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Suits isn't grand television, but it provides a zippy, often hilarious way to waste some time....
Universal / 696 Minutes / 2012 / Unrated / Street Date: May 28, 2013
Suits as a series is relatively fun in spite of its central lack of credibility. This Season Two TV-on-DVD box set brings us television programming that is good-looking, sleek, often smart and snappy during even its most mundane and redundant sequences. It's completely understandable why the series has amassed a certain following: for better and for worse, it's a fun way to waste time.
Here’s the setup. In Suits, we follow crackerjack attorney Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) as and his associate Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams). Ross is one of these dudes who has a significant ability to pick up information: to say the guy has a photographic memory is to underestimate him. The issue at hand, though, is that Ross' Achilles Heel is that he has absolutely no legal training or expertise at all. He uses his big brain to blur the edges a bit, hoping that the big results he delivers as Specter's right-hand man will inspire the brass at the firm to not turn too much attention to his lack of credentials.
In short, Suits: Season Two continues to provide shiny summertime entertainment. The premise of the series is undernourished at best, but there are enough zippy dialogue sequences and in-house intrigues that if you find yourself on the show's wavelength, its innate emptiness might not be all that much of an issue. It's not game-changing television in any way, but even without a fully-formed beating heart, a well-written show is a well-written show, and Suits delivers on that more often than it should, frankly.