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WHAT IS The Tudors ABOUT? Who is in it? Where is The Tudors now? Why is it binge-worthy? Must-sees Most shocking episodes That line was so great A period drama and historical fiction series that centers around the not so real-life King Henry the VIII of England. Much of the series focuses on Henry’s six wives and his desperation for a male heir. Although this is a fictional representation of the life and time of the Tudor monarchy, there is mostly truth with some small changes to make the story move along better or create better drama. The names and … Continue reading
Ray Donovan recap Season 3 Episode 11 “Poker” (original air date Sept. 20, 2015): While the season is sadly nearing its close, this episode definitely ranks as a favorite, thanks to the amusing Cochran (Hank Azaria) and Mickey (Jon Voight). The episode starts with Cochran at Ray’s apartment making himself at home with some Jiffy Pop and beer, whistling “This Little Light Of Mine (I’m Going To Make It Shine).” He’s shoveling popcorn in that big yapper of his, while reviewing a topographic map of a desert region (you know it’s Varick’s final resting place). He takes that information and … Continue reading
Ray Donovan recap Season 3, Episode 10 “One Night in Yerevan” (original air date Sept. 13, 2015): The episode starts in a new venue — a concert for an Armenian pop star named Hasmig (Sarah Shani). Lena (Katherine Moennig) and Ray (Liev Schreiber) attend the singer’s after party where Hasmig is excited to see Ray — he helped her once with a stalker — but is unwilling to get involved in any doings with her fellow Armenian countrymen, the Minassians. She claims she does not know them. [On a side note, this episode marks the reunion of Shani and Moenning … Continue reading
Ray Donovan recap Season 3, Episode 9 “The Octopus” (original air date Sept. 6, 2015): Episode 9 of Ray Donovan “The Octopus” finds the Donovans (at least some of them) in a rare moment — happy and enjoying family. The episode starts with Mickey (Jon Voight) working the informant deal. He thinks he’s got a name and offers it up to the Detective Sheila Muncie (Michael Hyatt). What he really has is a common Armenian nickname like “dude.” But that’s OK, they’ve got another plan for old Mick. Some guys from the human trafficking division who are preparing a sting … Continue reading
Ray Donovan recap Season 3, Episode 8 “Tulip” (original air date Aug. 30, 2015): Episode 8 of Ray Donovan “Tulip” finds the Donovan family on the defense as Father Romero (Leland Orser) comes to Fite Club and the Minassians seek revenge. The episode starts with Ray in the desert swinging a pickaxe, he’s digging someone’s grave — we just don’t know whose. The episode is told in flashback sequences that walk us through how he got there. Earlier he wakes up suddenly from a nightmare, Paige (Katie Holmes) is in the bed next to him. Ugh! I was really hoping … Continue reading
Ray Donovan recap Season 3, Episode 6 “Swing Vote” (original air date Aug. 16, 2015): Episode 6 of Ray Donovan “Swing Vote” starts with absentee parents Abby and Ray Donovan actually under the same roof, a surprise for Bridget as she readies herself for school — neither of them noticing as they both are cashed out in separate rooms. This episode, however, shows some hope for the estranged couple. Mickey (Jon Voight) gets a lesson from Mrs. Minassian (Grace Zabriskie) and her grandson on what happens when one of her debtors is late with their payments. Her grandson unleashes some … Continue reading
“This is a fascinating moment in this business,” opened David Nevins, president of Showtime Networks a s he addresses a group of TC critics and journalists at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Summer Press Tour. Nevins used his presentation time to announce a diverse slate of new and returning programming, but first the network took a minute to celebrate recent successes. The premium cable provider is proud to celebrate that 8 of its 10 eligible series were nominated for Emmys, with 10 actors nominated. The network also touted a new business transformation where Showtime’s offerings are now available through providers including … Continue reading
Ray Donovan Season 3, Episode 5 “Handshake Deal” (original air date Aug. 9, 2015): Oh good gawd, Ray and Mickey in matching Hawaiian shirts?! That is precious. Here’s the recap of Ray Donovan episode 5. As enjoyable as it was to see the Donovan clan enjoying a poolside party at Mickey’s North Hollywood apartment complex — with Abby sunbathing, Terry, Bunchy and Daryll playing catch in the pool with Conor, and Mick and Ray smiling and enjoying a beer together (in their matching shirts) — we figured it was some effed-up drug trip Mick was on. Instead, Daryll woke Mick … Continue reading
Ray Donovan Season 3, Episode 4 “Breakfast of Champions” (original air date Aug. 2, 2015): Lots of crazy cereal talk in this episode. Made me pick up a box of Captain Crunch (so why does that cereal rip out the top of your mouth, anyways?). OK, enough of that, here’s the recap Ray Donovan Episode 4. The episode begins with Abby returning to Boston to visit her Southie family. She surprises her brother Dave (Aaron Hendry) at their family bar. “You look like a fucking teenager,” he tells her. “I feel like an old woman.” Abby (Paula Malcomson) takes no … Continue reading
Ray Donovan Season 3, Episode 3 “Come and Knock on Our Door” (original air date July 26, 2015): Episode 3 of Ray Donovan begins with a beat-up Ray (Liev Schreiber) sitting in Bridget’s room watching her sleep. Bridget’s startled by both his looks — his face took quite the beating by that ex-NAVY Seal Paige Donovan got him involved with — and him actually being home. He apologizes for not making it home for dinner. She tells him Abby (Paula Malcomson) gave his food to the dog. “She thinks you’re still punishing her over that cop,” Bridget (Kerris Dorsey) explains. … Continue reading