Ray Donovan grows on you. Like the titular character’s anger, the show gets better with each new season on Showtime.
I’ve had my mind set on watching this show for a while now. But every time I started it, I got bored. Last month, I finally decided to take the plunge and I had to say that after finishing three seasons out of seven, that this is one of the few shows that grow on you.
In fact, the third season might be the best so far. Starring Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan is the story of a professional “fixer” for the rich and famous in Los Angeles, with an anger problem… for a good reason. To be honest, the first season was bad. Really bad. However, something happened halfway through season two. All the actors finally found their footing, the story makes sense, and things are finally fluid.
On the other hand, Donovan’s wife and kids get worse. I never hated characters so much as I hated Abby (Paula Malcomson), Bridget (Kerris Dorsey), and Conor (Devon Bagby). Their characters and their stories are annoying. I don’t blame Ray for sleeping around or staying outside the house as much as possible.
Should you watch it?
With each new season, Ray Donovan expands its canvas, delves deeper into its flawed characters, and grows more interesting as it goes along. Can’t wait to watch the rest of the show (as long as they don’t ruin it!).
Where can I watch it?
You can stream all seasons of Ray Donovan exclusively on Paramount+.