It’s been a while since we’ve written a piece about Showtime’s “Ray Donovan,” but the show continues to fare pretty well for itself in the first season. Basically, the series is doing a pretty good job of delivering everything that you probably expected to see here going into the show, whether it be a sort of L.A. mafia-like aesthetic, some strong acting, and the occasional butt-kicking. Plus, Jon Voight is doing a pretty phenomenal job with this Mickey Donovan role, even though the character himself is hardly the poster child for likability at all.
So what is coming up on Sunday night’s new episode? Ray will be accused once again of sleeping around (which seems about right), Mickey will put a gun to someone’s head, and there are going to be some other testy situations that unfold. Also, the anniversary of Ray’s sister’s death is coming, and that will lead to an emotional situation.
The sad thing for “Ray Donovan” is that it is really being hurt largely in part by the sheer fact that summer and Sunday nights have become very crowded. While the 10:00 p.m. competition is not terrible save for “The Newsroom” and “Low Winter Sun,” there is so many heavy hitter shows on at 9:00 (“Breaking Bad,” “True Blood,” “Dexter”) that some people out there may just be watching what they had room on their DVRs for. Luckily, the show has already been renewed for a second season, so there is no reason to worry about ratings right now.
What do you think about the first season of “Ray Donovan,” and is there anything that you are particularly hoping to see before the show goes off of the air for the year? If you want to check out some more of our coverage related to the show, just be sure to head on over to the link here.