Rake

Rake

  • Not Rated
  • 2010
  • 5 Seasons
  • 8.5  (6,481)

The Australian version of Rake stars Richard Roxburgh as a Sydney barrister named Cleaver Greene who works on cases that the majority of other barristers and lawyers would not touch. This is largely because the clients he faces are largely guilty of the crimes for which they are being tried. Cleaver is a morally bankrupt character who has few qualms when it comes to who he sleeps with and how he goes about defending his clients. Rake defends different defendants in each episode, with the surrounding cast of characters who work alongside him affected in different ways by his philandering and hard living ways. On many occasions, Cleaver Greene spends a large amount of his time battling problems in his personal life, which is consistently on the verge of unraveling under the weight of his money and personal problems. Throughout the seasons of rake, Cleaver spends much of his time defending clients he does not like and usually knows are guilty of the crimes they are charged with, meaning he must find inventive ways of defending his clients.

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Seasons
Greene v The Reckoning
8. Greene v The Reckoning
October 7, 2018
Morrow has been toppled, aided and abetted by his half-brother Joe, Cal McGregor is now PM. Following an international incident and a monumental cover up, will the capitol implode whilst our heroes chose to explode?
Greene v Mid-Winter
7. Greene v Mid-Winter
September 30, 2018
War is looming in the South China Sea; a cabinet reshuffle is on the cards, and the plumbers handled! The move back to New Parliament House is on, but not before the Mid-Winter Ball; and a feud is buried for political gain.
Greene v The Unflushables
6. Greene v The Unflushables
September 23, 2018
After a 21-week term Peters is out as PM and Morrow is in; Cleaver's own plumbing issues shed light on the true cause of the explosion at Parliament House; and an intended hit gone wrong results in a Senate resignation.
Greene v Diaries
5. Greene v Diaries
September 16, 2018
It's a new week and a new Prime Minister. Indigenous Liberal Greg Peters has come to the fore to lead the country with his own agenda; just as there's panic in the Capital as ministerial diaries are to be published.
Gold and Greene v Red
4. Gold and Greene v Red
September 9, 2018
A new PM is sworn in on the eve of Anzac Day, and Cleaver is served with a summons in the defamation case Evans vs Greene ahead of a heated debate over the sell-off of the Aussie ice cream icon - the Oz Ripple.
Evans v Greene
3. Evans v Greene
September 2, 2018
After mislaying his suit at a fancy-dress party Cleaver is not only forced to do the walk of shame, but to speak to the house.... dressed as a zebra; and he becomes the prime suspect in an assassination attempt.
Greene v The United States
2. Greene v The United States
August 26, 2018
Incriminating multimedia and a missing US Defence Secretary puts Cleaver firmly in the sights of the Secret Service as it comes to light that the suspected terrorist attack may have been caused by something much more benign.
Greene v The World
1. Greene v The World
August 19, 2018
After taking up residency in Canberra as a Senator in Federal Parliament, Cleaver has old foes and new. A terrorist gas attack on New Parliament House causes the seat of government to move down the hill to its old home.
Description

The Australian version of Rake stars Richard Roxburgh as a Sydney barrister named Cleaver Greene who works on cases that the majority of other barristers and lawyers would not touch. This is largely because the clients he faces are largely guilty of the crimes for which they are being tried.

Cleaver is a morally bankrupt character who has few qualms when it comes to who he sleeps with and how he goes about defending his clients. Rake defends different defendants in each episode, with the surrounding cast of characters who work alongside him affected in different ways by his philandering and hard living ways. On many occasions, Cleaver Greene spends a large amount of his time battling problems in his personal life, which is consistently on the verge of unraveling under the weight of his money and personal problems.

Throughout the seasons of rake, Cleaver spends much of his time defending clients he does not like and usually knows are guilty of the crimes they are charged with, meaning he must find inventive ways of defending his clients.Rake is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (45 episodes). The series first aired on November 4, 2010.

Rake is available for streaming on the ABC1 website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Rake on demand at Netflix, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    November 4, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    8.5  (6,481)