Hi everyone, one of the special perks of being in this business is the proximity to exceptional talent and a chance to preview great new series from broadcasters like Showtime. TMN – The Movie Network has just let us know that we can all watch the first episode of the new crime thriller Ray Donovan, which will have its TV premiere on June 30, on TMN’s various online platforms for free.
Ray Donovan , which The Hollywood Reporter calls “the most testosterone fueled, rough and intelligent drama in ages” , centres on the relationship between Ray, played by Liev Schreiber(Defiance, Salt, Sum of All Fears, RKO 281-where he played a great Orson Welles), who is a Hollywood-based fixer of problems, and his father, played by Jon Voight (Mission Impossible, 24, The Manchurian Candidate, not to mention Angelina Jolie’s real-life father!) at his evil best, as a recently-paroled crime boss. Angelina was Liev’s co-star in Salt. For you conspiracy buffs—Coincidence? I think not!
For those of us who care-me not so much-Liev has a Canadian connection. He spent his first five years in Canada after his birth in the US.
Showtime keeps banging out hit after hit, from Dexter to Californication, to House of Lies, to Homeland (on Superchannel), Shameless and Nurse Jackie, one edgier than the next, and this looks like their next big one. Do we sound like we’re keen?
When The Hollywood Reporter speaks, we should listen. HR and Variety are the most objective TV and movie review platforms in the world-they are not sucks for talent and the glitz and glamour of show biz. Instead they look at shows strictly from the point of view of whether they work or not, whether they will please audiences or not. So it may be worth your while to get over to here to get a leg up on everyone else and sample what could be the next big hit on TMN.
If the link doesn’t get you there go to Series, then Ray Donovan and then hit Episode 1 in the upper right hand corner.
And if you aren’t already subscribing to our TMN/HBO premium pay TV package, VMedia is pretty sure that if you need one more reason beyond Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Californication, Bill Maher or Girls, to take the plunge, Ray Donovan will be it.
Let us know on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/VMediaTV what you think about the show. We will try to keep you up to date on things we think you might like and we hope you’ll share with us things you think WE might like. Another reason why VMedia is different – dare I say better – than Rogers TV, or Bell TV, or any other TV. We love content!