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Greg Kinnear is winning as loser in Rake

David Wiegand Keegan Deane is one of life's indefatigable losers. The fact that the guy can't catch a break, that his various addictions have left him deeply in debt and made for a lackluster legal career doesn't...

DVD review: Ab Fab at 20

Absolutely Fabulous

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

James Manning It's been a long time in between drinks for Eddie and Patsy, but the whole fabulously dysfunctional clan are back.

A rude awakening

South Park

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

James Manning It's hard to believe that such an outrageous, politically incorrect comedy has lasted so long.

Hit and miss

Laid

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

James Manning Roo and her reluctant sidekick EJ are back for another season of this droll, sex-driven black comedy.

The Amazing Race Australia, Wednesday, June 6

The Amazing Race Australia.

Andrew Murfett Faced with what at times feels like insurmountable odds in rural India, the teams demonstrate impressive resilience.

Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell, Friday, June 15

Shaun Micallef

Sacha Molitorisz Shaun Micallef is not a man to simply learn lines by rote. He prefers the spark of spontaneity.

Law & Order: SVU, Thursday, June 14

Mariska Hargitay plays Detective Olivia Benson in <i>Law & Order: SVU</i>.

Bridget McManus This evergreen spinoff of the original New York crime series veers into almost comic-book territory tonight.

Photo Finish, Thursday, June 14

Andrew Gunsberg heads up the ABC's <i>Photo Finish</i>.

Bridget McManus This local "Photography Idol" series is proof that the reality-competition genre will never die

Offspring, Wednesday, June 13

Asher Keddie stars as Nina Proudman in <i>Offspring</i>.

Melinda Houston Tonight's complex denouement, beautifully underplayed by all, really made my heart ache.

Bikie Wars: Brothers In Arms, Tuesday, June 12

<i>Bikie Wars</i>

Finally, after four hours, it's Father's Day 1984 in Milperra, and it's on between the Comancheros and the Bandidos.

Archer, Tuesday, June 12

A scene from <i>Archer</i>

Kylie Northover A hit in the US, it features a brilliant voice cast and great animation, but the writing can at times feel a little forced.

The Block, Tuesday, June 12

Sophie and Dale from The Block.

Kylie Northover In the absence of any challenges, tonight's episode is even more dull than usual.

Alaska Wing Men, Friday, June 8

Dom in <i>Alaska Wing Men</i>.

Brad Newsome There's some white-knuckle flying as veteran Alaskan aviator Dom takes student pilot Amy for lessons.

The Block, Thursday, June 7

<i>The Block</i>'s Scott Cam

Debi Enker Dale is rushed to hospital, leaving Sophie to worry about his health and about the daunting list of tasks she now has to tackle on her own.

Randling, Wednesday, June 6

Andrew Denton hosts <i>Randling</i>.

Frances Atkinson This perfectly entertaining game show more than adequately fulfils by delivering 30 minutes of gentle silliness.

Sons of Anarchy, Wednesday, June 6

Charlie Hunnam stars in <i>Sons of Anarchy</i>.

Kylie Northover The finding-baby-Abel story arc is a slow build, and we don't see much Belfast action this week.

Packed to the Rafters, Tuesday, June 5

Packed to the Rafters

Melinda Houston It's been a long time coming but tonight's episode of Rafters finally delivers what we know it's capable of.

Revenge, Monday, June 4

Revenge.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Paul Kalina Daniel is taken into custody on suspicion of murdering the louse.

Downton Abbey, Sunday, June 3

Downton Abbey

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Lissa Christopher The Earl of Grantham's solemn pronouncements about life, the universe and everything are getting a bit purple.

The Block, Thursday, May 31

block

Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

For a change, it's Keith rather than the contestants in the firing line. ''Could this be the end?''