Ray Donovan : Season 1

  • Network: Showtime
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 30, 2013
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 203 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 203

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User Reviews

  1. Nov 11, 2013
    5
    This show is such a mixed bag for me. The actors and acting is pretty good but the storyline is a bit weak (as in who cares anyway). I watched the entire season but I really wouldn't miss it if it didn't return for a season two. If it does come back I will probably watch a couple episodes to see if it gets any better.
  2. Jul 29, 2014
    5
    The show "Ray Donovan" commenced with some intrigue. It was an interesting look at a Hollywood problem solver. It was as if its audience was getting an inside-look at someone who Hollywood wants to keep as incognito as possible and pretend they don't exist. However, the show quickly started disintegrate, emphasizing way too much on the feud between Donovan and his dad as well asThe show "Ray Donovan" commenced with some intrigue. It was an interesting look at a Hollywood problem solver. It was as if its audience was getting an inside-look at someone who Hollywood wants to keep as incognito as possible and pretend they don't exist. However, the show quickly started disintegrate, emphasizing way too much on the feud between Donovan and his dad as well as Donovan's dysfunctional household. And that's when the show began to lose its distinction and began to develop itself into just another hackneyed drama series Expand
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
  1. Reviewed by: Vicki Hyman
    Feb 13, 2014
    91
    The show, stylishly shot and strongly written, throws a lot at the wall in the premiere.
  2. Reviewed by: Emily Nussbaum
    Jul 1, 2013
    40
    The series exists within its own ugly system, mining the by now tired convention of the thoughtful thug--the same idea that was so brilliantly subverted by more ambitious series, such as “The Sopranos” and “Breaking Bad.”
  3. 50
    There's something both frustrating and fascinating about the way Showtime's classy but surprisingly dull new drama Ray Donovan aspires to greatness.