Have you guys been watching ‘How to Get Away with Murder?’ Just like half of all American women, I tuned in to that first episode and have been watching diligently since. I love love loved those first few episodes but the last few episodes have been more ‘meh’ for me and this week’s have me questioning whether to keep tuning in.
I can’t decide what it is about it that’s just not jiving with me – the whole murder back-and-forth subplot or the fact that there isn’t a single likable character on the show (save that one hottie detective – Nate). Not a one. I feel mildly sympathetic towards Annalise and I appreciate her attempting to wipe that smug look off that Rebecca character’s face (the “townie girl accused of murder”) but she’s still not enough for me to really love the show… yet. One friend suggested that Viola Davis is just too good of an actress for TV. Maybe she’s realized that as well and that’s why she looks so annoyed/frustrated/exasperated.
The students (who look straight out of a J.Crew catalog – save the dude from Orange is the New Black) aren’t any better. They are all unique in their ability to be entirely unlike bale. Bratty, obnoxious, annoying, pathetic, bratty or just plain lame. You don’t get to know any of them beyond their one-sided personalities since they each barely get any individual screen time other than to reaffirm their caricature. I used to like that little Teddy Bear Wes but that whole relationship with the murder girl makes me want to shake him. I mean all of the characters look like they just ate something disgusting for dinner while sitting across from their most hated enemy.
Enough random ranting, my main beef with this show is the move from the serial format with a little continuation on the side to the full blown Lana Starsgard murder storyline. Frankly it’s kind of boring and I feel like they are dragging it out WAY too long. Like last week there was the whole “Why is your d*** on a dead girl’s phone?” question but then almost nothing about that this week. And if I have to watch Rebecca axt sad and sulky anymore I may just break my TV.
Last but not least, did anyone else get the heebie jeebies when they did that sex/autopsy scene? I get it. It’s supposed to push the envelope and be cutting-edge but really all it did was gross me out.
At this point I’m not giving up but I’m close to deleting it from my DVR. I want to love it. I really really want to love it so I’m going to stick with it for a couple more weeks. We’ll see where this whole thing goes.
Are you watching How to Get Away with Murder? I am out on a limb on this one or are you picking up what I’m putting down?