The one reason why you need to be watching Suits

This is TV's best kept secret.

Meghan Markle, Gina Torres and Sarah Rafferty in Suits
High-flyers Meghan Markle, Gina Torres and Sarah Rafferty in Suits. Image Picture USA Network

If you’ve ever spent an evening channel surfing and hit Dave, chances are you’ll have stumbled upon Suits.

Set at a high-flying New York law firm, the US series is about to enter its sixth season – and it’s probably one of the best-kept secrets on television.

Rick Hoffman is the show’s scene-stealer as the endlessly quotable Louis Litt, a combustible personality who rose to become a partner at Pearson Specter Litt.

According to Hoffman, Suits is worth watching because it elevates it puts its female characters on equal footing with their male counterparts.

Rush Limbaugh, the Conservative US radio host, even declared that sexism was completely dead in the workplace because he watched Suits and couldn’t handle seeing strong women on screen.

Rick Hoffman as Louis Litt in Suits
Scene-stealer Image Picture USA Network

“I just can’t help but remember Rush Limbaugh,” he said. “The strength of the women actually forced that guy to talk about how sexism is over because of our show, the way – how strong the women were.

“I’d love to see a show that matches that type of strength in their women characters.”

“As much as I don’t agree with anything that guy says, it’s just that was a testament to show you how strong the women were, that it got his attention. He’s like, ‘Oh, that it’s. Sexism is over,’ because of three women on the show were that strong.”

He added: “I don’t watch crazy amounts of TV, but I’d love to see a show that matches that type of strength in their women characters like we have with Sarah, Megan and Gina.”

Hoffman is referring to Sarah Rafferty’s Donna Paulsen, Meghan Markle’s Rachel Zane and Gina Torres’ Jessica Pearson – all strong presences throughout Suits’ run.

Markle said of the show’s stellar line-up of female stars: “I think just seeing the empowerment of women has become really a hot topic of late. And to see our show really reflect that, and how these people are not behind the men, but right there at their side, and really the ones that are helping lift them up from their bootstraps at the end of the day.”

Suits Season 5 is out on Blu-ray and DVD now, courtesy of Universal Pictures (UK).

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Loaded digital media manager Simon Reynolds has written about film and entertainment for various leading websites since 2008. Follow Simon at @simonreyn

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