Rake (2010– )

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Criminal lawyer Cleaver Greene defends the indefensible - from bigamists to cannibals and everything in between. He is champion of the lost cause, both in the court room and in the bedroom.

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 Cleaver Greene (24 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 David Potter (24 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Barney Meagher (24 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Scarlet Meagher (24 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Nicole (24 episodes, 2010-2014)
Caroline Brazier ...
 Wendy Greene / ... (23 episodes, 2010-2014)
Keegan Joyce ...
 Fuzz Greene (22 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Melissa Partridge / ... (21 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Cal McGregor (16 episodes, 2012-2014)
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 Col Mancusi / ... (15 episodes, 2010-2014)
Lachlan Judd ...
 Adam Meagher (15 episodes, 2010-2014)
Tom Poulton ...
 Max Meagher (12 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Kirsty Corella (11 episodes, 2010-2014)
Madeline Towns ...
 Zoe Meagher (11 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Advisor Chris (10 episodes, 2012-2014)
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Criminal lawyer Cleaver Greene defends the indefensible - from bigamists to cannibals and everything in between. He is champion of the lost cause, both in the court room and in the bedroom.

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Cleaver Greene's character is loosely based on one of Sydney's most colourful barristers, an author and co-creator of Rake, Charles Waterstreet. Both (fictional) Greene and Waterstreet have a Bachelor of Law from the University of New South Wales. See more »

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A bitter little gem, downwards corrodes the human soul
16 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was thinking how this was an even darker version of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Sure, Cleaver is a pr^ck, a drunk, a user, a misanthrope, misogynist and all around thoroughly corrupt bast^rd but the sad fact is that quite nearly everyone around him is a pathological narcissist who will do literally anything to anyone to suit their own aims. He's an antihero surrounded by utterly self unaware gleeful sociopaths. You can't fault his bitter nihilism in the face of it. From his ex wife to his solicitor to his solicitor's wife to his girlfriends and girlfriends other lovers his crazy bookie to the judges and officials and hacks and clowns they're not even lying to themselves about how shallow and awful are they truly do not know and never will. It's a modern day version of Alexander Pope's "Dunciad"


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