It’s hard to pin down how, exactly, USA Network’s Suits has become one of my very favorite summertime relief shows. It could be the confident and brilliant characters, dominating, like some kind of awesome and terrifying mega sharks, a veritable sea of money and power:
Even the best lawyer in New York City can use some help.
While running from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), a brilliant young college-dropout, slips into a job interview with one of New York City’s best legal closers, Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht). Tired of cookie-cutter law school grads, Harvey takes a gamble by hiring Mike on the spot after he recognizes his raw talent and photographic memory.
Mike and Harvey are a winning team. Even though Mike is a genius, he still has a lot to learn about law. And while Harvey may seem like an emotionless, cold-blooded shark, Mike’s sympathy and concern for their cases and clients will help remind Harvey why he went into law in the first place. Mike’s other allies in the office include the firm’s best paralegal Rachel (Meghan Markle) and Harvey’s no-nonsense assistant Donna (Sarah Rafferty) to help him serve justice.
Proving to be an irrepressible duo and invaluable to the practice, Mike and Harvey must keep their secret from everyone including managing partner Jessica (Gina Torres) and Harvey’s arch nemesis Louis (Rick Hoffman), who seems intent on making Mike’s life as difficult as possible.
It could be the super-sexy drama, riddled with brilliant moments of hilarity, of the roller-coaster ride to capitalize on Mike’s amazing talents while avoiding the horrendous scandal that would result from even the slightest hint of the truth getting out:
Or maybe it’s the show’s haunting theme song with the nearly indecipherable lyrics. Well, at least I can put to rest that last one. Or would that actually be opening a whole new can of worms? You see, the song is about chasing the dream of money and power alright, but from an totally different “reality” altogether:
At any rate, now that the big secret is at least partially out of the bag, the reasons to watch Suits are sure to multiply!
I want ice water.
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