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Suits - the bluff on show at the NYC court

by Carlton Whitfield. Published Mon 20 Jul 2020 16:45, last updated: 23/07/20

If you have not seen Suits, the popular US drama series written by Aaron Korsh and premiered in 2011, you are missing out. The series ended in 2019 after almost nine years on air and nine seasons.

Since then it has acquired many fans and popularity not only in the United States but also in many other countries of the world. The series is set in New York City, the city that never sleeps and it evolves around a fictitious law firm that follows a group of talented lawyers, specifically Harvey and Mike, the two main characters played by Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams respectively.

Thanks to it’s huge popularity the drama has been nominated for numerous awards and received great reviews and praisal from the audience. Another fun fact about this series is that Meghan Markle, who is now married to his royal highness prince Harry, appeared in the drama for many seasons playing the character of Rachel Zane.

Bluffing plays a major role in Suits

As the series has been around for many years and seasons, there are plenty of great scenes that need to be remembered as they made the series what it is today. For example; let’s talk about Harvey. Harvey Specter is a recognized lawyer at Pearson Hardman lawyer's buffet, as well as an occasional Poker player. Several successes occured around a Poker battle. As he knows how to play poker with great mastery, transferring his ingenuity from business to cards and vice versa, Harvey dealt with clients and competitors beating them with bluffing and cards. Who has watched the series and never wanted to try himself at casino table games after the show of the lawyer? Whether it is for free or for real, many casino companies permit you to learn how to play and to achieve feats as great as Harvey's with practice...

Mike's secret runs into the first seasons

As an experienced corporate attorney, although Mike never graduated law school, his intelligence is outstanding and he is very good at solving problems but not everything turns ok for him as he juggles to maintain a balanced personal and professional life. A great deal of the series' success is their strong hooks that leave the spectator wanting to know more and this makes them become addicted to the series in a very short period of time. For example, in the very first episode when a drug deal goes wrong and Mike and Harvey end up in a hotel room. In the first 20 minutes of the pilot episode, the spectator is left with more questions than answers, wanting to know what happens next with the characters.

Another really great scene from the series happens in season two, after Mike’s grandmother sadly passes away and Mike and Harvey get high, smoke weed and relax to forget about their problems. This scene is a remarkable one as both characters demonstrate their human side and it’s a small peak into their heads and personalities. Mike is another great character from the series, he never went to law school but this doesn't seem to be a problem, since his cleverness and intelligence help him to climb the ladder in the corporate world. One of the best moments of this character is when he gets together with Rachel (Meghan Markle) in season 2. The tension finally breaks between the two, something that the audience surely was expecting to happen at some point.

The wheel of fortune turns in season 4

Season four is also a great season, since many secrets are exposed. For example, Mike’s dark secret is revealed and Louis, another important character of the story, finds out. As I already mentioned before, the dark secret is that Mike never really attended Harvard as he likes to brag and this revelation has a huge impact on the series plot and the upcoming episodes. The time for me has come to stop giving out spoilers, as you might have not seen the TV show yet. I hope this brief introduction compels you to do so. If you have seen it, then you might see it again, right?




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