Parents' Guide to

Suits

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Popular legal drama has language, drinking, cheating.

TV USA Drama 2011
Suits Poster Image: Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams wearing suits

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 36 parent reviews

age 18+

The language isn't the issue...

This show features a young man who turns from a life of drug dealing to the high-stakes world of law in NYC. Overall, the story is interesting. There are a few likeable characters but (as with most shows), the majority of the main characters have major flaws (lying being one of them which gets old). One thing that kind of bugs me about the show is all the unnecessary sex scenes. Now let me preface this by saying that I have a very low tolerance when it comes to sex scenes in general (especially if I'm watching a show with my husband) so to someone else it may not be that bad. The very first scene of the show is with the main character getting in bed with a very scantily clad woman (which the camera focuses in on). There are many, many scenes like this throughout the show (especially one of the main character's girlfriend-we get it, they like having sex!). The show glorifies having multiple sexual partners and in pretty much every episode there is a scene that implies sex or shows a woman in lingerie or completely naked on top from the back. What is even more dumb is that every woman in the show wears incredibly tight skirts and dresses with super low cut necklines (um what happened to office dress codes?!) and the camera literally pans over their butts and their cleavage in slow motion throughout the show. Like, I said, great storyline. Has the makings to be a great and really interesting show that showcases the world of lawyers but the sex and the clear objectification of every woman just ruins it for me.
age 18+

Why use the Lord's name in vain?

It makes me cringe that they say the GodD..... I've tried to watch after quitting because my husband still watches. It seems that in the beginning, they didn't do that. What happened? Why ??? I'm 56 and cannot stand it.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (36 ):
Kids say (40 ):

This likable legal drama toes the line between earnestness and edge. In many ways, Suits follows a formula, pairing two polar-opposite characters and pointing them toward a common goal (which seemed to work pretty well for White Collar). But the series also introduces a bright new talent in relative newcomer Adams, a Canadian actor who brings just the right mix of boyish charm and believability to playing Mike. Over the course of the series, Mike and his cutthroat mentor, Harvey, anchor Suits' rotating cast of lawyers, love interests, and corporate enemies, providing enough stability and chemistry to keep viewers bingeing episode after episode.

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