My wife and I started watching the new Showtime original, Ray Donovan. It's set in and around Los Angeles, staring Liev Schreiber as a tall, dark, handsome, former Southy who's now a big-shot Hollywood tough guy doing Mr. FixIt work for some sketchy entertainment lawyers. To tell you the truth, if my friend Elliott Gould were not co-starring in it (as one of the aforementioned lawyers), I wouldn't have watched it past episode 2 or 3. Just not my cup of tea. But we're about midway through the season now and there is still some entertainment value in the show for me.
We watch and laugh at how easily Ray gets from, say Malibu to West Hollywood. Or from Hollywood to Compton. As you can see on the map below, LA is giant. It can easily take 1.5 hours to get from Malibu to West Hollywood in traffic. Never mind how long it would take to drive from Compton to Calabasas, deep in the Valley where Ray's family lives. But not in Ray Donovan's LA! He steps into his Mercedes and in the time it takes to make one phone call to his secretary or hit-man, he's already at his next destination, no road rage, no wrinkles in his suit jacket, no stops to urinate or get gas... I mean, I know all about suspension of disbelief, but seriously. Does the Mercedes fly and we just haven't seen that episode yet?
Anyone else watching the show and find this as funny as we do? Anyone in love with the show? What are we missing? What do you like so much about it? (Okay, besides Liev Schreiber?)