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Rake TV Show Review

Pilot Scoop: Rake

Oscar nominee Greg Kinnear is coming to the small screen in Fox's midseason series Rake as a lawyer whose personal life is as disheveled as his bed-head hair. If the drama sounds a little been-there-done-that, then keep reading to find out why I think the show is worth watching when it premieres on Jan. 23.

  • What it's about: Keegan (Kinnear) makes a career out of defending the indefensible. In his first case of the series, the lawyer is defending a killer known as the Westside Ripper, but when he's not helping out the terrifying and terrible, Keegan gets free therapy from his ex-wife (Miranda Otto) and seeks comfort in the company of a beautiful prostitute-turned-law-student (Bojana Novakovic).
  • Where it works: This entertaining show is cleverly written, and Kinnear brings so much charm to the run-down lawyer that you can't help root for him — then feel supericky that you're rooting for him to exonerate a murderer.
  • Where it doesn't: There's nothing terrible original about this series; we've seen the charming ne'er do well on TV so often that it's hard to be charmed anymore.
  • You might like this show if: You love Californication.
  • When it's on: Thursdays at 9 p.m. on Fox

Watch a preview of Rake when you keep reading.

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