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TV Series for the Analog Audiophile - Suits

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Just started watching this series and it's been pretty good so far. Great characters. The story follows a Harvard drop out and his hot shot lawyer mentor in a NY law firm.

I don't find the legal aspect of the show to be as good as Boston Legal or more recently, The Good Wife but the characters and stories are very compelling.

And if that's not enough :) one of the lead characters is an audiophile. Sorta. He has a VPI Classic turntable and a tube integrated amp in his office with a rack of records on one wall. The turntables get upgraded to Oracles in Season 3 IIRC.

I've discovered some pretty amazing records from the show. Chet Baker's rendition of Blue in Green was not something I had heard before.

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Love the show.

Love that Harvey is a music nut as well as a smart arse.

However, the mind boggles as to why he's using contemporary Klipsches.

I'd have thought that they'd be quite honk-y for the sort of stuff that we're lead to believe that he prefers (heavy on the horns).

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Yeah, it is a pretty underwhelming Klipsch Reference bookshelf compared to the otherwise excellent set design.

 

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More here

 

http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/08/18/suits-harvey-spector/

 

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I guess Oracle saw the value of product placement so in S3...

 

http://www.oracle-audio.com/?action=event

 

The Oracle Delphi MK VI and the Oracle Paris have been selected to be part of the set decoration for the season 3 of SUITS in Harvey Reginal Specter office ( Paris turntable ) and in his condo ( Oracle Delphi MK VI ) ...


Gabriel Macht portrays Harvey Reginald Specter, a corporate lawyer at Pearson Hardman who graduated 5th in his Harvard Law School class and is now New York City's best closer. He is promoted to senior partner in the pilot episode and serves as Mike's seemingly selfish and uncaring mentor, who is slowly revealed to care deeply for his people. He is formerly an Assistant District Attorney. He remains emotionally distant from clients and is willing to do anything, except alter the truth, to win a case. Little is known about Harvey's family. Harvey father passed away five years to the series when he was promoted to junior partner. Harvey has a brother who is similar to Mike in habits, which adds to Harvey's protective instincts toward his associate. Harvey hasn't spoken to his mother in years.

 

 

Also love the movie quotes/references throughout the show. 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P23ki9Hk9iU

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Watching Season 2 Episode 14.

 

Litt walks in to Harvey's office. He's playing a jazz record by Lee Fields and Litt asks: Kenny G?

 

Hilarious! :)

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Season 2 just ended. Wasn't quite as good tho it had some highlights.

Starting S3 soon.

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I quite enjoyed S3 so far. At episode 5 now. Not quite sure I like the politics bit tho.

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Just finished Seasons 1 &2 of this rather excellent show.

 

As we don't watch much commercial TV and are sick of the crap reality shows on all the time, it was good to sink our teeth into something a little different to the normal drivel.

 

This had our immediate attention right from the get go.

 

Great character developments throughout the series. Louis is such a jerk but is probably the best actor out of all the cast. Rachel is so hot and Donna ain't half bad either.

 

It is a fast paced series with lots of sub-plots and scenarios with plausible outcomes.

 

Looking forward to some more.

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It's an enjoyable soap and I'm waiting its return. Mostly for the one-liner movie culture references.

 

Louis is played by the best actor in the show. I'd wager he put on weight for the role and they deliberately dress him one size too small for the clothes he wears.

Donna is a fantastic character well played. Very likeable. Hawt.

Rachel - I can't get past the overuse of mascara on her character. Spider eyes.

Although he is presented as one of the two main characters - Harvey plays foil. He's the spindle on which the rest of the show revolves, and as such there's not much depth to him.

 

The Ortofon 2M Red seems a weirdly uninformed choice to me.

 

 

The music used is superbly in sync with the show's style. Kudos to the person who sources the tracks as I don't think they've dropped the ball once.

 

Season 1
 
Episode 1
01. The Airborne Toxic Event - Changing
02. The Veils - Grey Lynn Park
03. The Black Keys - Howlin’ For You
04. Charles Bradley & Menahan Street Band - The World (Is Going Up In Flames)
05. Vampire Weekend - Oxford Comma
06. Generationals - When They Fight, They Fight
07. Ima Robot - Greenback Boogie
08. Sea Wolf - You’re A Wolf
09. She Wants Revenge - Not Just A Girl
 
Episode 2
01. Foster The People - Houdini
02. Black Pistol Fire - Suffocation Blues
03. The Bees - Gaia
04. Charles Bradley & Menahan Street Band - How Long
 
Episode 3
01. The Xx - Intro
02. The Constellations - Perfect Day
 
Episode 4
01. Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks
02. The Album Leaf - Blank Pages
03. Graffiti6 - Free
 
Episode 5
01. Kaiser Chiefs - Good Days Bad Days
02. Eddie Hope & The Mannish Boys - A Fool No More
03. The Heavy - Strong Enough
04. Philadelphia Grand Jury - Ready To Roll
 
Episode 6
01. My Morning Jacket - Holdin On To Black Metal
02. Splitter - I Don’t Rate Your Man
03. The Stereotypes - Perfect Girl
 
Episode 7
01. Peter, Bjorn And John - Second Chance
02. Astrud Gilberto & Rjd2 - The Gentle Rain (Rjd2 Remix)
03. The Heavy - Coleen (Feat. The Dap-Kings Horns)
04. The Xx - Intro
05. Young Empires - Enter Through The Sun
06. The Radio Dept. - Heaven’s On Fire
07. Willie Davis - I Learned My Lesson
 
Episode 8
01. Broken Bells - Citizen
02. Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings - Something’s Changed
03. Young Empires - Enter Through The Sun
 
Episode 10
01. Gloria Lynne - Speaking Of Happiness
02 Waldeck - Why Did We Fire The Gun
03. Elizabeth Shepherd - Seven Bucks
04. Si Se - Buscare
05. Dj Center & Zaki Ibrahim - Yes!
06. Nicola Conte - Bossa Per Due
 
Episode 11
01. Charles Bradley & Menahan Street Band - The World (Is Going Up In Flames)
02. Jd Mcpherson - A Gentle Awakening
03. The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - Lady Jesus
 
Episode 12
01. Charles Bradley & Menahan Street Band - Heartaches And Pain
02. Phoenix - Love Like A Sunset, Pt. I
03. Alcoholic Faith Mission - Running With Insanity
 
 
 
Season 2
 
Episode 01
01. Gotye - Smoke And Mirrors
02. Danny Lutz - Aint Nuthin
03. We Are Augustines - Chapel Song
 
Episode 02
01. Caught A Ghost - Time Go
02. Ernest Ellis - Want For Anythin
03. Nash - There She Goes
04. The Xx - Intro
 
Episode 04
01. Heartless Bastards - Got To Have Rock And Roll
02. The Spinners - The Rubberband Man
 
Episode 05
01. Mutemath - Blood Pressure
02. The Cinematic Orchestra - That Home
 
Episode 06
01. Alt-J - Fitzpleasure
02. Bajofondo - Pa Bailar
03. The Black Keys - Gold On The Ceiling
 
Episode 07
01. Miike Snow - Paddling Out
 
Episode 08
01. Asobi Seksu - Thursday
02. Gardens & Villa - Spacetime
03. Junip - Without You
04. Lee Fields & The Expressions - Wish You Were Here
05. Radio Citizen Featuring Bajka - The Hop
06. The Hit Back - Afternoon
 
Episode 09
01. Animal Kingdom - The Art Of Tuning Out
02. Perfume Genius - Normal Song
03. The Trammps - Disco Inferno
 
Episode 10
01. Alexander - Truth
02. Gary Clark Jr. - Bright Lights
03. Gomez - Shot Shot
04. Lcd Soundsystem - Dance Yrself Clean
05. Nash - Armageddon Dance
 
Episode 11
01. The Xx - Fiction
02. Motopony - Seer
 
Episode 12
01. Heartless Bastards - Marathon
02. The Hit Back - Tagalong
 
Episode 13
01. The Heavy - Cant Play Dead
02. The Black Keys - Money Maker
 
Episode 14
01. Lee Fields - Let’s Talk It Over
02. Explosions In The Sky - Your Hand In Mine
 
Episode 15
01. The Antlers - Rolled Together
02. Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics - It’s About Time
 
Episode 16
01. Terraplane Sun - Ya Never Know
02. The Heavy - Short Change Hero
03. The Xx - Sunset
04. The Dig - Break The Silence
05. Cody Chestnutt - Don’t Wanna Go The Other Way
06. Six Def - I’m The King
 
 
 
Season 3
 
Episode 1
01. Caught A Ghost - Sleeping At Night
02. Beans & Fatback - Use Me
03. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Sacrilege
04. Stateless - Bloodstream
05. The Hit Back - Too Fat To Crawl
06. The National - Hard To Find
 
Episode 2
01. Are We Brothers - Count On Me
02. Jamie N Commons - Rumble And Sway
03. Scorpio Loon - Addicted To You
04. The Blue Stones - Rolling With The Punches
 
Episode 3
01. Charles Bradley - Where Do We Go From Here (Feat. Menahan Street Band)
02. Yppah - Never Mess With Sunday
03. Victory - Play It
04. The James Hunter Six - Look Out
 
Episode 4
01. Divine Fits - Would That Not Be Nice
02. 45 Adapters - Dress Well, Drink Heavily
03. Tobacco - Grape Aerosmith (Feat. Beck)
04. Danton Eeprom - Thanks For Nothing (Radio Edit)
05. The Bamboos - Medicine Man (Feat. Ella Thompson)
 
Episode 5
01. Misun - Coffee
02. The Record Company - Feels So Good
03. Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Calling Miss Khadija
04. Jd Mcpherson - A Gentle Awakening
05. Mikal Cronin - Piano Mantra
06. The Record Company - Ain’t Love Warm
 
Episode 6
01. James Blake - Retrograde
02. Rhye - The Fall
 
Episode 7
01. London Grammar - Hey Now
02. Hanni El Khatib - Can’t Win ‘em All
 
Episode 8
01. Hayden Calnin - Shutters
02. Serena Ryder - Stompa
03. Madi Diaz - Heavy Heart
 
Episode 9
01. Jacob Banks - Worthy
02. Fitz & The Tantrums - The Walker
03. Icebird - Going And Going. And Going
04. Isidore - Oh My Sky
 
Episode 10
01. Cutty Gold - What I Did
02. No - Stay With Me
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@@progladyte

 

Thanks but I can only take credit for my opinions - not the tracklist. I went looking for an official OST a while back and was surprised to see there wasn't one. A fan has compiled songs in to a torrent for seasons 1 to 3. A quick google search brings it up easily enough. 

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Just got back to this show last night after months off it while we did all of game of thrones and the last season of sons of anarchy. We stopped about halfway through season three and I had forgotten just how funny Louis is. And I was wondering what the gear in Harvey's office was. Thanks for the heads up.

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First season is excellent, then it goes to ****......still watching it though

I'm with Peter. Really enjoyed the first half of season 1 but felt it tapered off. Season 2 was a bit meh and I stopped at S3.

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Looks like an HRX to me, not a Classic.

 

 

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Looks like an HRX to me, not a Classic.

 

  Wong on all counts :)

 

Its a Super Scoutmaster with HRX motor and feet.,.

 

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And the name plate fell off?

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And the name plate fell off?

 

I guess VPI did not stump up to pay for advertising :)

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  It does look better without the nameplate, so maybe they have something :D

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