So if you are catching up to my blog, my last 3 posts were about my activities with INSPIRATIONS. Yap, those posts are so “political” as they literally revolved around “Foreign Policy”. If you are bored or not really into politics, lucky you because for this post I decided to write something more entertaining. I want to write about a TV series that I have been so obsessed with lately: How to Get Away with Murder.
The story revolves around Annalise Keating, a part-time criminal law professor, part-time professional defense attorney, full-time awesome show stealer. She lectures in the course she named “How to Get Away with Murder”. Every year, she chooses 4 top students in her class to work with her in her cases as defense attorney. Because of a certain reason you will learn later if you start watching the series, she chooses 5 students: Wes Gibbins, Michaela Pratt, Connor Walsh, Laurel Castillo, Asher Millstone. They are known later as “Keating 5” They will be working in Annalise’s law office, alongside her assistants; Frank Delfino and Bonnie Winterbottom.
The fun thing about Keating 5 is, there will be a trophy for the best student in class which they can use to escape the final exam. So despite being teammates, actually atmosphere among them is always heating up with competition over the trophy. In almost every case, they always race to find the facts to support the case. Until that one case when they finally work together as a team.
But the spotlight of the show doesn’t shine on the Keating 5, but on their boss, Mrs Annalise Keating herself. She is ice-cold, having killer aura, brilliantly sharp. But it is very interesting that deep inside, she is so fragile especially in the things related to her husband, Sam Keating. There are scenes about her relationships with her husband that we will find extremely, extremely powerful. Viola Davis really does A++ job in her portrayal as Annalise Keating. I have seen several of her movies like The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby and The Help, but it is safe to say that this is the finest performance and the peak of her acting career.
For me, the best thing about this series is its intensely served courtroom drama, its characters’ relationships, the actors’ performances, and the insanely jaw-dropping plot twists in its storyline. There are several detective-style fact findings here, but you should keep in mind that this is not “Sherlock” so if you want riddle and mystery in the process of solving a case, it will not be given in details here. Plus, this thing kinda makes you want to take Law faculty (or regret not to, if you are already a student in university like me)
This is an AA TV series, and I highly recommend you to watch this.
Have a nice weekend!