Keegan asks California's ex-governor, Mitch Markham, to provide financial and political support for Scarlet's campaign for district attorney. [3][4] On May 7, 2014, Fox canceled the series after one season, but ultimately aired the produced episodes.[5]. After watching the first series at least three times, we are now re-repeating watching series 2. The series follows Keegan Deane, a criminal defense lawyer whose personal problems and self-destructive behavior have him battling wits and owing money to everyone around him, including his ex-wife, judges, an assistant district attorney, his bookie, a brothel owner, and the IRS. Rake 2010 TV-MA 5 Seasons Australian TV Shows While Cleaver Greene is a brilliant and driven attorney, he's also an ex-druggie, a current gambling addict and loathed by many of his colleagues. Missy’s fiancé, Joshua -the founder of a high-profile online leak site- faces treason charges, while Cleaver defends a Peeping Tom and laments the lack of lucrative cases coming his way. 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."[15]. Reviewed in the United States on June 17, 2014, You're missing a great thing! Its fantastic and too bad we can't find anything like it here in the US. I am really enjoying this series. It's comedic, but more than a comedy as he brilliantly maneuvers the c j system. Cleaver hooks up with an underage film student at a play starring the girl’s aunt, one of Cleaver’s ex-girlfriends. The performance of the entire ensemble group, especially Roxburgh, was brilliant, as was the writing. He does so with great subtlety, aplomb and polish. Meanwhile, Keegan is dumbstruck when Maddy enlists Glenn, a well-known campaign consultant, to liven up Scarlet's campaign, and David Potter, Mikki's fiancée, becomes Scarlet's staunchest opponent. A close friend of Keegan's and well-respected doctor is accused of animal cruelty, after an explicit video of him, his wife and his dog gets stolen. The Attorney General begins a campaign of police harassment against Cleaver in retaliation for the affair. Missy’s memoir of her life as a prostitute causes a sensation. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. Ben asks him to take the case of Graham Murray (, Although Keegan begrudgingly joins Ben's law firm, he likes the perks of the job. Barney and Cleaver defend a man accused of severing his neighbor’s penis with garden shears. He's a fine actor and has an excellent cast. The first (2010) and third (2014) series are equally as good; certainly hope there are more. After going into even more gambling debt, Cleaver gets involved with mob boss Kirsty. So far, the story lines are good and as yet have not strayed into the ridiculous as we've seen (sadly) with the Dr. Blake series. Brilliant quirky comedy from "Down Under", Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2016. Despite his roguish ways, Cleaver’s wit and charm have won him many cases and loyal friends over the years. Quickly browse titles in our catalog based on the ones you have picked. Rake is an American comedy-drama television series that is an adaptation of the Australian series of the same name, both of which are created by Peter Duncan.Duncan served as series producer with, among others, star Greg Kinnear, Peter Tolan, and Richard Roxburgh, on this version for Fedora Entertainment, Essential Media, and Sony Pictures Television. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Adjusted Up; No Adjustment for 'Crossbones,, 2010s American black comedy television series, 2010s American comedy-drama television series, American television series based on Australian television series, Fox Broadcasting Company original programming, Television series by Sony Pictures Television, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Keegan attends the funeral of Ben's father, but listens to a football game he has wagered on during a eulogy. If you liked season 1, then you will definitely like season 2. I actually laughed during shows, and I'm not an easy laugher. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Watch Rake Season 2. A middle-aged mama's boy can't tell his mother he was arrested for being a, Ian Colletti as Finn Deane, Keegan's teenage son, Anne Gee Byrd as Frances Leon, Ben's mother, who despises Deane, This page was last edited on 26 October 2020, at 18:30. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. "[11] The Los Angeles Times' Mary McNamara stated "Rake owes more to the increasingly humane tone of family and female-based comedies like Modern Family and Parks and Recreation than Rescue Me, which could (fingers crossed) indicate a similar journey to the light for the ever-popular tortured white male.