'Rake' Recap: To Beard or Not to Beard

The unevenness and drastic tonal shifts now can't just be blamed on season premiere jitters, as it was clear with the second episode of Rake, "A Close Shave." The episode struggled sorting out if Keegan Deane is supposed to be a cynical louse, if the show wants to be a procedural or quirky drama, and finding enough time for the supporting cast. The series would almost be better suited to drop the need for a "case of the week," and give more time with the stories and interactions Keegan has with the other recurring characters.   Read More...



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