Glenn Close as Patty Hewes in "Damages": Still Rockin' It!

The FX legal thriller Damages, starring Glenn Close, is having a rip-roaring third season. It's gone back to the heyday of the first season with a flash forward/flashback storytelling technique that keeps eager viewers coming back for more, and it's got a fabulous plot with a Bernie Madoff-like scandal. And, of course, it still has the marvelous Glenn Close as the deliciously deceitful Patty Hewes. ...more

Oh yeah, "Damages" on network TV?  It wouldn't have lasted more than two weeks.  ...more

"Damages" - Still Jaded, Still Great

The 3rd season of “Damages”  begins tonight, Monday January 25. I’m sure there will be a brand new scenario involving a new set of evil machinations – I will love it. ...more

Here's What's Coming Up On TV In 2009

I like year end lists as much as the next person but when it comes to television, this year I'd like to look forward. That's because in a couple of weeks, the cream of the television crop will arrive. Shows like "Lost," "24," and "Damages" will finally be back and I for one will be thrilled. Let's check out some of what's coming up in the next few weeks...wait, what's that you say? You insist that I take a quick look back at the fall season? Oh, all right. First let's spare a brief moment for: ...more

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I didn't have any problem with the way "Dexter" ended.  It tied up all ...more

The 2008 Emmy Awards: DVR Shortcut Recap

Television's biggest night had drama, pathos, and naked people on the stage...well, maybe not naked people on the stage, but I got your attention didn't I? Last night was the 2008 Emmy Awards and since I never believe in watching the show in real time, I use Megan's Patented DVR Shortcut Method.  How it works is I start watching the recorded show about an hour and a half before the live show ends, then I try to click through fast enough to finish watching the DVR version just as the live show ends. That way, you watch three hours worth of inane speeches and bad hosting jokes in an hour and a half.  It's a better viewing value.  On with the show. ...more


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The SAG Awards Recap - DVR Shortcut Style

Last year in order to watch the Emmy Awards, I came up with the DVR Shortcut viewing technique.  What you do is you set your DVR to start recording the show and then half an hour before the scheduled end of the show, in this case 9:30 PM, you start watching the show on the DVR.  Your goal is to watch the whole show in thirty minutes or less.  It's a television viewing technique whose time has come and it's perfect for award shows.  Trust me, it will save you many hours of bad TV viewing time.  All those bad jokes?  Zip, zip...whiz right by.  All those ridiculous show fillers?  Click, click...on to the next award.  That's what I did with the SAG Awards last night and I can't tell you what a satisfying experience it was.  Well, actually, yes I can. ...more

"Damages" Nominated For Four Golden Globes

The Golden Globe nominations came out yesterday and FX's legal thriller "Damages" got four nominations, the most for any television show. It's up for Best Drama, Best Actress (Glenn Close), Best Supporting Actress (Rose Byrne), and Best Supporting Actor (Ted Danson). That's pretty good for a show that was almost canceled due to low ratings. According to TV Guide Glenn Close had this to say: "I am thrilled to be nominated and doubly thrilled that [the executive producers] and Ted [Danson] and Rose [Byrne] are nominated as well. Damages represents one of the best teams I've ever had the privilege of working with." Now anyone that follows the crazy awards show season knows the Golden Globes are kind of like pretty curtains on a wall with no windows. Fun, but totally unnecessary. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the architect of the Golden Globes, is a shadowy organization of about ten guys from Canada who years ago got together one day in a bar and said, "Let's put on an awards show!" Read This Entire Post At Megan's Minute. ...more

Are These Patty Hewes' Sunglasses?

Do you think these are Patty Hewes' sunglasses from "Damages?" You know, the ones she wore in all those flashbacks. The reason I'm asking is because I got an email from a "Damages" fan who asked if I knew where to buy a pair like the ones Glenn Close wore in the show. She wanted to buy them for her husband as a Christmas gift. I told her I didn't know, but I would try to find out. Read This Entire Post At Megan's Minute. ...more
Glenn Close is dressed to the nines! Clean as a whistle and shes been working out! Her gams and ...more

"Damages" On DVD In January

My favorite television legal thriller "Damages" is coming out on DVD on January 29, 2008. It'll be a three disc set with all 13 episodes, behind the scenes featurettes, and deleted scenes and bloopers. Read This Complete Post At Megan’s Minute. ...more

Loyal Fans Win "Damages"

The jury is in and loyal fans of excellent television drama have won their "Damages." I'm so excited, I could spit! The suits at FX finally got their keisters in gear and made the no-brainer decision to renew. Read This Complete Post At Megan's Minute. ...more

"Damages" Recap - Episode 13: Because I Know Patty

In honor of the "Damages" finale, this is a special live blog of the finale of "Damages" as it happens. I'm losing sleep over this guys, so I hope you enjoy it. We start this final episode the same way we started the first episode. The operatic music cut with the stylized shots of New York and the ringing of the elevator bell as we cut to the entrance of Patty's apartment building. Ellen's listens to David's message about the videotape. Ellen's attacker opens the door with a key and lures Corey out to the patio with a treat. This guy's well-dressed and doesn't look like Scruffy the Killer's accomplice, but okay. He's looking for something but what? Corey starts barking and Ellen gets up. She fights with the attacker and he falls on the knife. She runs out. Scruffy the Killer is sitting outside with...his accomplice! The elevator bells rings and there's bloody Ellen running out. Right past Scruffy the Killer and the accomplice. The accomplice gets back in the car and as they recognize Ellen, they beat it out of there. So if it wasn't Scruffy's accomplice, who was Ellen's attacker? Read This Complete Post At Megan's Minute. ...more