I can’t resist lawyer TV shows. So last night I asked the husband if we could watch Suits. Let’s start with the fact that there exist states where people can take the bar exam without going to law school, and that many major firms do not require bar passage in a particular state, so the entire premise of this show is dumb. Although a bar may not admit somebody who got thrown out of college for cheating, especially because this guy is probably dumb enough to try to lie instead of disclosing.
Secondly, Zoe from Firefly is awesome.
Thirdly, the characters are somewhat likeable. Except that I’m really annoyed by lawyer TV shows where the lawyer is “unorthodox” and therefore lovable. Because it implies that there is something wrong with the rest of us. And there is nothing wrong with the rest of us. Well, okay, there is a lot wrong with the rest of us, starting with “we went to law school”. The thing is though, none of us are that orthodox. Most attorneys aren’t that alike, really. And a lot of us are scatterbrained, don’t wear suits, or wear really nice suits, are always late, and like to make jokes in open court. We’re funny, it’s true. Well, not all of us.
Fourthly, I can’t really speak to corporate life. Except that I think it’s not like this.
Fifthly, having one senior partner whose a woman and a paralegal who is a woman doesn’t make up for the fact that in the scene with all the lawyer graduates from Harvard, there were only men.
But, as we all know I value in lawyer TV shows, the women wear sleeves. So I might keep watching. Has anybody else seen it?