Thursday, 6 January 2011

Competition: 'Damages' Season 1 DVD

Thursday, 6 January 2011

It's competition time on DMD again! And this time, it's my American readers who get to feel the benefit. That makes a change, doesn't it.

You may know that Golden Globe-winning drama Damages, following a prodigious lawyer called Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne) working alongside fearsome litigator Patty Hewes (Glenn Close), was cancelled by FX last summer. But did you know that DIRECTV rescued the show from the scrapheap and are financing a fourth and fifth season?

Season 4 begins this summer, exclusively on DIRECTV's 101 Network, but in the meantime the channel is repeating the previous three years that aired on FX -- uncut and without commercials! You can currently catch season 1 every Tuesday night at 10pm.

To celebrate Damages' survival, I have a copy of Season 1 up for grabs on Region 1 DVD. In the show's first year, Ellen and Patty become embroiled in a class action lawsuit targeting billionaire Arthur Frobisher (Ted Danson), one of the country's wealthiest CEOs. It's a terrific season of television, and something well worth your time if you haven't seen it. I reviewed the Blu-ray box-set awhile ago here. And if you don't want this DVD, why not promote this competition via Facebook, Twitter, et al?

To be in with a chance of winning this box-set, simply answer the following question:

In which city does Damages take place?

(a) Washington D.C
(b) Chicago
(c) New York
Next, e-mail me your answer, remembering to include your full name and a delivery address. Please ensure the subject header is titled "Damages Competition", or it might get lost in my inbox.

This competition closes on Monday 10 January @5pm (GMT). That's 12PM EST, right? I will pick a winner at random and inform everyone on 11 January.

A gentle reminder: this competition is only open to residents of the United States of America. Entries from people living in other countries will be discounted. Sorry.

Good luck!