Rake (AU): Season 1 (2010)

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User Ratings: 34

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Episodes

Air date: Jul 13, 2011

A cannibal is charged with murder in the premiere of this comedy-drama series, which follows Cleaver Greene, a criminal-defense lawyer who takes cases other lawyers won't.

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In a jury-tampering case, Cleaver defends a woman that he learns is actually guilty.

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Air date: Jul 27, 2011

Cleaver defends a man who has two wives.

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Cleaver defends an artist charged with the murder of a teenager.

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Air date: Aug 17, 2011

Cleaver defends a broadcaster who incited a race riot through her radio show.

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Air date: Aug 24, 2011

Greene takes a hit to the head during a botched pharmacy robbery; a suicide causes tension.

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Air date: Aug 31, 2011

Missy divulges her past to David, then opts to go on vacation; Greene defends a man (to whom he is indebted) on a murder charge; David wins a seat in parliament.

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Critic Reviews for Rake (AU) Season 1

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

A minor work of genius.

Aug 14, 2019 | Full Review…

The scripts are smart without tipping over that precipice where it becomes obvious the writers have forgotten their audience and are amusing themselves or, worse, trying to impress other writers.

Aug 13, 2019 | Full Review…

This show couples Richard Roxburgh with tight writing --and just about every character in a skirt -- to create one of television's most likeable unlovables.

Aug 13, 2019 | Full Review…

The series is so full of zinging lines it is easy to forgive the absurdity of some of the cases.

Aug 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Teeming with sex, violence and intelligent dialogue, it pits a cunning Cleaver against crooks whose default tactic in the box is to confess to fake prescription drug addictions that were "clouding their judgment".

Aug 8, 2019 | Full Review…
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The show's pace can sometimes suffer from such indecision and self-consciousness, but the writing and acting are uniformly strong and save Rake from veering too far off track.

Aug 8, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Rake (AU): Season 1

  • Aug 28, 2020
    A lawyer show with a terrific sense of humor along with interesting cases and background stories.
  • Oct 16, 2018
    This show is clever, entertaining and has some real depth - as any decent show about the law, and the people it serves, ought ...

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