Rake (2010) - Comedy, Drama

Hohum Score

9

Engaging

Criminal lawyer Cleaver Greene defends the indefensible - from bigamists to cannibals and everything in between. He is champion of the lost cause, both in the court room and in the bedroom.

IMDB: 8.6
Director:
Stars: Richard Roxburgh, Matt Day
Length: 60 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 7 out of 67 found boring (10.44%)

One-line Reviews (25)

You're never quite sure which network will produce the next 'East West 101' or 'MDA', but chances are that an intriguing new show will turn up on the government-owned ABC.

This is classic Aussie humour, brilliantly written, wonderfully acted and hilariously entertaining.

Nothing happens, apart from the lives of the associated great comedic women.

Along the way he collects women to help him address his various and sundry insecurities, but it only adds to the confusion when they express empathy, then invariably leave.

some laughs at first- but so redundant and boring .

It becomes a marathon, and you only must stop cause you're seriously cutting into your zzz-time.

It is not only very funny, but the story is engaging as well and the court cases changing from epsiode to episode are very smart.

Each scene added to the exposition and the atmosphere, while managing to be entertaining and not too contrived.

Really entertaining comedy with great characters.

This is an immensely entertaining show if you can stand the robust language and moral ambivalence.

but it gets so redundant and boring.

what a bore!

What makes it most riveting to those of us blessed with living in and around the actual locations and situations, is that lots of the stories are absolutely true (given a few exaggerations here and there) with "only the names changed to protect the guilty".

Funny first shows, starts going downhill about halfway through Season 1, quickly becomes formulaic, improbable and even absurd.

Bravo and boring.

In other words, this series is very engaging because it has characters who are not wooden or black and white.

Yet it's equally compelling dramatically.

As for me while something tells me he is the kind of guy who creates chaos in the lives of people around him, there is something about him that I find admirable and engaging.

At first I was worried because it has just about the worst, most boring opening credits sequence I've ever seen.

And the story lines are intricate and intriguing.

It is fascinating to see a show that departs so severely from all the rules of both drama and comedy.

Enjoyed it from start to finish.

Entertaining and Funny .

even when he sobers up, he is boring.. someone wrote "magnificently, scripted, acted", etc. and others being a gem.

Fun and entertaining throughout.