Suits (season 1)

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Suits (season 1)
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Genre Legal drama
Starring Gabriel Macht
Patrick J. Adams
Rick Hoffman
Meghan Markle
Sarah Rafferty
Gina Torres
Opening theme “Greenback Boogie” by Ima Robot
Running time 42 minutes

The first season of American Legal drama series Suits created by Aaron Korsh that stars Patrick J. Adams as Michael "Mike" Ross and Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter. The first season debuted on 23 June 2011. The season consists of 12 episodes, with a 90-minute long premiere which was viewed 4.64 million. The season finale was viewed by 3.47 million. The story follows Mike Ross, a brilliant college dropout who is hired by Harvey Spector, New York City's top corporate lawyer as his associate attorney.


Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) is a brilliant college dropout. With his natural intelligence and eidetic memory, he makes a living taking the LSAT for others. To make the extra money he needs to keep his grandmother in a private nursing home, he agrees to deliver a case of marijuana for his best friend Trevor (Tom Lipinski). Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) is one of New York City's top corporate lawyers and is promoted to senior partner at Pearson Hardman - a law firm that hires only Harvard Law School graduates. He is forced by company policy to hire an associate attorney. Mike discovers that the drug delivery is a sting operation and escapes the police by accidentally sitting for an interview with Harvey.

Harvey is impressed with Mike's quick wit, encyclopedic knowledge of law, and genuine desire to be an attorney; he hires Mike and pretends that Mike is a Harvard Law graduate. Only Harvey's legal secretary and confidant Donna Paulsen (Sarah Rafferty) knows the secret at first.At the firm, junior partner Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman), Harvey's jealous rival and direct supervisor of the associates, is suspicious of Mike's Harvard credentials. Meanwhile, Mike struggles to distance himself from Trevor, who has stopped dealing drugs but cannot escape his past. When Trevor leaves the state, Mike begins dating Trevor's ex-girlfriend Jenny Griffith (Vanessa Ray). Mike befriends paralegal Rachel Zane (Meghan Markle) at the office, and the two soon develop a mutual attraction, complicating his relationship with Jenny. Trevor returns to New York, only to learn that Mike is dating Jenny. In revenge, he tells the firm's managing partner Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres) the truth about Mike.


Main cast[edit]

Patrick J. Adams as Michael "Mike" Ross (12 episodes)
Gabriel Macht as Harvey Spector (12 episodes)
Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane (12 episodes)
Rick Hoffman as Louis Litt (12 episodes)
Gina Torres as Jessica Pearson (12 episodes)
Sarah Rafferty As Donna Paulsen (12 episodes)

Recurring cast[edit]

Tom Lipinski as Trevor Evans (4 episodes)
Vanessa Ray as Jenny Griffith (6 episodes)
Abigail Spencer as Dana "Scottie" Scott (1 episodes)
Eric Close as Travis Tanner (1 episodes)
Gary Cole as Cameron Dennis (1 episode)
Rebecca Schull as Edith Ross (3 episodes)