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Suits’ is back and better than ever

Maria Fernandez | Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The summer finale of USA Network’s “Suits” left viewers wondering about the future of the Pearson-Hardman law firm, but the next block is back this month with more entertaining cases to solve and co-worker drama to discuss.

For those of you who, like me, follow Harvey and Mike’s every move, not much explanation is needed as to why the show is so great. Yet, if you are clueless as to what I am talking about, here are some reasons why “Suits” is a definite must-see.  

Set in the middle of colorful and hectic Manhattan, the show entertains viewers with its glamorous and fast-paced office environment. Watching “Suits” makes the audience feel as if they were employees at Pearson-Hardman enjoying all the perks and gossip that come with the job. 

If the setting isn’t enough to capture your attention already, the show’s cast and characters definitely will. 

Harvey Specter, played by the very handsome Gabriel Macht, is one of New York’s best lawyers – and he knows it. He is daring, confident and willing to do whatever it takes to protect his name and reputation. 

Harvey hires a brilliant college dropout, Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), to help him win cases. He doesn’t even have a law degree, but Mike becomes a Pearson-Hardman associate and Harvey’s right-hand man, and together they make an impressive and unstoppable team. 

The cast also includes Louis Litt, a former junior and now senior partner with an awkward yet hilariously entertaining personality, which contributes to making  “Suits” one of the best shows currently on television. Played by actor Rick Hoffman, Louis is jealous of Harvey’s success and is constantly trying to get everyone’s attention at the firm. His antics give comic relief to some of most suspenseful scenes of the show. 

Elegant, intelligent and powerful women also rule Pearson-Hardman – another reason to get hooked on “Suits.” The firm’s managing partner is Jessica Pearson, played by Gina Torres. Jessica has a strong personality, demands the best of her colleagues and lets nothing stand in her way. She is always trying to make the firm grow and become more prominent.

But not all girl power comes from the top in “Suits.” Paralegal Rachel Zane (Meghan Markle) and Harvey’s personal secretary Donna Paulsen (Sarah Rafferty) are indispensable to the firm and the show. They are both sharp and smart assistants who save the day whenever a tough case takes a wrong turn. 

Not only does “Suits” portray the busy, dynamic and exciting lives of New York lawyers and their powerful clients, it also does a great job in depicting the development of relationships between coworkers, both friendly and romantic. Although they have currently hit a wall in their relationship, Mike and Rachel definitely have something going on between them. Their compelling relationship will probably become more serious this season. And for the hopefuls like me, Harvey and Donna are meant to be and they will soon figure this out. 

The show returned last Thursday with a few new additions to the firm and a lot of surprises. In the episode, Rachel confronted Mike with a few secrets, revealing that she is not as perfect as everyone thinks she is. Harvey is troubled by both work and his new personal and romantic life, and Louis’ new associate, Maria Monroe, could potentially expose Mike’s secret past and fake law degree. 

There is a lot to love about “Suits,” and from the looks of last episode, those to come will certainly be worth watching. 

Don’t miss “Suits” every Thursday at 10 p.m. on USA.   

 

Contact Maria Fernandez at mfernan5@nd.edu 

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The Observer is a Student-run, daily print & online newspaper serving Notre Dame & Saint Mary's. Learn more about us.

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archive

Suits’ is back and better than ever

Maria Fernandez | Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The summer finale of USA Network’s “Suits” left viewers wondering about the future of the Pearson-Hardman law firm, but the next block is back this month with more entertaining cases to solve and co-worker drama to discuss.

For those of you who, like me, follow Harvey and Mike’s every move, not much explanation is needed as to why the show is so great. Yet, if you are clueless as to what I am talking about, here are some reasons why “Suits” is a definite must-see.  

Set in the middle of colorful and hectic Manhattan, the show entertains viewers with its glamorous and fast-paced office environment. Watching “Suits” makes the audience feel as if they were employees at Pearson-Hardman enjoying all the perks and gossip that come with the job. 

If the setting isn’t enough to capture your attention already, the show’s cast and characters definitely will. 

Harvey Specter, played by the very handsome Gabriel Macht, is one of New York’s best lawyers – and he knows it. He is daring, confident and willing to do whatever it takes to protect his name and reputation. 

Harvey hires a brilliant college dropout, Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), to help him win cases. He doesn’t even have a law degree, but Mike becomes a Pearson-Hardman associate and Harvey’s right-hand man, and together they make an impressive and unstoppable team. 

The cast also includes Louis Litt, a former junior and now senior partner with an awkward yet hilariously entertaining personality, which contributes to making  “Suits” one of the best shows currently on television. Played by actor Rick Hoffman, Louis is jealous of Harvey’s success and is constantly trying to get everyone’s attention at the firm. His antics give comic relief to some of most suspenseful scenes of the show. 

Elegant, intelligent and powerful women also rule Pearson-Hardman – another reason to get hooked on “Suits.” The firm’s managing partner is Jessica Pearson, played by Gina Torres. Jessica has a strong personality, demands the best of her colleagues and lets nothing stand in her way. She is always trying to make the firm grow and become more prominent.

But not all girl power comes from the top in “Suits.” Paralegal Rachel Zane (Meghan Markle) and Harvey’s personal secretary Donna Paulsen (Sarah Rafferty) are indispensable to the firm and the show. They are both sharp and smart assistants who save the day whenever a tough case takes a wrong turn. 

Not only does “Suits” portray the busy, dynamic and exciting lives of New York lawyers and their powerful clients, it also does a great job in depicting the development of relationships between coworkers, both friendly and romantic. Although they have currently hit a wall in their relationship, Mike and Rachel definitely have something going on between them. Their compelling relationship will probably become more serious this season. And for the hopefuls like me, Harvey and Donna are meant to be and they will soon figure this out. 

The show returned last Thursday with a few new additions to the firm and a lot of surprises. In the episode, Rachel confronted Mike with a few secrets, revealing that she is not as perfect as everyone thinks she is. Harvey is troubled by both work and his new personal and romantic life, and Louis’ new associate, Maria Monroe, could potentially expose Mike’s secret past and fake law degree. 

There is a lot to love about “Suits,” and from the looks of last episode, those to come will certainly be worth watching. 

Don’t miss “Suits” every Thursday at 10 p.m. on USA.   

 

Contact Maria Fernandez at mfernan5@nd.edu