Universal acclaim- based on 74 Ratings
Mar 3, 2016Well, the Fifth season of Suits comes to a close with more of a whimper than a bang. Although a Sixth season is in the works, I can't see thisWell, the Fifth season of Suits comes to a close with more of a whimper than a bang. Although a Sixth season is in the works, I can't see this show making a Seventh!
The main problem is that the narrative has now effectively come to an end. What made the the show so compelling in its early seasons has now been lost forever, and if they do come up with some legal shenanigans to overcome the 'cliffhanger' ending, I can't see how the main character of 'Mike' will ever be taken seriously as a qualified and brilliant lawyer.
Overall, the show has been heading this way ever since Louis discovered Mike's secret and got himself made named partner literally moments after resigning from the law firm... The questions that action raised have now come to a head, and I can't see the next season being anything else than a 'tying all the loose ends' narrative.
Compared to the earlier seasons, this one was poor. The excellent courtroom scenes disappeared a long time ago, but the show was kept afloat by the ins and outs of the 'Firm', and the confrontations of those who worked there (both established characters, and new ones to develop new storylines, as needed).
Still, it's better than the average show on the air at present, and if you're looking for a show to 'binge watch', and haven't seen Suits, I'd recommend it.
But, bear in mind the quality and storylines do take a big dive after season three.… Full Review »
Feb 14, 2016Suits started off this year by prolonging season 5 and picking up from an interesting point in the story, however, with every passing episode,Suits started off this year by prolonging season 5 and picking up from an interesting point in the story, however, with every passing episode, I am less inclined to keep watching. Firstly, the core pretext is running thin. Mike Ross is in legal cross hairs and the firm is not doing so well. That being said, each episode in the later half of season 5 is becoming a constant struggle to keep Ross in the picture. The dialogues are mundane, the acting is shallow in certain areas and the constant focus on a singular character is getting monotonous. This show is slowly becoming a soap opera. Although renewed for a sixth season, I hope the producers and writers decide to end the show after the new season. For some perspective, some of the best television shows in recent history (Sopranos, The Wire, Six Feet Under, Breaking Bad) have ended after season 5.… Full Review »
Jul 25, 2015Normally shows like this run out of steam when the main plot device, ( Mikes lack of an actual law degree and the shenanigans involved inNormally shows like this run out of steam when the main plot device, ( Mikes lack of an actual law degree and the shenanigans involved in keeping that secret) comes to light. But the producers of Suits have managed to move in a different direction successfully and are not dependent on that story line anymore. This season is very focused on Harvey in particular.
It still has great humor but allowing Harvey to be so vulnerable as to need a psychiatrist is something I wasn't expecting. Its very well played out and dramatic. A very watchable show with enjoyable plots rolling from one scenario to another, it looks great, the actors look great and the music director is the best on any show I've watched for years.… Full Review »