According to People magazine on Thursday, “How to Get Away with Murder” may be the Fall’s best new show. Starring Viola Davis, the show was created by Peter Nowalk who is a former writer and producer on “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal.” “How to Get Away with Murder” is just one of Shonda Rhimes’ three shows on ABC on Thursday night. It should be understood that it is produced by ShondaLand production company, but Rhimes did not create the legal drama herself.
TIME magazine says, “How to Get Away with Murder” is everything you love in one show.” The one-hour law school/court room/inside-the-criminal-mind drama will more than likely be successful. The pilot for the show aired after Shonda Rhimes’ other two shows, “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “Scandal” on Sept. 25.
ABC calls the show a masterful, sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller with the brilliant, charismatic and seductive Professor Annalise Keating who gets entangled with four law students from her class that gives the show its name: “How to Get Away with Murder.” The top four students in Keating’s class in a prestigious Philadelphia university will get to work at her law firm. Little do the students know they will have to apply to real life what they learned in class.
One thing to watch out for during the show is that the pilot alternates between the students’ first week of classes to their scramble to hide their crime at the end of the semester. The students are bonded by their secrecy. There are many other twists and turns in the story. Watch “How to Get Away with Murder” on Thursday at 10 p.m. and see what you think of the new show.