The Suits season premiere was insane, shocking and awesome. Season 5 of Suits premiered on June 24, 2015, and the USA series is joined by some great moments in history that also took place on this day. The Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest film premiered at Disneyland, and grossed over $1 billion dollars on June 24, 2006. Solange Knowles, sister of Beyoncé and now famously known for an elevator incident with her brother-in-law, Jay-Z, was born on June 24, 1986. The national minimum wage of .25 cents per hour was enacted on June 24, 1938, and Henry VIII was crowned King of England on June 24, 1509.
It is highly unlikely that the Suits series will crown a king, nor will it create a debate on minimum wage guidelines, but the dramedy lit up the small screen in its season opener, with fans and viewers now preparing for some serious summer fun. The show was all suited up with rituals and therapy, drug abuse and secrets, as well as acceptance and love. Suitors watched leading lady Donna boss up and take control of her professional and personal life, while waiting patiently to see if the self-controlled Harvey would unravel.
Much like the epic collaboration of Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z on songs like Holy Grail and Suit and Tie, the dynamic duo of Donna and Louis are setting the stage for some must-see television. The momentum is building for the corporate lawyers and the cast, as the viewers wait to see if there will be consequences for Mike’s lies and deceit, or if Jessica played the game well enough to elude karma. Team this storyline with the engagement of Mike and Rachel, and it is shark week in Harvey’s New York office. Their characters are tailor-made for a Big Apple law firm, and especially for those who crave the brilliance and elaborate storytelling of American corporate life. The Suits season 5 premiere was insane, shocking and awesome.
No matter the verdict or the judgment, the firm always wins. When they have each others’ backs and their allies are in place, their loyalty is unwavering. Of course, the series has no qualms about admitting that they are selling a law firm devoted to victory for their clients and a strong closing of their cases. The cast, however, struggles with honesty. After the establishment of a love story between Suits‘ two main characters, the shift in the workplace relationship of an emotionless Harvey and endearing Donna brings viewers deeper into the fallout. The premise of a college dropout falsely claiming to have graduated from Harvard Law School, then becoming a star at a high-priced New York law firm, delivers satisfaction to true Suitors.
There are 190 days left in the year. There are 15 episodes of Suits which will air one per week, and make history with its Suitors. Watching the ensemble maneuver through all that appeals to New York and Big Law is what makes Suits fascinating. If the series kick-off was any indication as to how hot the drama will get during Season 5, the show may be on the way to making USA Network history. Critics have said that Suits chooses to focus on the more sumptuous and dramatic aspects of law. They say the show only hints at the unsexy side of practicing law in its effort to please the Machiavellian-type viewer. This may be smart commentary by some critics, but Suitors need not worry about their weekly Wednesday night date with Pearson Hardman. The show, by all accounts, has proven to be worth watching and claimed a huge victory with a Season 5 premiere, which proved to be insane, shocking and awesome. Will the show make history? Maybe, or maybe not, but Kanye West may have said it best in his debut CD, College Dropout, with the lyrics from his single, Jesus Walks: “We ain’t going nowhere but got suits and cases.”
Opinion by Nancy Ryle
Edited by Jennifer Pfalz
Daily Freeman Historical Events: June 24
Huffington Post: ‘Suits’ Renewed: USA Drama Gets A Season 4
The Atlantic: ‘Suits’ Does For Lawyers What ‘Downtown Abbey’ Does For Aristocrats
The New York Times: ‘Suits,’ USA’s Dramedy About Corporate Lawyers
Chamber Associates: These two cities are magnets for the brightest young lawyers interested in corporate law, litigation or government work
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