Last week we chose a comedy to share with you guys! It was time for some laughter. Yes, last week's series tip was the Office US! That series always makes me laugh so hard. I work in an office myself and that makes it even more fun to watch. But: it's not always just fun and pranks! So I decided that it's time to look more serious at office work. That's why this week I'm choosing Suits as a series tip!
Suits is about a group of lawyers. One day, Mike walks into the office. He stumbles into a job interview with Harvey Specter. And he gets hired! Only thing is: he lied. Mike is a genius. But: he didn't finish college. And ge sure not finished Harvard Law like he makes everyone believe.. In this series you get to see how Mikes develops and tries to keep his secret. But you also see the rivalry in the office, the cases they have and the personal relations.
How about the actors?
Mike Ross is played by Patrick J Adams. I didn't know him before watching "Suits". Let's take a look on Imdb to check out what else he did. I'm surprised to see he played in "Legends of Tomorrow"! Still have to watch that show :). Before "Suits" he played in the mini series "Rosemary's Baby" (Has anyone seen that?), "Extreme Movie", "Old School" and more.
And then there's Harvey Specter, played by Gabriel Macht. Gabriel is an American actor, also known for "Behind Enemy Lines", "The Recruit" and "The Others". Harvey is one of my favorite characters in "Suits"! Whenever he opens his mouth: Good quotes are guaranteed! Harvey is calculated, determined to reach the top and loyalty means everything to him!
Now on to my favorite character of "Suits": Donna! Donna (played by Sarag Rafferty) is Harvey's legal secretary and she is just AWESOME. She knows everything.. Talks to everyone.. and very smart and fashionable!
Let's not forget Gina Torres as Jessica Pierson, Rick Hoffman as Louis Litt and Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane!
Who will like this?
It's always a bit of a discussion whether this is a 'womans series' or not. I don't like to generalize, but on the other hand, most people that I know that love this series are women. I know a few guys who love it too. "Suits" is a combination of comedy and drama so it says on Imdb. Well I'm not that sure about comedy. I wouldn't define it as a comedy.. How about you? I think you should watch it if you like lawyer series, but don't want to see 'just' the cases. It's not comparable to something like "Law & Order". That also focuses on police. Here it's really about the lawyers. And not just their cases, but the situations at the office as well. I think you can learn a lot from this strategically. Just like from "House of Cards" ;).
How many seasons?
6 seasons up until now. Season 7 will most likely air in 2017!
I enjoy watching "Suits"! Its not that there are a lot of cliffhangers that make me come back. But it's the strategics that I like. I like observing how important loyalty is. And how far it can be pushed? What can you do to win a case, or get that promotion. It contains billions of awesome quotes and it's definitely inspirational! And there's a 'romantic' touch as well. Who doesn't root for Mike and Rachel?
I'll share some great Harvey Specter quotes with you:
- "I don't take meetings. I set them. And my respect isn't demanded. It's earned.c
- "You wanna lose small, I wanna win big."
- "You don't send a puppy to clean up it's own mess."
- "I don't have dreams. I have goals."
Oh, and another thing I LOVE about "Suits": They make references to movies and series all the time! They quote a lot. And that's great. Louis loves to talk in quotes!
Anyone else here who also watched this series? What's your favourite series? Have been addicted to a series? What series (or genres) would you like to see in our "Series Tip of the Week"?