Damages is one of those shows that sucks you in from the very first minutes and never lets go. If I had a treadmill and only let myself watch it while in motion, I might actually be in shape by now. Or a few hours closer, anyway (related: I REALLY need a treadmill...and a place to keep a treadmill). I don't watch any other lawyer-y or CSI-type shows, so I wasn't hopeful I'd like it when I settled down to watch Episode 1. But this is not one of those "case-a-show" kinda dealies where everything gets neatly wrapped up at the end of every hour. It's more of a serial with an ongoing plotline and characters, and almost every episode ends with a cliffhanger that leaves you scrambling to start the next one and staying up waaay past bedtime. Kind of like how "The Wire" wasn't just another cop show (and if you haven't watched "The Wire," what are you doing here?! Go now!).
Oh... And it has an extraordinarily good cast... You might even recognize some of them. Maybe.
It there a Cullen crest on the other side of that wristband?
Did I mention that Peter Facinelli is in it? And he's really good and ridiculously cute as always, and hardly ever made me think of Carlisle (much) or anything? Yup.
For the sake of full disclosure, I should state that the theme song is ridiculously catchy and has been stuck in my head since I started watching the show a week or so ago. Totally worth it though...
P.S. I was terrified as I googled things for this post that I would come across a spoiler and ruin something! I only just started season two, and the show is in its fifth season. Needless to say, I am on full threat-level-Luke's-father-is-Darth-Vader/the-dog-dies-in-the-end super-max spoiler-alert watch. Don't dick me over in the comments, people - I know where some of you live and where you hide your porn.