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Is anyone watching Rake?

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I've watched some of it. A bit undecided about it so far.

I thought they've burnt an opportunity to make a really great show, rather than a mediocre one.

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I am enjoying it - not perfect, but there is some witty dialogue and more importantly it is not infused with government PC lectures, nor does it rely on our predilection for putting ourselves down.

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I don't think it is mediocre, I think it is great; very clever script, and great acting. In some ways, it is quite nostalgic, as it is a Bar where everybody knows everybody else, which is the way it was back in the 50s and 60s, I think.

Of course, there are liberties taken with the processes and substance of the law, but it is still closer to the spirit of the law than most of the American programmes.

Logicprobe, why do you find it mediocre?

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I thought it was a bit lame.

Although, I only watched one ep.

Ah, there's the answer to my question. You have to start with the first episode of these things, and you have to persist.

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Ah, there's the answer to my question. You have to start with the first episode of these things, and you have to persist.

It was the first one.

It ain't no Boston Legal!

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It was the first one.

It ain't no Boston Legal!

I haven't seen Boston Legal, but it would be odd if it were, given that that program presumably looks at a legal firm in Boston, not a barrister in Sydney.

I find the American legal shows ridiculous, on the whole.

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I haven't seen Boston Legal, but it would be odd if it were, given that that program presumably looks at a legal firm in Boston, not a barrister in Sydney.

I find the American legal shows ridiculous, on the whole.

That was the whole point of the show!

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I only watch it when nobody is looking. And I DO NOT stare at Richard Roxborough the whole time! Love it and I dont watch TV much.

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Boston Legal is a great show.

Completely different kettle but still a great show.

I dont see the reason or substance in the comparison for obvious reasons.

In the meantime I cant wait to see the next Rake episode.

Mitchell

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The original episodes of BL were incredible - unlike anything else out there - totally NON PC! Lost touch with the later series, hope they kept it going.

Rake - Oz version of the above - NON PC - has overtones of reality!

Great show, wife and I really enjoy it.

Frank

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Love it, its a great show......no internet at home at the moment so I cant watch it......grr

Note: it is on free to air for anyone reading, I just cant manage that

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The original episodes of BL were incredible - unlike anything else out there - totally NON PC! Lost touch with the later series, hope they kept it going.

Rake - Oz version of the above - NON PC - has overtones of reality!

Great show, wife and I really enjoy it.

Frank

BL was good right to the end.

The whole show was 'jumping the shark' every episode, I reckon!

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It's a biography of Orpheus' life, right?

:P

I find him quite a compelling character. Probably only marginally less a biography of my life than of Charles Waterstreet (co-writer or script consultant, and how he perhaps imagines himself to be), ie, not very much in common at all!

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Every episode has high quality guest stars which most Australian shows do not generally have. So far some notable examples have been Hugo Weaving, Sam Neill, Rachel Griffiths.The main character is incorrigible but is endearing at the same time. All in all I am finding it quite an enjoyable( if somewhat unrealistic) programme!

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Life at the Bar is not, in my experience, remotely like the series. No doubt many wish it were so. As perhaps it was 40 or 50 years ago.

On the other hand if one approaches it as comedy drama then it is a great deal more palatable.

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