Monday, 15 September 2014

Ray Donovan - The BEST TV Show Ever!

What? You’re not watching Ray Donovan? I’m sorry, did you say NOT watching Ray Donovan? I’m not sure we can continue.

Seriously, get on board. It’s good. Ridiculously good.

What’s it about? Oh, I thought you’d never ask.

It’s about a Hollywood Mr Fix-It guy called Ray Donovan and his troubled, dysfunctional family. He’s played (incredibly well) by Liev Schreiber (Naomi Watts’ man in real life) and supported by other sensational actors like Jon Voight, Elliot Gould and Paula Malcomson.

It's impossible to look away

Whist we see the situations a Hollywood Mr Fix-It has to deal with (and I sincerely hope these are dramatised for our viewing pleasure), the show is really about the personal struggles of Ray and each of his family members.

Ray's Dad. They're not close.
It covers marriage, sex, abuse, mental health, alcohol, drugs, parenting, fame, talent, fitting in, finance, discrimination, prejudice, violence, friendship, loyalty, mystery and pretty much anything else that I haven't mentioned.

And most of the time your mouth is gaping and you're pausing the show to say "Did he? Did they just? Was that? OMG!"

Ray's wife. She puts up with a lot. She also likes wine.

We're currently in the middle of Season 2 but I urge you to start at the beginning. Don't "give it a go" with the latest episode. Do whatever it is you do to get access to TV shows and commit. You won't be disappointed.

Are you watching yet? Who's your favourite character?

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