*spoilers ahead YOU’VE BEEN WARNED*
Before I kicked 2015 out of the way and into storage, I was able to catch up on Suits. Ever since senior year of college, I’ve been terrible with my shows. Surprisingly, I never ACTUALLY dropped Suits. Sure, I didn’t follow it week per week, but I’m still here, right? I was the one who introduced it (more like forced it upon them) to my friends but I remember needing to be convinced to continue it. (Senior year was crazy busy.) And I did! I finished S2 so I could get to S3 and follow it real-time. Then I ended up too busy for it again sometime in S4 so I binged the second half prior to S5. And now I just binged the episodes before the midseason break so I can follow it weekly come January 27.
But see, the problem is, I always have the urge to drop the show and be done with it forever. It’s so clunky after the second season that I’d get episodes I couldn’t care less about then a fuckin’ great episode comes on and I’m in love again. I can’t seem to quit it because just as I’m about to, it reels me back in. Dammit, Suits. S3 was j’abore (and don’t get me started on fuckin’ Hardman because I fuckin’ hate how he never leaves) but then it ended with Mike being a banker. COLOR DIANNE EXCITED. Yes, something new! We’ve been going in circles in this will-someone-find-Mike-out charade!
So I was a happy camper during S4, until the banker stint ended too soon for my liking and it’s another round of IS SOMEONE GONNA FIND OUT ABOUT MIKE. I mean, I love Mike, and I don’t want his secret out but I also want it to be out so we can deal with that fallout. WHEN ARE WE GONNA DEAL ABOUT IT? I started this show right from its pilot (and been pining for it since it was announced IMAGINE HOW LONG I WAITED FOR THAT PILOT) and I persevered during midseason breaks that I hate AND I NEEDED TO FEEL SOMETHING NEW. Don’t get me started at how they made Louis a caricature villain in this season.
Color me giddy then when S4 ended with Donna leaving Harvey because THIS IS SOMETHING NEW HALLELUJAH THANK YOU WE’RE GONNA FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HARVEY! And good lord did S5 deliver. I love love love this fifth season, despite Daniel Hardman coming back. I’m willing to forgive that even though I admit to stopping my marathon because I’M SO SICK OF DANIEL HARDMAN. AND NOW HE’S HERE AGAIN.
I love how Mike basically partnered up with everyone for a task or a case. Mike + Robert Zane, Mike + Rachel, Mike + Donna, Mike + Katrina, Mike + Louis, Mike + Jack Soloff, and of course, Mike + Harvey. Love Gretchen, Harvey’s new secretary. Love all the Harvey scenes with his therapist. Jessica losing her shit. Donna and Harvey fighting and making up. Rachel + Donna, Rachel + Louis, Rachel + Harvey, Donna + Louis, Louis + his sister Esther, everyone! And by the end, bawling and drowning in my own tears with Mike and Grandma. And that’s how I realized I COULD NEVER QUIT THIS SHOW.
Because I love the characters too much. I once called Suits my favorite show (that I was currently following) and that was for a reason. It has such amazing characters and not only are they amazing, the relationships are amazing. I could watch Harvey and Mike being bros to each other forever. I could watch Donna sass everyone out for a lifetime. I could never quit this show because while the plot leaves a lot to be desired and I couldn’t care less recently about their cases (I long stopped being excited about them but I do find it awesome how they close cases), I care about the growth of the characters and what’s gonna happen to them in the future. Hello, they’re like my babies. I’ve been watching them for years!
So that’s the problem. I’m on a seesaw with this show. I’m already dizzy from spending too long on it but I enjoy it still. But I won’t worry about it yet (again) because that motherfucking cliffhanger S5 left makes me so excited and yell out with relief that FINALLY MIKE AND THE FALLOUT OF THIS FRAUD. I am beyond ecstatic to see how the ~family~ will get him out of this.
Now, I know S6 is confirmed and I’m bummed about that because I’m afraid that this show is gonna be dragged out to its death. But we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.
(USA Network, you now have Mr. Robot. Don’t force Suits to extend and extend and extend, please. Or else we’re gonna see Patrick J. Adams’ hairline recede even more.)