User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 33
  2. Negative: 5 out of 33

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  1. Aug 25, 2012
    1
    Since Season one of Damages, this was a "must see" show for me. And I looked at this season with great anticipation. But after watching for five weeks, I stopped watching. Glenn Close is phoning in her performance. The guests are average at best. But I'd say the main culprit is the lethargic, boring writing. Nothing has happened. None of the usual unexpected twists and turns. The dialog is mundane. The highly anticipated conflict between Patty and Ellen is tepid. So long to a once great show. Collapse
  2. Oct 18, 2013
    1
    An initially promising series with strong,complex female characters that devolved into insufferably American provincial crap. Ellen can't seem to find a decent way to practice law? She has to dump her career altogether so she can wear headbands and ballet flats and find true "fulfillment" in just being a plain old mom? How can she afford to shop in a high-end Manhattan boutique now? On her husband's group counselor salary? They should just call it The Devil Wears Damages because it's about as fresh as a stale romantic comedy. Bad girl for having ambition and aspirations and financial independence! Bad, bad girl!
    Careers are evil! Mommies are pure!
    What a load of uninspired good-old-boy garbage. The middle-aged male showrunners, as usual, are still grappling with long-standing mommy issues. Get some therapy and get over it.
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Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Aaron Riccio
    Jul 17, 2012
    75
    While the show's certainly grown more tightly plotted in the last several seasons, especially after cutting the number of episodes down to 10 and reducing (often via murder) the number of secondary characters, Damages is still suffering from some seemingly needless bloat.
  2. Reviewed by: Curt Wagner
    Jul 12, 2012
    100
    Damages proves once again why it is one of the smartest thrillers on TV.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jul 11, 2012
    83
    Her Patty knows how to spread the hurt. Get in on Damages' final round.