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The FX legal thriller Damages, starring Glenn Close, is having a rip-roaring third season. It's gone back to the heyday of the first season with a flash forward/flashback storytelling technique that keeps eager viewers coming back for more, and it's got a fabulous plot with a Bernie Madoff-like scandal.
And, of course, it still has the marvelous Glenn Close as the deliciously deceitful Patty Hewes.
Our villains this season? The Tobin family. They're just like the Madoffs in that Louis Tobin, the patriarch, Ponzi-schemed the life savings out of hundreds of investors. Then one Thanksgiving dinner, he came clean to the rest of the family and let them know he was about to be carted off to the white collar version of Riker's Island.
Bet you never had that conversation with your family over the holiday turkey.