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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by megory, Jun 25, 2011.
This was my big nit to pick, too.
I don't know of any Northeast US Law Firms of substance where the offspring of a partner or founder inherits leadership. However, I'm willing to suspend disbelief because, after 2 episodes, this is still a keeper to me.
I had doubts that subsequent episodes could match the quality and "quirkiness" of the pilot, but episode 2 certainly did not disappoint me like I had expected it to.
The second episode did manage to maintain the level of ethical murkiness and snappy patter that they had in the pilot. Enjoyed it quite a bit. Not sure how long they can keep it up, though.
I enjoyed it too, and I hope it continues. Let's hope the magical power of creativity remains in force.
Agreed. I like this show quite a bit and I don't watch many television series.
(I suspended belief when HR didn't externally verify his credentials. I spend more time verifying dating material.)
This show ended up being much better than I thought. The premise seemed silly based on the commercial, but the writers did a good job of making it believable. The characters are all really good. The relationship between the two leads is of both partners and mentor/mentee. I really started to care about the both of them.
The things I didn't like were with two of the characters. It looks like the best friend is either being written out, or is only a reoccurring character, which is good. I'm also not a huge fan of the actor who plays the nemesis/boss, as he comes off too smarmy.
He's supposed to be smarmy. Which means he's doing his job well (the actor, not the character).
To me, he comes off as over the top smarmy. So obviously evil that you can't see what redeeming traits he could have. I admit that I'm biased against the actor in general. I've seen him in other roles, and in all of them he tends to play an over-the-top villain.
I tend to tolerate the scenes he's in.
Two episodes in and I still feel the three main characters are smug, arrogant and greasy. I'll give it a few more episodes but for right now, I'm thinking lawyers... bleccch.
not every state requires you to be a graduate of law school to sit for the bar, though the vast majority do. I'm sure NY probably does though, so it is not realistic, but it IS just tv. A point to consider though - has Mike actually ever been introducted as an associate or attorney? I don't recall him ever having been introduced as such, so possibly they are just portraying him as someone waiting to pass the bar.
Does anybody else find it weird that Harvey has a full fledged vinyl album collection in his office? There have to be 500+ albums in his bookcases. Does he live in his office or something?
I thought that was left over from his stint on Madmen....
To the people complaining about the ages of the actors playing the characters, what if you did not know the actor's ages? I didn't, so it did not bother me at all. It also did not bother me that Billy Crystal played Miracle Max, who was a lot older than Crystal.
In the first episode, he went to that university. He like took the place of some kid on a tour I think. What was the point of him being there? I don't remember. Was he there to falsify that he had gone to college?
So when someone asked him about Harvard (like Louis did), he could answer coherently.
Transcripts? He don't need no stinkin' transcripts.
He may not have been introduced as an attorney but in some situations in which he has participated he seems to have been "holding out" as one.
I don't care about all of the actor's ages. Just specifically when Zoey talked about watching The Spirit rise up from the mail room then sponsoring him through college. They look to be the same age, so it really jumped out at me when you'd think she should be 10-20 years older than him.
Besides, people do sometimes go back to college later on. I used to work with an engineer who decided to go to law school after having worked as an engineer for several years.