Howtogetawaywithmurdecast

ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder, involves a group of law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor. Being released on September 25, 2014, is still on its first season, it has already become nominated for 1 Golden Globe and has 9 other nominations, that’s not all, the show already has 2 wins in Best and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series.  Viola Davis plays Annalise Keating, a brilliant, charismatic and seductive professor of defense law, while also actively representing criminal defendants in her “regular” job. Annalise selects a group of her best students from her university class to work at her firm. This year’s class of lucky lawyer wannabes includes louse Conner Walsh, duplicitous Micheala Pratt, petulant sneakster Laurel Castillo and nice-guy Wes Gibbins. They’re all, to varying degrees, willing to lie, cheat and sell their bodies and souls to help Keating win her cases.  In Annalise’s personal life, she lives with her husband, Sam Keating; but she also has a secret relationship with Nate Lahey, a local Philadelphia detective.

Oh , and one other thing: They’re involved in their own little murder, too. This turns Keating’s pet name for her class – “How to Get Away with Murder” – into a sort of tragic double meanings.

The season’s first episode begins with an actual murder – with the 4 lucky law students arguing over what to do with the body – before it flashes back to their first day in Keating’s class, quickly establishing each character before discrediting our first impressions.

This ABC show is a vulgar and compelling drama. Although it isn’t meant to be an aspirational television show. Expect that, in a way, it is. No, the show isn’t condoning murder. Keating’s underhanded virtuosity is meant to trigger respect, even admiration. We’re to be enthralled by her skill.

So just how do you get away with murder? I guess, then, that we’re captivated by the vivid violence that comes along with the thrill ride. Will viewers really learn How to Get Away with Murder? Probably not. But there’s no question this show gets away with nearly everything else.