Parents' Guide to

Ray Donovan

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Edgy drama's sex, drugs, violence stop short of gratuitous.

TV Showtime Drama 2013
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 2+
age 17+

OK show is not for kids

There is violence, sex and drugs but the main issue is the language homophobic slurs are used and they also say f**k a lot

This title has:

Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (1):

Liev Schreiber is an actor who seems to be everywhere, whether in movies, on television, or on Broadway. But in spite of Schreiber's long résumé, Ray Donovan marks his first leading TV role, and he pulls it off with an understated charisma that works well for this ensemble-driven series that's brimming with potential -- and intriguing characters.

True, it's hardly family viewing. (And it's not a show you want your kids quoting.) But Ray Donovan is surprisingly cleaner than it could be for premium cable, with most of the sexual and violent acts taking place off camera. The result is an effectively edgy world that's got true grit, without hitting us over the head with gratuitous sex and violence.

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