Surprisingly, there are now many excellent shows for your viewing pleasure on the USA network. Out of about a dozen series, Suits is my favorite. It’s fast moving, slick and very clever. It’s overall theme is about Mike Ross, a brilliant kid who never attended Harvard but has been hired as a lawyer in a firm of all Harvard graduates. The star of Suits, Harvey Spector, played by Gabriel Macht, is so impressed by this kid’s intelligence and ability to memorize anything he reads, hires him anyway but has to keep the whole Harvard thing a secret from his boss, Jessica, played by Gina Torres.
To liven things up, the character of Lewis Litt, played by Rick Hoffman, is a brilliant lawyer with characteristics that makes for some awesome viewing. I look forward to his appearance each week as he introduces his arsenal of brilliant shenanigans.
From Harvey to Jessica to Harvey’s assistant/secretary Donna Paulsen, you’re in for some fantastic dialogue and situations. Mike, who didn’t take the bar, proves himself to be quite worthy of the position but is paranoid about his secret getting out. Lewis, who was skipped over for junior partner, will do anything to rule. Harvey, the genius who hired Mike is self centered but honest. Jessica Pearson, a brilliant black woman who runs the whole firm is cunning, conniving and smart. Did I mention she’s also quite stunning?
Suits is refreshing and a very smartly told story about clawing your way to the top, then staying there. I haven’t seen a show about lawyers, done this well since Boston Legal. Suits is fun to watch and is a pick-me-up when I need one.