I can’t believe I made it a week without losing my power again (knock on wood)! I know we just had a long weekend, but I could really use another! I have been struggling to keep up with all of the new TV—my TiVo has been hovering around 98% full! The nice thing about having 6 tuners is that you don’t miss recording anything—the problem is finding the time to watch it all! We’ve got some suggestions on what you can fill your own DVR with tonight!
Tonight, Greg Kinnear returns to TV in the new FOX comedy/drama Rake. This remake of an Australian series finds brilliant, but damaged criminal defense lawyer Keegan Joye (Kinnear) taking on wacky cases and defendants in Los Angeles. However, the person who really needs saving is Keegan himself—from his own self-destructive behavior and mess of a life, including an ongoing battle with IRS tax attorney David Potter (David Harbour, The Newsroom). Joining Keegan for this wild ride are his best friend Ben (John Ortiz, Luck), Ben’s wife—and Assistant DA—Scarlet (Necar Zadegan, Emily Owens, M.D.), Keegan’s assistant Leanne (Tara Summers, Ringer, Boston Legal), Keegan’s favorite prostitute Mikki (Bojana Novakovic), Keegan’s ex-wife/therapist Maddy (Miranda Otto, The Starter Wife), and their hormonal son Finn (Ian Colletti).
I have heard the series referred to as House with lawyers, and I think that’s a pretty accurate summary—though we get a little deeper of a glimpse into the messed-up world of our brilliant-but-damaged protagonist. While I wasn’t blown away by tonight’s pilot, I like the premise of the series, and it looks like they have some really oddball cases, clients, and guest stars lined up for the season, so I’m interested to see more.
On tonight’s episode, “Serial Killer,” a serial killer’s confession that may or may not be the work of the Los Angeles police chief. Meanwhile, a client remunerates Keegan with an expensive fish, but he needs to collect the money from a sushi restaurant so he can pay his bookie part of his gambling debt.
See if this new show’s for you tonight on FOX at 9/8c.
I’ll also be watching/recording Community, Parks and Recreation, The Michael J. Fox Show, Sean Saves the World, Parenthood, and King of the Nerds.
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