I have to say that Suits has re-dramatized the legal scene without the need for any appearance of the traditional barrister’s wig that features in most British legal dramas, even through the time of ‘Pearson Darby’ during season three. It manages to create invigorating cases that portray the twists and turns a legal battle can take, understandable to anyone even with the use of some American legal jargon. I have to admit that I can’t comment on the accuracy of the jargon, but if any inaccuracies have occurred they have gone unnoticed through the settling tone of Mike Ross’ secret, which at every hurdle has been threatened with exposure. The continual change in the actions of the characters through each season is something I was unaware could happen so frequently, and yet its development really works at keeping the audience entertained and on the edge of our seats as we unwittingly prepare for the next event in this unravelling tale.
I feel a special mention has to go to the performance not of Gabriel Macht (Harvey Specter) or his compatriot Patrick J. Adams (Mike Ross), or even the beautiful Meghan Markie (Rachel Zane), but in fact Rick Hoffman, as the incredibly comical Louis Litt. As I first began my journey into the world of Suits I developed a sort of annoyance for the character of Louis Litt, and yet through each season I found myself laughing more and more at his performances. At certain points we feel sorry for Louis’ exclusion and ultimate need for a friend who treats him fairly, and then at others we develop a sort of hatred for his never-ending acts of betrayal towards Harvey and Jessica. However, this recurring division in my attitude shows that he’s doing something right and his job – acting. Admittedly I may find him so funny as I usually watch Suits with my brother and sister, and so have developed some moments that we collectively find funny even if others do not; but I promise that if you watch Suits either for the first time or to discover what the hell I’m talking about, if you watch Louis Litt you cannot watch one season without at least letting out a little smile.
Obviously not all parts of Suits are achieved with perfect effect, such as Gina Torres’ performance of Jessica Pearson, which honestly I find to be quite tedious and more or less the same in every episode as she tells Harvey to ‘get it done’ or ‘win the goddamn case’ – pretty much her only role in the whole drama. However, Suits doesn’t fail to impress as a modern legal drama.