Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Ray Donovan is hardly a positive role model -- and the world he lives in is swimming in sex, drugs, and violence. You'll hear lots of unbleeped language (from "f--k" to "c--ksucker") and see some characters using illegal drugs like cocaine. You'll also see flashes of nudity; hear some frank, sexually charged talk; and see intense violent acts -- from beating someone with a baseball bat to literally blowing someone's brains out. But the visuals aren't overly sexy or bloody, leaving most things to the imagination. Characters also mention a few brand names in casual conversation.
Sexually charged scenes can include nudity (bare breasts, etc.) and frank talk ("I want to put your c--k in my mouth"), but it isn't gratuitous. Most sexual acts are suggested rather than shown.
Most violence isn't bloody -- or even fully shown onscreen. But it's intense (breaking a rival's hand, beating a stalker with a baseball bat, shooting a priest in the head, etc.).
Frequent use of unbleeped words like "f--k," "s--t," "c--ksucker," "d--k," "asshole," etc.
The overall takeaway is grim and morally messy. Skirting the law is part of doing business, and even the concept of family is flawed.
A few brand names, like iPad and TMZ, are mentioned.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Social drinking and recreational drug use; some characters are shown snorting cocaine, etc., while others die of overdoses.