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. Peter says

    Rake is a really good series…probably the original would have been better. Good drama, intelligent comedy and good scripts… not the typical sitcom-drama-legal shows… so that it was taken from an Auzzie show just like The Bridge/Bron-Broen, Those Who Kill/Den Some Draeber… the original series were always better than the US… the US versions are too commercialized and very light on drama…

  2. John Curtis says

    Rake is our favorite program these days. Fox, give it a chance! The actors and the writing is too good to give up on.

  3. KB says

    Don’t cancel this program ,it’s the ONLY redeeming value lawyers posses !. Ya gotta love this character and Greg is perfect in his role . Fox you’re ******** up if you dump this one !!!.

  4. Bill in Missouri says

    Why would one to cancel a show that one actually is funny and creative. I love to watch the show and wonder what is going to happen next. The casting in this show was excellent.
    It reminds me a little of Boston Legal but is much better. Renew it now.

  5. Tom says

    This is one of the best series to come along in many years. Unlike many series the story and laughter comes naturally. Keegan has many faults but still maintains a brilliant path to win for his clients and friends. I admit I watched this show because of Greg Kenear but I stayed with it because of the fine writing and cast.

    • Barbara says

      My husband and I have enjoyed the show very much – sadly it seems every show that we like is canceled…..please don’t let this one go. We love all the characters and have connected with them through the series.

  6. jeff stenstrom says

    love the show, good writing, story, people, finally a good show that has comedy and is not about doctors, cops, csi, blah blah very refreshing. do not cancel !! stop moving it around to different days, advertise it a little and it will do ok. Sometimes the networks seem to not even try.

  7. jeff stenstrom says

    love the show, good writing, story, people, finally a good show that has comedy and is not about doctors, cops, csi, blah blah very refreshing. do not cancel !!

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