Over there during my “holiday” in US and Canada did I come a cross a lot of new things and some I embarrassed straight away and others I just let passed.
Didn’t watch a lot of TV – but more or less by accident what I came across was “SUITS” – and I loved it. A series that we haven’t still picked up in Sweden yet, wonder why because we pick up so many other programs – that isn’t worth looking at (crap). Too expensive ???!!!!
So now with me back with Swedish television – and want to see more – so I did what every resourceful woman does – asked goggle for help and with one foot outside the law now – I will be able to watch this great series.
Why I like it so much – have always had a weak spot for everything with lawyers – since “L.A. Law” – the first series I ever watch and followed in this genre. “The Guardian” with Simon Baker is probably my favourite series – a fantastic show. Plus that Simon Baker is one of the sexiest men I laid my eyes on – even if he is too short for my liking.
“Damage” is the only show I have bought on DVD – can’t wait for series 5 to start and it’s the final series too. Glenn Close is outstanding in this. If I ever need a lawyer I want her, Patty Hewes – but I know I wouldn’t be interesting enough for her and I wouldn’t be able to pay for her service neither.
Have never been a fan of court room series or movies – like “Perry Mason” and what ever came after him from US and UK – I think I have rude and ruthless streak in me … that I can play on when I watch those mean lawyers on the TV and the big screen. They are also so cool and collective, my opposite – could be an other reason.
Also a big fan of John Grisham’s books – think I read 80% of them. They give me a world that is so fascinating and so fare away from my own; quite and problem free.
Then there is the movies: The Lincoln Lawyer, Fracture, Primal Fear, A Time to Kill, The Firm, Presumed Innocent, 12 Angry Men, The Verdict, A Civil Action, The Accused, Erin Brockovich, Conviction and Presumed Innocent are the ones I can remember and of all great movies within this subject – “Primal Fear” with Richard Gere and Edward Norton is my all time favourite.
“Suites” appeal to me because it has humor and it’s current – Harvey (Gabriel Macht) and Mike (Patrick J. Adams) – two hot shots, one with a heart and one trying not to have one – plus Louis (Rick Hoffman) – that wants to be like both Harvey and Mike. Think that US Network has got this exactly right in all areas.
I have always had a soft spot for men with authority and with certain element of power, but I have never met one (not totally true – I have met Gordon Ramsey) – so maybe that’s why I love to watch and read anything that has to do with lawyers. Plus they are always so well dressed.
So with one foot outside the law I will continue to watch the show. Please, don’t tell anyone!
“Cancao Do Mar” with Dulce Pontes, a Portuguese singer and songwriter with a fantastic voice – my cloud of sound – is from “Primal Fear” sound track.
“Make crime pay. Become a lawyer”
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