Looking for other witty legal TV shows like Suits that will keep you completely glued to the screen? Check out our top ten picks!
There are many popular legal shows out there, but there is something special about Suits that draws us into the story completely. Whether it is the idea of a man without a complete formal legal education being smarter, wittier and overall better legal mind than many Ivy league hotshots, or the constant power-struggle in their law firm, there is something indescribable that separates Suits from other legal shows.
If you enjoy watching Harvey (Gabriel Macht), Mike (Patrick J. Adams) and other remarkable characters in action, you might also want to check out some other witty legal TV shows like Suits.
10 witty TV Shows Like Suits
1. Ally McBeal
Ally McBeal is smart, funny and totally goofy, just like the rest of their colleagues in this classic TV show that probably set the path for others. Ally McBeal shares that quirky humor you can also see in Suits, but on a much larger scale.
2. How to Get Away with Murder
How to Get Away with Murder follows a group of aspiring law students and their genius professor of criminal defense (Viola Davis) as they all get involved in a crazy murder plot. This TV show has everything – great plot and story, amazing acting and a lot of emotions. However, it does lack a bit of humor, although it is not completely devoid of it. It’s definitely not among the wittiest TV shows like Suits, but it’ll definitely keep you watching!
3. Law and Order
One of the pioneers in the legal genre, this TV show doesn’t just showcase a crime from the legal standpoint, it also follows the police investigation that gets the cases to the court. Law and Order lasted for 20 seasons, so you better be ready to get into it for the long haul. If you’re looking for TV shows like Suits that you can binge on for a very long time, this is definitely the one!
4. Fairly Legal
This TV show has a lot of humor, and a romantic involvement between colleagues, which made me think of it in terms of being similar to Suits, especially since it is also a legal TV show. The show is about a woman who quit her job as an attorney at her father’s law firm in order to become a mediator and her way of dealing with the death of her father.
5. White Collar
There aren’t many TV shows about financial crimes out there, and White Collar is one of the selected few that manage to make the world of hedge funds and stock markets into a great entertainment. We take a look at a white-collar criminal who gets released from prison in order to help the FBI with their financial crime cases.
With stunning Glenn Close in the leading role, Damages comes as close to a serious drama as any TV show can. It lacks the humor almost completely, but if you like legal shows then you will love this one regardless of that fact. This FX hit show follows a young, naïve law student who becomes a protégé of a brilliant but unscrupulous litigator.
7. Better Call Saul
If you liked Breaking Bad (of course you liked it!) then you need to start watching this amazing spin-off about the unforgettable low-life, morally adaptable lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk). Even though there isn’t much of a courtside action, the legal side of this show is just one small part of it. The witty humor, smart dialogues and moral ambiguity which are often present in Suits, also take the front seat in Better Call Saul.
8. Harry’s Law
Created by David E. Kelly, the father of goofy, funny and intelligent characters in legal TV shows – Ally McBeal, and the next two entries on my list are also his work – Harry’s Law, unfortunately, lasted just two seasons. That is a real shame if you ask me, especially when you consider that the titular role of an unconventional lawyer Harriet Korn was played by wonderful Kathy Bates.
9. The Practice
The Practice is one of the first extremely popular legal TV shows and many that came after owe a lot to it. Rich with many colorful characters, The Practice went on for eight remarkable seasons, but the best thing about this show comes from the fact that we got a great spin-off TV series out of it, which is the next show on my list.
10. Boston Legal
With William Shatner (Danny Crane!) and James Spader as bellowed character from The Practice in the leading roles, Boston Legal is my favorite legal TV show and arguably one of the best of all times. Weird, unconventional humor and strong and independent characters lead us through the everyday lives of employees in one of the best lawl firms in Boston. Plenty of courtside action, great dialogues, and Danny Crane! of course, make this show a must-watch for all Suits fans out there.
I hope that my list will help you find a legal TV show that will be able to at least come close to Suits in your eyes and that you will get to enjoy the world of lawyers, judges and criminals represented in these TV shows.
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