Damages (Season 1). This show has it all: Smart scripts, stylish direction, and a phenomenal cast anchored by Glenn Close. Not to mention murder, skullduggery, and noir action galore. Yet despite a fistful of Golden Globe nominations (and a Best Actress award for Close) this FX series still seems to be flying under the radar. With Season 2 not scheduled to air until January 2009, now’s the perfect time to catch up. Close plays Patty Hewes, a high-profile litigator who is gunning for Arthur Frobisher (Ted Danson), a billionaire CEO accused of emptying his company’s retirement coffers. Patty Hewes’ protégé, Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne), is the young lamb/ first-year associate who ends up on the dark side of the looking glass (CAAF).