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Old 01-23-2014, 09:36 AM   #1
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RAKE on Fox starts tonight 1/23/2014

Just a reminder. Looks promising:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/23/ar...er=rss&emc=rss
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:38 AM   #2
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I think the commercials for this look good. I set it to record the other day.

Evidently, it is based on an Australian TV show. I know this because I've seen numerous people say "why did they make this? just watch the Australian version"
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Old 01-23-2014, 10:06 AM   #3
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I forgot about this, Just sent a record request.
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Old 01-24-2014, 01:04 AM   #4
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I liked the Australian show. I stopped watching the first episode of the American show; will finish it later.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:33 AM   #5
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The Aussie version is fantastic. Unfortunately, this one will be watered down for American network standards. Just as they did for Absolutely Fabulous/Cybill and Cracker/Cracker. Apparently American network audiences just can't handle drug and sex addicts.

It was shown on the Audience Network on DirecTV and there are a few episodes still on demand (channel 1239). I haven't seen it available on Netflix or Amazon.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:40 AM   #6
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seemed just average to me, I'll give it a few more tries maybe.

they (FOX) are pushing it to be a bit too much like House, I didn't get the House eccentric genius thing/best in the world feel at all out of this

Gonna have to paradigm shift to be able to enjoy it I think, closer to the idea of Terriers maybe.....
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:18 AM   #7
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I thought it was pretty good. To be honest I probably wouldn't watch if it was much more self-destructive/cringeworthy (for example, I totally believe that the Ricky Gervais Office is brilliant but it is still so painful to watch).
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:44 PM   #8
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I liked it. It was much better than I expected it to be but I can see where it could easily go in a direction that I don't like. I'll keep watching for now though.
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Old 01-25-2014, 04:05 PM   #9
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I almost turned it off 5 minutes in, but I am glad I stuck with it. Overall it was pretty amusing.
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Old 01-25-2014, 06:00 PM   #10
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The best part of this show was learning another definition of the word "Rake." At first I thought it would be part of his name, then I kept waiting for some other explanation.

Now, I'm pretty sure it's this: Rake (n): An immoral or dissolute person; a libertine.

I thought the show was good and Kinnear did a nice job of acting the part. I'll keep watching.
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Old 01-25-2014, 06:20 PM   #11
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I saw this one listed back in the Fall when the new schedule grid was posted over at the Futon Critic. It never had an initial air date posted until the last month or two so I've been anxiously awaiting it. It seemed like a perfect venue for Greg Kinnear. I just got through watching the pilot episode and thought it was pretty decent. I'll probably be watching it from here on out. Definitely worth checking out.
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Old 01-26-2014, 10:00 AM   #12
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Thanks for the definition, Carlucci. I, too, was wondering what Rake stood for. Sounds about right.

I enjoyed this. I like Kinnear anyway. He's a very good actor and a funny guy.

The only thing I haven't figured out yet is who the dark-haired woman (DA and sister in law) is. She looks so familiar, but I cannot place her.

ETA: Just looked her up and figured it out - She was one of the doctors on Emily Owens, MD (a show which hardly anybody but me watched and liked), and also on The Fosters (a show that I recently started watching and love).
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Old 01-26-2014, 10:27 AM   #13
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Amusing story on the definition of "Rake" during Ken Jennings Jepoardy run there was a abswer in the catagory "Tool Time" "This term for a long handled garden tool can also mean an immoral pleasure seeker"

Jennings question "What is a Hoe?"

That got a laugh out of Trebeck.
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Old 01-26-2014, 05:53 PM   #14
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I couldn't make it throught the first episode--and I very seldom don't give a show 1 full episode to prove itself.

Surprised at the unfamiliarity with the term "rake." Maybe it's an old fashioned word? And I'm old.
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:31 AM   #15
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Made it thru first episode. Made me think of the Rockford Files. Will watch the 2nd ep and see if its worth keeping.
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:16 AM   #16
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Wife and I liked it a lot. The character seems fun. I can see after awhile all the bad stuff that happens to him getting old if he doesn't win occasionally. But we are full in for now.
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:45 PM   #17
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The Aussie version is fantastic. Unfortunately, this one will be watered down for American network standards. Just as they did for Absolutely Fabulous/Cybill and Cracker/Cracker.
I'm not sure if you're meaning to imply all of those are actual remakes. IIRC, Cybill was NOT an official remake of AbFab, and I think the AbFab creators threatened to sue.


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Now, I'm pretty sure it's this: Rake (n): An immoral or dissolute person; a libertine.
Oh, I didn't even think of that. I couldn't figure out where the name came from..

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Amusing story on the definition of "Rake" during Ken Jennings Jepoardy run there was a abswer in the catagory "Tool Time" "This term for a long handled garden tool can also mean an immoral pleasure seeker"

Jennings question "What is a Hoe?"

That got a laugh out of Trebeck.
Yeah, there was FINALLY an even bigger laugh on Jeopardy within the past few weeks.. (IMHO). Unfortunately I don't remember the EXACT wording of the answer.

It was something like:

Answer: This is selenophobia

One contestant's question: What is the fear of a Mexican singer?

I laughed out loud!

Also, about the "ho" answer, one of the other contestants was a religious official of some kind (priest/minister), and he said that if Ken hadn't've answered "What is ho?", HE would have!!!

BTW, about this show.. I enjoyed it.. This sounds like a backhanded compliment, but Kinnear was much less "Kinnear-y" than he usually is. Less of the sarcastic voice and looks that he seems to use in *EVERYTHING*. (Also, ironically, I realize Joel McHale's voice/behaviors are almost exactly like Kinnear's.. Guess that's why he got Talk Soup!)
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:47 PM   #18
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I liked it enough to give it a few more shows before I decide..

But one thing I have to note.. It seems to me the city owes him a new car, for their willful destruction of his property.
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I liked it enough to give it a few more shows before I decide..

But one thing I have to note.. It seems to me the city owes him a new car, for their willful destruction of his property.
yeah that bugged me a little-- no way would the cops think they could get away with that, or would he let it go (maybe it'll turn out he hasn't but my guess is it was just a gag)
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:19 AM   #20
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I finally got around to trying this show. I watched about two-thirds of the first episode and deleted the show off my DVR entirely. I can not stand characters that are completely out of control. That every move they make in life is stupid. I can handle that type of character in a show, but not when the main character is that way.

Now someone will point out this exact thing in some other show I probably like. Then I guess I just didn't like Rake.
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:34 AM   #21
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I've watched, I think, the first 3 episodes and it's quickly become one of our favorite shows. Yeah, it's a bit over the top, but it's fun in a USA Network show kinda way.
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Old 02-22-2014, 03:05 AM   #22
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First 15 minutes havent captured my interest. Maybe I'll give it another shot.
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Old 02-22-2014, 05:18 PM   #23
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Don't bother unless you have nothing else to watch. It won't be back next year.
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:45 AM   #24
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Don't bother unless you have nothing else to watch. It won't be back next year.
The Aussie version, which is infinitely better, is back for season 3. News stories say DirecTV will start broadcasting the new season in April on the Audience Network (channel 101). I'm not sure when it begins but Netflix will soon have the first two seasons for streaming.

http://www.deadline.com/2014/02/netf...rsion-of-rake/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3011150/?ref_=tt_ep_ep1
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Enjoyed it. Will record.
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:40 PM   #26
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Suffered through 3 episodes of this and decided to cut my losses. It's just painful to watch the main character's train wreck of a life. I guess I know too many real people that can't make a good decision to save their lives. I don't need to see it on TV as well.\

No redeeming qualities...
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Don't bother unless you have nothing else to watch. It won't be back next year.
Has it already been cancelled?

I think it's really entertaining.
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I gave it another try. Tara Summers helped retain my interest.

It's a watchable time-waster.
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Some episodes are more entertaining than others.
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This show is an awesome combination of funny and dark!
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