How To Get Away With Murder is definitely my favourite new drama.It's the best mystery tv show at the moment.It's produced by Shonda Rhimes,who's responsible for Grey's Anatomy and Scandal.The entire first season has just ended and as I'm blogging this,I just finished watching episode 15 and it was mindblowing.
By the time this blog post will be published,it'll be three-four days that the finale was shown.They actually showed two episodes back to back for finale.Episode 14 and 15 together.It was just brilliant.
|The entire cast(minus Sam)|
The series is about Annalise Keating(played by Oscar nominated actress,Viola Davis),a criminal law professor at the fictional Middleton University in Philadelphia. Annalise is a criminal defense lawyer and she always selects a group of her best students to work at her firm.
Her students are Connor Walsh(a very good looking gay who's quite a slut),Michaela Pratt(a very ambitious girl who's engaged),Wes Gibbins(a waitlisted student..the actor who plays him,Alfred Enoch is actually British&you might recognize him from Harry Potter!),Laurel Castillo(the cool&calm student) and Asher Millstone (the son of a judge&who's a bit of a douche).
Every episode they are faced with a unique case.Most of the time Annalise of course defends someone who is guilty and tries her best to turn that situation around.The entire season also centres around the death of Lila Stangard..Annalise's husband's former student who was strangled to death and left inside a water tank at her sorority house.
The start of the series showed flashbacks...of the students having killed someone.Soon it was revealed that they killed Annalise's husband but we didn't know why they did it.Turns out Sam was responsible for Lila's death because she was carrying his baby.Yes.Crazy.
The students killed Sam because he was about to kill Rebecca,who's Lila's friend..who's suspected as the one who killed Lila but Wes believes that she didn't do it.And so did I..until it was revealed at almost the end of the season that Rebecca had hide quite a few things from all of them.
There's 15 episodes altogether and it'll be a very long blogpost if I have to explain the whole thing.
I'm just in awe with the brilliance of the storyline and the great characters.I love how aside from Viola Davis and Liza Weil(of Gilmore Girls+Bunheads fame),the other actors and actresses in the cast are relatively unknown or very new.But they're all such amazing performers.
Here's the big spoiler.I'm sorry if I ruined it for the people who haven't watch the show yet but I just have to write about my thoughts here as my mind is still reeling from what I just watched.
All this while we thought that Sam most definitely killed Lila and it justified him being dead.It justifies the fact that Annalise had to lie and protect her students from being jailed for killing her cheating husband..whom she wanted dead as well.
And then the show twisted up things and made us think that Rebecca killed Lila by adding doubts in our head about her via Rudy..Rebecca's neighbour who left those weird scratch marks on top of Wes's bed.It was then revealed right at the end that Rebecca didn't kill Lila.
Flashbacks showed who in fact killed Lila.It was mindblowing.It makes sense but the fact that the person who did it had a poker face all along..throughout the entire season when he knows who in fact killed Lila..was amazing.Yes..it's a he and if you watch the series up to the finale,you'd know who it was.It's pointless for me to even mention the name because it's obvious now.
The question is..who killed Rebecca?Yes..Rebecca is dead.Poor Wes because he doesn't know about it.Also,who did Rebecca text?I'm pretty sure that the person whom she texted will be looking out for her at Annalise's house in the upcoming second season.
Frank and Annalise both said to each other that they didn't kill Rebecca..so it's the four other students.I doubt it's Wes though.He loved her too much.I don't think it's Connor either.Laurel hid Michaela's engagement ring all along..so..she seems suspicious.It could be Bonnie as well.
I have a theory that Wes is Annalise son.I don't know why but I got a feeling that he's the child that Annalise got pregnant with after she was raped by her uncle.And she sent him to foster care?Throughout the entire season it looks like Annalise and Wes has a special bond.Why would she let her boyfriend Nate take the fall for her husband's murder(she orchestrated it) and not her four students who's guilty?Is it because one of them is her son?
All I can say is that..I can't wait for season 2.It's months away though!Gahhhhh..I definitely want to rewatch the entire season again.