Damages

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


My guilty pleasure during wedding/portrait season? Netflix. (and whatever Hulu will let me watch for free). When a wedding is finished, I'm giddy because 1) I get to sit down and 2) I get to watch the latest 4 episodes of Modern Family or Fringe or yes, I'll confess, Castle, because I just can't quit you, Nathan Fillion. Even with the terrible. cliched plots and writing.

Because I shoot digitally, every session requires some dedicated editing down time. Sometimes I listen to music while I process photos ( a current fave is the Pumped Up Kicks station on Pandora). A lot of the time I listen to podcasts (Fresh Air and The Moth are mainstays), but really, catching a series I never made time for when it originally aired - while I'm working - makes me feel like I'm eating a giant piece of cake of breakfast, just because I can.

So there's this show? On FX. It's called Damages.

Yeah.

Why didn't you tell me??

This show has been on since 2008, and I am just now clueing into the fact this may be one of the most entertaining, brilliantly written series on TV.

What I was not prepared for was how I would need to put my life on hold for the next 24 hours to watch the entire season, because y'all, I didn't have a choice. I HAD to know what was going to happen to bloody Ellen in the flashbacks, to the pompous, vulnerable villain played by Ted Danson, and that devil in the $1000 suit skirt, Patty Hewes, played by Glenn Close.

Not every subplot worked (stalker girl?) Some of the logic failed me in the end, but the show was consistently suspenseful, brilliantly acted and my new preferred method of running photoshop actions. Cause the great thing about being so behind on the show? I have 3 more seasons to go!

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