WHY YOU NEED TO BE WATCHING ‘SUITS’ RIGHT NOW

I know, I know, I’m late to the party. Suits is already four seasons deep and has been renewed for a fifth next summer, however, the show is brand new to me and so I’m sure there are some others out there who haven’t taken the plunge yet, and I have news for you, you should.

Suits, an American television show that centers around two men working in a law firm, sounds terribly boring at first mention. I’ll admit that I heard about it and said, “Lawyers? I’ll pass,” upon further review, however, I’m in love.

First, you have Harvey Spector, a highly successful senior partner who is basically the Jack Sparrow of law. He’s arrogant – but for a reason – he’s not used to losing. You will often be confused as to whether you want to punch his face or kiss it instead. Sometimes you’ll want to do both.

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Pair Harvey with Mike, his new associate, a young guy with a rough start trying to turn his life around, who can remember anything he’s studied (I know this makes him sound like the antagonist, but you’ll like him, I promise!). He is a character you can root for since he is an underdog with a moral compass (obviously he’s fictional, lawyers with moral compasses don’t exist). You will often be confused as to whether you want to give him a hug or have him take a test for you. Sometimes you’ll want to do both.

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The rapport between Harvey and Mike is wonderful and their relationship is one of the best “bromances” I’ve ever seen.

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Fake shooting each other – what are we twelve? (please don’t stop).

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Pounding each other? Even better (Should I re-word that?).

There are other characters you will fall in love with including:

Louis, a junior partner at the firm, who can come off as petty and annoying – but let’s face it, we all would be if we had to be the Norrington to Spector’s Sparrow. Besides he can be quite the source of comedic relief.

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Donna, Harvey’s secretary, is a smart lady with a quick mouth and a sharp tongue. She doesn’t take crap from anyone.

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Rachel, a paralegal at the firm, is another strong female character (can I get an amen?) who dreams of being a lawyer one day.

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Jessica, the managing partner at the firm (aka THE boss), calls all the major shots which is very exciting – not just because we have a woman of colour as the top dog – but because she is intelligent, powerful, and – wait for it – humanized through her soft side. Two GIANT thumbs up for a lady boss who isn’t depicted as a ball-crushing robot!

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So watch seasons one and two on Netflix now! Get ready to be bombarded with self-hatred as you become a useless member of society and fall behind on all of your work because all you do now is watch Suits. Join me in my misery!

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Kat Stubing

@KatStubing

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