Ray Donovan - Showtime Sundays

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Anyone in on this? It feels Sopranos-y, but it kind of has that feel of getting too much hype.
I've seen the name "Ray Donovan" everywhere for a week now, on sites and ads.

Seems like it could be good tough, and I need Summer shows.
 

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Showtime censors language on their YouTube clips? Jesus Harold Christ...
 

NotSoFast

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Anyone in on this? It feels Sopranos-y, but it kind of has that feel of getting too much hype.
I've seen the name "Ray Donovan" everywhere for a week now, on sites and ads.

Seems like it could be good tough, and I need Summer shows.
First I've heard of it. Setting DVR right now.
 

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I watched the first ep on demand. Not bad, I'll wait a few more episodes before shitting on it.
Also not a Liev Schrieber fan.
 

Stormrider666

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How is a show Sopranos-y?

While I'm a fan of both Schrieber and Voight, for some reason I always lose interest in a Showtime series after the first season is over. So I'm not sure if I'm going check out Ray Donovan.
 
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It just looked that way I guess.

Ray has been characterized as an Irish-American Tony Soprano in Los Angeles. But that's too easy.
He's smoother, less pig-headed, in sharp suits. He's Liev Schreiber, for heaven's sakes!

Showtime's "Ray Donovan," the big-buzz, 12-episode cable drama of the summer, is a dark and violent exploration of family and sociopaths not dissimilar to HBO's "The Sopranos," but tapping the Hollywood elite for business.

Like that New Jersey family, the Boston-bred Donovan clan suffers the continuing fallout from a tragic parent-child relationship: Like the standoff between mom Olivia and son Tony, the war rages between Dad Mickey ( Jon Voight) and son Ray.
Similarities to "The Sopranos" cause the occasional cringe: a tough guy interested in getting his kids into good schools, an equally tough wife tired of her husband leaving the family to take emergency calls from informants. Instead of the manic Italian Catholic dinners, they share depressive Irish Catholic get-togethers.
 

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Wow nothing? I liked it. It has good potential, I believe.
 

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I also liked it. I think the show has great potential. Good cast too.
 

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I liked the premise a lot. I rewatched it a day or so later with the gf and she also liked it.
 

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Great 2nd episode. As I was watching the second episode end I said "What a wonderfully flawed family"
 

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I'm digging it. Goods news Absolutely, there's a tranny.
It is really good, after the first episode I was excited to see the second and now I'm psyched for the third. Some of the subplots are so uncomfortable but at the same time refreshing to see being tackled (Shameless is similar in that way but otherwise the shows couldn't be more different but both are excellent).

The tranny couldn't possibly have put less effort into trying to appear female...