In this new show by Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal) comes a new show about a class in Ursinus College taught by Professor Annalise (Viola Davis, Get on Up) who teaches a class that she calls ‘How to get Away with Murder’. This class is especially interesting to a group of kids who use what they learn in class to cover up a murder. It looks like the show is only going to have 13 episodes (as stated on wikipedia) which means we will get a lot of breaks, but of course this could change if the show gets the ratings.
It’s a curious new idea for a show and it’s interesting to see how this one goes. Is it going to have a new murder each season or one that covers the entire show? That we can go over at another time. It looks like we have a few main characters that will go with Ms. Davis and they are the ones that are involved in the murder that we first see at the beginning of the show.
We first get to see four kids, Wes (Alfred Enoch, The Harry Potter series), Michaela (Aja Naomi King, Black Box), Connor (Jack Falahee, Twisted), and Laurel (Karla Souza)
The show starts off with us meeting Wes as he finds that he’s vastly unprepared as the class. Annalise is definitely a professor that is well respected amongst the students and she may be a hard teacher but she is fair. She offers a reward for the first assignment (which is one of her cases) and she offers an immunity statue for the winner of the assignment. And the statue is none other then the murder weapon.
We still don’t need know who was murdered or why, but it looks like it took place at Annalise’s office.
A group of students are selected to help her in the trial and Michaela wins the first round as she is able to help Annalise discredit the first witness.
Wes continues to try and make a name for himself, but fails. But he may have found something that could be of use to him as he found Annalise cheating on her husband Tom (Tom Verica, Zodiac). What happens next is not what you would expect. She confides in Wes that she is having problems in her marriage. Guess not everything is not what it appears to be.
But Connor wins the 2nd round as he is able to get an email that was not in discovery and was able to discredit the witness. Not to be outdone, Laurel tries to figure out what’s going on and thinks she may have found a new angle as she finds the victim’s wife consoling with the accused killer. Perhaps this brings in a new motive. She thinks that they were working together to kill the husband.
The show continues to surprise as the man that Annalise was having an affair with turns out to be a detective who is now on the stand. Looks like someone is being thrown under the bus.
Wes moves in to an apartment that has some stories to tell. There is claw marks on the wall and teeth mark on the bedpost. Intriguing to how these things got there? Could the missing girl in the show be the one that used to live there and what happened to her?
Looks like Connor wins the coveted immunity trophy. And a surprise to everyone she chooses Wes to join her firm and help be a defense lawyer.
By the end of the show, they find the body of the missing girl. Money is on Wes’s roommate and the victim’s boyfriend as the killers. They seem the most upset that her body was found. They looked scared.
The show is not done with the twists as we find out who the victim is that got killed by the students. It’s…wait for it…Annalise’s husband Tom. The plot thickens. Why did they kill him? Did they even kill him? Was it Annalise who killed him for her own reasons?
The show proves just why Shonda Rhimes is a genius when it comes to making TV shows. There are so many twists and turns that if you blinked you would miss it. Make sure to DVR this show because you don’t not want to miss a second of it this season.
What did you think of the show?