Suits (2011– )
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A "closer" for one of New York City's most successful law firms decides to hire an aloof genius who has passed the bar but never went to law school as his associate.


Kevin Bray


Aaron Korsh (created by), Aaron Korsh




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gabriel Macht ... Harvey Specter
Patrick J. Adams ... Mike Ross
Rick Hoffman ... Louis Litt
Meghan Markle ... Rachel Zane
Sarah Rafferty ... Donna Paulsen
Gina Torres ... Jessica Pearson
Dagmara Dominczyk ... Nancy
Tom Lipinski ... Trevor
Vanessa Ray ... Jenny Griffith
Rebecca Schull ... Edith Ross
Kristen Bush ... Joanna Webster
John Dossett ... Mr. Dockery
Julie Ann Emery ... Vanessa
John Bedford Lloyd ... Gerald
Matt Servitto ... Mr. Hunt's Lawyer


Even the best lawyer in New York City can use some help. While running from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant young college-dropout, slips into a job interview with one of New York City's best legal closers, Harvey Specter. 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. Written by USA Publicity

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Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

23 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Dolby Digital



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Did You Know?


Although set in in Manhattan, the series is filmed in Toronto. In many episodes you see two or three yellow cabs parked outside the firm's office but you never see any yellow cabs moving on the street. And, just occasionally, you see a shop name, clearly in Toronto. See more »


During the urine sample scene, the door to the bathroom switches from closed to open several times during the discussion about Mike's briefcase. See more »


Trevor: That's the best cheeseburger I've had in my life.
Mike Ross: That's from Monday, Trevor.
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References The Fugitive (1993) See more »


Greenback Boogie
Written by Curtis Mayfield
Performed by Ima Robot
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12 May 2018 | by shadow_blade-89459See all my reviews

"Suits," Season 1, Episode 1: "Pilot" (2011) is a professionally produced comedy drama about brilliant college dropout, Mike Ross played by Patrick Adams, as he unconventionally meets lawyer Harvey Specter, played by Gabriel Macht, and lands himself a job after a drug deal gone bad. This episode is 72 minutes of gripping storylines and excellent acting. Mike, the lovable loser, and Harvey, the overconfident egotistical winner, are a match made in heaven. Their acting abilities are so good, I forget that I am watching a television show and thus fail to view it objectively. I feel like I have been snatched along for the ride.

This pilot is captivating and has the layers to allow it to proceed in any direction desired. Not only did this pilot convince me to watch further episodes, it is single-handedly the reason I make time to watch other television shows. This shows formula, of two storylines within one episode, allows viewers to have closure of one at the end, but keeps them wondering about the second. This is a great show and I highly recommend it to anyone who have given up on television.

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