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Dangerous. 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 available only on DVD. HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON -- from it's first from to its last, this new national obsession exhibits "intent to thrill" in the first degree.
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Overall, my favorite new show of the year.
This series jumps back and forth between the night of the murder and the current situation/case, which can be a bit confusing but I guarantee you will only want to watch it again and again!
The standout here is the acting. Viola Davis is incredible! Vulnerable, in charge, manipulating, conniving, she's constantly 4 steps ahead of everyone else. Her students/interns/protégés are not as innocent and perfect as they believe they are. Her employees are both sinister and mesmerizing.
You have to watch this series, it's one of the best out there. Hands down.
My only complaint? Why this was not issued as a Blu Ray???
YES, this series is totally unrealistic. YES, lawyers are not trained like that, and lawyers do not bounce between different areas of the law. But, this show is IMMENSELY entertaining. It has the hallmarks of a great Shonda Rhimes show - a somewhat mysterious setting that the general public likes to get a closer look at (e.g., Grey's Anatomy - the world of high risk surgeries; Scandal - the underbelly of politics all the way to the President), plus all sorts of amazing twists and turns in the storyline to keep you guessing at every turn. The plot is well thought out, and must be planned for years into the future. Each of the central 10 or so characters are developed, interesting, and you want to learn more about. The way Shonda Rhimes weaves the individual stories and backgrounds of the characters into the greater plot is masterful, just like she has done with her prior shows.
Beyond the page turning thrills of the plot, the actors and actresses in How to Get Away with Murder are excellent! Viola Davis is a force not often seen in television shows. You love her, but fear her at the same time. The handful of law students who become key characters are so different from each other, and have fascinating backgrounds and histories, but, somehow, gel together in a very realistic way that real law students do when thrown together during the first year of law school when you don't get to choose your classmates and study partners. Their interactions are very realistic, despite that some of the major happenings in the show are not, which lends the show a great credibility. Shona Rhimes did this with Grey's Anatomy also. Some of the main story lines were completely outlandish - but the interactions and emotions between the characters were real and honest.
If you want to become engrossed in a story with twists and turns, humor plus drama, and always be kept guessing, watch How to Get Away With Murder. I can't wait for the new season to start!