RAY DONOVAN Recap: “Uber Ray”

     July 20, 2014

In “Uber Ray,” Ran Donovan has set up its major conflicts for the upcoming season, and so far, it’s looking good.  The show is a slow burn, and one that didn’t get as much attention as its counterpart Masters of Sex, but deserved …

RAY DONOVAN Recap: “Yo Soy Capitan”

     July 14, 2014

Last year, when Ray Donovan premiered, it was set up as a fast-paced action-oriented series about the life of a fixer, who helped his celebrity clients out of ridiculous situations of their own making.  And for the first few episodes, it almost …

RAY DONOVAN Recap: “Bucky Fuckin’ Dent”

     July 11, 2014

Ray Donovan has had shades of many other successful series — Boardwalk Empire, Six Feet Under — but “Bucky Fuckin’ Dent” shared some things with Breaking Bad.  Particularly, that show’s bottle episode, “Fly.”  “Bucky Fuckin’ Dent” wasn’t nearly so artistic …

RAY DONOVAN Recap: “Fite Nite”

     September 8, 2013

As Ron Burgandy might say, Ray Donovan this week “escalated quickly.”  After weeks of slow build up regarding a number of things, they all came crashing to earth in “Fite Nite.”  The tables were turned on Ray, and we got an answer …

RAY DONOVAN Recap: “Road Trip”

     August 25, 2013

In Ray Donovan, Ray and father Mickey began at odds and have been plotting against each other ever since.  They both have their allegiances and their grudges, but have the overlapping interest of family.  Yet the idea of taking the …

RAY DONOVAN Recap: “Bridget”

     July 11, 2014

Ray Donovan excels is having a fluidity of time; past and present meld together, and either one can change the other (or one’s perspective on it at least).  The past is alive and the present fully beholden to it.  “Bridget” …

RAY DONOVAN Recap: “New Birthday”

     July 11, 2014

Quite a few comments have been about Ray Donovan‘s move (or bait and switch) from a show about a fixer to one that makes viewers totally submerged in the comings and goings of the Donovan family.  If you are a …

RAY DONOVAN Recap: “Housewarming”

     August 5, 2013

No matter what viewers may think of Ray Donovan (the man) week to week, “Housewarming” proved beyond any doubt that even the most outlying stories on the show always circle back to him, and do so in the most natural …

RAY DONOVAN Recap: “The Golem”

     July 11, 2014

“The Golem” hit heavy on consequences, a theme that has been coursing through the season, but was overtly mentioned last week by the woman Ray was spying on as leverage in her divorce battle.  “Do you think about what you …

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