Hello and welcome to this week’s Stuff Devon Likes, my weekly post where I talk about something that I think is cool and want to share with you guys. This week, we’ll be talking about Suits, a TV show on USA that I’m really into right now.
A lot of people are intrigued by the law. There are countless TV shows and movies that center around lawyers and the cases they take on. There’s something about seeing justice served (or not) that draws our attention. But Suits is no ordinary lawyer show.
Suits centers on Mike Ross, a young man with a brilliant mind. He is very interested in law. In fact, he’s studied hard for the LSAT. He can get a nearly perfect score on it. The problem? Instead of going to college and taking the LSAT for himself, Mike takes the test for other people in exchange for money. But despite the fact that he’s never been to law school or even college, he has a passion for the law.
Enter Harvey Specter, a big-time lawyer who never loses and bores easily. After a chance encounter, Harvey and Mike decide to team up and take on the bad guys together. It seems like the ideal situation. Harvey gets a bright new associate and Mike gets his dream job. Unfortunately, trying to practice law while covering up the fact that you’ve never been to law school proves difficult, and thus the drama unfolds.
Suits has a great cast of characters other than Mike and Harvey. There’s Donna, Harvey’s assistant who knows everything; Jessica, the managing partner at Harvey’s firm; Rachel, the paralegal who catches Mike’s eye; Louis, Harvey’s rival within the firm; Trevor, Mike’s drug-dealing best friend; and more. Each character has some really cool moments, but I would have to say my favorite character is Louis Litt. If it’s any indication of how hilarious he is, his catchline is, “You just got Litt up!”
I enjoy Suits not only because the premise is really interesting, but because the characters are people you really come to care about. They’re very full and dynamic characters, and I’ve grown attached to them. The emotional connection the viewer has with the characters on Suits makes it a very compelling show that will keep you coming back for more.
Another cool thing about Suits is the story arcs. You’ll think an issue is resolved, but then it will come back a few weeks later and be worse than before. Several stories play out over multiple episodes, heightening the tension and making the resolution really satisfying. The fact that they can make you wait but still keep you interested is very impressive.
Suits just started up its fourth season on USA, and it’s still going strong. Check it out and let me know what you think of it! Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you guys next week.