Suits is a USA Network television show that follows acclaimed lawyer Harvey Specter and his associate Michael Ross and their endeavors in the law firm Pearson Hardman. At least, the first two seasons do.
This show surprised me. I’d heard a lot about it before I watched it, and I planned to watch the first season and then move on to something else, and maybe come back to it later, but after watching the first season there was no way I could stop.
I won’t get much into the plot so I’ll just share my opinion. First, the writing on this show is magnificent. There aren’t that many characters, but they are all able to carry the show. Gabriel Macht and Patrick J Adams have great chemistry on screen, and in the first season it is this relationship in particular that drives the show. The other characters in the first season are not as relevant, but that is not necessarily a complaint.
The first season’s biggest problem is that there is no real overarching plot across the season, but rather a different plot for every episode. While every episode was great, and the characters developed over each episode, it would have been a tad bit more interesting if there was a single main plot.
However, everything from the writing to the acting to the set up for the next season makes you want to watch season two immediately, which I will get to after rating the first season.
On a scale where M is the lowest and R is the highest possible rating, with the highlighted letter being the rating:
Suits (season 1): MIHIR
Moving on, the very first thing I’ll say about season two is the one issue I have, and it’s that I don’t think it ended too well. There was a lot to be desired, and I do think I could have been a little more satisfied.
However, having said that, the second season of this show is pretty much perfect.
Every character that doesn’t get much in the first season gets a lot in this one.
It are no longer two important characters. Everyone is important in the second season, and the writing does all of them justice. It is a very rounded show and this season has an overarching plot, which spans the length of the whole season and is great.
What is most intriguing is that the show makes you understand every character. It allows you to see the whole picture, and it deserves praise for that.
Despite its lackluster ending, the second season of Suits is one of the best seasons of television I’ve ever watched.
Suits (season 2): MIHIR
P.S. Across both seasons, and pretty much every TV show ever, Harvey’s assistant Donna is the greatest character ever created.