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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 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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13 July 2011 (USA)  »

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Announced 21/8/17 that series 5 will be produced in October with an airing in 2018 (in Australia) See more »

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Remade as Rake (2014) See more »

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Aussie TV well worth your time if you love a good bad boy . . .
4 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

Not being Australian and completely unfamiliar with Australian TV, I came to Rake without any expectations or preconceived notions. I find the show is hilarious and mesmerizing at the same time, in no small part due to Roxburgh's performance. He's terrific as a cad with a heart of 14K gold plated brass.

In some ways, Rake is reminiscent of, but doesn't imitate, the great Robbie Coltrane series, Cracker, with both lead characters brilliant in their professional lives, yet exasperatingly self-destructive train wrecks once they're off the clock.

The show's been Americanized by Fox, starring Greg Kinnear (an actor of whom I'm a big fan), but I'm avoiding the Fox series because I've been told the edge of the Australian original was sanded down for American audiences. But, it's the sharp edge that I enjoy. If you can get your hands on the OZ version of Rake, you ought to watch it. It's really good TV.


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