I’m into Ray Donovan these days. Big time.
My cousin – actually many people – have been telling me about the show for years, but I never watched. I’m not sure why because I used to watch all those Sunday night shows at that time period over the years – True Blood, The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire ….
Anyway, I started watching season 6 this year when the new season started. I didn’t really know the characters, but I was following the story. Well, my cousin had a conniption fit. “You have to start from season 1, episode 1, how can you just start watching at season 6?” he asked.
I told him I didn’t know, but I was enjoying it. He insisted that I had to stop watching the new episodes and start from the beginning. So I did that.
When I got back to Miami from NY, I started watching the episodes from scratch on demand and I stopped watching the new episodes on Sunday nights. I had a plan to watch one a week, sort of like as if it was a fresh show being shown weekly, or maybe even every night, watch one episode at 7 pm nightly, but I’m too hooked now. I’ve been binge watching a bunch of shows at a time. I am so hooked. I want to be Ray Donovan!
I did this with Breaking Bad. For some reason, I never watched the first run shows but one day I was flipping channels and as fate would have it, I caught episode one, number one coming on at that very moment. So I watched from the beginning. And I was hooked after 10 minutes!
The shows were on demand and I watched all of them in order and when AMC tv does a marathon, I watch those, too. Now I watch them in any order whenever I catch them. My two favorite episodes is when Fring gets his at the nursing home and the train one – where they are stealing the meth. They are the two most memorable to me.
I want to visit Albuquerque now, thanks to Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul – yup, I watch that now, too. Another cousin of mine didn’t realize that Better Call Saul is the prequel to Breaking Bad. He mentioned that to me on Thanksgiving. I’m not sure what he thought of all the same characters from Breaking Bad being on the show or that they were in the same location, but now he knows.
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