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Clever, witty, sharp and intelligient - legal drama with a comedy edge,
This review is from: Suits - Season 1 [DVD] (DVD)
Suits is a refreshingly light and entertaining take on the well-trodden legal drama genre. Compared to other more intense and heavier drama series such as CSI and Law & Order, Suits take's the ingenious approach of imbuing the legal action with comic undertones as sharp as the suits the character's wear. Based around Harvey Specter, leading partner of a big New York legal firm, and his mentor student Mike Ross, who happens to have an incredible talent for remembering and getting his head round complex legal ideas, and also happens not be a student of Harvard Law School - the basic requirement for the law firm - leads to some classic and awkward comedy moments in which Mike gets made fun of for his (lack of) knowledge about things most law students can only dream.
The writing of the show is such that you're made aware of something even before you realise it, with clever one-liners and Harvey in particular making use of every legal angle to make cases go his way, in particular in the way he dangles a noose around the neck of anyone he believes has done wrong. Assisted somewhat naively but expertly by Mike Ross, who has a few personal problems of his own lurking in the background, this provides a nice twist to the drama. Ultimately, the show offers a relaxing and pleasant way to enjoy the dilemma of legal issues in the modern world, without having to sit back and take everything so seriously and pretend you understand everything. Highly recommended.