Watch the Premiere of Showtime's Ray Donovan Now, for Free! (VIDEO)

By Tim Surette

Jun 18, 2013

If you've ever wanted to pull off an elaborate con to trick a friend into thinking you can afford Showtime, now's a good day to give it a shot. Showtime has posted the premiere episode of its new drama Ray Donovan, "The Bag or the Bat," online for free, so even penny-pinchers like you and me can feel special. I've even saved you a step and embedded the video below! 

So what is this Ray Donovan show anyway? Liev Schreiber stars as Ray, a problem solver for Hollywood's elite. Wake up next to a dead lady who overdosed on coke? No problem! Accidentally pick up a tranny hooker when your macho image is on the line? Piece o' cake! Ray takes care of all those mixups. Elliot Gould, Jon Voight, and Paula Malcolmson also star. 

Well, this show doesn't look like it will be non-stop happy times, does it? And thank you Showtime, for soliciting subscriptions with that "See what you're missing!" pop-up when blurred boobs appear on the screen! 

Ray Donovan premieres Sunday, June 30 at 10pm on Showtime, right after the
Season 8 premiere of Dexter
.

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  • MarlboroMagpi Jun 21, 2013

    The pilot is better than average. I just hope there isn't too much family stuff. It seems heavy on the family element. I was hoping to see more of him being a fixer.

    Anyway, hope Tim will review it every week.

  • tnetennba Jun 20, 2013

    It was OK. But I didn't like...uh...how do I say this in a non-spoilery way...the most morally reprehensible thing he did. There were better ways to handle it. This will make it hard to root for him.

  • meee223 Jun 20, 2013

    Although I enjoyed the first episode, they introduced way too many characters that even at the end of the hour, I wasn't sure who some of them were.

  • Mate Jun 19, 2013

    It was really good. It almost makes me want Showtime.

  • saintmark Jun 19, 2013

    A lot of material crammed in the first episode, will undoubtely watch second & third episode before passing judgement.

  • Muderboy Jun 19, 2013

    I watched this last night after I went to see Man of Steel. As for Man of Steel, The Avengers did the same exact thing better. My son(he's 40) called it awesome until I pointed out The Avengers thing and told him it wasn't nearly as good as Banshee, episode 1. As for Ray Donovan--once again, see Banshee episode 1--no really. But it was has potential. Such a deal, you get the bag and the bat...

  • TonyMutu Jun 19, 2013

    I haven't watched the pilot but from the trailer i got the sense this will be just a mediocre cable show with boobs, drugs and some violence thrown in the mix. Pass for me.

  • tnetennba Jun 20, 2013

    Just one boob, and it was fake.

  • SylviaPardo Jun 19, 2013

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  • Muderboy Jun 19, 2013

    Now we gotta deal with Anita?? It's a freakin' movement I tell ya. A bowel movement, I suspect.

  • Silver_Sword_14 Jun 19, 2013

    Nice try, censors! I can wait until June 30th.

  • Muderboy Jun 19, 2013

    Fucking censors!!!

  • Writerpatrick Jun 19, 2013

    One has to question a station's ethics when the promise of nudity is a reason for subscriptions. Those who want that stuff can get it free online anyways.

  • Vicky8675309 Jun 19, 2013

    are you saying nudity is never needed in a plot?

    do you think the naked human body is shameful?

    lights on or off...lol, j/k with this last one

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