Ray Donovan Reviews & Ratings

Sundays, 9:00 PM ET on Showtime

60 minutes

Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, RAY DONOVAN does the dirty work for LA's top power players. The one-hour drama series stars Liev Schreiber as the go-to guy who makes the problems of the city's celebrities, superstar athletes, and business moguls disappear. This powerful family drama unfolds when his father, played by Jon Voight, is unexpectedly released from prison, setting off a chain of events that shakes the Donovan family to its core.
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Sep 13, 2015 4:20PM EDT
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When the show was first advertised i expected a tough guy fixer type show. Making things right for degenerates, 1%-ers etc...

What i got was a show that has zero characters i can identify with while also pretty much hating every single one of them. It isn't compelling or interesting. If i want to watch a disaster of a family i prefer Shameless. Molested punch drunks, coke pushing grandparents and a girl with the weirdest reaction to a boyfriend murder ever. THe show is yuk.

When the show was first advertised i expected a tough guy fixer type show. Making things right for degenerates, 1%-ers etc...

What i got was a show that has zero characters i can identify with while also pretty much hating every single one of them. It isn't compelling or interesting. If i want to watch a disaster of a family i prefer Shameless. Molested punch drunks, coke pushing grandparents and a girl with the weirdest reaction to a boyfriend murder ever. THe show is yuk.

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Oct 25, 2014 12:11AM EDT
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this show might have the worst kids in TV history on it. ray's wife makes Tony Soprano or Walter white Ol' ladies look good by comparison and it can be tough to get through due to those issues but I watch it anyways. RD doesn't make a lick of sense but it gets some hot broads to show their cans so it's all good.

this show might have the worst kids in TV history on it. ray's wife makes Tony Soprano or Walter white Ol' ladies look good by comparison and it can be tough to get through due to those issues but I watch it anyways. RD doesn't make a lick of sense but it gets some hot broads to show their cans so it's all good.

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by tarea
Oct 16, 2014 5:58AM EDT
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Ray Donovan is a bad men (really bad. mafia bad...) but somehow his ways are intriguing and you woot for him - and if you're female you maybe even have a secret crush on him.
Credible Characters. Not too much crime. Gripping storytelling.

Ray Donovan is a bad men (really bad. mafia bad...) but somehow his ways are intriguing and you woot for him - and if you're female you maybe even have a secret crush on him.
Credible Characters. Not too much crime. Gripping storytelling.

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Aug 16, 2016 7:31PM EDT
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Ray Donovan is a problem solving bad ass mofo. He can manipulate any situation to serve the needs of his clients, family and friends. A diverse and intriguing drama that steers you away from fear and drives solution and resolution into you mind. Nothing can be reverse but you can find yourself in the solution.

Ray Donovan is a problem solving bad ass mofo. He can manipulate any situation to serve the needs of his clients, family and friends. A diverse and intriguing drama that steers you away from fear and drives solution and resolution into you mind. Nothing can be reverse but you can find yourself in the solution.

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Mar 8, 2016 11:53AM EST
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The brilliance of Showtime’s “Ray Donovan” expresses itself not only through the impactful intelligence of star Liev Schreiber, but through nuanced moments in its literary-quality storytelling — written and visual. Schreiber has played Donovan as a slippery operator gliding just beneath the surface of Hollywood’s oily, undulating veneer — making the ugliness assaulting the entertainment industry’s power players go away or else hiding the vile behavior of those same cracked and addled creatures. But where he plays hero to those who can pay top dollar for his services, Donovan also takes a toll from those who can’t with the promise of a fix, an emotional price paid and then a boot to the butt as he kicks them out onto the boulevard of broken dreams.
One of the best series I have seen. Kept me glued to screen from episode 1 to end! I love Ray's character - how he hides his inner self and how much he loves his family even without really showing it. He's a friend, brother, husband and even father you would trust to stand in the gap for you come rain or sunshine. Abby is an excellent actress whose body language says more than her words. With just the movement of her eyes, ears, lips, shoulders and hands she expresses what could have required a tonne of words and hours of cast! I think Mick a genius, just when you think he's getting all predictable he u-turns and acts in a way you never would have imagined. Bunchy's role though seemingly dull portrays profound character of an abused childhood. For a 40 year old to act 10 ish requires a great deal of skill. The same goes for his brother who has to continuously shake his hand, voice and walk in imitation of a Parkinson's diseased person.

The brilliance of Showtime’s “Ray Donovan” expresses itself not only through the impactful intelligence of star Liev Schreiber, but through nuanced moments in its literary-quality storytelling — written and visual. Schreiber has played Donovan as a slippery operator gliding just beneath the surface of Hollywood’s oily, undulating veneer — making the ugliness assaulting the entertainment industry’s power players go away or else hiding the vile behavior of those same cracked and addled creatures. But where he plays hero to those who can pay top dollar for his services, Donovan also takes a toll from those who can’t with the promise of a fix, an emotional price paid and then a boot to the butt as he kicks them out onto the boulevard of broken dreams.
One of the best series I have seen. Kept me glued to screen from episode 1 to end! I love Ray's character - how he hides his inner self and how much he loves his family even without really showing it. He's a friend, brother, husband and even father you would trust to stand in the gap for you come rain or sunshine. Abby is an excellent actress whose body language says more than her words. With just the movement of her eyes, ears, lips, shoulders and hands she expresses what could have required a tonne of words and hours of cast! I think Mick a genius, just when you think he's getting all predictable he u-turns and acts in a way you never would have imagined. Bunchy's role though seemingly dull portrays profound character of an abused childhood. For a 40 year old to act 10 ish requires a great deal of skill. The same goes for his brother who has to continuously shake his hand, voice and walk in imitation of a Parkinson's diseased person.

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Sep 1, 2015 2:02PM EDT
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so many things going on and easy to follow the interesting stories

so many things going on and easy to follow the interesting stories

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Jul 22, 2015 11:44AM EDT
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Just started watching this and the characters are all so well formed considering I'm just at the beginning, liking what I see, so far. Jon Voight is scary!

Just started watching this and the characters are all so well formed considering I'm just at the beginning, liking what I see, so far. Jon Voight is scary!

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by remynggton
May 27, 2015 8:59PM EDT
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Loved the first season, the second not so much. Liev Schreiber does a great job with the character despite the story getting a bit frustrating as the show progresses.
Recommend for watching if you love the old style gangter shows.

Loved the first season, the second not so much. Liev Schreiber does a great job with the character despite the story getting a bit frustrating as the show progresses.
Recommend for watching if you love the old style gangter shows.

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by SuzetteFS
Apr 16, 2015 9:26PM EDT
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Great fun to watch. Never know what to expect.

Great fun to watch. Never know what to expect.

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Feb 22, 2015 6:50AM EST
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The best Showtime drama so far.

The best Showtime drama so far.