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.
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.
Here is my book synopsis and legal review of Abiding Conviction by Stephen M. Murphy, the third Dutch Francis legal thriller. This time, someone has kidnapped his wife right in the middle of the murder trial of Maureen Garcia. She was the wife of the Honorable Carlos Garcia, Dutch’s client.
Here is my review of Book Review of The Final Case by David Guterson. The book is about an octogenarian named Royal, who must get driving assistance from his son to help with the trial of Betsy Harvey, who, along with her husband Delvin, were accused of the abuse, torture, and murder of their adopted daughter, Abigail (Abebe).
What are the Supreme Court decisions on marriage equality? For many, marriage equality means the legalization of gay marriage from Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015. But it began much earlier than that. For Valentine’s Day, I wrote a series of decisions about marriage or relationships.
What is the significance of Lawrence v. Texas? Lots of people know about Obergefell v. Hodges (the 2015 Supreme Court case that legalized gay marriage), but Lawrence paved the way and increased the civil rights of gay couples.
With MLK Day today (and with Valentine’s coming up), I thought I would summarize the Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court case. This case was an important one in the fight for racial equality. I also think that the case’s name (Loving) is super en pointe. Awhile ago, it was made into a beautiful movie called Loving.
Here’s a list of 10 lawyer Valentine gift ideas. I think all of these are fun, and I’d like to receive every one of them. If you have an attorney in your life, you can buy one of them, too. 🙂 These gifts are non-gender-specific, although you may debate me on the jewelry traditionally being for women. But, as I mentioned below, there are lots of jewelry-type items for lawyers. More than I thought existed!
Here’s my Goliath season 4 synopsis and plot summary. I will try to explain the plot and the legalities as best that I can for you, but most of it is just brilliant legal strategy along the way. I should hope to write a book that is so thrilling as this season (and Goliath in general … except season 2 can drop off the face of the planet). By the way, this synopsis has a lot of spoilers, so if you don’t want to be spoiled, don’t read.
With the recent challenge to the Texas law on abortion, I thought I would do a summary of Roe v. Wade case. This iconic, and controversial case, deals with the Fourteenth Amendment, the right of privacy. This right of privacy goes up against the State’s interest in protecting unborn children. This case from 1973, so it’s not really a trending legal issue. But, you know, it IS still trending!
Here is a legal (and book summary) review of Suzanne Redfearn’s Moment In Time, coming out in the beginning of March. You can pre-order this book now for instant delivery on your Kindle.
The Kyle Rittenhouse trial ended in an acquittal verdict for five of the seven charges that he faced in connection with shooting three men (killing two) during a protest against police brutality in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last year. But two of those charges were dropped by the judge before they went to the jury. Here, I will explain the Wisconsin gun possession law and why the judge dropped that charge. (I also explain Brian Laundrie’s arrest warrant if you want more legal charges to be explained.)