Fast talking lawyers have a been a trend within television show production in recent years. One of the shows at the center of this trend is Suits. Suits is a series built around the life of a man named Mike Ross, who is hired at a high end law firm as an associate, despite not having attended law school. The partners and lawyers at the firm assist him in creating a fake Harvard Law School graduate record, but throughout the series he still is faced with questions about the legitimacy of his schooling.
In the show, Ross is dating a woman named Rachel Zain. This character is played by American actress Meghan Markle, who is also an ambassador, world traveler and blogger. Markle has many political friends including Sophie-Gregoire Trudeau and Jessica Mulroney, the daughter in law to former Prime Minister Mulroney. In recent weeks, it has been uncovered that Markle has entered into a relationship with Prince Harry. The media coverage has criticized her role as Rachel Zain in Suits, as she plays a character with a sexually suggestive side at times.
As the girlfriend of a prince, the public and media are saying that she should be held to a higher standard. This negative publicity for Markle has raised questions about how her relationship will affect her role on Suits. As a fan I have to wonder, will the series have to alter the relationship between Rachel Zain and Mike Ross in order to make Rachel less promiscuous at times? This is a perfect example of how negative publicity can alter the story lines of a show.
In my own opinion Markle is not as promiscuous as the media outlets are making it seem. She plays the role of an educated paralegal working to get into law school and dresses conservatively most of the time in the show. Her various trips around the world to places like Kenya, where she has acted as an ambassador to children in need have made her a formidable role model for many people. Her blog that inspires individuals to explore the world and try new foods provides a positive outlook on life that is so rare to find.
I’m sure that the publicity whether it is negative or positive, will increase viewership of Suits simply because of the awareness that has been brought to Markle and her involvement in the show. To find out more about this show I encourage you to join the Suits fandom and check out what everyone has been talking about!
I am an avid television watcher, as I find many people are now, in the age of Netflix, Shomi and so many other streaming programs. I find myself watching a new show every month, ranging in genres from simple fiction, to documentaries about animals or cooking shows based in Paris.
The latest show that I have been focused on is Once Upon a Time (OUAT). It is a twist on classic and modern fairy-tales and presents the darker sides of the characters. The stories are intertwined and connections are made between characters in various stories in clever ways that seem plausible.
If at a young age you found yourself reading not only the happy ending versions of stories, but also the original dark fairy tale stories, then this series is for you. The characters struggle to find their happy endings, but are constantly thwarted by a seemingly endless amount of villains.
The main character Emma Swan is considered to be the “Saviour” and is also the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming. She was sent away from the Enchanted Forest on the day she was born to save her from a curse cast by the Evil Queen, who has been a rival to Snow and Charming for many years. Emma was prophesized to lift the curse, that gave members of the Enchanted Forest a false sense of identity, on her 28th birthday.
Enough of the spoilers though, I’ll let you watch it for yourself!
OUAT stars several actors that have appeared in popular movies over recent years. Ginnifer Goodwin, who plays Snow White, recently made a voice appearance in the movie Zootopia. Jamie Dornan, who plays the Huntsman is the star of Fifty Shades of Grey. The actors that have celebrity status is a way to draw in a fan base and drive a series to become a popular choice.
I find that in a television show, if the characters have no chemistry, it is nearly impossible to maintain viewer interest. OUAT has this advantage over other shows, as the actors that play Snow White and Prince Charming are married in real life. The comfort displayed by them and the other actors in the blooper reels, shows an off screen bond between the cast members that is essential to have successful on screen chemistry.
If you want an introduction to the set and members of the cast, just watch the video link that can be found in the sidebar!
Now that I have sparked your interest in this show, I think it’s time that you grab a snack and turn on Netflix. Isn’t it just amazing how easy it is to watch shows now? Enjoy!