Damages : Season 2

Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 64 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 64
  2. Negative: 2 out of 64

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  1. LeslieV
    Apr 16, 2009
    10
    I love that it always leaves you hanging and thinking you have figured it out and it still manages to surprise you.
  2. emilyw
    Apr 7, 2009
    5
    Ended up being extremely disappointing. The 80 here makes sense considering the critics only saw the first few episodes, which hinted at the brilliance of Season 1. Too bad the writers went nowhere with some intriguing storylines. What is most maddening is how the show was wrapped up in a sloppy manner. The last episode just had everyone arrested in the last few minutes. There was Ended up being extremely disappointing. The 80 here makes sense considering the critics only saw the first few episodes, which hinted at the brilliance of Season 1. Too bad the writers went nowhere with some intriguing storylines. What is most maddening is how the show was wrapped up in a sloppy manner. The last episode just had everyone arrested in the last few minutes. There was virtually no climax and the twist this season was not interesting at all. Hopefully season 3 gets back on track. Collapse
  3. 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!
  4. ThomasB
    Mar 1, 2009
    10
    The only show that has ever given me goosebumps on a regular basis. Follow the smartly-written twists and turns every week, and you'll have a hard time not gasping or yelling at your TV on Wednesday nights.
  5. JamesB
    Jan 21, 2009
    10
    The best just got better. The second season of Damages start with clues that are more promising than the first season. It requires your total devotion, but it pays off big time!
  6. WilliamN
    Jan 22, 2009
    10
    Damages is not a program where you can surf the web while watching. The plot twists and time shifting requires full attention. But even if you lose track, it is worth the effort to see Glenn Close and William Hurt. Two people who do not get enough good work anymore. When the two of them have their stare down over whether he is lying to her or not - the emmys could be handed out right Damages is not a program where you can surf the web while watching. The plot twists and time shifting requires full attention. But even if you lose track, it is worth the effort to see Glenn Close and William Hurt. Two people who do not get enough good work anymore. When the two of them have their stare down over whether he is lying to her or not - the emmys could be handed out right there. These are two of the best actors of their generation and the opportunity to see them every week in an incredibly compelling drama is one no one should miss. Expand
  7. matta
    Jan 8, 2009
    9
    The opening episode kept up the intensity and across-the-board solid acting from last season. Along with Mad Men, this is the best show on TV right now (Nip/Tuck is close as well).
  8. SandyG
    Feb 4, 2009
    9
    Mote interesting plot than Season 1. Patti is a complex woman.
  9. MichaelH
    Apr 5, 2009
    5
    While there are some first class actors in Damages, the writing leaves something to be desired. There's just something terribly unreal about how the dialogue is constructed with its momentous dramatic pauses. Compare this to the effortless dialogue in Friday Night Lights, for instance. There is just no comparison between television greatness and the heavy breathing which Damages promotes.
  10. JennetP
    Jan 13, 2009
    10
    My 10 is provisional, as only the first episode has aired But, so far, the show looks as though it is retaining all of the first season's virtues (sophisticated storytelling & full-throttle acting, for starters) while correcting its few vices. I was among those who felt that sub-plots might pick up the pace a bit and help avoid the repetition that sometimes troubled the show. If My 10 is provisional, as only the first episode has aired But, so far, the show looks as though it is retaining all of the first season's virtues (sophisticated storytelling & full-throttle acting, for starters) while correcting its few vices. I was among those who felt that sub-plots might pick up the pace a bit and help avoid the repetition that sometimes troubled the show. If I've added right, this season is starting with three storylines, counting Ellen's revenge. I'm also hoping that the writers will do something with Patty's stillbirth from last season's finale, as I'm still incredulous about what a flimsy revelation it turned out to be. After a whole season's flash-forwards, wondering and puzzling about where Patty would flee at such a crucial moment and, later, who could be under that tombstone? A dead baby? A dead baby is a snack to Patty. I had visions of the writers pointing to one another saying,"Dude, YOU were supposed to handle that reveal!" "No, dude, YOU were!" The Oh-no-I-just-killed-another-daughter gambit might have worked on a lesser show, but, not on this one. I thought Patty was having a stroke. There's still time to make it work, however Expand
  11. AC
    Mar 21, 2009
    9
    Damages might be the best show on TV, right now.
  12. CristobalS
    Apr 14, 2009
    10
    Best Show On TV!!! The heart of this series is the script. The dialogue of this show is smart, suave, exciting, and of the quality of a Coen Brothers screenplay. The production is movie-like and provides twists and turns that leave you shocked, entertained, and fully engaged. The terrific acting (especially Close, Hurt, and Olyphant) is better than some of the best peformances in Best Show On TV!!! The heart of this series is the script. The dialogue of this show is smart, suave, exciting, and of the quality of a Coen Brothers screenplay. The production is movie-like and provides twists and turns that leave you shocked, entertained, and fully engaged. The terrific acting (especially Close, Hurt, and Olyphant) is better than some of the best peformances in Oscar-Winning movies. Everyone down to guest stars turn in a career best performance. This is for people who respect the excellence of movies and television. Not To Miss (unless you are a total freak). Should be 11 out of 10. Expand
  13. Sep 18, 2012
    8
    The show is great, watch it...........................................................................................................................
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Nothing is as it seems--too much of the time. Intrigue is good; circular storytelling to the point of viewer exhaustion is bad.
  2. One of the addictive things about Damages is its ability to work what initially seems to be a peripheral character like Olyphant's into the series' core plot in a startling way. All credit is due to the show's creators--brothers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler and Daniel Zelman--who wrote the first two episodes with smoothly intricate plotting and bursts of melodrama that rarely spill over the top.
  3. The show's trademark time shifts continue, although it's initially unclear if they're connected to the season one story that carries over or to the season two plot.