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Pilot. Opening Scene: The New York city skyline, much like the opening of other television series set here (Castle and Gossip Girl, to name a few). Zoom in to a room in a building, full of bickering men and women in snazzy suits. One of them leaves the room in slow motion, and heads to another character, clearly with authority — Jessica Pearson, of Pearson Hardman, one of New York’s best legal firms. At this moment, she says, “Go get Harvey.” We’re all wondering, “Who the heck is Harvey?” And the scene changes to focus on a handsomely clad man with shrewd eyes. His aura exudes intelligence, one you, even as a viewer, know you couldn’t double cross. Not in a million years. Meet Harvey Specter, probably one of the most brilliant characters on television today.

Ask people what they think of the fairly new television series Suits, and they might tell you a lot of things. But I can tell you one thing it isn’t: stupid. The plot is engaging. After a few episodes, you’d get the pattern: Harvey gets a case, gets caught up in something else, passes it on to Mike, who struggles to win the case, more or less. But this doesn’t make the series any more predictable. The characters are complex. For a series set in a law firm, you’d expect characters to be nothing short of intelligent. Suits shows that in different personalities, from smarmy to downright egotistical and arrogant. The best thing about this series is that, although Mike Ross and Harvey Specter are obviously the heroes of the show, everyone else more or less runs at the same speed. Even the paralegal and the secretary have their own unique characteristics and quips that make them indispensable.

With its lovable and love-to-hate characters, witty dialogue and stellar wardrobe, Suits is definitely a must-watch for people who want entertainment without losing IQ points.

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