It took nearly two hours into the new season of FX's "Damages" for me to remember why I don't like it.To read the full thing, click here.
The show, like its main character -- amoral lawyer Patty Hewes (Glenn Close) -- can be intoxicating at times, all shiny surfaces and steely control. The cast, led by Emmy winner Close, is, for the most part, top notch. Few TV shows filmed in New York have ever made the city look like such an architectural marvel. And the series' mystery format and interlocking timelines makes it easy to simply sit on the edge of the couch and wait for what happens next.
But just as working for Patty is ultimately a bad career move because she's going to turn on you in the end, "Damages" is a show that inevitably reveals itself to be less fulfilling than it seems at first glance.
Not sure yet how much episode-specific commentary I'm going to be doing, but at the least I can do open threads for the first three episodes, which I've seen.