It’s a trial to decide which one is the better legal drama between ‘Suits’ and ‘The Good Wife’? Not only have we presented the cases of each show to you, but have also found out the verdict of former President Obama. Which is it? Keep reading to find out!
A courtroom, our two favourite legal dramas, and scene! Both ‘Suits’ and ‘The Goodwife’ have made quite the name for themselves with endless drama, edgy legal twists, and brilliant scheming. If you are finding it hard to choose between “Lockheart and Gardner” and “Pearson Hardman”, we are here to make it easier for you. Who’s going to win the case – ‘Suits’ or ‘The Good Wife’?
Which legal drama did fans pick from ‘Suits’ and ‘The Good Wife’?
- ‘Suits’ vs. ‘The Good Wife’
- President Obama chooses his favourite
- The verdict of the jury
‘Suits’ vs. ‘The Good Wife’
Before we start with the opening statements, two words – Harvey Specter. Both ‘Suits’ and ‘The Good Wife’ could be similar in many, many aspects, but no judge can overrule the charm of Harvey Specter. The charmingly sly Harvey Specter and his amusing ways of solving the cases is the X-factor of ‘Suits’. ‘Suits’ has been a strong advocate for everything under the sky that’s good entertainment. It has drama, romance, unthinkable twists, plotting, and, of course, lots, and lots of kicking ass in the court.
However, what really brings the bang into this brilliant legal drama is the Harvey Specter and Mike Ross bromance. Specter and Ross hitting it off from the first episode of ‘Suits’ checks all the boxes on the bro goals list and that’s literally why people watch the show at all. In fact, after Patrick J. Adams left the show, nothing and no amount of drama or romance could fill his space on the show and Harvey’s life.
‘The Good Wife’ is as good as ‘Suits’ when it comes to law and order on the screen. The show is replete with heavy drama that operates both on legal as well as domestic grounds. More of a political drama, ‘The Good Wife’ stars Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick, who finds herself working as a legal associate after her husband loses his career as an attorney following a scandal. ‘The Good Wife’ is pretty accurate, perhaps more accurate with respect to the legal angle than ‘Suits’. Moreover, the mix of domestic and legal drama provides a refreshing touch. The plot of ‘The Good Wife’ also follows a consistent pattern across its run, keeping it cohesive and connected, which is sometimes missing in ‘Suits’.
Nevertheless, the episodes are much less thrilling when compared to ‘Suits’. ‘Suits’ might seem a little too heavy on the charm and romance considering it’s a legal drama, but it still trumps ‘The Good Wife’ if you consider the thrill factor. Oh, and did we mention Harvey Specter?
President Obama chooses his favourite
If you think it’s hard for you to choose between ‘Suits’ and ‘The Good Wife’, Barack Obama had it harder.
The former president of America was placed on a tough spot when Prince Harry (yes, you read that right) asked him to choose between ‘Suits’ and ‘The Good Wife’. In an interview with BBC, the Duke of Sussex made America’s ex-commander-in-chief sit through a “quickfire question round“, which is British for the lightning round. Apparently, the prince isn’t the one to ask easy questions and asked Obama to choose between ‘The Good Wife’ and ‘Suits’.
However, sitting in the White House has definitely taught Obama a trick or two. Obama turned out to be quite the diplomat in answering the prince’s question. Keeping in mind his audience and not forgetting that the Duchess of Sussex played Rachel Zane, the paralegal on ‘Suits’, he answered in favour of ‘Suits’. Obama maintained his composure and said, “Suits, obviously”. The happy prince replied, “Great, great answer!”
The verdict of the jury
Fans, too, have taken their pick between ‘Suits’ and ‘The Good Wife’. Like always there are advocates for both the shows. While one group of fans prefer the A-class drama and thrill of ‘Suits’, the others prefer the authenticity of ‘The Good Wife’. A fan said,
“As far as I am concerned, Suits is better than The Good Wife. I love the content in the Suits, the quality and class is just so amazing in Suits”.
Another fan wrote on “Reddit”, “Both shows are great. I find that the good wife sticks to the one case per episode format constantly. Suits drifted from this concept in season 3. Also, TGW is more centred around the law, suits took some liberties and in later episodes drifts from the law”.
So, there you have it! ‘Suits’ or ‘The Good Wife’ is a tough choice. Which one’s your pick? Let us know in the comments below!