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Universal acclaim- based on 52 Ratings

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  • Summary: The third season finds Patty Hewes working on a Ponzi scheme case, where she has to deal with an attorney (Martin Short) and the accused's wife (Lily Tomlin).
  • Genre(s): Drama, Suspense
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    100
    Gorgeously acted, written, paced, structured and conceived, "Damages" remains one of the best shows on TV--and maybe the most enjoyably addictive.
  2. Reviewed by: Paige Wiser
    88
    It’s a lot to juggle, but you can count on the payoff to be worth the trouble. Power, weakness, greed, violence--what’s not to like?
  3. The series retains its trademark flash forwards that signal murders and/or deceits yet to be revealed. It's one of the show's more operatic touches but this time the revelation, a fantastic and personal driver for stories, feels less like an attempt to manipulate the audience and more rooted in the plausible.
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    80
    FX has often made its bones by seeking to push the pay-cable envelope in terms of standards, sometimes gratuitously so; Damages demonstrates that envelope-pushers needn't be edgier, necessarily, just smarter.
  5. Damages is a show that has always required a viewer's full attention, and the rewards are there for those who do.
  6. Save for one far-fetched incident, the two hours provided enough clues as to where the season will head--and how much conflict from secrets and lies will be coming down the pike - to hook fans of the show who might have been waffling on the commitment.
  7. Reviewed by: J.C. Frenan
    63
    Regardless of whichever cathartic moment wins out this season), no intervention at the level of systemic injustice will have transpired, even allegorically. In such a thoroughly and inescapably capitalist vision of the world, structural injustice is not only profitable, but necessary to the maintenance of the system of the series.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. May 21, 2012
    9
    Great, Damages back to the great quality of Season 1. After my disappointment with S2 this one seems to have had much more effort in the storytelling and was really well rounded off. Every seemly sidestory grew to become a relevant part of the plot. Fantastic acting as ever. Expand
  2. Sep 15, 2011
    9
    Great season in my opinion and easily as good as the first. Asides from the normal damages season arc of catching the bad guy, I felt that the season was very much wrapping up other smaller plots from seasons past - which was a good thing.
    It was nice to see old faces return for a few episodes and it will be a shame to see many of the characters go (unless they appear again in dream forms etc).. brilliantly well acted by all involved as per ususal - Tate Donovan stepped up the mark massively and really delivered the performance of his career especially in many of the final episode scenes.
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  3. Sep 18, 2012
    8
    The show is great, watch it...........................................................................................................................

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