Season Review-Suits Season 1

Overall: 8.5-great
This is not just "great for a USA show", it's just plain great. The series is beautifully shot, and the whole vibe of it reminds me of "Mad Men". Macht and Adams did great work, and I immediately fell in love with both characters. Everything is portrayed more realistically here than in other law shows, and while the cases sometimes do get too redundant in both premise and resolution, the acting and the crisp writing is able to make up for its faults. The relationship stuff felt real and natural, and the way of life of the lawyers was always interesting to watch. The finale set up a lot of things for next season, and hopefully they go more into darker territory. I would like to see how they handle a more major ongoing story and how they can make their characters deeper and more complex. Once they do that, this show will be even better.
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Suits (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Pilot (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A "closer" for one of New York City's most successful law firms decides to hire an aloof genius who has passed the bar but never went to law school as his associate. (44 mins.)
“ 9-amazing ” - whifferrack
 
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Suits (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Errors and Omissions (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Harvey discovers that the judge in his patent case has a personal vendetta against him, while Louis tries to blackmail Mike in order to get his help bringing in a valuable client. (44 mins.)
“ 8-great ” - whifferrack
 
3.
Suits (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Inside Track (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Harvey asks Mike to find a loophole so that he can oust the incoming CEO of a motor company he represents, while Louis puts outrageous demands on Mike as he tries to make arrangements for the Rookie Dinner. (44 mins.)
“ 7.5-good ” - whifferrack
 
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Suits (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Dirty Little Secrets (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Harvey defends someone from Jessica's past. Meanwhile, Mike is assigned his first solo case and his secret is almost discovered. (44 mins.)
“ 8.5-great ” - whifferrack
 
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Suits (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Bail Out (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Harvey is a witness for his driver in a civil suit, and has to rely on Louis for help. Mike bails his old friend Trevor out of jail. (44 mins.)
“ 8.5-great ” - whifferrack
 
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Suits (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Tricks of the Trade (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Harvey and Mike try to prove that a woman accused of insider trading is innocent. Mike also tries to help Rachel study for the LSAT, but he soon finds out she is close to uncovering his secret. (44 mins.)
“ 9-amazing ” - whifferrack
 
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Suits (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Play the Man (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Mike takes on Louis' protg during a mock trial, but his conflict with Rachel could hurt his chances of winning. Elsewhere, Harvey works on a merger between two hotel chains, but his past with the opposing counsel complicates matters. (44 mins.)
“ 8.5-great ” - whifferrack
 
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Suits (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Identity Crisis (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Harvey and Louis come to blows after Louis' reckless behavior threatens to cost the firm a case, while Mike is assigned to a businessman who is trying to get back money from his estranged daughter. (44 mins.)
“ 8.5-great ” - whifferrack
 
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Suits (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Undefeated (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Harvey meets his match in a cocky opposing counsel in a class action lawsuit, and Mike unknowingly helps frame Rachel as a traitor to the firm. (44 mins.)
“ 9-amazing ” - whifferrack
 
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Suits (2011 TV Series)
Episode: The Shelf Life (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Harvey must fire an accountant for falsifying his credentials, but Mike finds a more sinister motive for his termination and becomes concerned about his own employment. Meanwhile, Louis thinks he's found his future wife. (44 mins.)
“ 8.5-great ” - whifferrack
 
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Suits (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Rules of the Game (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Harvey is threatened with disbarment if he doesn't testify against his old mentor in the DA's office. Meanwhile, Harvey wagers Mike's services in a bet with Louis, and Mike goes out on an awkward double date. (44 mins.)
“ 9-amazing ” - whifferrack
 
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Suits (2011 TV Series)
Episode: Dog Fight (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
In the first-season finale, Harvey tries to free an innocent man,Clifford Danner (Neil Brown Jr.),... (44 mins.)
“ 8.5-great ” - whifferrack