So I finally binged watched How to Get Away With Murder this month, and I need to talk about it! I want to mention that it took me FOREVER to finally give this show a chance, and I have a reason for that. Shonda Rhimes. When I heard that this was another one of her shows I was a bit hesitant. I watched Grey’s Anatomy and for the first 6 seasons or so I was really enjoying it. Then afterward it kind of felt redundant and nothing was keeping me interested anymore. I then tried Scandal, and I just couldn’t get into that show at all. Then came HTGAWM, another show by her and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to watch it or not. So it took me some time, and convincing from my friends and some family members, but I finally watched it and…
I LOVE THIS SHOW! Right from the beginning this show draws you in and hooks you. It keeps you invested throughout the entire season! I’m glad I waited to watch it because I was able to binge watch the whole first season on Netflix and it made for a better viewing experience in my opinion. As I’m writing this I’m all caught up with Season 2 of HTGAWM, so I thought I would share some of the reasons why I love this show!
- The Characters! This show has a wide range of characters within it, varying from different races, to sexual orientations! It’s so great to see a show that has such a vast group of characters. From a white guy, a black man and woman, a latina woman, and a gay man, all being taught by a POWERFUL, black, bi-sexual woman, and it’s absolutely amazing to watch!
- The Scenes! This show has some TV changing moments. I love that the relationship between Connor and Oliver is portrayed the same way a straight relationship is on TV. Now, yes they’re more same sex relationships on TV nowadays, but HTGAWM is not afraid to show it all. Right in the pilot episode there’s a steamy hookup between them and we see a lot throughout the season! Probably the most groundbreaking scene was when Annalise, played by Viola Davis, took off her wig and all her makeup at the end of the episode showing her natural hair and skin. That is something that I’ve never seen done on tv before and it was amazing to watch!
- Flashbacks/Flashforwards! This show is known for it, and I absolutely love it! It makes it a lot of fun to see what’s going to happen and to try to guess who did what and the reasons why. What I love the most is that we don’t have to wait the entire season to find out who and why. It’s usually revealed about halfway through and the rest of the season deals with the aftermath of it. I definitely think it’s one of the things that keeps people invested.
Overall, this show is addicting. Once you start, you won’t be able to stop. If you haven’t watched this show yet, I recommend starting it when you have a few days free!