I’m not a serials, TV shows kind of guy, but in the last months I really watched a lot of them. The last one “Suits” that I’m watching is on the legal side. Ok, I know through out some experiences that life in multinationals and high profile companies life can be a little on the edge so this side of it doesn’t impress me that much.
What I really think that is really good on this serial is the screenplay. What is really missing is a few first class actors and the show would have been complete. I don’t say that i’m minding the few principals actors, but like lets say “Shark” it would have been better. What else i don’t really understand is the common writing screenplay. And not only this show. I understand that is a common practice to have a hall full of writers and write guided by a few other ones, and this only leads to different points of view of characters in the show which is nice but gets you some sort of story pondering only with the 2 main characters in this show. What i would really like for these kind of legal based shows to give you an experience like a first person shooter. You don’t get to see what others are doing the story only shows the main character and his actions. In these way maybe somebody will really get to show that is not easy finding solutions and in real life it doesn’t get like these. One last point is that (i’m watching ep.8) it would be really not cool to transform these guys into some sort of vigilantes.
On the other hand, the show really has potential and good spots too. The guy interpreting Harvey is definitely an Alfa type male, which in real life combined with some sort of intelligence will get that alfa male right trough the top. The acting is good, Mike looks the part for the new comer in the firm and like a rebel college boy, i’m just wondering if the writers will keep it like that because is getting boring.
What is also interesting, are the stories told behind each show. They are not really out there, in your face, but more like a subtle approach they are served to the viewer.
All in all, a good show. The score on imdb is a little overrated but is just started to get viewed.