I must admit, I watch a fair amount of television. I have a few favorite shows, Such as Mad Men, Game of Thrones, and How I Met Your Mother. The series is ending for that last one, and I was looking for something to fill that void, a friend suggested I check out Suits. She said that I would like it, and it encompasses many things swell. She was right!
I was familiar with the show before, but I hadn’t seen it, so like a good entertainment junkie, I consumed the first two seasons in a matter of a week, on to the third the last week, just in time to catch up to season 4 returning on March 6th.
Suits is a USA Network drama Created by Aaron Korsh. The show stars Patrick J. Adams as Michael “Mike” Ross and Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter. The series is very intelligent and highly entertaining. The series is set at Pearson Hardman, law firm in New York. Adam’s Character Mike is an uber-intelligent 20 something, a one time scholarship recipient heading to Harvard University, was kicked out of college for selling test answers he had memorized. Mike is now working as a bicycle messenger, living the life of a young single New Yorker. Through unintended circumstances is convinced by his friend, Trevor, to pull a one time only drug deal which happens to be a sting. Mike narrowly avoids the cops and instead stumbles into an interview with Harvey Specter, attorney with Pearson Hardman-the “best closer in New York City”.
The show also features Rick Hoffman as the outcast, irritating yet endearing Louis Litt, head of associates and Harvey’s constant cause of irritation. Sarah Rafferty as Donna the office vixen with her finger on the pulse of everything , and Harvey’s left, er right, depending on which Mike is. Meghan Markle as Rachael, Mike’s love interest and sometimes intellectual competition. And Gina Torres as Jessica Pearson the strong and stoic managing partner of the firm, yet fragile and somewhat wounded by the path that led her there. All of them are armed with an arsenal full of great quotable lines (play the man, not the game) and, all in all are a great cast.
The cameras do a wonderful job of depicting the hustle and bustle of the big apple, and being the most powerful firm, the cast is always dressed impeccably to match. with sharp wit and banter, and equally sharp conflicts and villans this show has a lot to offer. I am looking forward to the rest of this season and you should too, because Harvey Specter and crew are litigatingly swell.