Wow! Not since "Lost" has any pilot show kept my attention riveted as "Damages" did last night. It will be repeated several times during the week, and I highly recommend it. The pilot is shown without commercials.
Glenn Close plays a high-powered, stop-at-nothing, attorney who has taken on a class action suit for employees of a multi-billion dollar company whose CEO has apparently cost his employees everything they have in an Enron-type move. As expected, her performance will take your breath away. Ted Danson as the billionaire is also excellent.
Other cast members include Rose Byrne, Tate Donovan, Michael Nouri, Zeljko Ivanek, among others.
This is not really a legal or criminal procedural show. It is more like a psychological drama. It uses flash-back, flash-forward techiques.
You think you know who is good and evil, you think you know what is going on, but as things unfold, you change your mind. More than once. At the end of the pilot, you can only guess.
To recap any more of the episode would spoil it, I think.