Raines 1 Season 2007

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Season 1
(40) IMDb 8.4/10

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Father figure -- When a 20-year-old drug dealer is found dead, Raines discovers he was an aspiring comic book illustrator trying to get away from his former life.

Starring:
Owen Beckman, Romeo Brown
Runtime:
44 minutes
Original air date:
April 4, 2007

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Félix Enríquez Alcalá
Starring Owen Beckman, Romeo Brown
Supporting actors Jeanette Brox, Derek Carter, Gary Castro Churchwell, Greg Cipes, Matt Craven, Pat Crawford Brown, Dov Davidoff, Stephen Full, Jeff Goldblum, Sven Holmberg, Matt Malloy, Linda Park, Johnny Perez, Gina Ravera, Jermaine Scooter Smith, Madeleine Stowe, Nicole Sullivan, Stephen Tobolowsky
Season year 2007
Network NBC
Producers Jennifer Cecil, Bruce Rasmussen
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Customer Reviews

The story lines are well done and hold your interest.
J. NULL
Liked the subtle humor, witty sarcasm, and character interaction.
tad a jach
Another canceled (great show) too bad as this was so good.
Gary J Lathrop

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mary Wannagat on August 22, 2009
A witty, intelligent portrayal of a man's mind disintegrating due to a traumatic experience. That the man in question was portrayed by Jeff Goldblum was a bonus, as Mr. Goldblum is one of the few actors who could take such a serious subject and make it humorous and...all right, I'll say it--quirky. He is a quirky actor, and not for everyone's taste, but if you do enjoy his style, you'll enjoy Raines, because it's Jeff Goldblum at about his quirky best.

It's a shame the show had such a limited run, but it was (in my opinion) the victim of a disastrously inept advertising campaign that let people think it was just another show about a psychic detective who talks to ghosts. What people didn't understand was that the "ghosts" were only manifestations of Raines overstressed mind. The great joy of this show was watching the actors have fun weaving the imaginary characters in and out of the "real" action.

My favorite episodes were "Reconstructing Alice", which pitted Jeff Goldblum against a hilarious Laurie Metcalf, and "Inner Child" where Raines is nearly pushed over the edge of sanity by the death of a little girl. Other actors who were exceptional were: Dov Davidoff, Zoe Stone Molloy, Nicole Sullivan, and Madeleine Stowe.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By C.Fuller on July 13, 2013
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Jeff Goldblum plays Jeff Goldblum and a detective with a writer's imagination who hallucinates conversations with the victim while trying to solve their case.

It should not be cast off as just another detective show. It has great banter, pockets of genuine emotion and a collection of camera tricks up its sleeve to bring the hallucinations in and out of frame seamlessly. The Pilot will sell you and by the last episode you'll both lament this show's cancellation and be grateful to have had as many episodes as we did.

Its cancellation is another example of "Network Suits" at large who couldn't recognize a well-acted show with an original premise and an audience who wanted more.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. NULL on April 29, 2008
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I bought the RAINES series, and have watched it many times. The story lines are well done and hold your interest. The photography is artful and so well done. It was like watching a weekly movie. I was SO sorry that this show was cancelled. Jeff Goldblum is great, and they had very good guest stars.
Highly recommend this series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 19, 2013
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Too bad it only ran for one season. Jeff was in top form. He showed emotions that I thought were beyond his acting ability. The story's were top notch.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gloria A. Blanton on August 27, 2013
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Sorry it was another of the shows that just didn't make it. I enjoyed it very much, not your run of the mill.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ronald Metoyer on June 21, 2013
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I love Jeff Goldblum. The idea of the story is great. I guess they kept part of the character in his Law & Order roll.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Livin' Large on May 12, 2013
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Strong cast, very different approach to under mysteries. Almost ghost stories. Goldblum is superb. I am happy to have the series.
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Only the good die young...I'm speaking of TV shows. I don't know what the problem was, but this was an excellent show that rivals Mentalist and Criminal Minds (my two favorite shows), and it should have made it. What was everyone watching when this show ran? Has everyone had a sip of the dumb-show-juice? I wish they could have kept this show in production. It was original, funny, sad, and Goldblum finally found a character that suited his type perfectly.

Sad.

I'll buy this season from Amazon to show my support. I wish there had been more.

Boo hoo (don't play that violin for me, though!!)
Ellen C Maze
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