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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Damages Season 3: Shaping up as the best yet

TV's most clever show, "Damages," hit a bit of lull last season, but Season 3 could be its best yet.

Simply put, "Damages" draws you in - big time.

High-powered lawyer Patty Hewes (Glenn Glose) is back to tackle another huge case. This time, she's been appointed by the U.S. government to recover billions in stolen assets from the largest investment fraud in U.S. history. It's a storyline sure to involve suspense, betrayal and manipulation from all angles.

Also back is the underrated Rose Byrne as Ellen Parsons with guest stars Martin Short, Campbell Scott and Lilly Tomlin.

What makes "Damages" so clever is each season begins at the end. Then we're taken back to the beginning for one heck of a ride. Confused? If you've missed the first two seasons, good luck. Faithful viewers won't be. You'll be at the edge of your seat, especially during Season 3's first episode, which airs on Jan. 25 on FX.

Viewers will be thrown for a loop when Hewes' lawyer sidekick Tom Shayes, played by Tate Donovan, pops up in the most unexpected spot. Then again, "Damages" always seems to be full of surprises.

- Mark Podolski


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