Ray Donovan (2013– )

Creator: Ann Biderman

Cast: Liev Schreiber, Paula Malcomson, Jon Voight

Here is a great series Neo-Noir. At first you will go okay a show about this guy who has this job but as the series goes on you beginning to see what it is really. Nice move from showtime. Ray Donavan is a fixer for the stars and rap stars in hollywood. Basically he protects them don’t matter what that is why he is paid to do. But he also protect his family especially from his father. His wife Abby and their kids know what Ray does for a living. Ray’s siblings however are not in good shape you have Bunchy was molested by a priest when he was a child, and went into an addiction of drugs and alcohol plus depression. Terry  took too many blows to the head as a boxer, and the resulting neurological damage. And a bastard half-brother Daryl, and ex-con self-centered menace of a father Mickey. But Ray gets the news that his father is getting out of prison after being incarcerated for 20 years.

It funny at times moves along well so far. Liev Schrieber. is a perfect Ray Donovan. There is pain in his past and he never forgot it. Ray is on a slow burner because there will be stress from his father who has come back and want to get to know his grandchildren. Steven Bauer as Avi, Ray’s hired muscle/friend is great but I wondered where was he all this years. I almost didn’t recognize him. Ray’s assistant Lena, a great role for Katherine Moennig she is embracing it big time, he fit her like a glove. James Woods shows up as ‘Sully’, a Boston mobster with Donovan family history/connections and is now FBI’s most wanted. A lot of fun moment, tension nice acting and fun to watch.


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