‘Pearson’ 1×09 Review: How to Change the World

As Pearson’s “The Rival” so clearly showed us, it’s awfully hard to change the world. In fact, sometimes, it feels almost impossible. Especially coming from the place Angela is coming from, a place of being beaten down so many times,…

‘Suits’ 9×08 Review: Life Comes at You Fast

This was a hard episode of Suits to watch, and an even harder one to review. There was, of course, the tension of a very well executed story-line, as “Prisoner’s dilemma” brought us back to Mike’s time in jail, and…

‘Pearson’ 1×08 Review: Why Representation Matters

I’ve talked about this subject plenty of times before. Some of you might say I’ve talked about this subject too many times, that I need to find a new soapbox, and if you’re one of those, then I’m sorry, because…

‘Suits’ 9×07 Review: Who We Are

Suits goes deep into the question of who exactly Harvey, Samantha and even Louis are, as “Scenic Route” moves the show along the path to a conclusion we’re not exactly sure we want anymore. But then again, they always say…

‘Pearson’ 1×07 Review: The Biggest, Baddest Operator Around

Pearson turns a definite corner in “The Immigration Lawyer,” not in regards to Jessica – the only part of the show that’s always worked – or even in regards to other characters, who sometimes work by themselves, but almost always…

‘Pearson’ 1×06 Review: Same old, Same old

At some point, Pearson is going to have to make a choice. For me, right now, after “The Donor,” that choice is clear: Dump Bobby Novak. And I don’t even mean dump him completely as in fire the actor, he…

‘Suits’ 9×06 Review: Whatever it Takes, like the Avengers

Family is… well, complicated. You love your family, after all. And your love isn’t conditioned to what they do or how they behave. You just love them. Even when they’re being stupid, even when they’re deliberately obtuse.  Even when they…

‘Pearson’ 1×05 Review: The Bobby Problem

Pearson has a Bobby problem, and though “The Former City Attorney” tries valiantly to face that problem head on, at the end of the day, we are left in the same place we were when we started watching the show…

‘Suits’ 9×05 Review: Welcome back, Mike Ross

We’ve really, really missed you. Of course, the entirety of the firm whose name I can’t even remember at this point could somehow be considered part of the proverbial we, though it’s obvious that the one person who’s missed you…

‘Pearson’ 1×04 Review: Building on Something Good

For three episodes, we’ve sorta dangled on the edge of a precipice, ready to fall in love with Pearson completely and irrevocably. “The Deputy Mayor” does nothing to push us off the cliff, but it doesn’t exactly drag us back,…

‘Pearson’ 1×03 Review: This Could be the Beginning

…of a beautiful show. During the first two episodes, Pearson did a lot right, especially in setting up Jessica Pearson, as, well… Jessica Pearson, someone we should continue to care about. It didn’t give us many more people to care…

‘Suits’ 9×03 Review: The Faye of All Problems

Look, I haven’t wanted to go deep with the Faye of it all, because honestly, is Faye the most important thing in this show right now? Not by a longshot. She might be the most disruptive force, and she’s certainly…

‘Pearson’ 1×02 Review: Now We’re Talking

Now, that’s more like it. “The Superintendent” isn’t necessarily a brilliant hour of television – no more so than the first episode, at least – but it does a whole lot better than the Pilot about making us care about…

‘Suits’ 9×02 Review: Team Darvey and The Rest

You can say that Suits has changed after, you know, all the banging Harvey and Donna have now done, which hey, they were making up for lost time. But the fact of the matter is, the show hasn’t really changed,…

‘Pearson’ 1×01 Review: It’s All About Gina

I have maintained a love/hate relationship with Suits for many, many years. I loved it at first, loved the characters, felt very connected to the environment. I hated it at times, too, hated how I felt like the plot was…

‘Suits’ 9×01 Review: Here We Go Again

Look, you know why I’m here again. I ain’t even gonna pretend there’s another reason. You wouldn’t want me to, anyway. I have waited, and waited, and then stopped waiting, and then survived just based on that one friend who…

‘Suits’ 9×01 Advance Review: Keep your eyes open

There are no ACTUAL spoilers here, but there are teases, so if you want to go into the Suits season premiere with no expectations or pre-conceived notions, better hit that back button. You’ve been warned. Ah, Suits. It’s been a…