Ray Donovan & The Sopranos... Same show, Different characters

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  1. Sharrack

    Sharrack Well-Known Member

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    Amazing.....i'm 8 episodes into season 1 of Ray Donovan and just realized its the Sopranos revisited.
    Any takers?
     
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    Ray Donovan is comically bad... I hate watch it and force myself to not throw a brick thru my television every time that cunt Mick wife of his is on screen.
     
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  3. Stevie

    Stevie Now go...Ohm.

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    Why do YOU think you have -980 Rep points? I really don't understand why.
     
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  5. Sharrack

    Sharrack Well-Known Member

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    You have a point.....its not great or great acting but the story lines, characters and scenes line right up with the Sopranos.
    Ray & Tony, the wife and carmella, 2 kids, interacial dating, crazy uncle junior and rays dad micky.
     
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    I think they were going for Sopranos West Coast. It would be totally unwatchable if it wasn't for Mickey.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Very important question
     
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    Stevie Now go...Ohm.

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    It seems harmless.
     
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    Mlaw Quite Contrarian Gold

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    Every anti-hero show is pretty much the same in concept

    pretty much every concept for TV drama or comedy can be traced back to another original show from years past
     
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    No, it's cheesy crap.

    Sopranos was awesome.
     
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  11. Stevie

    Stevie Now go...Ohm.

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    Threes Company.




    Bam.
     
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    Ha
     
  13. Sharrack

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    I agree
     
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    Pretty bad comparison Bub.
     
  15. Stevie

    Stevie Now go...Ohm.

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    Oh.Ko.
     
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    They need to focus less on Ray's family & more on his being a fixer. :fil:
     
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    Just saw Jay Thomas in one of the Ray Donovan episodes.....
     
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    I enjoy the show a lot. It's indeed just like the Sopranos. Season 2 is solid, too.
     
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    @Stevie

    unmarried adults living in the same apartment/building interact with other people in the building/work-

    Lead Character--Mary Tyler Moore/Jack Tripper
    cranky guy/gal---Mr Grant /Mr Roper
    horny guy/gal-Sue Ann./Mrs Roper
    dumb person--Ted/Chrissy
    spunky/wise ass person--Rhoda/ Janet
    buddy--Murry/Larry

    BAM
     
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    Frasier was a sitcom that came up with a somewhat unique formula where the characters didn't quite fit the typical mold