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Feb 16, 2013

Show N' Read Saturday #10–SUITS


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A weekly meme hosted by Diantha Jones where we share and rate TV shows and movies we've seen, and the books that we have read or have now been inspired to read.


This week I watched:

Suits (2011–) on USA Network

Even the best lawyer in New York City can use some help.

While running from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), a brilliant young college-dropout, slips into a job interview with one of New York City's best legal closers, Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht). Tired of cookie-cutter law school grads, Harvey takes a gamble by hiring Mike on the spot after he recognizes his raw talent and photographic memory. 

Mike and Harvey are a winning team. Even though Mike is a genius, he still has a lot to learn about law. And while Harvey may seem like an emotionless, cold-blooded shark, Mike's sympathy and concern for their cases and clients will help remind Harvey why he went into law in the first place. Mike's other allies in the office include the firm's best paralegal Rachel (Meghan Markle) and Harvey's no-nonsense assistant Donna (Sarah Rafferty) to help him serve justice. 

Proving to be an irrepressible duo and invaluable to the practice, Mike and Harvey must keep their secret from everyone including managing partner Jessica (Gina Torres) and Harvey's arch nemesis Louis (Rick Hoffman), who seems intent on making Mike's life as difficult as possible. (USA Network)


I didn't catch on to the amazingness that is this show until the second season, but once I did, I was HOOKED. It's GREAT! Hilarious, witty, and downright intense. I love the cases the firm takes on and that they don't always win, but when they do, they WIN. It's a brilliantly written show with so many twists and turns, you just never know what to expect from one episode to the next. There is always dirty dealing in the land of law and the characters in this show know how to play their hands. I love it. It's addictive and amazing, and I'm so glad to hear it got picked up for a third season. The season two finale is coming soon and I can't wait!



My rating: 5/5 STARS

Book I want to read:

Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham (2010)

A perfect murder.
A faceless witness.
A lone courtroom champion knows the whole truth . . . and he’s only thirteen years old.
Meet Theodore Boone.
 

In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he’s only thirteen years old, Theo Boone thinks he’s one of them. Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerk—and a lot about the law. He dreams of being a great trial lawyer, of a life in the courtroom.

But Theo finds himself in court much sooner than expected. Because he knows so much—maybe too much—he is suddenly dragged into the middle of a sensational murder trial. A cold-blooded killer is about to go free, and only Theo knows the truth.

The stakes are high, but Theo won’t stop until justice is served.

Stop laughing. I'm dead serious about wanting to read this book. John Grisham is one of the kings of legal thrillers, and it saddens me to say that I had no idea he had written a YA legal thriller series. Though it has received mixed reviews, the premise of a kid lawyer solving crimes and seeking justice intrigues me. I have to give it a try. 


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