• Network: USA
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 23, 2011
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Jun 22, 2011
    25
    You might be willing to overlook the show's structural flaws if the cases themselves were wildly compelling, but unfortunately, they are of a piece with their misguided series.
  2. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Jun 23, 2011
    50
    It hasn't yet proven that it can find consistently satisfying things to do with the legal drama (Harvey's "closing" scenes are fun though I can see them becoming a bit of a crutch).
  3. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jun 23, 2011
    60
    On a scale of TV series that shoot for the high end of mediocre, USA's Suits fares far better than the recently introduced TNT legal drama "Franklin & Bash." The guys in Suits are more likable, and the legal stories a little more grounded in reality.
  4. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Jun 23, 2011
    50
    This is what USA does best, and Suits has a good shot of staying on the team. The only real danger is whether viewers will reach the saturation point for this kind of show. That's possible, even if the premise for Suits isn't.
  5. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Jun 23, 2011
    80
    Suits is far more than a whimsical caper show. Beneath its cuttingly funny dialogue lurk complex emotional edges.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Jun 23, 2011
    70
    [USA Network's] shows are for the most part solidly constructed, but where holes exist or the structure is creaky, they are shored up by the charm of their always well-cast players. Two new series bowing this week and next exemplify the house style; both are impressive out of the gate.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jun 23, 2011
    40
    The supporting cast (including Torres and Rick Hoffman as a rather suspicious attorney who can't stand Harvey) almost redeems the show, but they amount to accessories, while the two primary pieces aren't especially colorful.
  8. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jun 23, 2011
    75
    No one expects "The Good Wife," but if the show is aiming for balance, it needs to step up its court game.
  9. Reviewed by: Ginia Bellafante
    Jun 22, 2011
    50
    Though the series begins amusingly enough, it quickly descends into cloying buddy escapade, in which the full-of-heart slacker seeks to teach his careerist boss how to care, and the careerist boss teaches his moldable young thing about cunning and diligence and clothes that cost a mortgage payment.
  10. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Jun 22, 2011
    50
    It's too bland to elicit very strong feelings either for or against. It's a legal drama with the same kind of buddy dynamic as "Psych" and "White Collar," and by the end of the hour--or, just for tonight, the hour and 20 minutes--I felt like shrugging my shoulders.
  11. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Jun 22, 2011
    50
    The pilot episode definitely would have benefited from a less-is-more approach, while the series as a whole could use a little more meat and/or logic.
  12. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jun 22, 2011
    75
    Suits is made of somewhat sterner stuff than other USA originals. But it always gets down to how well the lead characters hold up. Once again, it looks as though we have a winner on a network that knows what it's all about while big brother NBC keeps stumbling on TV's main stage of actors and their roles.
  13. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Jun 22, 2011
    60
    If you can get past the setup of Suits, the ride could be fun.
  14. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    Jun 21, 2011
    83
    These stylish suits aren't empty, by any means. But we'll have to see if USA is truly willing to let its heroes' souls get emotionally naked.
  15. Reviewed by: Keith Staskiewicz
    Jun 20, 2011
    67
    Suits follows a slick, big-time lawyer (Gabriel Macht) who hires a mnemonic genius without a law degree (Patrick J. Adams), and the rest is likely just what we can expect from every remaining episode: kinda fun, moderately enjoyable, and reassuringly unchanging.
  16. Reviewed by: Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Jun 16, 2011
    70
    What's appealing here is that they, and the show, manage to create something close to real drama, including stretches where there is not a gag in sight.
  17. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Jun 16, 2011
    75
    The fun comes in watching the uncynical Adams learn to undercut everyone else's cunning. [27 Jun 2011, p.46]
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 347 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 83
  2. Negative: 4 out of 83
  1. Jul 8, 2011
    10
    I really think it's witty and smart. I wish more shows were like this. The thursday night is also the perfect time slot for a show like this. And the music is actually pretty good. WATCH IT PEOPLE! Full Review »
  2. Jul 9, 2011
    9
    Come on critics-this is funny and clever. The stars are over the top competitive but there promises to be balance. The writing is slick and it's good to see a lawyer show that doesn't live in the court room, but rather the boardroom. Full Review »
  3. Jun 23, 2011
    8
    This show is a comedy. All the critics I've read seem to want it to be a drama, with totally believable plots (come to think of it - what TV dramas live up to that?) and serious substance. Get over that, and you'll enjoy SUITS. The writing is clever, the characters are sharp and play off each other well. We'll see if the chemistry will carry the show beyond its first season, but at this point I'm optimistic. Full Review »