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Rake 

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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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8 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Richard Roxburgh ...  Cleaver Greene 40 episodes, 2010-2018
Matt Day ...  David Potter 40 episodes, 2010-2018
Kate Box ...  Nicole 40 episodes, 2010-2018
Caroline Brazier ...  Wendy Greene / ... 39 episodes, 2010-2018
Adrienne Pickering ...  Melissa Partridge 36 episodes, 2010-2018
Keegan Joyce ...  Fuzz Greene / ... 33 episodes, 2010-2018
Russell Dykstra ...  Barney Meagher 32 episodes, 2010-2016
Damien Garvey ...  Cal McGregor 32 episodes, 2012-2018
Danielle Cormack ...  Scarlet Meagher / ... 28 episodes, 2010-2016
Tom Poulton ...  Max Meagher 19 episodes, 2010-2016
Madeline Towns Madeline Towns ...  Zoe Meagher 18 episodes, 2010-2016
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On any single day, Cleaver Greene is described as many things. Whilst his ex-wife may call him 'unreliable', his son will call him 'a mate'. To his learned friends at the bar table he is 'a real wag', to his jurors he is 'hilarious', and to most judges he is 'an outrage'. To the Tax Office, he is 'a defendant', to a certain brothel owner 'a legend', and to his former cocaine dealer 'a tragic loss'.

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One final fling. (season 5) See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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In 2011 the series won the Equity Award in the Most Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series category. 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 purrlgurrlSee 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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13 July 2011 (USA) See more »

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