TV Review: Rake, Starring Greg Kinnear, Miranda Otto


Fox seems to love buying hit series from other countries and revamping them for U.S. audiences. It recently bought the rights to BBC’s “Broadchurch” and plans on remaking it just as it has done with “Rake,” an Australian series of the same name.

In a leap of creativity, they changed the lead’s name from Cleaver Greene to … Keegan Deane. Really? Come on. In a city full of creative minds, can there not be a little originality?

“Rake” follows an unorthodox criminal defense attorney who has absolutely no filter. He lives in excess — gambling, booze, and women. Deane is played by the deliciously rakish Greg Kinnear. I’ve adored Kinnear since his days on “Talk Soup,” but this show will take a few episodes to get into. For Kinnear, I’m willing to try, but so far I don’t have high hopes.

The show also stars John Ortiz, Bojana Novakovic, Necar Zadegan, Miranda Otto, Ian Colletti and Tara Summers. Kinnear serves as co-executive producer, and the pilot was directed by Sam Raimi.

Rake” premieres tonight at 9/8c. Watch it and report back with your thoughts.






3 responses to “TV Review: Rake, Starring Greg Kinnear, Miranda Otto”

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  2. […] What’s on TV tonight? New episodes of American Idol, Community, Parenthood, Sean Saves the World, The Vampire Diaries, The Michael J. Fox Show, and the series premiere of Rake, starring Greg Kinnear and Miranda Otto. Read Connie Wang’s preview here. […]

  3. […] I love Greg Kinnear. Like Connie mentioned in her preview of “Rake,” I’ve loved him since his days on “Talk Soup.” That was a while […]

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