How To Get Away With Murder Review and Summary

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This is my How To Get Away With Murder review. Viola Davis stars in this crazy, time-hopping legal drama as Annalise Keating in How To Get Away With Murder. She’s a criminal law professor with an active criminal defense law firm, and she hires a bunch of law students that basically solve all sorts of cases.

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Except, her husband gets killed in the first season. We spend the remainder of the first season to figure out who did it, and later episodes surround other people who get murdered too. Davis delivers a powerhouse performance. The show’s executive producer is Shonda Rhimes so there is a ton of gratuitous sex, sometimes for the purpose of being shocking (and no other reason whatsoever).

How To Get Away With Murder Review

This show starts off with a bang, the premise that someone is murdered. It’s a twisty ride of time-line skipping events between Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) and her group of hand-picked students from her criminal law class. Along the way of solving the initial murder, we’ll find out everyone’s background … including who murdered poor Lila.

The Basic Premise of How To Get Away With Murder

Annalise Keating is a professor at a prestigious law school of Middleton University. She is married to Professor Sam Keating (Tom Verica), a professor of psychology at the same school (except undergrad). She picks up several law school students in a coveted prize of working in her law firm for her: Wes Gibbons (Alfred Enoch), Connor Walsh (Jack Falahee), Michaela Pratt (Aja Naomi King), Asher Millstone (Matt McGorry), Laurel Castillo (Karla Souza). She has two employees: associate Bonnie Winterbottom (Liza Weil) and private investigator Frank Delfino (Charlie Weber).

The show begins with a dead student, Lila Stangard (Megan West), who was having an affair with Sam. Lila’s ex-boyfriend, Griffin O’Reilly (Lenny Platt) and Rebecca Sutter (Katie Findlay) are both charged with her murder. Annalise decides to eventually represent Rebecca because of her connection to Wes.

Maureen’s Legal Bottom Line

I’ve been to law school. There is no way on God’s green earth that any law student would be able to do what these students do. In fact, the ABA mandates that full-time students cannot work more than 20 hours per week. That’s because law school is $%(Y$%@%* hard. That, and there is a lot of murder. Hello??? Tons of murders are not for crows, okay? So, totally unbelievable. But if you can get over that this wouldn’t ever happen, it’s a great story full of action, twisty turns, and great acting. Viola Davis. Beautiful.

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