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Suits- Season 1 & 2

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‘Suits’ is one heck of a TV series and shouldn’t be missed. ‘Suits’ (created by Aaron Korsh) is about how a seasoned lawyer in a top law firm in NYC and a rookie law associate solve tough cases, even though the law associate never went to a law school. What happens to them as the firm undergoes many changes, and how they tackle their individual personal relationships forms the crux of the story.

Brilliant cast and terrific writing are the hall marks of ‘Suits’. The entire key cast are a treat to watch—Harvey (Gabriel Macht), Mike (Patrick J. Adams), Lous (Rick Hoffman), Rachel (Meghan Markle), Donna (Sarah Rafferty) and Jessica (Gina Torres).

What’s very special about the series is how esoteric business concepts and related contests are condensed into a single episode of less than an hour. Some situations dealing with mergers etc stretch into multiple episodes, but even the writers do a very good job of covering enough ground in any given episode, providing the audience a very satisfactory experience. There are enough personal sub plots that form the continuity, with the legal situations being concluded at regular intervals. Internet is full of memes and quotes from the TV series, which serves as an indicator of the show’s popularity.

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Dialogues are worth mentioning…let it be the insert of popular culture in all conversations, specially movie related between Harvey and Mike (from ‘The Godfather’ to ‘The Shawshank Redemption’), or the tit for tat banters between Donna and Louis, or the super charged chats between Jessica and Harvey or the seething stuff involving Daniel Hardman…writers get it so damn right.

Tailpiece: It’s interesting to compare ‘Donald Draper’ from ‘Mad Men’ with ‘Harvey Specter’ from ‘Suits’. Both are immaculately dressed and pretty popular in their circuits. If Donald Draper deals with a lie from his past, Harvey does his best to save Mike from his. Both have an interesting relationship with their bosses. Clients love them, and so do all the women around them. Both have ambivalent feelings towards key people in their offices (Pete Cambell, Louis Litt )

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Apples and Oranges: Donald Draper v/s Harvey Specter

 

Netflix, Amazon and Oscars

The Polish period romance “Cold War,” for instance, has played in 217 theaters in the United States since arriving on Dec. 21, generating $2.1 million in ticket sales. The film will expand to roughly 275 locations on Friday. (“Cold War,” nominated for three Oscars, comes from Amazon Studios, which adheres to traditional Hollywood release patterns; it will not be available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video until March 22.)

Netflix cobbled together a theatrical run for “Roma” despite opposition from the biggest theater owners, including AMC Theaters and Regal Cinemas. Most movies still arrive in the same way they have for decades: first in theaters, for an exclusive run of about 90 days, and then in homes. AMC, Regal and other theater companies worry that shortening that period will hurt their already-fragile business.

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