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

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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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.
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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.
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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.
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It was really good. It almost makes me want Showtime.
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A lot of material crammed in the first episode, will undoubtely watch second & third episode before passing judgement.
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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...
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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.
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Just one boob, and it was fake.
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Now we gotta deal with Anita?? It's a freakin' movement I tell ya. A bowel movement, I suspect.
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Nice try, censors! I can wait until June 30th.
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Fucking censors!!!
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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.
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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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Watched it on tv last night Incredible!!!!
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I think it's because my expectations and hope for it were so high -- easily the most anticipated new show by me -- but the pilot was only 'pretty good' to me, at best. Maybe even just mediocre. It wasn't as good as I hoped, but by no means did I find it bad. I still anticipate it being a show I really like -- I love the premise... and boobs -- so I have hope that maybe I like it more and more as the season progresses.
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Exactly...
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Well,it has Jon Voigt in it, so it can't be that bad. What can I say, I am s fan of the old man.
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Is that Sal Good?
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been there, done that and loved it!
Thanks again KW--you were 1st again;-)
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I expected more, and I'm not sure if I will continue. I was interested in how he handled the dirty situation at the beginning, but everything else was a little meh.
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PASS. (the wolf)
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"...blurred boobs.." I used to dance under that name;)
This is like a hardnut family drama with a 'goodish guy' instead of a good fella at the head of the family tree. It's not going to win any feminist weekly awards, that's fo sho. Ray being the typical hardnut who means well but ends up jumping birds-a-plenty along the way. The wife is the usual head shaker who wants the lifestyle his deeds bring about but not the extras and gets all menstrual about things - ya know, 'unreasonably' pissed over his infidelity or fighting that results in 'decent' folk eschewing them and her making mad decisions etc. Ah and then there's the extended family who're deviant in some way or another, with a reprobate grand/dad that destroys relations, literally, rather than build anything tangible.
Oh and CSI lovers will be raising eyebrows (and/or another 'tool') and then tutting at the cleanup guy's methodology in the bedroom (and then doing an inappropriate hand impersonation of the English actor playing the bro with with pugilist Parkinsons' or such). Nice to see the bird from The L Word is not playing another spunky lesbian - oh, half a mo. But then blink and you'll miss her thus far.

(disclaimer: been watching too much Family Guy - before gays got all up in yer face about it).
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LOL...
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I had the opportunity to watch it a couple days ago & I liked it well enough to put the show on my watch list. I honestly wasn't wowed by it, but I recognize the future potential in it as the episodes progress.

JoeBurg says "Check it out"
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Good premiere with some unexpected comedy bonus.

poll: the bag or the bat?!
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the bag XD
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Both...
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You should add the "The uploader has not made this video available in my country" option to the poll.
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Just pirate it like everybody else.
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You make it sound so nasty...

P.S. By trying to press Reply I inadvertently pressed Flag. Oops :)
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I know what you mean. It happens every time. And every time, I'm an idiot, thinking "but maybe THIS time...?", but every time I bang my head up against that wall. Just lovely.
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