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80

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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 55 Ratings

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  • Summary: Ellen seeks revenge by working undercover for the FBI in the second season as someone (William Hurt) from Patty's past returns.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Suspense
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. It's a serialized mystery that pays off your devotion.
  2. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    100
    This is TV's best and brightest at the moment, and a wonderful tribute to New York's resurgent TV production industry.
  3. Forget everything I ever wrote about "Mad Men." This is the best drama series on television.
  4. 80
    When you watch the show, which returns for season two tonight at 10, you'll find a legal thriller that's trashier and more fun than you might have expected.
  5. 75
    All in all, a great good time with not one single character to like. Now, that's entertainment!
  6. Reviewed by: Stuart Levine
    70
    Damages works best when it doesn't show its cards early on, so it's hard to make definitive judgments after only a handful of episodes. Predicaments and positions can often change, and seeing a character move from one end of the ethical spectrum to the other can be reinvigorating. Here's hoping there'll be a few such shifts along the way.
  7. Toward the end of the second episode, two characters who have no business acting chummy with each other get in the back of a car together and do exactly that. And rather than make me eager to pop in my screener of the third episode (which I did, eventually), it just killed all the buzz I had built up to that point.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Sep 18, 2012
    8
    The show is great, watch it...........................................................................................................................
  2. May 21, 2012
    2
    I love Damages but not this season. While S1 and S3 were well thought out, well paced and built up to a satisfying finale, this season was overly complicated, too many characters and an ending that just seemed put together with no real planning behind it. It would be useful also if people didn't rush to give Damages a 10 score after one opening episode! Expand

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