Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Teaser: DAMAGES, season 4

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Legal drama Damages returns for a fourth season next month, rescued from oblivion when FX cancelled it by DIRECTV. A 30-second teaser has been released (above) that gives us a mild taste of what's in store. I'm not sure what the new storyline is, based on the teaser, but it looks to be connected to the US military's practices overseas, and it stars the always marvelous John Goodman. So I'm definitely interested to see what Patty Hewes (Glenn Close) will be up to this year.

I'm a fan of Damages, as long-time readers will be aware, but it's never been an easy show to review every week, as I've always given up a few episodes into each season. I consequently won't be covering season 4, beyond the premiere. It should be especially interesting this year—both because The Good Wife has stolen much of its thunder as the #1 legal drama around, and to see if the move to DIRECTV has affected it in any way.

How about you? Is Damages a show you watch? Do you agree that it peaked early with that wonderful first season? Is it possible for Rose Byrne to wake up with bed head?

Damages returns 13 July on DIRECTV. The BBC have previously aired every season of Damages, but in light of their recent decision to stop buying US imports to save money, that's not likely to be the case this year. Hopefully another British broadcaster will snap it up, though. We'll have to wait and see.