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'Suits' Recap And Review: 'Three-Two-One Go' - Mike Challenges Harvey

June 12th, 2014 8:58am EDT
'Suits' Recap And Review: 'Three-Two-One Go' - Mike Challenges H
Suits didn't just throw the TV rulebook out the window, but set it on fire first and then scattered the ashes somewhere. With its season premiere, the show proves yet again why it's unequivocally the best program on television.

After a slow opening - the montage does little plot-wise except to tell us that almost everyone is getting laid - we find Mike at his new job with Sidwell Investment Group, making a pitch to Walter Gillis (Michael Gross, from Family Ties and who we'll always see as Elise's dad from Dan Vs.), to sell his company's DVD distribution centers. "You don't do this, you may...
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Rick Hoffman On 'Suits' Season 4: 'I'm Having A Blast'

June 11th, 2014 12:15pm EDT
Rick Hoffman
Suits is returning tonight with a top-notch season premiere - and before we get too ahead of ourselves, we recently asked series star Rick Hoffman for his perspective on what's ahead, as well as what he thought of the turbulent way his character Louis Litt ended the third season.

Louis got a particularly rough break at the end of the third season, as the episode "Heartburn" saw him suffer a likely long overdue heart attack, then become engaged to longtime love Sheila (recurring guest star Rachael Harris), only for her to break off the engagement when they disagreed over whether or not to s...
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The Top 10 Television Lawyers

June 10th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
The Top 10 Television Lawyers
In honor of the return of Suits - which features Harvey Specter, the best attorney currently practicing on television - we're recognizing our Top 10 Television Lawyers. Legal dramas are a staple on the small screen, and they've given us some fantastic litigators over the years.

Our list has only two criteria for inclusion: 1) That the character must be a practicing lawyer. No characters who just have law degrees, retired lawyers, or ex-lawyers. During the run of their show, we have to have seen them in the courtroom.

2) The characters are ranked by who we'd most want to represent us in co...
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'Suits' Season 4 Preview: Beauty In The Breakdown

June 9th, 2014 2:13pm EDT
'Suits' Season 4 Preview: Beauty In The Breakdown
SPOILER ALERT - If you're not caught up through Season 3 of Suits, or don't want to know anything about the upcoming Season 4, stop reading now. This preview references plot points from the end of Season 3 and looks ahead to Season 4.

This Wednesday, it's graduation day for Mike Ross.

Suits has always been about the education of Mike (deserved SAG Award nominee and likely future multi-award winner Patrick J. Adams), who may not have gone to Harvard but has spent the past three seasons learning what it means to be a lawyer, as well as a mature adult. Yet in the season three finale just two...
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'Suits' Recap: 'No Way Out'

April 11th, 2014 8:44am EDT
'Suits' Recap: 'No Way Out'
Another brilliant season of Suits comes to a close, and we get all verklempt about not being able to enjoy and disassemble and be moved by such a great show every week. And while the show didn't deliver the ultimate bullet that it could have, it still does a fine job - perhaps the more appropriate job - of pushing all its main characters forward into a new world.

Harvey's still in a brooding mood after the events of last week, which this episode follows almost immediately on the heels of. As he and Donna drink to Mike's change of heart (after Harvey calls Donna out on not being entirely be...
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5 Writing Lessons We've Learned From 'Suits'

April 10th, 2014 12:25pm EDT
5 Writing Lessons We've Learned From 'Suits'
Tonight is the Suits season finale, wrapping up its third season as the best show on television. One of the biggest reasons it has that title is the writing. Series creator Aaron Korsh and his staff are teaching a master class on how to write TV every Thursday night. Here are five writing lessons that we've learned from watching Suits - and be sure you tune in tonight to learn even more about how television should be done.

Lesson No. 1: Don't BS your audience. It's so hard to really get sucked into TV drama anymore, because most shows don't actually follow through on the threats they make....
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'Suits' Recap: 'Know When To Hold 'Em'

April 4th, 2014 8:20am EDT
'Suits' Recap: 'Know When To Hold 'Em'
Can you believe this season of Suits is almost over? Yeah, we can't either. Yet with that knowledge comes the fact that things are going to get more intense and more complicated, because this series is a freight train of awesome that only speeds up as it approaches the station.

While Louis is still understandably broken up over losing Sheila, everyone else has boatloads of pre-finale drama to deal with. Harvey's still trying to make nice with Scottie (Abigail Spencer), to the point of actually apologizing, and it seems to work for at least the next thirty seconds. Yet ten seconds after tha...
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'Suits' Recap: 'Heartburn'

March 28th, 2014 9:17am EDT
Suits
It's been a terrible week for TV drama fans. First Scandal bumped off a major character, then The Good Wife axed one of its most beloved players, and now Suits is putting the screws to one of its awesome ensemble. Seriously, we're just going to buy stock in tissues after this.

When Louis is smiling and talking about how today is his day, you know that's pretty much putting a target on his back. That's how TV tends to work. Next time we see him, he's late for court and overstressed, and by the time he gets to where he needs to be, he's so wound up that he collapses in the middle of his rema...
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'Suits' Recap: 'Moot Point'

March 21st, 2014 9:29am EDT
'Suits' Recap: 'Moot Point'
After putting our hearts in our throats with its last episode, Suits switches gears as it referees battles both inside and outside of Pearson Specter.

Having narrowly escaped the complete destruction of his life last week, Mike is feeling exceedingly grateful toward Rachel and Harvey, and wants to make a gesture to thank his boss. Donna tells Mike that there's "one thing Harvey has been wanting to get for years and he hasn't been able to." What is that? Victory, of course. Mike uncovers a law school rival that's been ducking Harvey for the past ten years, and sets up a rematch.

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'Suits' Recap: 'Yesterday's Gone'

March 14th, 2014 11:14am EDT
'Suits' Recap: 'Yesterday's Gone'
Suits returned last week with Pearson Specter revisiting Mike Ross's past. This week, it's both Mike and Jessica Pearson who go under the microscope again, resulting in one of the series' most emotionally charged episodes for Jessica and Harvey Specter.

Harvey's hanging out in Scottie's office since his girlfriend is back in London wrapping up her old business, much to Donna's amusement. He's somehow managed to procure a $12,000 bottle of scotch, which his assistant doesn't think is an appropriate welcoming gift. Talk again turns to the future of his new relationship. "We both know you're ...
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5 Things We Want To See From 'Suits'

March 6th, 2014 12:08pm EST
5 Things We Want To See From 'Suits'
If you've read us for any length of time, you know that we consider Suits to be the best show on TV, and one of the best shows of all time. We're amped up for the series to return tonight with the remaining six episodes from its third season. And while we don't want to spoil anything about those episodes, we love this show so much that we couldn't help but wonder what would make it even better. Here are five things we'd love to see from Suits; you can add your own in the comments.

01) An end to the "someone discovers Mike's secret" cliffhangers. The show has gone to the well of someone fin...
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'Suits' Recap: 'Buried Secrets'

March 6th, 2014 8:31am EST
'Suits' Recap: 'Buried Secrets'
It's always a pleasure when Suits is on TV. Now we get to enjoy the last six episodes of season three, before we all run out and pre-order the DVD so we can rewatch them another half-dozen times. This show is that good; it's complex, captivating and completely addictive.

"Buried Secrets" picks up with Mike and Rachel having another of their cute couple moments while she mocks his furniture. This is her way of telling him that she wants to take him up on his offer of living together. Meanwhile, Harvey and Scottie are doing their best at coupledom, too, as Scottie seems poised to join Pearso...
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USA's 'Suits' Visits UCLA On Second Stop Of College Tour

February 9th, 2014 1:30pm EST
USA's 'Suits' Visits UCLA On Second Stop Of College Tour
Considering that the initial premise of Suits involves Mike Ross's lack of a postgraduate degree, it's a perfect tie-in to have the best show on television taking its stars to college campuses.

The Suits College Tour arrived at UCLA on Thursday night, screening the upcoming midseason premiere and featuring a question-and-answer session with series stars Gabriel Macht and Sarah Rafferty, who play hotshot attorney Harvey Specter and Harvey's tough assistant Donna Paulsen.

Included here are photos from the evening at UCLA.

The road trip began with UC Berkeley on February 4. It continues o...
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4 Shows To Watch In 2014

January 3rd, 2014 12:20pm EST
Suits
There's no rest for the awesome. We're just days into the new year, but already there's plenty of great TV coming your way. Here are BFTV's picks for the four shows you absolutely cannot miss in 2014 - and you can tell us which programs you're most excited about in the comments.

The Good Wife (CBS; returns Sunday, Jan. 5 at 9 PM ET/PT): Fresh off racking up three Golden Globe nominations, the crown jewel of network television will pick up its fifth season on Sunday. The series has been on fire all season long, and we can't wait to see how it finishes out one of the best single seasons of...
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Best Of 2013 TV: 'Suits,' 'The Good Wife' And More

December 30th, 2013 12:30pm EST
The Good Wife
High-fives for everyone! As 2013 comes to a close, it's time to recognize the TV shows and people behind them that have made our jobs worthwhile. We've looked back on all the programs we've covered this year and picked out the few that we think deserve some special recognition. Check them out below, and feel free to leave your own 'best of the best' in the comments.

TV Series Of The Year: USA's Suits

Television doesn't get any better than this. Suits has been nearly flawless over three seasons, with a completely fantastic cast including two of the best actors we can think of (Gabriel ...
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5 TV Actors We're Thankful For In 2013

November 28th, 2013 11:00am EST
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Thanksgiving is upon us and it's time for us to give our thanks - for the acting performances that make doing what we do worthwhile.

There are so many talented actors and actresses out there that we don't possibly have the space to recognize them all, but here are the five gentlemen who made us thankful that we were around to write about them over the past year, in alphabetical order.

1) Josh Charles, The Good Wife (CBS)

There's nothing sweeter to those of us watching an actor we love swing for the fences, and that's exactly what's been happening with Josh Charles this TV season. America...
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'Suits' Finale Recap: Harvey And Rachel Make Relationship Moves

September 18th, 2013 8:26am EDT
Suits
Can you believe we've reached the midseason finale of Suits already? Neither can we. But after nine episodes of consistantly excellent work, episode ten blows it all out of the water, for both good and evil, but mostly good.

Bringing everything from this season and then some back into our memories, "Stay" opens with a really uncomfortable conversation between Harvey and his ex-flame slash current nemesis Scottie (returning guest star Abigail Spencer). He apologizes and tries to convince her to honor the existing dissolution agreement before things get any more chaotic. She remains convince...
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How 'Suits' Proved The Power Of Split-Season TV

September 17th, 2013 12:30pm EDT
Suits
Harvey Specter knows what he's doing. So, too, do the people putting him on the schedule.

Not so long ago, TV audiences were used to a season being one relatively continuous block of 22 episodes. That's no longer the case anymore. There are about a half-dozen different ways we get our shows served to us, from the now-common 13 episodes with or without the option for more, to limited runs like the 9 episodes HBO's The Newsroom just completed. Suits, which airs on the USA Network, will have its midseason finale tonight and return for the rest of its third season next year. And while that's m...
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'Suits' Recap: Season 3 Episode 8 'Endgame'

September 11th, 2013 9:42am EDT
Suits
Ready for the briefest review of all reviews? Knowing me, I'll probably get to typing and find out I have more to say than I thought, but for the moment I'm trying to keep this brief. Bottom line? I liked this episode. It brought out a lot of these character relationships and shined some light on some very interesting dynamics. However, there were a few things that got swept under the carpet a little too quickly, which makes me upset that we don't get to see these dynamics stretch out even further. Also, Rachel got the shaft to the subplot again this week, which sort of upset me.

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'Suits' Review: She's Mine (3x07)

September 4th, 2013 10:36pm EDT
Suits
Woah. Stephen Huntley is responsible for the murders.

Should I have given a spoiler alert before writing that? Here's the thing - I feel as if people are going to have very mixed reactions to this news. I'm conflicted, myself. On the one hand, I definitely didn't see that coming. On the other... I really didn't see it coming. As in... there weren't very many helpful hints leading up to that reveal. So what do I think of this plot twist? I think... it's... probably going to be very interesting to see how the characters handle it. In that sense, I think it's good. But from a plot standpoint,...
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'Suits' Recap: 'Endgame' Is The End Of Everything

September 4th, 2013 8:23am EDT
Suits
Suits ended last week with the best single scene of this television season. (And because that's an incredibly awesome moment, we show it to you again during the 'previously on.') How do you possibly follow that up?

"Endgame" picks up right after the end of "She's Mine." Donna's pulled out the first aid kit and is tending to Harvey's wounds, while he insists that he's fine, because he's a guy. When she berates herself for not seeing what kind of a monster Stephen Huntley was, he tells her it's okay and reassures her that Stephen will pay. After telling Mike that they're not going to talk ab...
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'Suits' Recap: Harvey's Violent Confrontation With Stephen

August 28th, 2013 9:10am EDT
Suits
The title of this week's episode of Suits tells you that things are going to explode around Pearson Darby Specter. (As well they should, given the reveal at the end of last week's installment.) But this is one heck of an explosion. "She's Mine" has the best closing scene of the TV season. What led us to it?

We open with Donna listening to Stephen (guest star Max Beesley) play the piano, while we all take a moment to fantasize about punching him in the face. Thankfully for us, Harvey breaks up this happy moment to confront Stephen about leading Cameron Dennis right to his new star witness, ...
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'Suits' Recap: The Other Time (3x06)

August 22nd, 2013 7:40am EDT
Suits
This week's episode of Suits was the strongest of the season so far. I was smiling through the whole thing. It wasn't flawless, of course, but I had a lot of fun seeing the flashbacks to ten years ago, and examining how our characters got to where they are today.

In the present-day plot, a few different things were going on. For one, Cameron Dennis has another witness for the trial, so it looks like the case is going forward again. Throughout the episode, there was a lot of back-and-forth about this. Mike discovered that Cameron was only bluffing, but then it turns out that he does get the...
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'Suits' Recap: 'The Other Time' - Harvey And Donna's Excellent Adventure

August 21st, 2013 5:57am EDT
Suits
Something else Suits has figured out that most of us haven't? Flashback episodes. This week, "The Other Time" takes us back even further than last season's "Rewind," a full decade, to piece together a lot of things that need piecing.

Arriving at work the morning after the events of last week's installment, Donna and Louis are both surprised to see Harvey's name added to the wall. She goes straight to Harvey's office to ask him about it, but he's a bit blase about the whole thing. "Why didn't you tell me?" she asks, and he retorts that "Your focus hasn't been where it usually is." She infer...
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'Suits': Are Harvey And Donna TV's Most Dynamic Duo?

August 20th, 2013 12:19pm EDT
Suits
Television has countless quality series on the air, and within many of those there are great duos that we love watching. Yet for our money, no show does it better than USA's Suits, and - while we wait with bated breath to see tonight's flashback episode that promises to dig into their history! - we submit that there is no greater partnership on the small screen than that between ace attorney Harvey Specter and his loyal assistant Donna Paulsen.

What makes us rank these two at the top of our list? They're everything you expect from a fantastic TV tandem and a few things you won't find anywh...
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'Suits': Shadow of a Doubt (3x05)

August 15th, 2013 1:32am EDT
Suits
This week's episode of Suits took huge leaps forward with the primary plot arc of the season. While it was by no means a flawless episode, there were a lot of things about it that I truly enjoyed. I missed out on Harvey and Mike interaction, but the other relationship dynamics explored in this episode were important to touch upon as well.

Stephen tells Harvey that if he can get Ava off on her murder charges, his deal with Edward Darby will still be good. Harvey and Stephen team up, trying to prove that Cameron Dennis colluded with Tony Gianapolous. Although they seem to work together alrig...
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'Suits' Recap: Harvey And Stephen Team Up, Fall Out

August 14th, 2013 8:31am EDT
Suits
Set 'em up, knock 'em down. That's what Suits is doing this week. After steadily building conflict to a turning point last time out, now it's time for some fireworks.

Harvey wants to know where Donna is, but if he knew, he probably wouldn't want to know. He thinks she's at the dentist, but we know that she's in bed with Stephen. Harvey doesn't have time to wait to further interrogate her. He and Mike are soon arguing a motion to dismiss in front of the presiding judge on the Hessington case, alongside Cameron and his ever-prevalent mustache. They can't get the case dismissed, but that wasn...
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'Suits': Conflict of Interest (3x04)

August 8th, 2013 6:05am EDT
Suits
This week on Suits, we saw Ava Hessington's plot take important steps forward. We saw Jessica and Harvey's rivalry grow. We saw some interesting developments with Katrina. And... we saw some stuff that didn't need to be there at all. I can't say I walked away from this week's episode entirely thrilled, but I also wasn't disappointed. I'll start with a brief summary of the plot.

Harvey is working on Ava's murder case, while Louis works the Hessington Oil case. For the first time, we see in the way in which Hessington Oil and Ava Hessington are separate clients of the firm. This causes some ...
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'Suits' Recap: A Power Struggle And A Love Connection

August 7th, 2013 8:39am EDT
Suits
After last week's morally uncomfortable revelations, it's back to business at Pearson Darby. With the events of the last few episodes officially getting messy for everyone involved, Suits spins an episode that plays many different characters off each other and lets us enjoyably see what happens.

Neither Harvey nor Louis are thrilled to find out the attempted takeover of Hessington Oil is coming to a head, with a vote for control of the company scheduled in 48 hours. They both hate the idea but, as usual, are coming at it from different perspectives. Louis and his new minion Katrina want Av...
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'Suits': Unfinished Business (3x03)

July 31st, 2013 9:37pm EDT
Suits
Okay. I'm freaking out a little bit. I. Loved. This. Episode. Loved it. I had this huge smile on my face the whole time I was watching, and it just kept getting better and better as I watched. When it comes to Suits, any bromantic interaction between Harvey and Mike is like crack to me. Now, I don't particularly ship them in the romantic sense, but if I did, this episode would give me material up the wazoo. And as a girl who loves the brotherly dynamic between the two of them, this episode was so extremely exciting. And there were other exciting things too, including the case with Ava reall...
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