Rake

Rake TV show on FOXNetwork: FOX
Episodes: 13 (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: January 23, 2014 — June 27, 2014
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Greg Kinnear, John Ortiz, Necar Zadegan, Bojana Novakovic, David Harbour, Tara Summers, Miranda Otto, and Ian Colletti.

TV show description:      
A legal drama, based on an Australian series of the same name, this show follows the comedic and chaotic life of a criminal defense lawyer. Keegan Deane (Greg Kinnear) is often described as many things but none of them are very flattering.

Brilliant and frustratingly charming, Keegan is one of life’s great addicts. His staggering lack of discretion and inability to self-censor land him the cases that nobody else will touch. Behind that lies a resolute optimism and belief in justice that fuel his dogged determination to defend those who seem beyond redemption.

He always tries to do the right thing, but at the same time struggles to save himself from the many self-destructive elements that plague his own life, such as his overindulgence in women, gambling and other excesses.

Keegan gets a majority of his cases from his best friend since law school, Ben Leon (John Ortiz). Ben’s married to Scarlet (Necar Zadegan), another of Keegan’s old friends. She’s an Los Angeles Assistant District Attorney and quite often Keegan’s opponent in court.

Keegan also has plenty of personal trials and tribulations, including his mounting debt to his bookie and his overlapping liaisons with various women. Melissa “Mikki” Partridge (Bojana Novakovic) is his favorite prostitute and de-facto love interest.

And then there’s his ongoing battle with the IRS. He’s being prosecuted by David Potter (David Harbour), an IRS tax attorney. He looks ten years younger than his age and has been nicknamed “Harry Potter” by Keegan.

Thankfully Keegan has Leanne Zander (Tara Summers), his no-nonsense assistant, to help clean up his messes. His ex-wife, psychologist Maddy (Miranda Otto), begrudgingly acts as his therapist. She’s also the mother of their hormonal son, Finn (Ian Colletti), who displays many of the same tendencies as his father.

Series Finale:     
Episode #13 — “Man’s Best Friend”
Keegan defends a close friend and well-respected doctor accused of animal cruelty, Scarlet’s campaign against David Potter takes a nasty turn when information about Mikki’s past gets leaked to the press and Ben gets tied up in a federal investigation when his firm’s finances are questioned.
First aired: April 5, 2014

  

What do you think? Do you like the Rake TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?

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  1. Christine and Bruce says

    No, no! Puhleeeez don’t cancel! My roommate and I are addicted, faithful followers. It’s better than Castle and up there with The Blacklist with us.

  2. Vivian Van says

    Great! show. Love Greg Kinnear as Rake. Smart! comedy. Please! keep it going. We need more humor. Tired of depressing shows. We get enough of that on the news.

  3. Fl says

    DO NOT cancel..that’s one of the best tv show on right. My husband and I watch it religiously .

  4. says

    Really like the Rake show, watch many other shows on the Fox channel that they never let the show live past the first season; maybe that is Fox channel’s way of saying the shows are now for sale.

  5. says

    “Rake” is going off? Oh, boy…maybe we can make room for yet another reality show! How about celebrity pudding mixing? Maybe, boy=band roach racing!!!

  6. C.J. Hedricks says

    Please do not cancel Rake. Love the show and the characters. Give it some more time. Love Greg Kinnear also. He is good in this show, have watched all of the episodes so far.

  7. Elizabeth says

    I was just getting to know the characters and there was a lot of development yet to come, I hope to get to watch all unfold soon. and I always enjoy Greg Kinnear!

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