Nearly every aspect of the legal world is ripe for dramatization, from the demagogue judiciary (Judges Judy, Joe Brown, Alex) to procedural enforcement (any of the acronym shows). But only recently has corporate lawyering become a “thing.” One of the shows to set this precedent is Suits, USA’s legal drama whose second season premieres tomorrow. The series centers around Harvey Specter, the closer at the fictional New York City firm Pearson Harden, who is played with reptilian dexterity by Gabriel Macht. Equal parts American Psycho and Clarence Darrow, Specter is, in the words of the man who plays him, “not the kindest guy, but he’s very direct, honest, and has a strong values system. He’s sensitive but not caring.” Macht, on the other hand, confesses to be “both sensitive and caring.” We asked him to curate a playlist to show the human side of the hardened Harvey. Here’s what brings a tear to the eye of a make-believe lawyer.
The Soft Side of Gabriel Macht, Star of Suits