Suits Season 1
The first season of the American legal comedy-drama Suits originally aired on USA Network in the United States between June 23, 2011 and September 8, 2011. The season was produced by Hypnotic Films & Television and Universal Cable Productions, and the executive producers were Doug Liman, David Bartis and series creator Aaron Korsh.
Suits Season 1
The series revolves around corporate lawyer Harvey Specter and his associate attorney Mike Ross, the latter practicing without a law degree. The season had six series regulars playing employees at the fictional Pearson Hardman law firm in Manhattan: Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle, Sarah Rafferty, and Gina Torres.
The season was created by Aaron Korsh and was aired on USA Network in the United States. The season was produced by Hypnotic Films & Television and Universal Cable Productions. The executive producers were Korsh, Doug Liman, and David Bartis. The staff writers were: Korsh with three writing credits; Sean Jablonski, Jon Cowan, Ethan Drogin, and Rick Muirragui with two each; and Erica Lipez with one. The directors throughout the season were Kevin Bray, John Scott, Dennie Gordon, Kate Woods, Terry McDonough, Tim Matheson, Norberto Barba, Felix Alcala, Jennifer Getzinger, and Mike Smith.
Six actors received star billing in the show's first season. Each character works at the fictional Pearson Hardman law firm in Manhattan. Gabriel Macht plays corporate lawyer Harvey Specter, who is promoted to senior partner and is forced to hire an associate attorney. Patrick J. Adams plays college dropout Mike Ross, who wins the associate position with his eidetic memory and genuine desire to be a good lawyer. Rick Hoffman plays Louis Litt, Harvey's jealous rival and the direct supervisor of the firm's first-year associates. Meghan Markle plays Rachel Zane, a paralegal who aspires to be an attorney but her test anxiety prevents her from attending Harvard Law School. Sarah Rafferty plays Donna Paulsen, Harvey's long-time legal secretary, confidant, and initially the only one at the firm who knows Mike never attended law school. Rafferty was recommended for the role by Macht, who had been friends with Rafferty for twenty years at the time of production. When she auditioned for the role, Korsh felt she was best actress for the part. Gina Torres plays Jessica Pearson, the co-founder and managing partner of the firm.
The season also featured several recurring guest stars. Tom Lipinski appeared in four episodes as Mike's drug-dealing best friend Trevor Evans, whose friendship with Mike deteriorates throughout the season. Vanessa Ray plays Trevor's girlfriend Jenny Griffith in seven episodes. Rebecca Schull plays Edith Ross, Mike's grandmother and caretaker after his parents' deaths, in two episodes. Ben Hollingsworth appears in two episodes as Kyle Durant, Mike's rival and fellow associate, and Max Topplin appears in four episodes as Harold Gunderson, another associate.
On the official Ninjago website, the Wu-Cru missions required the user to pick a character, and as the user completed "Level Up" missions, progress through the various gi. This provided official images for several non-canon, previously unseen suits for Lloyd and Nya, as well as a sensei variant for all of the ninja.
These were the original ninja outfits, worn by Jay, Cole, and Zane in "Way of the Ninja" and the beginning of "The Golden Weapon". They are all black and do not appear in set form. These suits are recolored versions of the ninja's individual trainee suits without the ropes and emblems.
None of these suits appear in minifigure form (though they could technically be created using a black suit and a black hood from LEGO's original Ninja theme or Cole's original trainee gi from 2011-2012).
In the series, the proportions of Kai, Jay, and Zane's suits are somewhat warped. The torso designs appear to be shrunken more into the middle, while the belts appear to be enlarged. The proportions of Cole's outfit are more accurate to his minifigure's.
Several other color variations on the basic ninja uniform appeared in the show, including a variant of the Green Ninja suit (essentially the ZX suit without the shoulder armor and different headpiece), Zane's pink gi from "Can of Worms," and the "Brown Ninja" outfit (and occasional hood) worn by Dareth. In the first pilot episode, Cole, Jay, and Zane were also seen wearing pure black versions of the basic outfit, when they unknowingly acted as Kai's final test to become a ninja; afterward, Master Wu gave all four of them their standard outfits. The ninja wore these suits from "The Golden Weapon" to "The Snake King" and Kai donned his again in "The Invitation" and "Only One Can Remain."
In the Ninjago Spinners game, the basic ninja have 1000 SP: 400 SP in their dominant element, and 300 SP in two other elements. According to some prototype Spinner boxes, a working title for these suits was "Cobrai."
In the series, the ninja gain these uniforms in "Weapons of Destiny" when they ally with the Elemental Dragons in order to retrieve the Golden Weapons from the Underworld. After that adventure, they only wear these suits when they ride their dragons, therefore they don't wear them after "Snakebit," though Cole donned his again in "The Invitation" and "Only One Can Remain."
The ZX (Zen eXtreme) ninja wear gi and cloth masks that are similar to their original outfits, but with the addition of armor on various parts of their body. The armor design varies between ninja, but all have a three-pronged "crowns" on the foreheads of their masks and rugged armor plates on their shoulders. The back of the suit features a holder for katanas, but the ninja keep their Golden Weapons there in the show. In the TV series, the ninja often wear the back armor without shoulder pads. The dominant color of the armor varies between ninja; Kai and Zane have golden armor, while Cole and Jay have silver armor. Lloyd has a silver "crown" like Cole and Jay's ZX suits, but his shoulder pads are dark gray. Kai wore his without his crown in "Darkness Shall Rise" and Jay's rope on his legs are also more elongated in the show. Jay's right arm is fully armored, possibly to protect it when he swings his Nunchucks of Lightning.
The elemental robes (also known to as the Elemental kimono or Kimono ninja,) were gained by the ninja in "Island of Darkness" when they arrived at the Temple of Light after Lloyd struck the Instrument of Peace and they received their enhanced powers. Upon gaining these suits, the ninja obtained new elemental weapons with similar powers to their Golden Weapons. The suits retain the hoods and shoulder pads of the ZX suits, but the gi is mostly black, with their corresponding colors used for details. These suits introduce a few elements that would be used in later variants; specifically, the new symbols appearing on the sashes at the top of each ninja's torso design, as well as Cole's "primary color" being gray because the suit itself is black for everyone.
In the Season 3 episode, "Enter the Digiverse," Kai, Jay, Zane, and Cole gain golden versions of their Techno suits in the Digiverse, as they are channeling Lloyd's power. Kai and Zane's physical variants differ slightly from their on-screen counterparts. Kai has a ZX mask, shoulder pads, a red belt instead of gold, and added detail on the legs. Zane was released under the Ninjago: Legacy banner, so he has his post-season 8 head print and has the Legacy hood in gold.
They are the first suits in the show since the ninja's DX suits to be based on only two colors (gray/silver and the color respective to each ninja), except for Zane's. The suits have each ninja's respective animal symbol as a medallion in the middle center of their torsos but are otherwise identical to one another. The design that Zane wears has light blue, jagged lines on it, as well as some gold highlights. Zane's variant also has his elemental symbol, instead of his standard animal one, as a medallion on his lower torso.
In the series, this uniform was purchased by Wu some time between "The Corridor of Elders" and "Winds of Change." Lloyd wore his before and after his possession by Morro, while the other ninja wore theirs throughout the whole Ghost Warrior crisis. Before encountering Morro in "Winds of Change", the ninja wore Steep Wisdom uniforms over these suits to advertise their new tea shop. In the first half of the season, the ninja had the circular back armor first seen on their ZX suits, this time with the armor in metallic versions of their colors (green for Lloyd, red for Kai, etc.). In "Peak-a-Boo," the ninja added Deepstone shoulder pads to the gi. Cole, however, never wore them, due to being turned into a ghost.
Cole and Lloyd do not appear in these suits, as Lloyd was possessed by Morro at the time and was not with the ninja, while Cole's reflection didn't appear due to his ghost status giving his future self the ability to turn invisible.
The Airjitzu suits (also called Destiny robes) debuted in Skybound. These new ninja outfits are similar to the Deepstone outfits (reusing the leg pieces and masks), but add an Airjitzu symbol on the torso and a new armor piece that holds katanas. The Airjitzu symbol is similar to the side view version of the regular animal symbols. Unlike other suits, these were "earned" by each ninja when they mastered Airjitzu (which excluded Nya until "The Last Resort").
A variety of different versions appeared within the Skybound range. Lloyd has two other variants of this suit, one with full black armor similar to the Kendo suits with a gold ring in the center, and the other being his replaced hood with the same neck-hood as the Techno and Tournament variants. Neither of these appeared in the TV series, and a version of Lloyd with both his hood and armor, as seen in the TV series, does not appear in any sets. Jay also has a variant that lacks his hood and sports an eyepatch. Cole has three versions, one with his human skin and hood, one in his ghost form with his hood, and one in his ghost form with a half-mask. 041b061a72