storyline while still carrying forward the lethal fallout from last season's Arthur Frobisher case. Although teasing and confusing the viewer are part of the stylistic tone of this production, things got a little muddy with too many characters in mid-season. Still, the Season Finale was so brilliant, it more than paid off its mid-season markers. Meanhile, the acting of the major characters - Rose Byrne deserves more credit, IMHO - continues to shine.
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26 of 31 people found the following review helpful By J. McQueen on January 25, 2010
Format: DVD
The first season of "Damages" was brilliant.

The second season was very good as well. But, it seems to be missing something.

Upon reflection, I believe the missing ingredient was villians who were just as compelling as the "heroes."

In Season 1, the series benefitted greatly from Ted Danson's portrayal of the wayward billionaire Arthur Frobisher. Danson's Frobisher was equal parts "average joe made good" and inaccessible, plutocratic jerk; the rare character who you find yourself both repulsed by and rooting for. (This combination made him a yin to Patty Hewes's yang.)

There are no "villians" who the viewers can identify with in the 2nd season. The primary antagonist in this installment was an industrialist who would not acknowledge the illegal dumping of hazardous waste because he would "have his company taken away from him" if he did. There's nothing nuanced, complicated or vaguely sympathetic about that.

Glenn Close once again turns in an Emmy-worthy performance as a "Race Horse Haynes" -esque class-action litigator, Patty Hewes. She's worth the price of the dvd set by herself.

This season kept my attention and was entertaining from beginning to end. But, the first season was virtually perfect and thus, this season which certainly fell short of that, suffers in comparison.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Steven Carrier on February 5, 2010
Format: DVD
This second season of Damages is more of a sequel than a true second season of a television series. I say this because Damages is a very cinematic show. From its cast of big name star, elaborate and inventive plot, dark content, beautiful cinematography and first rate direction; nothing about this show feels like something that came from TV. Season 1 was groundbreaking and thrilling television. Season 2 is a continuation of that, upping the ante for good and for worse. The story is so large and so complex it was, for me really fun to try and put all the pieces together. Most people will complain that it was not as straight forward as Season 1 but I didn't care, the writing was seamless and just made you pay more attention. The acting is stepped up as well, especially from Rose Byrne, the true star of this season. If you are a fan of Season 1 I urge you to check out this sequel season. It really is a continuation of the excellence we found in Season 1.

And how could anyone pass up with a show with this cast: Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Tate Donovan, Anastasia Griffith, Ted Danson, Michael Nouri, Marcia Gay Harden, Timothy Olyphant, William Hurt and John Doman.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Man VINE VOICE on January 28, 2010
Format: DVD
"Damages - The Complete Second Season" stars Glenn Close and features Ted Danson, Rose Byrne, Tate Donovan, and William Hurt. Academy Award-winner Marcia Gay Harden and Timothy Olyphant join the cast in Season Two. Following the premier season's legal battle and victory over CEO billionaire Arthur Frobisher (Danson), Patty Hewes (Close) has the legal world at her feet. Just as she's pondering her next move, Daniel Purcell (Hurt), a man from Patty's mysterious past, re-enters her life, drawing her into a new legal challenge. What begins as a domestic murder case escalates into the highest reaches of government as Patty unearths a vast conspiracy. At the same time, Ellen (Byrne), Patty's once ambitious protégé, is on a mission to take Patty down. Ellen has agreed to be an informant for the FBI in their criminal investigation of Patty and the firm. Patty must unravel the mystery surrounding Purcell and negotiate the dangers both inside and outside her office.
The raison d'etre of "Damages" is Ms. Close, who etches a constantly fascinating portrait of the formidable trial lawyer. Her Patty is intense, intelligent, shrewd, and volatile -- all business one moment, all girlish and playful the next. Her unpredictability gives the show an edge and distinguishes it from other TV lawyer dramas.
The three-disc DVD contains all thirteen episodes of the second season. Bonus extras include cast and crew commentaries on selected episodes, deleted scenes, a Season One recap, seven character profiles, and a Season Two Post Mortem in which the creators take a look back at Season Two.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Green Manalishi on June 17, 2010
Format: DVD
This second season kept me up until sunrise. This is the best show around these days and while I was wondering where they could go after Season 1, the whole of Season 2 just rocked my socks off. "Ellen is kinda hot", in the words of Patty's son. In Season 2, we get to watch her transform from innocent into borderline "femme fatale", and there's something that borders on the architypical or legendary in her expression of the persona - beautiful, melancholy, deadly. I was surprised they could follow up so strong after such a very good first season. Patty has become more sympathetic and you find you are actually rooting for her much of the time. She still packs her usual punch though, and when least expected. Conversely, she takes a few herself.

Rose Byrne and Glenn Close were just fantastic and all the villains were great. So many different characters. I love the set locations on this show. They have a very authentic feeling and they are used without ostentation to great effect. Interestingly and beautifully shot, seamless fast paced action, tight dialogue and plot are what you get with Damages Season 2. Just excellent.
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