Just finished season one. WOW...thrilling, complex and just plain good. Can't wait to see how it all gets resolved! Who will get away with the murder?
I'm about halfway through season one and had to write a comment--it's addicting, well-cast, and has these killer (get it?) plot twists that literally had me gasping. You gotta try it!
Simply magnificent. The first tv show in a long time that isn't predictable. All the characters are flawed and layered. Great writing. Viola is absolutely incredible. I can't imagine any other actor in this role. If you want to find a tv series that is unpredictable, engrossing, funny and just plain enjoyable you will LOVE How to Get Away With Murder!!!
Viola Davis character is difficult to understand in terms of how the narrative runs. Dominating, weepy, scheming, betraying, moralistic, lying, schemer. I'm not sure if showing who did the first murder was a good thing in terms of continuing the doubt but then there was a murder at the end of the season. This is a sexed up soap so you'll enjoy it if you enjoy them.
Addictive, original, gritty and compelling. Loved it. Can't wait for season 2.
Has the obligatory sex scenes (altho the gay sex scenes are somewhat new) and rampant "twists" that make it standard tv drama material, but the acting is terrific. Whether i watch season two depends on what else is around.
This series is about Shonda Rhimes's crusade to legitimize homosexuality, infidelity and immorality. The character of Annalise Keating is hell-bent on nailing her husband for his cheating, totally forgetting (even grandiosing) her own fallacies in that department. Left me nauseating. Not worth watching.
I have to agree with jimg2000's assessment. "A whole host of irrational/foolish acts by a group of supposedly bright people." Of course without that there would be no show. I'm just glad they revealed the murderer at the end, I didn't want to be sucked into a second season of guessing.
My advice.....get through the first three episodes which seemed mediocre (but set up enough hooks), but they apparently set up the non-stop twists and turns beginning in the fourth episode. If I had seen only the first three, I would have given it an 'average' rating, but then starting with episode four, I was shocked and awed.
Viola Davis absolutely deserved her emmy award.
The plot moves very fast and is a lot of fun...we binge watched the season & really enjoyed the action. Pretty steamy sex scenes for regular TV, so if that bothers you, stay away...
This show is pure entertainment, not a primer on law or real life.
Hesitated to continue after four so-so episodes in the first disc but finished the whole thang fifteen episodes, fooled by the minimum of 4 of 5 stars bestowed by all the pundits. mho is that the central murder case was based on a whole host of irrational/foolish acts by a group of supposedly bright people. And the peripheral trial cases were disappointingly sophomoric. Hey, my views must be in the minority as ABC is running season two now. Since I gave Glenn Close's Damages series 3 stars, this is 2.5 stars to me.
In How to Get Away With Murder, distinguished law professor at Middleton University Annalise Keating selects a group of five students to intern for her law office. When the students become embroiled in a murder that could forever ruin their careers, it is up to Annalise to help them get away with the crime while working on her normal case load as a defense attorney. Like many of Shonda Rhimes’ exceptional television programs, How to Get Away With Murder has everything you could want from a critically acclaimed Primetime drama: a diverse group of characters with interesting backstories, an engaging story that will leave you guessing till the end, plot twists that emerge as new truths rise to the surface, exceptional writing, and an incredible cast of actors who are each giving the performance of a lifetime. With Viola Davis’ historic win as the first African American woman to receive an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, How to Get Away With Murder is laying the ground for the future of more diversity in television. I love how gripping the show is and the way that each episode ends with a new detail that will dramatically alter your perspectives of the overarching mystery of the season. How to Get Away With Murder is the kind of show that hooks you early on and will be difficult to put down once you start.