How To Get Away With Murder, Season 1 – Review

Episode Duration: 43 mins

Rating: 15

Release Date: 2014

No. Of Episodes: 15

Genre: Drama, Murder Mystery, Crime,

Creator: Peter Nowalk

Cast: Viola Davis, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King, Matt McGorry, Karla Souza…

Description: Annalise Keating is a defence attorney and law professor, each year she selects a handful of law students to come and work for her, this year has she made the wrong decision on who to trust? When her students end up in the wrong place at the wrong time it’s Annalise’s job to get them all about before it destroys their futures and her career. But how does one get away with murder?

My Thoughts: This is the first time I’ve ever reviewed a TV show and I’ll tell you why, I feel like it’s really difficult. For instances I’ve never reviewed my favourite TV show of all time (Nashville) because I feel like it’s too complicated to review as it’s not one thing it’s lots of little things that make one thing, and I feel it’s stupid reviewing each episode but it’s impossible to review an entire series in one go because too much has happened. However, this seems like a pretty easy TV show to review because it’s kind of one big thing scattered into lots of different pieces, so I’m going to give it a try anyway.

Right, I first watched this show about a month ago (maybe sooner than that) because Netflix suggested it to me and I thought it sounded really good (SPOILER: I was right!), so I watched it in a couple of days because it was only 15 episodes and I was completely hooked from the first episode, it was so good. The way they do it is really clever, with most murder crime shows there’s always a storyline per episode and then an even bigger ongoing storyline. And this show was so good that even if it was only small storylines within the episodes and didn’t have an ongoing even bigger, even better storyline going on I would still watch it. I haven’t seen that many crime drama shows, but I’ve seen enough to know this is my favourite, I love watching court cases on the television the satisfaction I get when the person wins or proves their point it just great! So the storyline per episodes are really good but the ongoing storyline (it’s more like two really, but they’re kind of connected to each other) is so amazing, you never know what’s going to happen next, you’re always suspecting everyone, it’s impossible not to watch the next episode, it’s a brilliant properly planned show where it knows where it’s going and it keeps you guessing the whole time, there is never a moment where you think you’ve finally figured it out. It’s so clever.

Character wise I feel like it’s got a really good selection of characters, I feel like it’s got a bit of everyone really. And there are moments when you like all the characters and moments when they really annoy you and there are also moments when you wish you were there with them helping them so that nothing bad happens. Basically they are the perfect example of normal students, and I feel almost like I could look them up on Facebook or Twitter and find them right now posting about a new case they were working on or something. And that is the best feeling I think, that is when you really know a book or a film is really good, when you completely forget that the people on the TV or in the book aren’t real. They’re made up and they don’t exist, the only reason they are alive is because someone keeps writing about them and if that person were to stop they would cease existing. But it doesn’t feel like that, the moment you feel like the person you are reading or watching could be your friend, or you feel like they are out there somewhere getting on with their lives, that’s the moment when you know something is good.

I found the law cases really interesting and it has in fact inspired me to get a qualification in law myself so that’s pretty good!

There are some funny moments, there are some sad moments, there are moments that make you cringe, there are moments that make you question everything that has already happened in the programme. And best of all it keeps you guessing, and you know what? No matter how hard you try you will never be able to solve the mystery.

I cannot wait to watch the second season because it’s going to be absolutely phenomenal! If you haven’t watched How To Get Away With Murder I strongly suggest you do, as someone who watched it twice in the space of about two weeks (I know, it’s pretty sad.) I can guarantee that you won’t regret it! And if you have already watched it please leave a comment and tell me what you thought! (Except no spoilers from the second season please!)

10/5 stars!

Trailer: For more information on the show and to see a trailer click the link:

Warnings: Contains quite a few sex scenes (including gay sex, which I do not object to, I am just making people aware of the content.), drug taking, alcohol consumption, swearing, suicide, and some violent and potentially upsetting scenes. (Please note: this is only the content from season 1, not 2) For full details click the link:

Other Information: How To Get Away With Murder season 2 is currently being aired in the UK on the Universal Channel, Wednesdays at 9PM. For more information click the link to the Universal Channel website:


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