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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 David Potter 33 episodes, 2010-2018
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 Barney Meagher 33 episodes, 2010-2018
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 Wendy Greene 32 episodes, 2010-2018
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 Scarlet Meagher 28 episodes, 2010-2016
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 Cal McGregor 24 episodes, 2012-2018
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 Adam Meagher 15 episodes, 2010-2014
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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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The bar gets even lower. (season 2) See more »

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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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Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: Rake S3-4 (2017) See more »

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Great people can be dysfunctional
5 September 2012 | by (Somewhere) – See all my reviews

This TV series tries not to lecture too much in order to recognize that people who are good at their jobs can have many other flaws. In other words, this series is very engaging because it has characters who are not wooden or black and white. Most characters in the show are somewhat dysfunctional and yet they have decent core values. And the most dysfunction is the main character who happens to be an excellent lawyer dealing with very difficult to defend cases or sometimes guilty people.

The acting and the dialog is superb. Every single episode that I have seen has been well written and that is not always the case even for many great TV shows. This show also manages to incorporate comedy, drama and suspense very well.

I love it and I wish that there were more episodes.


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