When Irish Eyes Are Assimilating

Ray Donovan is being sold as a new Showtime series, but right now it feels like it’s actually two shows.

The first show—about a family of tough South Boston Irish-Americans who relocate to Los Angeles, and start a boxing gym and a combination private eye/protection service that caters to celebrities—is pretty good, if you’re not burned out on the “Tough White Dude Can’t Control His Inner Demons but Has a Good Heart” genre.



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