'Ray Donovan' Season 2, Episode 3 Recap: Adventures In Pornography

July 28th, 2014 8:32am EDT
'Ray Donovan' Season 2, Episode 3 Recap: Adventures In Pornograp
There is an established pecking order on "Ray Donovan." Family-based dramaticisms come first; then, Mickey and his kooky shenanigans; then, time permitting, Ray patching up the careers of various Hollywood types.

"Gem and Loan" does away with this entirely. That's a wonderful thing, because "Gem and Loan" is easily the strongest episode so far this season.

Here, the family schtick and the celebrity cover-up schtick are lumped into the same category. Bridget is a bright student, so much so that she's eligible for a powerfully ritzy private school. Unfortunately for her, it's also the priva...

'Ray Donovan' Season 2, Episode 2 Recap: Ray Vs. The Bob Seger Cover Band

July 21st, 2014 9:38am EDT
'Ray Donovan' Season 2, Episode 2 Recap: Ray Vs. The Bob Seger C
Last week on "Ray Donovan," we learned everything there is to know about what already happened on last season of "Ray Donovan." This week, we're in for a treat- a fairly substantial nudge into this brave new world called Season Two.

And like last week foretold, Season Two is heading in more or less the same direction as Season One. But at least now we know what the differentiating factors are going to be.

There's still going to be a family-sized portion of Ray/Mickey daddy drama, but now the drama has a new twist! Parole! Which has already given us a new location in Mickey's brand new th...

'Masters Of Sex' Recap: The Top 5 Moments From 'Kyrie Eleison'

July 21st, 2014 8:24am EDT
'Masters Of Sex' Recap: The Top 5 Moments From 'Kyrie Eleison'
Here are the top moments from “Kyrie Eleison:”

New Additions to the Cast

Masters of Sex can already boast of having one of the best ensembles on television, with Lizzy Caplan, Michael Sheen, Alison Janney, Beau Bridges, and Julianne Nicholson making up the cast. It’s always a risk to add members to an ensemble so filled with chemistry because there’s the chance that it can change the dynamic. However, so far the two new additions seem great.

First there’s Keke Palmer as Coral, the Masters’ new nanny. She’s young, sweet, and has plenty in common with Libby. Coral and Libby bond early on o...

'Ray Donovan' Season 2 Premiere Recap: Like Season One, But With More Talking Dolphins

July 14th, 2014 10:30am EDT
'Ray Donovan' Season 2 Premiere Recap: Like Season One, But With
Hey, did you know you can show gratuitous sex and naked people on Showtime? Showtime does. And that's why last night's season premiere of "Ray Donovan," entitled "Yo Soy Capitan," opened with the series' two leads (that would be Ray Donovan and his dad, Mickey), in various stages of doin' it.

Also, both Ray, played by Liev Schrieber, and Mickey, played by Jon Voight, start off the premiere with their own individual dream sequences. And as is completely typical of "Ray Donovan," Ray gets the less interesting, slightly generic one, while Mickey gets the one that is completely nutso and thus ...

'Masters of Sex': Top Moments From 'Parallax'

July 14th, 2014 9:40am EDT
'Masters of Sex': Top Moments From 'Parallax'
Masters of Sex’s first season was yet another in a long line of Showtime critically acclaimed debut series. The true story of Bill Masters and Virginia Johnson’s quest to discover what happens to the body during sex was often riveting, touching, and female-friendly in a way that’s rare on TV these days. The last episode left viewers with a few hanging questions. Would Virginia take up Ethan’s marriage proposal? Would Bill and Virginia begin an affair? What was going to happen to the study now that Bill was fired from his position at the university?

The biggest question left lingering was w...

5 Reasons We're Excited for 'Masters of Sex' Season 2

July 13th, 2014 10:00am EDT
5 Reasons We're Excited for 'Masters of Sex' Season 2
With the Masters of Sex second season premiere approaching, it’s time to get excited about the return of our favorite series about the science of sex. When the show first debuted in September of last year, it was a risky sell for audiences. It was yet another one of the many period pieces that popped up after the success of Mad Men, with the added bonus of being centered solely on a study about sex. There was the risk that it would pale in comparison to the other great Showtime series and focus more on titillation than strong writing. However, Masters of Sex soon proved naysayers wrong by b...

‘Ray Donovan’ Star Eddie Marsan Talks About What Happened In Season 1 And Hopes For Season 2

June 12th, 2014 12:05pm EDT
‘Ray Donovan’ Star Eddie Marsan Talks About What Happened In Sea
Showtime's Ray Donovan broke ratings records when it aired last year; now the titular South Boston fixer and his dysfunctional family are headed to Blu-Ray and DVD. We recently spoke with one of the series' stars, prolific English actor Eddie Marsan (who plays Ray's brother Terry) about the tumultuous first season and what he's hoping happens when season two starts next month.

"I've never done an American TV show before," he reflected. "As soon as I did the pilot, I was told the history of the family and the way it was all going to be revealed. It was fascinating, because [the cast] did a ...

'Penny Dreadful': 5 Monsters We'd Like Added To The Mix (And Who Should Play Them)

May 17th, 2014 6:00pm EDT
'Penny Dreadful': 5 Monsters We'd Like Added To The Mix (And Who
On paper, Showtime's monster mash horror-drama Penny Dreadful sounded like a mess. Take the classic monsters of literature and the silver screen and throw em' in a televisual blender with the ever-squinty Josh Hartnett as the lead Press puree and stand way way back because the cheese is gonna' fly. Seriously, anyone who saw the very sorry screen adaption of Alan Moore's phenomenal comic book "The League of Extraordinary Gentleman" knows what I'm blogging about. Fortunately, Showtime knows their stuff and having Oscar-nominated screenwriter John Logan running things gives us an atmospheric a...

Adam Ferrara Returns In Season 6 Of 'Nurse Jackie'

April 13th, 2014 2:03pm EDT
Adam Ferrara Returns In Season 6 Of 'Nurse Jackie'
That Jackie Peyton is one lucky gal.

The always hilarious, permanently awesome Adam Ferrara is now a series regular in Season 6 of Nurse Jackie, which kicks off tonight at 9 PM ET/PT on Showtime. He was recurring last season as NYPD officer Frank Verelli, who was determined to romance Jackie (award-winner Edie Falco).

In the new season, Frank and Jackie are still together - but Frank has no idea that Jackie has fallen off the wagon and is once again dealing with her addiction.

Adam is currently hard at work shooting new episodes of Top Gear for History, alongside co-hosts Rutledge Wood a...

Emma Kenney, 'Shameless' Star On The Set

February 11th, 2014 11:10am EST
Emma Kenney
Emma Kenney stars in Showtime’s award-winning drama, Shameless. In case you haven’t seen this show, it’s about a large, poor family with a dad who is an alcoholic (Academy Award nominee, William H. Macy), and the mom is MIA. Consequently, the children are forced to raise themselves in a shady area of Chicago.

Shameless recently started its fourth season. You can watch the compelling series on Sunday at 9:00PM.

Emma provided some insight about her character during our chat between filming.

Who is Debbie Gallagher?

Debbie's the middle Gallagher sibling, and she's very different than the...