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. "elvis" says

    need to bring it back!!! FOX always puts great shows on Friday night…..and then “boom”cancelled before they have a chance to find their audience!!! The target audience for shows like Rake and The Good Guys are not always home watching T.V. on a Friday night!!! Even couples that are home typically are having “movie night”. That’s on the program manager…Give it another chance. Great show!!!

  2. Lisa Coddington says

    Please reconsider. This show is great. I laugh out loud, can’t believe it was cancelled!!! Feel the same way about Almost Human, this is another show that should not be cancelled. Really FOX? I think you are making poor decisions on both shows.

  3. stephen batson says

    this show was a delight. This exploration of the complexity of human vice and valor portrayed common conflicts between temptation and honor.

    I will miss this journey into the frailties of being alive in today’s complex and ever changing morality.

    Where can I see the Australian version?????

  4. Bob fell says

    Loved this show, liked the way character s interleaved with each other allowing the show to concentrate on different people from time to time like the Andy Griffith show, while still having the main character. Main character a little edgy but perfect in the role, much like charley sheen in 2 1/2 men.

  5. DIANE says

    We enjoyed and would tape the show, my husband told several people to watch it and boom! It was off the air. Needs to be renewed.

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