On the run from a drug deal gone bad, brilliant college dropout Mike Ross finds himself working with Harvey Specter, one of New York City's best lawyers.


Aaron Korsh
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Series cast summary:
Gabriel Macht ...  Harvey Specter 134 episodes, 2011-2019
Rick Hoffman ...  Louis Litt 134 episodes, 2011-2019
Sarah Rafferty ...  Donna Paulsen 134 episodes, 2011-2019
Patrick J. Adams ...  Mike Ross 111 episodes, 2011-2019
Meghan Markle ...  Rachel Zane 108 episodes, 2011-2018
Gina Torres ...  Jessica Pearson 94 episodes, 2011-2018


While running from a drug deal gone bad, brilliant young college dropout Mike Ross slips into a job interview with one of New York City's best legal closers, Harvey Specter. Tired of cookie-cutter law-school grads, Harvey takes a gamble by hiring Mike on the spot after recognizing his raw talent and photographic memory. Mike and Harvey are a winning team. Although Mike is a genius, he still has a lot to learn about law; and while Harvey might 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 and Harvey's no-nonsense assistant Donna. Proving to be an irrepressible duo and invaluable to the practice, Mike and Harvey must keep their secret from everyone including managing partner Jessica and Harvey's archnemesis Louis, who seems intent on making Mike's life as difficult as possible. Written by USA Network

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From Harvey's perspective, the name Mike Ross could be intended as a dark pun, as in the phrase "this new guy that I hired as a lawyer who does not have a law degree and must be kept a secret is my cross to bear"

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Harvey Specter: I refuse to answer on the grounds that I don't want to.
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Suits(2011-2019)- Review
29 December 2020 | by CouchReviewSee all my reviews

Suits is a legal drama, primarily showcasing a law firm (initially Pearson Hardman), its workings and the stories few of few of its executives. It would have been a very much alike to the ubiquitous TV shows' on lawyers/law firms, but Suits brings together a curl to the high flying lifestyle of lawyers, or as has been showcased on the screen. Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) is nothing short of a genius with his brilliant mind and photographic memory, but due to his unimpressive history in his previous years has stymied him in achieving his dream from becoming a lawyer. To make ends meet he takes on a few jobs whose legality can be questioned. When one of these jobs takes a dark turn, and Mike trying to fend off the police of his shoulder, serendipitously runs into Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht). Harvey is interviewing candidates for his firm. Harvey extremely impressed by Mike offers him the job despite knowing that he does not have a law degree. The basic premise of the story works on this with Mike & Harvey trying to keep Mike's identity a secret, along with taking on difficult cases and trying to find solutions in unconventional ways. Creator & writer Aaron Korsh doesn't disappoint much throughout the series, with well thought of stories & scenarios. Gabriel Macht does an amazing job portraying an uptown playboy-esque New York lawyer. Patrick J. Adams too does a good enough job, but sometimes does not meet the high standards set by Macht. Other members of the main cast should also be appreciated for their efforts, particularly Sarah Rafferty as Donna Paulsen & Rick Hoffman as Louis Litt. The music and background score is satisfying and gives a bit of excitement which works in the series' advantage when some episodes' story is not good enough. Direction & Cinematography too does not fetch too many complaints. The series runs for 9 seasons and by the end feels stretched out lacking much depth. It would have been better if they would have taken the Breaking Bad route of limiting the seasons. Initially the cast remains standard across seasons with a few additions here and there, but by the end it's a jumbled up cast with a few original members and additions, who too are changed time and again, which is not always received well by the viewers. Story-wise it is plausible and remains to the point, but by the end it lacks quality, as it is being tried to be overextended. For a legal series if a few more storylines/scenes would have been based in the courtroom like Boston Legal it could have been better. It kicks off with a bang but by the end loses its touch, but it is surely entertaining throughout even with its flaws. If you choose to see only the first 7 seasons, it would not be the worst idea. It can be boring for people who are not much interested in business/corporates type of genres, but if you are into it it's a must watch. Acting- 8.5 Casting- 8.5 Cinematography- 9 Dialogue- 8 Directing- 8.5 Editing & Effects- 7.5 Sound & Music- 9 Story- 8 Storytelling- 8.5 Rating- 8.5

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