Southie once again has gone Hollywood. Ray Donovan, a new Showtime series, is about a Southie thug (naturally), played by the super hot Liev Schreiber, who heads to Hollywood to “fix” problems for the rich and famous a la Winston Wolfe in Pulp Fiction. But don’t let Ray’s slick and sophisticated appearance fool you. He’s got a short fuse, a tendency towards violence and the baggage of a screwed up Irish Catholic family that’s about to surface in his life. His ex-con father (of course), played by Jon Voight, has just been released from prison and his brothers, who still live in Southie and run a boxing gym, have come-a-calling. Critics are giving the series good reviews.
Here’s the most important question, how is the Southie accent? Liev Schreiber does a good job and Jon Voight too but the wife’s accent, played by Paula Malcomson, is a little distracting.
Ray Donovan airs this Sunday at 10am on Showtime. We know we will be tuning in!