Nothing Is Ever Black And White

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.

Via Suits Overview – USA Network

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:

 

Ima Robot – “Greenback Boogie”

See the money wanna stay – For your meal
Get another piece of pie – For your wife

Everybody wanna know – How it feel
Everybody wanna see – What it’s like

For baby wanna be a queen – Well alright
We all deserve the finer things – In this life

So working on a little job – In the night
That’s forty dollars an hour when I – See the light

The boss said I look tired – I don’t mind
He’ll be working in a small box – ‘Til he die

For me I gotta be free – All my life
I want a little cream cheese – In my pie

Alright

Yeah!
All that time for you know that’s
The greenback boogie
The motherfucking boogie

Now puttin’ on a big wig – Walkin’ hall
Hanging with them big pigs – Huff and toss

Got me a couple ideas straight from God
I want a bean pie
Order me a bean pie
I’ll even eat a bean pie
I don’t mind
Me and Missy is so early busy busy makin’ money

Alright

All step back, I’m ’bout to dance
The greenback boogie
The greenback boogie
Boogie now for me

Hey!

Say it’s more better
When you give it away
It’s called the greenback boogie
What people don’t say now, I’ll say

It’s better
When you give it away
It’s called the greenback boogie
Don’t give it all away now, I’ll say

It’s better
When you give it away
It’s called the greenback boogie
Don’t give it all away now, I’ll say

See the money wanna stay – For your meal
Or say it’s gonna put some love – In your life

Don’t ya really want to know – How it feel
Everybody wanna see – What it’s like

People wanna be inside – It ain’t lies
We all know there’s better things in this life

Yes I’ll step out for your last dance
On the greenback boogie
Motherfucking boogie
Boogie oogie oogie
Greenback boogie

C’mon back to paradise (x3)
C’mon back to (x2)
C’mon back to paradise (x3)
C’mon back to (x2)

It’s the greenback boogie
It’s the greenback boogie
Don’t give it away now
Don’t give it all away now, I say

It’s better
In the greenback boogie
Don’t give it away now
Don’t give it all away now, I say

It’s better
It’s the greenback boogie
Don’t give it all away now…

Lyrics found at SongMeanings: Ima Robot – Greenback Boogie

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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