T.V Series Review

Saying as it is Friday the 13th, I thought April’s t.v series review should be a dark and twisty one. (not horror, I dont do will with horror) So I thought I’d choose How to Get Away With Murder.

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HTGAWM is apart of the wonderful Shondaland series that includes Greys Anatomy, Scandal and Station 19. The show first aired on 25th September 2014. The show is currently on it’s forth season.

The Cast

  • Viola Davis – Annalise Keating
  • Jack Falahee – Connor Walsh
  • Alfred Enoch – Wes Gibbins
  • Karla Souza – Laurel Castillo
  • Aja Naomi King – Michaela Pratt
  • Charlie Weber – Frank Delfino
  • Matt McGorry – Asher Millstone
  • Liza Weil – Bonnie Winterbottom
  • Billy Brown – Nate Lahey
  • Conrad Ricamora – Oliver Hampton
  • Katie Findley – Rebecca Sutter

HTGAWM Cast

Plot Summary 

Annalise is a law professor at Middleton University. She is renowned for choosing a group of students to work with her in her law practice. As the new school year begins, a sorority girl goes missing and what the Keating Five don’t know is that there lives are about to be turned up side down.  Everyone is a suspect and everybody has something to hide.

TV Series Review

The first eight episodes of the series alternate between flashbacks of December 12th, when Sam Keating was murdered and what events took place in the weeks leading up to the murder. Each episode gives us a coundown to December 12th and shows us in detail how each issue lead to the murder of Sam Keating.

Annalise is a defense lawyer, who teaches at Middleton University. She selects five students who become known as the “Keating Five” to help her on cases in her real life law practice. She chooses Connor Walsh, Michaela Pratt, Asher Millstone, Laurel Castillo and Wes Gibbins.

The main storyline of the series surrounds the murder of Lila Stangaurd who was missing for several weeks. The prime suspects are her boyfriend Griffin and her good friend Rebecca. As Rebecca lives next door to Wes, the pair become “friends”. So Wes convince Annalise to defend Rebecca in the murder case, to which she agrees to do, but what she and her team don’t know is how complicated the case truly is. They are all about to uncover some very confusing and damming evidence. They are all about to be pulled into a world of dark and twisty and there will be no coming back from it all. They are stuck together whether they like it or not.

The first few episode are tough to get your head around, but please stick with it. It is so worth the watch. If you like anything crime or law related, you’re gonna love this. It’s serious, funny, dark and can be a bit gory when you really get into it. Shonda has done it once again. To be fair she could put her name to anything and I would still love it.

I don’t think there is a better person than Viola Davis to play Annalise Keating. She makes you, hate, love, admire, laugh and empathise all in one episode. She plays the part so well and really does the show justice. I think the whole group has great chemistry, there isn’t really one that I could say doesn’t belong in the group or that stands out that much. They all have a different part to play and I just love them as a group. Even though its not a situation that you would want to be involved in, you kinda do want to be apart of the group.

There isn’t a boring episode in the whole series, there is constantly something happening that it just holds you complete attention for an hour. It can be addictive and you just want to see what happens next. It also keeps you guessing, you think you have solved the whole thing and then they throw a curve ball and you have to start all over again.

I honestly would say that you should give it a go. I recently re watched it all on Netflix so that I was all up to date and everything was fresh for the forth season. Let me know what your thoughts are on it or if you have watched it all ready and are up to date with the episodes.

 

 

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