Top 5 Shows To Watch If You Like “Suits”
We’ve curated the perfect post-Suits?viewing list, featuring other memorable USA shows, excellent legal dramas and shows with central bromances. If you like?Suits, these are the shows you should watch next.
Another show from USA Network’s “Blue Sky” era,?White Collar should probably be your first stop, as it feels both tonally similar to?Suits?and is anchored by another strong relationship featuring a mentor and mentee. Created by?Jeff Eastin, the series stars?Tim DeKay?as FBI special agent Peter Burke and?Matt Bomer?as the highly skilled forger and con artist Neal Caffrey, who becomes Burke’s informant and helps him stop white collar crimes. Their unconventional relationship provides the foundation for a story in which the characters are constantly escaping from situations they probably have no business escaping from, and like?Suits, the rest of the cast is also incredibly strong, making the show an easy and pleasurable binge.
The Good Wife
If we’re being honest, the legal aspects were never the best part of?Suits?? they provided a solid backdrop for the much stronger character-driven narratives and acted as a backbone for the show ? but if you’re looking for an excellent legal drama with even better characters to binge after?Suits, queue up CBS’s?The Good Wife, which stars Emmy winner?Julianna Margulies?as Alicia Florrick, the wife of Cook County’s state’s attorney who returns to work as a lawyer after her husband is involved in a major scandal. Once you finish the show, go ahead and move on to its spin-off, the equally great CBS All Access drama?The Good Fight, which follows?Christine Baranski’s Diane Lockhart.?
Another USA series that overlapped with?Suits, Psych also features a man lying about his credentials at the heart of its narrative.?James Roday’s Shawn Spencer is exceptionally observant and, like Mike, is able to remember and recall a bizarre amount of information with incredible detail. But instead of using his skills to become a lawyer, Shawn, who struggles with commitment and doesn’t have nearly as much ambition as Mike, uses them to help solve cases for the Santa Barbara Police Department as a so-called psychic detective. The series, which has a great sense of humor, also features a memorable bromance between Shawn and his best friend and reluctant partner Gus (Dul? Hill).?Psych?was basically?Suits?without suits before?Suits?was?Suits. It ran for eight seasons and spawned two movies,?the second of which will debut this summer.
Suits?and Fox’s long-running medical drama?House share surprisingly similar bones. Playing the Harvey role is Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie), a highly intelligent man who is exceptionally good at his job, and knows he’s good at his job, but is not a particularly sympathetic or even well-liked man because of his abrasiveness. Stepping in as the show’s version of Jessica (Gina Torres) is Dean of Medicine Lisa Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein), a powerful, high-ranking woman who is skillfully adept at managing her best but most complicated asset, and regularly has to go to great lengths to protect him or fix problems he’s created. As the two are also locked in a battle of will-they-or-won’t-they, Cuddy also plays the role of the show’s Donna (Sarah Rafferty), though obviously no one is actually capable of being Donna.
Before you roll your eyes, hear me out:?Suits?and?Mad Men?actually share very similar DNA. The Emmy-winning AMC drama follows a cocky and confident, exceptionally well-dressed man (Jon Hamm) who works in a Manhattan office, has a well developed relationship with a mentee (Elisabeth Moss’s Peggy Olson), and frequently imbibes in whiskey. There is also a beautiful redhead who is irreplaceable to the firm (Christina Hendricks’ Joan Holloway). Although Harvey and Don’s occupations differ ? swap in lawyer for advertising exec ? and the time periods don’t line up, both men are excellent at their jobs. You can also argue there are similarities with Mike as well, as Don is also living a lie and waiting for his past to catch up with him.