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15 June 2012 @ 02:42 pm
2.01 - "She Knows" (Suits)  
Yay, summer shows are returning, and Suits is the first one that I watch. Whee!

- I love how Mike and Harvey are always quoting films. It's a thing that started to develop in the second half or so of the first season, and I loved it then, and not just because I like the movie-quoting but because it's a tiny tell as to why these two do mesh so well. They have a certain mindset that is similar, and quoting movies as they do reflects that in a small way.

- I Jessica so hard. I realize that a big part of this is because I don't think that Gina Torres is capable of being anything other than awesome, but I do genuinely enjoy the character. She's so hard-ass and bad-ass and so in control, confident and kick-ass, but she's also vulnerable and soft with moments of heart and humor. And she's so smart, so wickedly smart that she's even smarter than Harvey, and judging by the final scene between her and Mike, she might have him beat too. She's certainly got experience and more confidence in self over Mike.

- Speaking of that last scene, man, I loved it so. Jessica's self-assured, "I'm not Harvey. I don't need a computer." Hehehehehehe.

- Harvey, oh Harvey. I entirely blame this on Gabriel Macht, I so should not adore this character as much as I do, right? He's smug, arrogant, condescending, vain, self-centered, and yes, a prick ... and yet I adore him so. Macht brings SO VERY MUCH to the role, so much nuance, so much charisma and says so much with so little that I feel everything that Harvey does.

- Mike, I like, but he does have moments like his immediate jumping to "this random person thought her boss/mentor was her friend, and she betrayed her! Oh noes! Harvey will do the same to me!" is annoying, and he has at least one per episode. But at least he gets over them quickly.

- For me the weakest part of the show is the romance. I didn't care for Mike and Jenny, and after how horrible and ungrateful and damn unprofessional Rachel acted last season, I am just not rooting for her at all. The closest thing to a ship I have on this show is Harvey and Jessica, but I'm 100% fine with them never going there.

- After watching the episode, I kinda wish they had held off on Jessica finding out until the end of next season because as much as I enjoy the heck outta Harvey and Mike, and as much as I believe that Harvey has a soft spot for Mike, I'm not sure I quite believe that he'd put his relationship with Jessica, and his job/place at the firm on the line for Mike. I think I might have bought that after another season. However, since it did happen now, I'm choosing to believe that it was only partly out of affection for Mike, and just as much (if not more so) about Harvey's own ego and refusal to not get his way.

- I'm certainly interested to see what happens with Hardman now. Looks like he's playing a game that Harvey and Jessica can't quite anticipate and that is where the problem lies.

- Louis and Donna remain -- in their secondary roles -- totally awesome. :)
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sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assybadboy_fangirl on June 15th, 2012 08:35 pm (UTC)
Yes, I like the movie quoting too. Their back and forth in that first scene just had me rolling. I read in TV guide this week that Gabe and Patrick didn't even audition together! How crazy is that -- their chemistry is such a huge part of the show, and nobody knew it would work for sure!

(BTW, do you belong to a Suits comm? I just realized I've never looked for one.)

I, of course, love Gina Torres with all my heart and soul, and I do enjoy Jessica...and Harvey/Jessica, though I don't see it as romantic at all. I mean, I guess they could go there and I wouldn't protest, but like you said, if they don't it won't bother me.

I don't think the Mike-jumping-to-conclusions is totally without merit. Besides Mike's own trust issues relevant to his life and the experiences he's had prior to knowing Harvey, Harvey does work hard to come off like the biggest uncaring jackass of all time, so Mike not being totally sure of stuff rings true for me. It hasn't annoyed me, anyway, even like with last night's where I was sure his suspicion was unwarranted. It might get annoying for me if it continues.

I think the reason I like Rachel so much is because she's a HOT MESS. I mean, she comes off as all together and she's such a know-it-all, but it's all just to cover up her insecurities. But I can see how she's unlikable.

I'm not sure I quite believe that he'd put his relationship with Jessica, and his job/place at the firm on the line for Mike. I think I might have bought that after another season. However, since it did happen now, I'm choosing to believe that it was only partly out of affection for Mike, and just as much (if not more so) about Harvey's own ego and refusal to not get his way.
I think that you're right, and that it's both, only because I feel like EVERYTHING Harvey does is a power play. He gets off on that, so regardless, there is always that mixed into what he's doing. But his affection for Mike, and his belief that Mike is going to be the absolute best some day are a big part of it, from my viewpoint.
Arabian: Damon&Alaric03arabian on June 17th, 2012 12:25 pm (UTC)
Their back and forth in that first scene just had me rolling.

"Karen?!" LOL!

I read in TV guide this week that Gabe and Patrick didn't even audition together! How crazy is that -- their chemistry is such a huge part of the show, and nobody knew it would work for sure!

That's insane!! I can't believe they didn't audition them. Phew! Thank goodness they do have the chemistry.

BTW, do you belong to a Suits comm? I just realized I've never looked for one.

Nope, I've never looked either.

I think the reason I like Rachel so much is because she's a HOT MESS. I mean, she comes off as all together and she's such a know-it-all, but it's all just to cover up her insecurities. But I can see how she's unlikable.

See, I liked Rachel A LOT before how she acted towards the end of the last season. She was just so terribly unprofessional and disloyal and then tried to act like she was the victim and, ugh, it REALLY rubbed me the wrong way. The Rachel in this episode is the one I like, but it's hard for me to forget how loathsome I found her during that brief arc. I'll get over eventually, I know, but it's still too fresh right now.

I feel like EVERYTHING Harvey does is a power play

Yeah, that's why I was easily able to justify it with his dual reasons. The difference for me is that I think the power-play was a bigger reason than was his affection for Mike (although, yes, I do think that came into play).
she was a work in progress.: televisiondreamer_98 on June 15th, 2012 09:47 pm (UTC)
Yay Suits! I'm really excited for this new season. I hope they'll be able to keep up the quality of the first season.

Gina Torres is one of the few actresses who is able to straddle the fine line between being strong and sensitive, and doing both believably.

I don't ship anyone on the show either; both Rachel and Jenny are pretty 'meh' to me. I'm more interested in the dynamic/bromance between Harvey and Mike. That's what makes the show for me.

Good point about Jessica finding out about Mike too soon; I thought they might drag that out for another season or two, but I think the situation they're in now could work; I guess we'll see how it plays out.

Random but I don't really like Hardman or the actor they got to play him, but that's just based on one episode so I'll have to wait and see if he gets better as the season plays out.

Donna is just teh awesome.
Arabian: Donna Noblearabian on June 17th, 2012 12:27 pm (UTC)
I hope they'll be able to keep up the quality of the first season.

Yes, and improve upon it by dropping some dead weight (coughcough*JennyandTrevor*coughcough).

Gina Torres is one of the few actresses who is able to straddle the fine line between being strong and sensitive, and doing both believably.

Yes, this so hard.

I think the situation they're in now could work; I guess we'll see how it plays out.

Yeah, I think it will be good, I just, yeah, am surprised it happened so soon.

Re: Hardman, I don't think we're supposed to like him, so your reaction is right, I guess.

Redheaded Donnas are so very awesome. For reals.