Monday, July 11, 2011

Take Three: Suits

Suits: Season 1, Episode 3 “Inside Track” (B-)

I’m happy to report that this installment is better than last week’s disappointing second effort, though it’s not quite as strong as the first. Mainly, there’s too much freewheeling on the part of Harvey, and far too much important responsibility cast aside for Mike to mess up simply because he doesn’t know any better. Additionally, having Jessica pull the strings without letting either Harvey or Louis know seems absolutely counterproductive and highly risky. Yet that’s the thing about this show: it manages to be pretty clever and somehow get away with it because it’s often just as sleek and smooth as Harvey’s hair appears to be. I’m always thrilled to see Titus Welliver in any TV role, and Harvey taking such an active interest in trying to get rid of the CEO who was going to sabotage the company was intriguing. I liked the way that it ultimately panned out, especially since Harvey’s plan didn’t work the first time around and it seemed like all might be lost. Having the guy he saw at the car dealership buy the company was an added cool twist. I’m a bit perplexed about Mike always being late since that would seem to be an offense that would get him in trouble frequently. I’m glad that Rachel has deigned it worthwhile to help him out and that the rookie dinner went off without a hitch, paid for by a secretly caring Harvey. I hope that this Trevor plotline doesn’t drag the show down the way it drags Mike down, and kissing his girlfriend is definitely a bad step, and I’m crossing my fingers that this is the last we’ll see of it.

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