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How to Get Away With Murder: Season 1 (2014-2015)




Critic Consensus: How to Get Away with Murder isn't conceptually original, but it delivers thrills with melodramatic twists and a captivating lead.


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In the first season of this crime drama produced by Shonda Rhimes' Shondaland, cold-blooded criminal-defense lawyer and no-nonsense law professor Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) selects a group of her brightest pupils at a prestigious Philadelphia university—Laurel Castillo (Karla Souza), Wes Gibbins (Alfred Enoch), Asher Millstone (Matt McGorry), Michaela Pratt (Aja Naomi King) and Connor Walsh (Jack Falahee)—to work at her firm. Eager to learn no matter the cost, they take turns succeeding and failing under the tutelage of associate attorney Bonnie Winterbottom (Liza Weil) and jack-of-all-trades Frank Delfino (Charlie Weber). Little do they know, however, is that the show's titular lesson will hit very close to home when a sorority girl's missing body is found in the house's water tank, and a series of flashbacks and flash-forwards unravels their entanglement in a real-life murder conspiracy. Other cast members include Billy Brown, Tom Verica, Katie Findlay and Marcia Gay Harden.


Viola Davis
as Annalise Dewitt, Annalise Keating
Billy Brown
as Nate, Nate Lahey
Alfred Enoch
as Wes Gibbins, Wes Gibbons
Jack Falahee
as Connor Walsh, Patrick Donahue
Katie Findlay
as Rebecca, Rebecca Dixon, Rebecca Sutter
Aja Naomi King
as Michaela Pratt
Matt McGorry
as Asher, Asher Millstone
Karla Souza
as Laurel Castillo, Laurel Wilding
Charlie Weber
as Frank Delfino, Frank Delgado
Liza Weil
as Bonnie Winterbottom
Tom Verica
as Sam, Sam Keating
Lenny Platt
as Griffin O'Reilly
Alysia Reiner
as Wendy Parks
Elizabeth Perkins
as Marren Trudeau
Ana Ortiz
as Paula Murphy
Sara Paxton
as Talia Lewis
Michael Gaston
as Henry Williams
Laura Coover
as Eloise St. Vincent
Niko Pepaj
as Pax Curtis
Steven Weber
as Max St. Vincent
Suzanne Savoy
as Judge Kathy Powell
Jason Gedrick
as Gabriel Shaw
Andrea Syglowski
as Gina Sadowski
Megan West
as Lila Stangard
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All Critics (56) | Top Critics (27)

Unlike the other Rhimes Thursday shows on ABC, Grey's Anatomy and Scandal, Murder doesn't serve up enough juicy soapy fun.

September 25, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The pilot is ingenious but at moments maybe a little too smart for its own good.

September 25, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Davis is such a phenomenal actress that it's tempting and easy to say that she's better than the material she's given here, but hopefully she can elevate the show around to her level.

September 24, 2014 | Full Review…

Murder jumps around a lot, to the point where it's perhaps too much.

September 24, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Davis is a marvel. She is guilty of being fabulous, and fabulous goes a long way these days.

September 23, 2014 | Full Review…

The pilot is nerve-wrackingly frantic, but if anyone can make this flaming Paper Chase exciting, it's Lady Rhimes-a-lot.

September 22, 2014 | Full Review…

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