How to Get Away With Murder

How to Get Away With Murder

The Complete First Season

DVD - 2015
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Dangerous. Shocking. Mesmerizing. That's the final verdict on ABC's How to get Away with Murder, the sexy ensemble drama where brilliant and seductive Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) dominates her classroom as powerfully as she dominates the courtroom. Each year, Annalise chooses a handful of top law students to assist her with her high-profile, albeit morally ambiguous, court cases. But the lines between defending and committing murder soon begin to blur when Annalise and her students become intimately involved in a sordid homicide that could destroy them all. Ride this raw, intense rollercoaster with all 15 episodes; plus, experience exclusive, never-before-seen bonus features.

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LPL_FisherA Oct 03, 2015

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 wit... Read More »


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rb3221
Jun 17, 2017

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?

AL_KATI Mar 14, 2017

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!

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Miller1114
Jan 17, 2017

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!!!

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RedLeaf
Oct 26, 2016

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.

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daysleeper236
Aug 17, 2016

Addictive, original, gritty and compelling. Loved it. Can't wait for season 2.

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Veranda
Apr 28, 2016

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.

intobooks Jan 17, 2016

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.

lollygrrl Dec 27, 2015

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.

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melek
Dec 17, 2015

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.
Wow.

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babbo47
Oct 25, 2015

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.

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jimg2000
Oct 21, 2015

Annalise: Her name's Elena Aguilar. She's a fugitive wanted for felony murder in connection with the 1994 bombing of the world financial institute.
Asher: Hooker mom turned out to be bomb mom. I freakin' love this job.

Oliver: I'm just saying, why don't we do something normal for once, that is not sex? Like have breakfast or...Or do the crosswords or whatever it is that actual couples... do.

Asher: Hello, Raskolnikov. "Crime and Punishment"... the guilt eats away at him until he goes cray, and then he turns himself in.

Annalise’s mom: Clients? Don't you know a V.I.P. when you see one? V.I.P.? Your boss came out of my "V" and her daddy's "P". So show a little respect for her mama.

SPOILER ALERT:
Mrs. Walker: I don't know what he is.
Michaela: But I think you do. Or else you would not be here scared and nervous, begging a girl you do not like very much to marry your son. I'm sorry. He doesn't love me. But here's the thing... I love me.

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jimg2000
Oct 21, 2015

Annalise's teaching moments:
Unlike many of my colleagues, I will not be teaching you how to study the law or theorize about it, but rather how to practice it... In a courtroom, like a real lawyer. Now to our first case study, the aspirin assassin. Tell us the facts.

Sometimes, we're not responsible for our own actions, because sometimes, we behave not like thinking, thoughtful human beings, but as animals. Such is the case of Gretchen Thomas, a successful real-estate agent, wife, mother. Like many a high-powered professional, stress and anxiety are part of her daily routine,

Sometimes your client wants to plead guilty. And it doesn't happen often, but when it does, you have to make sure you get them the best plea deal possible. … Of course, there's no guaranteeing that the prosecutor will keep up their end of the bargain, which is why you record everything your client says in the room.

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jimg2000
Oct 21, 2015

Annalise quotes on Jury:
So, how do we win this? Not based on evidence, but the emotions of the jury. In emotionally driven cases, jury selection isn't a science. It's the art of human study.
- For example, men tend to be punishment-oriented and favor the prosecution.
- Similarities between the juror and your client... any personal connections that will help the juror sympathize.
- When police testimony is pivotal to the prosecution's case, we have to look for jurors who are prone to distrust authority … Number one is race. There's a larger distrust of police among black Americans.

The prosecution has leaked gossip to the press in order to slut-shame my client and poison the jury pool.

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jimg2000
Oct 21, 2015

Annalise quotes:
Never take a learning opportunity away from another student. No matter how smart you need everyone to think you are.

Are you good for anything or can you only do your job when you're screwing evidence out of someone?

Look around you. At the quiet girl you share notes with, the cute guy you have a crush on, the gunner who talks too much in class, and ask yourselves, do you know who anyone really is? Your instincts better be good, or you'll find yourself choosing the wrong people to make a study group with, to sleep with, or even marry. Just ask Marjorie St. Vincent, heir to her family's billion-dollar department-store fortune …

Annalise: We have a lot to get through today. Our lesson... habeas corpus, which translates into "produce the body." Who can tell us how that applies
to the case Fay vs. Noia?

SPOILER ALERT
You're gonna arrest me because my grief doesn't look the way you want it? Go ahead.

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