The past weeks I have been rather scarce with information on this blog, which was partly because I moved to Vienna, partly because I was binge-watching my new favourite show: How to Get Away with Murder.
Yes, I know, I know, I am dreadfully behind with everything, but I am not really a screen junkie, so I always need my time to decide it's time to watch.
HTGAWM I watched mainly because Alfred Enoch, who played Dean Thomas in the HP movies, stars as the lead role and I thought that if he already was irresistibly hot in HP (one of the few), he must be downright delicious now - and I was totally right. A real dish.
However, apart from my sexual-based reasons, I grew to really get enthralled by the show and now I am downright addicted. Viola Davis is amazing and portrays a character you're not ashamed to hate and love at the same time and also the rest of the cast is endearingly amazing, the characters complex enough to like or dislike and the now obligatory sex scenes for any decent TV show (Game of Thrones, what have you done!) are rather entertaining and hot, too.
Obviously, you do not understand half of the law-related jargon they gibber on constantly, but it doesn't really matter (it didn't matter for hospital shows, so why would it here?) and we get a great bunch of lead characters which are shady as well as endearing, which provides a fantastic range of human emotions and problems, as well as complex characters which are neither black nor white exclusively (apart from their skin colour, for some, of course, but this isn't what I meant).
We broach topics like racism, rape, intriguing, corruption and, of course, murder and how people deal with it. We learn about the rigged justice system, which will make you paranoid for the rest of your life and about how far people will go to protect another.
So what is this all about for the three other people on Earth who, so far, haven't watched it like me? Well, I will give you a little synopsis so SPOILER and you decide if it's for you or not.
It centers around the young law student Wes Gibbins who becomes one of the lucky (or unlucky) five which get chosen by acclaimed attorney and professor Annalise Keating to work for her during their studies and obtain first-hand experience and witness Annalise's expertise.
However, Annalise isn't necessarily an angel herself, captured in a loveless marriage with a cheater and coming from a difficult background herself, she is rather cold, overly efficient and bloody ruthless, willing to go at great lengths to win a case, including planting evidence or getting rid of it, lying and using her cop boyfriend for her every needs, sexual and otherwise.
The five get dragged into Annalise's mess, which, ultimately, ends with them murdering Annalise's husband and disposing of the body to cover up the crime and, therefore, get away with murder (ah, hence the title, now I get it). The rest is basically about mopping up the damage before getting involved in the next big crime. It is a fast-paced, witty yet dramatic show which lacks nothing of entertainment, real emotion and a fantastic cast, so what's holding you back?
PS. For fans of Gilmore Girls, Liza Weil who portrayed Paris Geller is part of the cast, acting as Annelise's rather incompetent assistant. She will start out as hard-ass as Paris, but soon decline to a winy, little girl, but she's a great actress.
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