Ray Donovan: Season 1, Episode 1

The Bag or the Bat (18 Jun. 2013)

TV Episode  -   -  Crime | Drama
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Ray Donovan is a Hollywood fixer, a transplant from Massachusetts with two psyche-scarred brothers who depend on him, a wife who wants to live in Beverly Hills, and opportunities to be ... See full summary »

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Ray Donovan is a Hollywood fixer, a transplant from Massachusetts with two psyche-scarred brothers who depend on him, a wife who wants to live in Beverly Hills, and opportunities to be unfaithful, particularly with a client's mistress with whom he has a history. Ray is also not above hitting ne'er-do-wells with a baseball bat. His equilibrium is upended when he learns that his father has been released early from prison and is headed to California to seek revenge. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The scene where Ray is waiting in the stalker's home and offers him an ultimatum: "The bat or the bag" is very similar to the Tom Clancy character John Clark giving a similar ultimatum "The knife or the needle" in "Without Remorse." Liev Schreiber played John Clark in The Sum of All Fears (2002). See more »

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Ray Donovan: Do you think you're the first person I've dealt with woke up with a dead body...
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Hooray for Hollywood
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
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Exceeds expectations.
25 July 2013 | by (0) – See all my reviews

I've just started to watch the show now. I didn't have much hope to be honest. So far the start went well. Nearly an hour long episode. I'd say a good pilot episode.

It's the story of the Donovan family which unfolds into a big drama with some flashbacks. Well written one. The Acting is OK. Schreiber's awesome as Ray. Supporting characters are unique in their own way. And their portrayals are good too.

Since the show is a new one i don't care much about IMDb rating. I'm going to watch the remaining episodes - that i didn't expect to do considering the fact i watched this episode just because i was bored.

It's definitely a 8/10 start.


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