Ray Donovan is Beyond Fixing

Just Because He’s Part of the Lexicon Doesn’t Make It Less of A Mess

When one does an assessment of television in the 2010s, I am drawn to the conclusion that one of the bigger surprises came when Showtime managed to surpass HBO in pure creativity. From its biggest hits Dexter and Homeland to its radically daring comedies such as The Big C and Episodes, Showtime has more than come out of the shadows from HBO.

But the greatest flaws of the network have been its consistent embracing of shows that have a filthy approach not just in characters, but in its…