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Anybody Watch the Showtime Series 'Ray Donovan'?
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My wife and I got hooked on this show last year during the first series. Last night was the last episode of Series 2. What a climax to the season. The last episode reminded me of Breaking Bad with the multiple resolutions to various crises going on in the show.

Greg
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Re: Anybody Watch the Showtime Series 'Ray Donovan'? [gregtryin] [ In reply to ]
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I've watched most of this season because we're getting 6 months of free Showtime and it comes on when I often have the TV on in the background. Moderately entertaining but wouldn't say I'm hooked (though haven't seen last night's episode yet - don't spoil it please).
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Re: Anybody Watch the Showtime Series 'Ray Donovan'? [gregtryin] [ In reply to ]
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Yeah it is awesome. One of my fave shows.
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Re: Anybody Watch the Showtime Series 'Ray Donovan'? [gregtryin] [ In reply to ]
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I was going to start my own thread, but dug this one up from 2014. Just started watching the series a couple weeks ago.

Ho-ly shit ...

GREAT show! However, last night's episode was tough. I am about 3/4 of the way through Season 2. This is the episode where they forget Conor's birthday. He asks for a family birthday party. Everyone shows, including Micky with Claudette. Wow. Talk about dysfunction. That entire episode got me feeling almost sick.

Love this show. Anyone else watching?

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. - Will Rogers

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Re: Anybody Watch the Showtime Series 'Ray Donovan'? [JSA] [ In reply to ]
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Just finished season 1 and loved it.

But s2 ep1 was very weak (the whole fake American idol thing, the talking dolphin, rehashing the Connor beating someone up,) so you're saying it gets better? Wife and I are worried it's just more of the same but seems they kinda effed those storylines out with sully etc
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Re: Anybody Watch the Showtime Series 'Ray Donovan'? [ChrisM] [ In reply to ]
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ChrisM wrote:
Just finished season 1 and loved it.

But s2 ep1 was very weak (the whole fake American idol thing, the talking dolphin, rehashing the Connor beating someone up,) so you're saying it gets better? Wife and I are worried it's just more of the same but seems they kinda effed those storylines out with sully etc

Oh HELL yeah! I agree, Season 2 started off weak. But it gets great. I just finished Season 2 tonight. Epic. Ray's life is a mess. Cannot wait to start Season 3.

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. - Will Rogers

Emery's Third Coast Triathlon | Tri Wisconsin Triathlon Team | Push Endurance | GLWR
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Re: Anybody Watch the Showtime Series 'Ray Donovan'? [JSA] [ In reply to ]
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Been watching it since the beginning

Had to wait for Game of Thrones to conclude, then I need to finish Twin Peaks before I get back to Ray Donovan

I hate to admit it, but Avi & Lena are my favorite characters

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Mini-Spoiler Alert: When you get deeper into Season 2, you may never play Scrabble again, nor look at Audrey Horne quite the same way


As for the whole "Body Is A Temple" thing? Well, many ancient deities often enjoyed offerings of Sweets and Intoxicants
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Re: Anybody Watch the Showtime Series 'Ray Donovan'? [JSA] [ In reply to ]
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My wife and I are STILL watching it. Last night, we caught up a couple of episodes and there are only two left that we haven't seen. This season is pretty good. Some big changes.

Greg
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Re: Anybody Watch the Showtime Series 'Ray Donovan'? [gregtryin] [ In reply to ]
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Absolutely love that show, I usually wait till the current season is over and do a free showtime 3 month trial and binge watch it. One of the best series on cable at the moment, kind of an Irish Sopranos.
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Re: Anybody Watch the Showtime Series 'Ray Donovan'? [monty] [ In reply to ]
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monty wrote:
Absolutely love that show, I usually wait till the current season is over and do a free showtime 3 month trial and binge watch it. One of the best series on cable at the moment, kind of an Irish Sopranos.
I like the show but the accents are a little much, especially the wife's.
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Re: Anybody Watch the Showtime Series 'Ray Donovan'? [Uncle Arqyle] [ In reply to ]
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Uncle Arqyle wrote:
monty wrote:
Absolutely love that show, I usually wait till the current season is over and do a free showtime 3 month trial and binge watch it. One of the best series on cable at the moment, kind of an Irish Sopranos.

I like the show but the accents are a little much, especially the wife's.

I dunno. She sounds exactly like the fans at Gillette Stadium last night. Especially when she whines ...

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. - Will Rogers

Emery's Third Coast Triathlon | Tri Wisconsin Triathlon Team | Push Endurance | GLWR
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Re: Anybody Watch the Showtime Series 'Ray Donovan'? [JSA] [ In reply to ]
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Ever see a movie with Ben Affleck, where he tries to put his Boston accent "back on?"

He's been gone so long, he can't do it anymore, and it comes out so cah-toon-y

As for the whole "Body Is A Temple" thing? Well, many ancient deities often enjoyed offerings of Sweets and Intoxicants
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Re: Anybody Watch the Showtime Series 'Ray Donovan'? [Uncle Arqyle] [ In reply to ]
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Lots of changes coming in Season 5...

That's all I will say.

Greg
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Re: Anybody Watch the Showtime Series 'Ray Donovan'? [gregtryin] [ In reply to ]
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gregtryin wrote:
Lots of changes coming in Season 5...

That's all I will say.

Greg

Season 4 spoiler.

Holy shit. I just watched the episode where mickey has to prove he's gay. The scene of him pretending to bang his old cellmate is one of the funniest things I've seen in a while.
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gregtryin wrote:
Lots of changes coming in Season 5...

That's all I will say.

Greg


Fuck you, Season 5. Fuck you. That’s a lot to take.

Damn.

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. - Will Rogers

Emery's Third Coast Triathlon | Tri Wisconsin Triathlon Team | Push Endurance | GLWR
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Re: Anybody Watch the Showtime Series 'Ray Donovan'? [JSA] [ In reply to ]
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JSA wrote:
gregtryin wrote:
Lots of changes coming in Season 5...

That's all I will say.

Greg


Fuck you, Season 5. Fuck you. That’s a lot to take.

Damn.

What episode are you up to? My wife and I caught up last night except for the new episode that aired last night. We are having a Tivo problem and it didn't record that episode.

But, yeah, what a f'ckin' season. Like I said above, lots of changes.

Greg
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Re: Anybody Watch the Showtime Series 'Ray Donovan'? [gregtryin] [ In reply to ]
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Everything but the episode last night.

I absolutely hated how the season started. I cannot stand when we jump ahead in time and have flashbacks every episode to fill in the gaps.

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. - Will Rogers

Emery's Third Coast Triathlon | Tri Wisconsin Triathlon Team | Push Endurance | GLWR
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Re: Anybody Watch the Showtime Series 'Ray Donovan'? [RandMart] [ In reply to ]
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RandMart wrote:
Ever see a movie with Ben Affleck, where he tries to put his Boston accent "back on?"

He's been gone so long, he can't do it anymore, and it comes out so cah-toon-y

Exactly. Jeremy Renner and Chris Cooper's accents in The Town were more believable than Affleck's despite the fact they didn't grow up in Mass.
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Re: Anybody Watch the Showtime Series 'Ray Donovan'? [JSA] [ In reply to ]
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JSA wrote:
Everything but the episode last night.

I absolutely hated how the season started. I cannot stand when we jump ahead in time and have flashbacks every episode to fill in the gaps.

I wasn't crazy about the flashbacks either, but in the end, several questions were answered. The whole time that Bridgette was telling the guy with cancer that she thought that Ray had 'poisoned' him, I thought that was just a crazy story. It made the viewer make a judgement as to whether Ray could or would do it for several weeks. It was a clever way to pull you in and it's really the way things happen in real life. Rarely do we get all of the facts in the beginning, nor do we know what 'facts' are actually facts when we do get them.

Regarding the last episode we watched, I suppose there will now be a new subplot; the FBI going after Darrell. However, they will not know who in the Donovan clan is really the 'right' guy. So, the intensity is about to ratchet up in a huge way. It's going to be a big 'ask' for Ray to get everyone out of this situation.

Greg
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