First air date
July 24, 2007
Genre(s): Drama, Mystery, Crime
A show that sits firmly in the "legal thriller" genre, "Damages" is the story of recent law school graduate Ellen Parsons, and her apprenticeship at the law firm of the experienced, renowned, and ruthless attorney Patty Hewes. Each season revolves around one major case that Hewe's firm takes on, as well as taking a look at the conflicted relationship that develops between Hewes and Parsons. While Parsons is thrilled to be a part of such a well known and prestigious firm, her personal and legal ethics are frequently in conflict with Hewes, which puts both in perilous positions at times. The series is notable for its in-depth examination of challenging law cases from both perspectives - that of the firm, and of the defendants.