3 stars, Amazon Prime, first two seasons now streaming
I like to think of Suits (USA 2011-Present) as the bizarre legal drama prequel to NBC's Community, a show that began with disgraced lawyer Jeff Winger starting out at community college after his law credentials are discovered to be fraudulent. Suits starts off with confident 20-something Mike Ross deciding to fake being a lawyer at a high-powered firm without any credentials but his own confidence. It's a weird premise that can't possibly be sustained without making the rest of the cast look ridiculous (already at the end of the second season, most of the main cast looks a bit like a bumbling Lois Lane who just can't figure out why Clark Kent looks so familiar with his glasses off whenever Mike is the center of attention) but the show and its lead both manage to salvage it by just committing fully to the deception at every opportunity. It's a balancing act that constantly seems on the verge of falling apart but until it does Suits manages to be an entertaining spin on the legal genre.
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