Three seasons in, this Liv Schreiber led Showtime drama continues to ratchet up the darkness and in doing so is hitting its stride.
Schreiber, playing the title character, is still the go-to- fix it man in Hollywood everything from breaking legs to getting rid of bodies, but with his mentor and boss dying, he finds himself conflicted forced to work with a rich football agent (played brilliantly by Katie Holmes) and her crooked father (Deadwood’s Ian McShane).
Donovan’s own father (Jon Voight doing his best work in decades) is now running a coke and hookers ring out of his apartment complex and once again endangers everyone around him. His wife flees to her native Boston, while Ray’s older brother is in prison fighting off the Aryans. So a typical month in the world of the Donovan’s.
Ray Donovan may have lost some of the water cooler buzz over the past few years, but Season three proves the show, through stellar casting and wicked writing, is just as relevant as when the series first started.
Ray Donovan: Season 3 DVD /4 DVDs/10 hrs and 37 mins./Paramount/2015