I must admit, my initial thoughts when I heard of Suits was that it must be a spin-off of Barney Stinson, the ever-wearing suit character from How I Met Your Mother.
I found quickly that I was wrong and after having watched the entire first season, as well as all 8 episodes of seasons 2 in the last week, I think I haven’t been as hooked on a show since Entourage.
Thanks to the internet, I was able to consume my addiction and watch every available episode in a mere 7 days and then I realized why I get so addicted to such TV shows. Suits, like Entourage, creates a mystic around the professions on display, lawyer and actor respectively.
Watching Suits makes me want to become a lawyer just like Entourage made me want to become a scriptwriter. Neither of which are coming to fruition I must say.
As I said, I’m hooked on Suits. Characters such as Harvey, Mike, Louis, Rachel, Jessica and Donna have an emotional depth and a realism that forces you to get attached to some level, despite an obvious exaggeration of some of the characters’ personal traits.
For those who haven’t followed this legal-drama TV series, Mike Ross, one of the two main characters, is a genius expelled from university due to being caught selling the answers to an exam and who gets paid to take the LSAT exam for people that can’t pass it themselves. After running away from the cops following a drug deal gone bad, Mike ends up getting hired as an associate by an ultra-confident and self-centered lawyer, Harvey Specter, to work in a top New York law firm. The whole show is built around the different strategies the two main characters adopt to overcome every obstacle thrown their ways, in court and in their personal lives.
The topic of the famous LSAT exam is recurrent as the character of Rachel is unable to pass it and Mike made a living getting paid to pass it for others. I thought that perhaps I should try taking one of the free LSAT exam available online in order to really get a feel of what it is like to try to get into law school…I’ll keep you updated on my results!