Viola plays Criminal Defense Professor (Annalise Keating) in this mystery thriller. After watching the season 10 premiere of Grey's Anatomy", also created by Shonda Rhimes, I have no doubt in Shonda's ability to spin a story and shake things up a bit. With that being said "HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER" holds the potential to produce some jaw dropping story lines.
THE PILOT: In the first episode we see Annalise Keating walking into a class room looking for four students to come work for her firm. In order to choose these students they are tested on how quick on their feet they can be with her current case. Based on the title of the show itself you must understand that this show is not about innocence which is why Annalise never asks if her clients are guilty or innocent. Basically, if you really did do the crime she's the lawyer you'd want to hire because she doesn't consult morals and not even what can be proven but it's clear to win her cases she uses persuasion and misdirection making sure you question the guilt of her client Guilty or NOT! "STEP ONE: discredit the witness. STEP TWO: Introduce a new suspect. STEP THREE: Bury the evidence." Annalise writes on her chalkboard in her classroom full of hopefuls looking to land a spot working for her.
MURDER: The beginning of the Pilot shows Annalise's students in the woods discussing a murder that just took place. We see the evidence being wiped down and placed back in plain sight. The murder victim is Annalise's husband who seemed to have his share of secrets and maybe even murder. As the show came to a close we see the students burning the body in an appearance of a bonfire but not before we see that another body, female, has been found on campus grounds. Annalise won her case in court so that's one case solved but as we travel through season 1 of this outside of the box show there are already two murders on the table along with other cases that may arise. Now the question is, did the students kill Sam Keating, Annalise's husband and fellow professor or are they covering up for someone else? If you've missed the Pilot of "HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER" don't worry you can watch every episode the day after it airs here on HULU PLUS. Sign up and get two weeks FREE! -TVandPopcorn