Rake: Season 1 (2014)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

Rake's smart blend of comedy and drama makes it the perfect vehicle for Greg Kinnear's offbeat charm and dry humor.



Critic Ratings: 39


Audience Score

User Ratings: 60
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Air date: Jan 23, 2014
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Greg Kinnear
as Keegan Deane
John Ortiz
as Ben Leon
Necar Zadegan
as Scarlet Leon
Bojana Novakovic
as Melissa "Mikki" Partridge
David Harbour
as David Potter
Tara Summers
as Leanne Zander
Bill Smitrovich
as Chief Bernie Michaels
Bill Cobbs
as Federal Judge
Elizabeth Ho
as Debbie Lee
Mary Kay Place
as Judge Cunningham
Peter Stormare
as Jack Tarrant
Bess Armstrong
as Helen Cole
Philip Baker Hall
as Mitch Markham
Peter Jacobson
as Max Fawcett
Kate Burton
as Holly Phillips
Pamela Adlon
as Glenn Shepard
Denis O'Hare
as Graham Murray
Anthony Anderson
as Reggie Jarvis
Debra Mooney
as Dorothy Copely
Brian Baumgartner
as George Copely
Alexandra Breckenridge
as Brooke Alexander
Michael Imperioli
as Alberto Rinaldi
Ayelet Zurer
as Fiona Rinaldi
Joshua Close
as Jedidiah Miller
Colleen Camp
as Judge Yvonne Ritsema
Tony Hawk
as Tony Hawk
Catherine Dent
as Judge Dupre
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Critic Reviews for Rake Season 1

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (22)

Just having Greg Kinnear puts Fox's new dramedy Rake a few laps ahead of the pack.

Jan 22, 2014 | Full Review…

As an actor, he [Kinnear] plays the Lovable Rascal surprisingly well, offering just enough humanity, and enough likability, to merit a second look.

Jan 22, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Kinnear carries himself ably, and his character's amiable rogue presence wears fairly well for starters.

Jan 21, 2014 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Although the show offers little new in terms of either characterization or story, Kinnear's charisma and the light tone make for a diverting hour.

Jan 24, 2014 | Full Review…
Top Critic

If Kinnear can settle into this role and find a way to execute the acrobatic act of being both funny and deeply flawed, then Rake has the potential to be a modern equivalent of The Rockford Files. Wouldn't that be spectacular?

Jan 24, 2014 | Full Review…

The pilot is carried on Kinnear's rascally charm and is heavy on quirk.

Jan 24, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Perfect for some nihilistic chuckles in the vein of It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Rake is that naughty fun you need for a cheeky ol' weekend binge.

Oct 18, 2017 | Full Review…

Rake gets off to a good start and displays an early willingness to take risks with its shifting tone.

Jan 22, 2014 | Rating: 8.2/10 | Full Review…

And if all Rake is aspiring to be is a quirky lawyer show that occasionally hints at darker things before leaning back on Kinnear's gift with a deadpan one-liner then that's no sin.

Jan 22, 2014 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

There's no way to know if Rake's first episode is the starting point of a great new series or if this is as good as we should expect from this drama. From its first episode alone, it's likable enough and worth a look.

Jan 22, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Rake: Season 1

  • Jan 16, 2019
    Fox dropped the ball on this one! This was a great show, well worthy of a couple more seasons!
  • Jul 16, 2016
    A poor cousin to the original Australian series of the same name which incidentally doesn't seem to exist on Rotten Tomatoes. http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/rake/DR1405H001S00
  • Jun 21, 2014
    Fox's Rake is a funny, smart, well-written comedy, with a perfect lead performance from Kinnear as an alcoholic, gambling, womanizing lawyer.
  • Apr 08, 2014
    Apparently this show isn't going to make it, which is a shame really. Greg Kinnear's anti-hero is as entertaining as he is morally ambiguous. This show is an interesting social analysis viewed through the lens of a likable but reprehensible criminal defense attorney.
  • Mar 18, 2014
    Good but could be better. Solid actors with a bad script and direction is what I'm thinking the problem could be. Still a decent show to watch, though.
  • Mar 15, 2014
    Probably will not get a second season but people should watch this quirky and very funny dramedy.
  • Feb 21, 2014
    Love this show. Great characters, writing and humor.
  • Jan 30, 2014
    "Rake" is an enjoyable comedy/legal drama that largely succeeds based on its ability to make a slimeball like our lead character so likable.
  • Jan 26, 2014
    After the pilot, i think this show is going to be one of those guilty pleasures that you will just love because of Greg Kinnear and the witty writing.
  • Jan 23, 2014
    It sucked. What an unlikable character.

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