On basic cable, July is busting out all over.
But guess which new show I’m anticipating most eagerly? That would be Damages, premiering July 24 on FX. Glenn Close plays hot-shot New York litigator Patty Hewes, who, along with her protégé Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne, Marie Antoinette, The Dead Girl, 28 Weeks Later), takes on an allegedly corrupt CEO.
Of her character, Close has this to say:
Uh, yeah. The marriage with the sexy man. Totally the part I’m looking forward to. But I get what she’s saying:
Better. Sexual. Sold! As if the prospect of Close in her prime weren’t enough, we also get Byrne in her bloom:
Close’s character is ambitious and ruthless — and refreshingly unapologetic — while Byrne’s character is a little naive but just as driven. Maybe the mentor-mentee thing isn’t a new idea in the land of legal thrillers, but how often are both parties female?
And the other characters seem interesting too, even Ted Danson‘s (can’t say I’m a fan). He plays the CEO in question. In all the clips and trailers I’ve seen, Damages looks both fierce and funny. Here’s a preview:
And here’s a closer look at Patty and Ellen:
And a trailer:
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