Monday, July 10, 2017

'Rake, Series 2' DVD Review

Cleaver Greene (Richard Roxburgh) is a very capable barrister out of Sydney, Australia. Greene is a sharp witted individual who if he's not careful may find himself on the other side of the law one day. You see Greene's personal life is in utter chaos. For instance, when your a barrister the last thing you want to do is make the Attorney General one of your enemies. Attorney General Cal McGregor (Damien Garvey) wants Greene badly because he had an affair with his wife who also happens to be the Premiere of New South Wales.

This is all taking place while Greene is defending the wife of a newly converted muslim who tried to blow up the Federal Parliament and the Prime Minister. The man mistook the New South Wales Parliament building for the Federal Parliament and the only thing he actually blew up was himself. The wife is being charged with conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism. So you see this being the first episode of Series 2 that you are going to love the rest.

Rake is a fantastic show out of Australia and its catching on here in America also. It's entertaining and fun to watch. The story-lines make you sometimes cringe because you just can't believe how Greene gets by with all the turmoil in his life while defending terrorists, teenage murderers, and leakers of classified materials. For instance, in the second episode we find Greene defending an ex-teacher who breaks into a meeting of the British Secret Service and their Australian counterparts, all because he is fed up with the lack of communication skills in our digital world. You see he's an ex-English teacher and he has had a bad day. Unfortunately, the Attorney General wants to teach our teacher a lesson and makes a big deal out of the case. Greene of course has to try and get him off at least of the serious charges.

Acorn brings this wonderful show to DVD on July 11th, 2017. The quality of the DVD is excellent and the sights and sounds are fantastic. This is definitely one for the personal library and you will watch 'Rake, Series 2'  over and over. Enjoy.