'How to Get Away With Murder' Review: The Anatomy of Your Scandalous New Obsession

by Leanne Aguilera 3:00 PM PDT, September 25, 2014
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Every TV fan knows that Fall is the most overwhelming season of the year. Why? One very simple reason: Too many shows and too little time. So we at ETonline are reviewing each and every one of the new fall TV shows to bring you our reviews on the good, the bad, the adorable and the just plain horrible.

Show: How to Get Away With Murder

When It Airs: Thursdays at 10 p.m. on ABC.

The Biggest Stars: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the incomparable Viola Davis to your TV screens! The two-time Academy Award nominee is the terrifyingly compelling star of this series. Oh and did we mention that Shonda Rhimes — aka the brilliant mind behind Grey's Anatomy and Scandal — is the executive producer of the series? Yup, that's a whole lot of star power in just one drama...

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Here's What You Need to Know: Compelling. Shocking. Addicting… The list of adjectives we want to use to praise this gem of a drama goes on and on, and honestly, we're having a difficult time trying to describe just how much we're obsessed with How to Get Away With Murder. Professor Annalise Keating (Davis) is one of the best defense attorneys in the state and she uses her experiences and keen insight to simultaneously teach and intimate her students into being the best future lawyers they can be.

Her class, Criminal Law 100, or as she likes to call it, "How to Get Away With Murder," is packed with eager, yet terrified law students who are ready to do whatever it takes to impress her. Davis' performance is electric and every time she talks to her class you can feel the bolt of terror and panic coursing through their veins. And although we never wanted it to end, we can confirm that the first episode is 43 minutes of pure adrenaline-pumping gold packed with Shonda's signature female empowerment flare.

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If You Like… The multifaceted characters of Grey's Anatomy, and the mind-blowing shocks of Scandal, then you'll LOVE How to Get Away With Murder.

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Bottom Line: Packed with deliciously dark characters, layers of intrigue, and a plot so twisted it'll snap your neck, How to Get Away With Murder is the can't miss show of the season.

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