I wholeheartedly admit that I’m a TV addict. I’ll happily watch (and usually enjoy) pretty much anything that floats across my TV screen, no matter how inane or seemingly idiotic. Indeed, when it comes to television, I’m easy. It is for that reason that I can’t quite explain why it took me so long to get around to watching Damages. I had heard how good it was from various sources. I knew it starred the goddess-like Glenn Close and the sexy Rose Byrne. I knew it involved an intricate plot of murder and mystery. So why, then, did I wait until the season had ended to backtrack and watch it?
It took a long time of self-reflection, yoga, and a little therapy to figure out the answer. But I will tell you. It’s because I knew, knew that once I started one episode I wouldn’t be able to wait for the next. I’m rather pleased with my self-awareness, because in fact, Damages is ridiculously addictive. Not only does the plot revolve around two brilliant, successful, attractive women, but it’s also well-written, well-acted, and filled with more twists and turns than the latest thrill ride at Six Flags.
I believe that FX understands full well the addictive nature of this show and have mercifully decided to air all 13 episodes back-to-back on August 9. Starting at 7 a.m. EST on Saturday, you can tune in to catch this edge-of-your-seat adventure from beginning to end. And remember, there’s no such thing as a Glenn Close overdose. (Trust me, I’ve checked.)