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How to Get Away with Murder 

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A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives.

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Peter Nowalk
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Series cast summary:
Viola Davis ...  Annalise Keating 79 episodes, 2014-2019
Billy Brown ...  Nate Lahey 79 episodes, 2014-2019
Jack Falahee ...  Connor Walsh 79 episodes, 2014-2019
Aja Naomi King ...  Michaela Pratt 79 episodes, 2014-2019
Matt McGorry ...  Asher Millstone 79 episodes, 2014-2019
Liza Weil ...  Bonnie Winterbottom 79 episodes, 2014-2019
Charlie Weber ...  Frank Delfino 78 episodes, 2014-2019
Karla Souza ...  Laurel Castillo 75 episodes, 2014-2019
Conrad Ricamora ...  Oliver Hampton 71 episodes, 2014-2019
Alfred Enoch ...  Wes Gibbins 52 episodes, 2014-2018
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A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor. They become entangled in a murder plot that will shake the entire university and change the course of their lives.

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USA

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

25 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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How to Get Away with Murder See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Trivia

Karla Souza initially auditioned for the role of Michaela Pratt, then Rebecca Sutter before being asked by the show's creator Peter Nowalk to audition for the role of Laurel Castillo. See more »

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The quarter flipping animation shows it to be a 1999 Pennsylvania State Quarter series coin. (In reference to the show's home state). However, when it lands it is shown to be a pre-1999 coin with an Eagle on the reverse. See more »

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Loved It, Then Hated It, Now I Love To Hate It: A Lawyer's Tale
28 September 2015 | by NarcoNellySee all my reviews

At the time of writing, I have seen all of season one and the first episode of season 2.

I've seen other reviews on here that talk about how impossible it is to watch this show if you have any legal knowledge, and I would just like to add my two cents to this topic. I sympathize. I'm a lawyer, and have worked in criminal defence (once upon a time), and I, too, generally have a really hard time watching any legal dramas whatsoever. Television takes egregious liberties with the justice system, and shows that portray the practice of law are difficult to watch when they are wildly inaccurate, and it is frustrating to witness protagonists do things that you know are illegal or unethical. As annoying as this is, the tendency is understandable—even criminal law is only so compelling in real life. The assumption is that most viewers do not have legal training, and that nobody—lawyers included—will watch a show where competent, ethical practitioners stay at the office late looking up cases on Quicklaw, fiddling with binding machines, and trying not to smudge pad thai sauce on their prelim transcripts.

This show, however, is so ridiculous that it actually rose to the level of suspension of disbelief required for me, at least, to still enjoy it. It is basically a soap opera. Trying to subject it to human logic is a pointless exercise that will inevitably leave you discombobulated, shouting at the sky about injustice or whatever people do once they've discovered their whole life is a lie.

For instance, I would be hard pressed to conceive of a more profound conflict of interest than that contained in the season 1 episode 10 court scene if someone bet me $100 and a case of beer (I won't describe it in the interests of no spoilers--the blame-shifting thing). And that is just the tip of the iceberg. Every other thing that every character does in this show would get you summarily disbarred, fired, or charged with something.

At the end of the day however, that is not the point. This show seems to know exactly how over-the-top it is. But rather than trying to scale back the insanity in the name of realism, it revels in knocking it right into twelfth gear. Left and right, people are lying to each other or the court, sleeping around and committing felonies—sometimes at the same time—because why not? The degree of accuracy is so low that the mercury drops out the bottom of the thermometer and creates a rift in the space-time continuum. It fails so hard it wins. It is the Hearts equivalent of shooting the moon.

So get some popcorn and get comfy. Try to resist the analytical voice in your head that keeps screaming "No!" and just let it wash over you. Everything will be fine.


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