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. says

    This is the best show on tv. It’s funny and very entertaining with the constant twists and turns. We have more than enough cooking shows, reality shows and pure garbage shows. If Fox cancels it, maybe one of the other cable networks will pick it up.

  2. Fran says

    Rake is a GREAT!!!! show Please don’t cancel it. Love Greg Kinnear. Please Please Please keep it on the air.

  3. Roger says

    New refreshing clever comedy, legal situations, police and crimes resolved r Great main character actor . This show has everything going for it. But like Seinfelt it may take two seasons for it to catch on.
    Give it a chance to get its viewers.
    Do not cancel. You will have a big adult hit with it.

  4. Diane and Jerry says

    THIS IS ONE OF OUR FAVORITE SHOWS. MOVE IT TO A BETTER NIGHT SO PEOPLE CAN SEE IT!!! ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS ON TV!!!!!!

  5. Steve says

    With all the crap on TV, how on earth could this show be cancelled? I am a tv fanatic/critic, and by far and away, this is the best show on TV. It is funny and serious at the same, with great characters. Please give this show a serious chance.

    • Joanne says

      I really love this show and believe it needs more time to win viewers over than it has been given. Please, please, please do NOT cancel. If you insist on doing so, continue the series on netflix or Amazon.

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