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Rake 

TV-14 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | TV Series (2014)
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An outspoken and self-destructive criminal defense lawyer takes on the most challenging cases.
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Series cast summary:
Greg Kinnear ...  Keegan Deane 13 episodes, 2014
John Ortiz ...  Ben Leon 13 episodes, 2014
Miranda Otto ...  Maddy Deane 13 episodes, 2014
Necar Zadegan ...  Scarlet Leon 13 episodes, 2014
Bojana Novakovic ...  Melissa 'Mikki' Partridge 13 episodes, 2014
Tara Summers ...  Leanne Zander 13 episodes, 2014
David Harbour ...  David Potter 13 episodes, 2014
Ian Colletti ...  Finn Deane 13 episodes, 2014
Kim Hawthorne ...  Gloria Barzmann 10 episodes, 2014
Omar J. Dorsey ...  Roy 9 episodes, 2014
Jeffrey Nordling ...  Bruce / ... 7 episodes, 2014
Nicolas Bechtel ...  Max Leon 7 episodes, 2014
Jenna Ortega ...  Zoe Leon 7 episodes, 2014
Emjay Anthony ...  Adam Leon 6 episodes, 2014
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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

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The Huffington Post's Maureen Ryan said "Part of the problem is Rake's diffidence about how bad a guy Keane is supposed to be. He's clearly a raging narcissist, yet the show deflects that aspect of his personality and tries to make him seem a little bit adorable. If we're supposed to fear that the worst aspects of his personality will land him in serious trouble, the tidy resolutions of various story points in the pilot seem to preclude that possibility ... Rake isn't a bad show, it just doesn't appear to have the courage of its convictions. See more »

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Give it a little time...I detect improvement
21 February 2014 | by leon_normandSee all my reviews

I love the Aussie version and look forward to its return to DirecTV in the spring - but I'll watch the Fox version 'til then, and it's getting better! Since the concept is not-so-loosely based on a real Sydney barrister (and I believe a drinking buddy of Roxburgh's) it's not surprising that their character development is FAR ahead of the new series. The legal plot lines are about more relevant issues in the original, and the power players lined up against Cleaver have REAL and DANGEROUS power, unlike a relatively toothless US mayor. No wonder the comedy is more intense.

Since the flat, unfunny premiere the Fox show has started to get funnier and Keegan is shown as more than just a doormat. It's taking a while to get there but the trip might be worth watching...

UPDATE!!!: No f'ing chance. DirecTV is replaying the Aussie episodes that match the Fox versions. How can a US (non-HBO, et al) series compete? REAL language, REAL "sexual situations", some of the most beautiful women in the world largely naked at times. I watch the Fox version because it's ON. It's fun to see how watered down it has to be to make American air. I don't blame the producers...I blame US!


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