From the premise I personally didn’t want to give this show a chance as Law is something I have not really been all that interested in and a drama based around it just wasn’t for me. However after finding literally nothing else to watch I decided to give it a chance and it is one of the best things I have done in recent time.
You start the show with Mike, he has a photographic memory which means he is perfect for the complex situations in law as he is able to remember something that most people would have forgotten about which could help his side win. However he never went to law school. Next up is Harvey, a senior partner in Pearson Hardman who is looking for someone not just like every other Lawyer and that is when he finds Mike. He hires Mike knowing that he has never been to law school in a risk as he thinks he has what it takes to be a corporate lawyer. This show is based on the cases that these two get up to plus with other characters.
The relationship between Harvey and Mike is the basic teacher student scenario with a few other little things thrown in there. Mike seems to think he is starting to become ready while Harvey knows he is nowhere near. There are times where Harvey needs Mike and his amazing brain and others where he wishes he never hired him in the first place.
It is not just Harvey and Mike who make great characters in this show it is the rest of the cast as well who somehow make a boring sounds subject seem so action packed and fun. Jessica Hardman, Donna Poulson, Louis Litt and Rachel Zane to name a few of the characters are part of the one of the best casts in a drama I have ever seen.
The writing is amazing, especially when a romance is starting to blossom but can’t happen due to the secret.
The show will keep you on your toes the whole time and might actually make you think you could be part of this world till something puts a spanner in a work and you try and work out with the rest of the cast what to do next. I can’t wait to jump straight into season 2.