In today's competitive job market, it's important to be a charismatic, attractive genius with a photographic memory. USA's new series, Suits, posits that having such attributes can even get you a coveted position at a top corporate law firm.
Far-fetched? Probably. But it's TV -- and it's fun -- so why not?
tells the story of a young man by the name of Mike Ross (played by Patrick J. Adams). Despite the fact that he's a brilliant super genius, Mike is uneducated and living as a borderline criminal. That is, until the day when Mike runs from the police and straight into a job interview at a top law firm.
Throw in a bored lawyer, Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), and a good story, and Mike's life is ready to change.
Check out this sneak peek to see what happens next:
The interview goes quite well, as you can see. And why shouldn't it? Mike is qualified to practice law -- there is no requirement in New York state for a lawyer to possess a degree
. Harvey, meanwhile, seems to be pretty much fed up with the crop of Harvard-trained lawyers he otherwise gets. It's a match made in heaven!
Of course, for the purposes of a television show, it can't be that easy. Less-enlightened members of the law firm like managing partner Jessica (Gina Torres) and evil lawyer Louis (Rick Hoffman) would cause nothing but trouble if they knew there was a degree-less associate in their midst. Cue the con!
If you're thinking that Suits
may be the law-firm version of USA's other buddy procedural, White Collar
, you may not be wrong. Two male leads, one of them vaguely nefarious and super attractive, the other clean-cut and establishment, working together as a team... On the other hand, the lack-of-law-school cover up implicates both
men on the newer show. It's a safe bet that Harvey will have a lot to lose in the event of discovery.Suits
will premiere on Thursday, June 23 on USA.(Image and video courtesy of USA)