“5 Ways How to Get Away with Murder proves to be the spiciest show of the fall”

17 Oct

Between Olivia Pope in Scandal and Dr. Meredith Grey in Grey’s Anatomy, it seems ABC’s “TGIT” lineup has a new “HBIC”, Law Professor/Defense Attorney Annalise Keating played by Viola Davis from How to Get Away with Murder. This refreshing ABC television series is laced with danger, drama, criminal mystery and sexual expression geared towards millennials. The first season aired this fall, and audiences have reasons to believe it will be sticking around for seasons to come.


1.  When Annalise Keating used her lover, Nate Leahy, as a surprise witness in the Aspirin-killer case.

The audience was shocked to find out Annalise was married to psychology professor Sam Keating, as Annalise was caught messing around with Nate Leahy earlier on during the pilot episode. Another shocker was when Annalise called Nate to the stand questioning his whereabouts on the night of her client’s aspirin purchase. Nate was messing around with Annalise that night and Annalise took this as an advantage knowing he wouldn’t speak the truth to protect his image as a detective. After the trial was over, Annalise shamelessly asks Nate to spy on her husband in regards to the on-campus murder of Lila Stanguard. Nate ends up lying to Annalise claiming nothing was found on Sam Keating. What would you expect from a scorned man? Maybe she shouldn’t have pissed him off to begin with?


2.  Each episode gets us closer as to how Sam Keating was murdered.

Throughout the entire season, viewers are left wondering why Annalise Keating’s interns are struggling to hide Sam Keating’s dead body. The audience sees Sam’s body tossed into a carpet, avoiding anyone that may suspect them and blaming one another for Sam’s death. The audience is pulling their hairs out each episode trying to piece the puzzle together. I predict a hairless audience by the end of season.


3.  Connor Walsh being portrayed as a controversial gay law student.

Let’s face it, we hate to love Connor Walsh. Connor is an intelligent, well-dressed, appealing law student who is a major asset as Annalise’s chosen interns. Besides his racy homoerotic sex scenes on a prime time television series, vindictive yet highly effective evidence gathering methods and sarcastic anecdotes, Connor’s character shows why Annalise chose him to be on her team. Even if Connor’s fellow colleagues are clueless as to how he gathers his information, what matters is his accuracy right?! He’s well on his way to becoming a prospective defense attorney.

4.  Wes Gibbin’s dumb luck landing him as a favorable character on the show.

On his first day in Professor Annalise Keating’s class, Wes was unprepared when asked by Annalise if he had read the homework assignment. After walking in on Annalise and Nate, Keating selects Wes to join her team of interns as a way to keep him close. Wes got Rebecca Sutter to falsely confess to the murder of Lila Stanguard yet shortly manages to get Keating to represent Rebecca in court against the murder of Lila. Keating realizes later on that Wes was not chosen in vain when Wes ends up finding Lila’s iPhone in Rebecca’s dorm room.  We have to wonder what will become of Wes Gibbins. His character undergoes growth with each episode.


 5.  Annalise Keating’s successful career as a criminal defense attorney vs. her shady personal life.

Discrediting the witness, introducing a new suspect and the burying evidence in enough information to create reasonable doubt is what Annalise tells her class on how to get away with murder. Annalise shows her capabilities each episode as a defense attorney by using assertiveness, strategy and logic. In season 1, episode 4, Annalise proved Rebecca’s taped confession showed coercion which lead to Rebecca free on bond. While suspecting her husband Sam for Lila’s murder from the beginning, Annalise seeks for clues by going through his iPhone search history. Annalise eventually finds out through Wes and Lila’s iPhone that Sam is in fact more involved with Lila when a nude picture of him was found on Lila’s cellphone. Is all hell about to break loose?

To watch the story unravel, tune in every Thursday night on ABC at 10:00 P.M. E/9:00 P.M. C

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