Raines (2007– )

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Los Angeles. Present day. Michael Raines, an eccentric but brilliant cop, solves murders in a very unusual way - he turns the victims into his partners. These visions are figments of Raines... See full summary »

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 Michael Raines (7 episodes, 2007)
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 Captain Dan Lewis (7 episodes, 2007)
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 Carolyn Crumley (7 episodes, 2007)
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 Sally Lance (7 episodes, 2007)
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 Remi Boyer (7 episodes, 2007)
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 Charlie Lincoln (7 episodes, 2007)
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 Dr. Samantha Kohl (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Chrystal (2 episodes, 2007)
Ryan Van de Kamp Buchanan ...
 Detective (2 episodes, 2007)
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Los Angeles. Present day. Michael Raines, an eccentric but brilliant cop, solves murders in a very unusual way - he turns the victims into his partners. These visions are figments of Raines' imagination, and he knows it, but when he can't make the dead disappear, he works with them to find the killer. Through his discussions, along with the evidence, Raines' image of the victim changes until he has a clear picture of what really happened. Only when the case is closed do the visions end. Other detectives question Raines' sanity, and occasionally so does he. However, as long as his unique methods are helping catch criminals, Raines imagines he'll be just fine. Written by everydayfun2004

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For Detective Raines ... There's a method to his madness.

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Mykelti Williamson appears in the pilot episode in a cameo role as Detective Bobby 'Fearless' Smith, a role he originated on the 2002-03 NBC-TV series Boomtown. Like Raines, Boomtown was created by Graham Yost, and was set in Los Angeles. See more »

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When the opening sequence begins the keypad on the door of Raines' car is missing but at the end of the sequence it is back on the door. See more »

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Great New Show
17 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Like another person here commented I was a little worried Jeff might be a little over the top in this. My fears were completely unjustified. I thought it was a wonderful, funny, sensitive performance. Jeff's quirks weren't a distraction here, the made perfect sense and complimented the character wonderfully. It made me a little reminiscent of Tenspeed and Brown Shoe because it was so enjoyable but honestly I don't remember that series very well, I was pretty young. Excellent writing, excellent acting, even excellent choices in music. Very satisfying. As for the commenter that said it had the same shtick as Monk: are you insane? You may need to go back and watch another episode of Monk. If there was any hallucinating happening there it was you not Mr. Monk.


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