The highly anticipated premiere of “How To Get Away With Murder” finally arrived on Thursday night, and for those who enjoy the law, intelligent dialogue, and a witty touch of cynicism; these show is your cup of tea. The great Viola Davis plays –Annalise Keating-, defense lawyer and professor, revered by colleagues, students, and just about everyone that meets her. She enters the classroom for the first day and all the students’ cling to her every word while she explains that rather than law, she will be teaching them how to get away with murder.
Outstanding and fascinating, there are goofballs nevertheless bright and eager to learn, dedicated students who see the law as the way out of their run-of-the-mill existences, and then those who are eager to learn, however, maintain a degree of humanity and think before acting. And they all want a position in her firm as interns, and Keating demands imagination, intensity, and quickness, as far as ethics and legality are only important, if others find out they are being violated.
There are also interesting subplots, such as Annalise having an affair which one of her students Wes, -Alfred Enoch-, by accident finds out, there is a hint of jealousy from Annalise’s assistant Bonnie, -Liza Weil-, as the former kisses her husband. In the story there is also an investigation/search for a missing student, whose boyfriend is seen at Wes’ new apartment arguing with a neighbor Rebecca, -Katie Findlay-, and most important, those students who won the internship attempt to conceal a crime and it is a body wrapped in a rug that they are trying to burn in order to hide the DNA, and upon this bundle rolling for a brief second the face of the victim is revealed and that is Annalise’s husband. Did they commit the murder? Why did it take place? Are they trying to cover someone? Was it self-defense? So many questions yet to be answered in this new hit show.
The murder case Annalise is trying, runs into a momentary issue where the defendant did not tell everything that might be used against her; however, Annalise goes ahead and uses her lover, who happens to be a detective, to discredit the validity of a recording devise, by arguing that the timing in the camera can be modified to suit a specific time frame, and that detective Lahey, -Billy Brown-, is aware of it being done. The actors are believable, the storyline or lines rather, are outstanding, the suspense and edge of your seat situations make this show a great addition to Thursday’s lineup, and without question it will be around for many seasons fascinating viewers with its intelligent writing and fascinating characters in situations that anyone would dread being involved. They are studying law, practicing law, and apparently breaking the law, and being unethical as well; all in the name of justice.
Also, there is allusion to another of Annalise’s assistant, this one a male who apparently makes it a habit of sleeping with the interns, and it does appear as though Laurel, Karla Souza, either is the next female to fall for his bad boy charm, or perhaps already has fallen. Recaps, episodes, and information can be found at www.abcgo.com/shows/how-to-get-away-with-murder
“How To Get Away With Murder” runs on Thursday at 10 p.m. on ABC.