There was Wendell Pierce last Sunday night, sitting at a bar, pounding down drink after drink and getting kind of emotional as he talked about how messed up things had gotten in his life.
Shades of Bunk Moreland, of “The Wire,” to be sure. Only instead of Dominic West as Jimmy McNulty matching him drink for drink, it was Liev Schreiber as Ray Donovan sitting next to him.
Still, the character, Ronald Keith, a parole officer in Showtime’s “Ray Donovan” series, was played just as winningly by Pierce.
There are a lot of good reasons to like “Ray Donovan,” a dark drama about a man who makes a very good living cleaning up messes and...