The Show: Suits

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So finally a UK TV network has picked up ‘Suits‘ a US dramedy nicely filling the gavel shaped whole in my life left by Ally McBeal

…though Suits is much less Bridget Jonesy and completely absent of dancing babies, it does have some excellent scriptwriters, brilliant (brilliant!) characters and is just thoroughly entertaining.

What’s it all about?

“On the run from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant college-dropout, finds himself a job working with Harvey Specter, one of New York City’s best lawyers.” says IMDB

So here’s my 3 on it, usually 5 but I don’t want to give away too much.

  1. Excellent scriptwriters. The dialogue in this made it immediately watchable. No wonder the show, which apparently didn’t get a huge amount of promo in the US, became a surprising hit. The comedy in this isn’t lazy slapstick it’s real good quality wit and I love it!
  2. Brilliant (brilliant!) characters! The show might centre on a top lawyer (Harvey Spector) and his protégé (Mike Ross) but the supporting cast deserve top billing too. Donna, the hilarious PA with power; Jessica, the big boss with the type of sophistication that makes you want to sit up straight and Louis, Harvey’s nemesis and the firm’s resident bulldog, fierce with a bark that occasionally backfires.
  3. Thoroughly entertaining. A lot of shows tend to be satisfied with being filler (*cough* Pan Am *cough*) this however is the good stuff. Don’t get me wrong, not all the storylines are hugely innovative BUT good acting and great scriptwriting more than make up for it.

Suits begins in the UK 9pm  January 17, 2012 on Dave. What do you think? Will you be watching?

UPDATE: The fab Musings of Ondo Lady has also written about the upcoming series. Check it out on her blog.

Amongst many other things, I'm a 30-something contemplative Londoner making the daily commute between contentment and ambition.When not blogging, I'm using my talents for good as communications director at Gingerland and co-founder of Love Harlem.

3 Comments

  • Reply January 11, 2012

    Ondo Lady

    Yes this show rocks. I have not been taken by the newbie shows such as Mad Men, Downton Abbey and Shrink but this really hits the mark. As you said the writing is pure quality and the characters are amazing.

    • Reply January 11, 2012

      Harlem

      I haven’t heard of Shrink actually, love Mad Men though and Downton Abbey was ok but got a bit predictable. Will check out Shrink though.

  • Reply January 12, 2012

    Fola

    I saw the advert for it and immediately went online to see if I could get a headstart lol… I’m loving it so far, it is very well written and Donna is a great character!

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