An outspoken and self-destructive criminal defense lawyer takes on the most challenging cases.
Reviews
Popularity
3,140 ( 292)

Watch Now

on Amazon Video

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2014  
1 nomination. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Keegan Deane (13 episodes, 2014)
...
 Ben Leon (13 episodes, 2014)
...
 Maddy Deane (13 episodes, 2014)
...
 Scarlet Leon (13 episodes, 2014)
...
 Melissa 'Mikki' Partridge (13 episodes, 2014)
...
 Leanne Zander (13 episodes, 2014)
...
 David Potter (13 episodes, 2014)
...
 Finn Deane (13 episodes, 2014)
...
 Gloria Barzmann (10 episodes, 2014)
...
 Roy (9 episodes, 2014)
...
 Bruce / ... (7 episodes, 2014)
...
 Max Leon (7 episodes, 2014)
...
 Zoe Leon (7 episodes, 2014)
...
 Adam Leon (6 episodes, 2014)
Edit

Storyline

Follows the chaotic world of criminal defense lawyer Keegan Deane. Brilliant, iconoclastic and innately self-destructive, he has a mind-numbing lack of discretion and a total inability to pause before speaking his mind. From bigamists to cannibals and everything in between, the clients Keegan loves most are those whose cases appear to be utterly hopeless without him realizing that he, himself, is perhaps the most desperate case of all. Written by Fox

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

remake | based on tv series | See All (2) »

Taglines:

From the network that brought you HOUSE. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

TV-14

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 January 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Рейк  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Titular character name of Cleaver Greene from the Australian original (Rake (2010)) was changed to Keegan Deane for the US remake as head writer Peter Duncan said he would otherwise have original actor Richard Roxburgh in his mind. See more »

Connections

Remake of Rake (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Yet another US remake
23 January 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Once again the USA is remaking another brilliant show, this time from Australia. Why they'd feel the need to remake a show in English, and replace the cast with B-listers (at best) is beyond me, however being a massive fan of the original series, I figured I would give this a shot.

The overlying plot is basically the same - a smarmy lawyer getting up to shenanigans, and getting himself into situations that are borderline criminal.

However, with shows like this it is impossible NOT to compare them to the original, and this version falls far, far short. The jokes are delivered in a more sitcom fashion, and rather than having little funny bits amongst the drama, they are forced upon and delivered like one-liners. The characters are hard to relate to, and become dislikeable very quickly, especially Cleaver (sorry, I mean Keegan) who has a likability in the Australian version.

I, in all good conscience, cannot recommend this to anyone. If you want a gritty drama with occasional humour, I highly suggest you watch the original series, which is in its 3rd season currently.

This, I suspect will go the way of so many remakes, and end up failing miserably.


12 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page