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  • TV-14
  • 2007
  • 1 Season
  • 7.6  (2,102)

Raines is a crime drama series that aired on NBC for one season in 2007. Starring Jeff Goldblum as the titular character, the show follows the life of police detective Michael Raines, who is a bit unconventional, to say the least. Raines is haunted by the voices of murder victims, which he hears inside his head. These voices help him solve cases that would otherwise stump the LAPD. Raines is brilliant at his job, but his coworkers often find his methods strange and off-putting.

One of Raines' closest colleagues is police captain Daniel Lewis, played by Matt Craven. Lewis is Raines' friend and confidante, but he often has to rein in Raines' unorthodox ways of getting things done. Also on Raines' team is detective Michelle Lance, played by Nicole Sullivan. Michelle is tough-as-nails and doesn't put up with any nonsense, but she also has a soft spot for Raines and his unique talents.

Each episode of Raines is a self-contained crime mystery that Raines and his team must solve. Raines is always accompanied by the voices of the victims, who help him piece together the clues and ultimately track down the killer. Raines' conversations with the victims are often funny and lighthearted, despite the serious nature of the crimes they are trying to solve.

Raines is a quirky and interesting character, and Jeff Goldblum brings him to life in a way that only he could. Goldblum's performance is nuanced and charming, and he imbues Raines with a sense of humor that makes him very likable. The rest of the cast is also excellent, and they all have great chemistry together.

The show's writing is smart and engaging, and each episode has a different twist that keeps the audience guessing until the end. The crimes that Raines solves are often intricate and complex, and it's always satisfying to see him and his team piece everything together.

One of the unique things about Raines is the way it portrays Raines' mental state. The voices inside his head are a manifestation of his own psyche, and they allow him to see things that others can't. This mental illness is never portrayed as a villain, but rather as a tool that Raines can use for good. Raines' interactions with the voices are always interesting, and the show does an excellent job of handling a somewhat taboo topic with sensitivity and care.

Overall, Raines is a highly entertaining crime drama that is well worth watching. Jeff Goldblum is excellent in the lead role, and the rest of the cast is equally compelling. The show's writing is clever and engaging, and it's always satisfying to see Raines outsmart the bad guys using his unique talents. While Raines was unfortunately canceled after only one season, it remains a highly enjoyable and worthwhile show that is definitely worth checking out.

Raines is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (7 episodes). The series first aired on March 15, 2007.

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7. Closure
April 27, 2007
Raines discovers he had to do some major self-reflection when his ex-wife Sarah convinces him and Captain Lewis that her husband's death was not an accident.
Inner Child
6. Inner Child
April 20, 2007
Seasoned homicide detective Raines is troubled that he's having hallucinatory conversations with his murder case victims, and is especially disturbed during the investigation of a murder and rape of a ten-year-old girl. Meanwhile, Raines is making progress in his therapy sessions with Dr. Kohl.
5th Step
5. 5th Step
April 13, 2007
When the wife of an old friend of Raines' is discovered murdered with an Aryan Nation insignia inscribed on her chest, the case seemed cut and dry. However, as Raines digs deeper into the victim's past, he discovers a disturbing web of lies, cover-ups and misguided good intentions.
Stone Dead
4. Stone Dead
April 6, 2007
When a 20-year-old drug dealer is found dead, Raines discovers he was an aspiring comic book illustrator trying to get away from his former life. Meanwhile, Raines is concerned about Charlie's son and Samantha urges Raines to bring him to see her to about Childhood Traumatic Grief.
Reconstructing Alice
3. Reconstructing Alice
March 30, 2007
When Alice, a homeless woman, is found murdered in an alley, Raines' investigation leads him to a trail of deception, fraud and murder.
Meet Juan Doe
2. Meet Juan Doe
March 22, 2007
When a partially decomposed body washes up in the Venice canals, Raines is faced with the difficulty of piecing his victim together. With help from his team, Raines identifies the victim as an illegal immigrant and discovers that he is somehow connected to Los Angeles City Councilman Aurelio Sanchez. Meanwhile, Captain Lewis notices that Raines is acting odd and requires him to see Dr. Kohl, a psychiatrist.
1. Pilot
March 15, 2007
When Los Angeles police homicide detective Michael Raines arrives at the crime scene, Sandy Boudreau, a beautiful young woman, is lying face down, murdered with a bullet in her back. As Raines begins the investigation, the murdered victim haunts his imagination and this hallucination keeps hounding him with one crucial question -- who did this? When Raines discovers the victim's unwholesome past and mysterious calls from a wealthy man's cell phone, he starts to piece together a puzzle that he hopes will lead him to the killer -- and peace of mind.
Where to Watch Raines
Raines is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Raines on demand at Amazon and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    March 15, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (2,102)