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How to Get Away with Murder Season One Review

Spoiler free!

You asked for it so you got it, a spoiler free review of HTGAWM (easier than writing the whole title I think you’ll agree). All I can say is, if you haven’t watched this show yet watch it! Go, go now! It is fantastic and you will not regret a second.

Anyway, onto the review!


HTGAWM follows a law class where students are learning how to be criminal defence attorneys. This is the class of Annalise Keating, a woman who is married to a man called Sam and works with Bonnie Winterbottom and Frank Delfino. But instead of just teaching her students in the classroom she takes a certain number and allows them to work for her, shadowing her as she fights real life cases including terrorism, murder, and even rape. As you know she defends the ‘bad guys’ or the ones set for jail so it’s very interesting to watch how they get around the justice system and win their cases, often using tactics that aren’t exactly legal.

But there’s more to this story.

From affairs to student/teacher relationships and to a young woman who has gone missing and someone very prominent is the main suspect this season is a whirlwind of intrigue and mystery. Each episode makes you want to watch the next and when pieces start to fall together you’ll wonder how you never saw it in the first place when so many clues were laid out for you. Believe me, this show had me screaming at my laptop.

But that’s not the only way this show reels you in. It’s not just about the court room debates, the show flashes backwards and forwards in time, filling in the blanks on what is happening around you while still keeping enough hidden so that you don’t really know what’s going on. Even at the end there was a twist which I never saw coming and believe me, I doubt you will either! That’s what this show is about. Nothing is as it seems and even when you think you know everything, you really don’t.


I can’t recommend this show enough! From the interesting court cases to the character development and all the bits in-between this show will have you hooked from beginning to end. There are so many little storylines happening in the background you do have to wonder how they will develop in the future seasons and what will become of these characters we’ve come to love.

I have to give props to the people working behind-the-scenes, the writers, the directors, everything because the whole show is practically seamless. I can’t think of a moment I didn’t like or thought ‘no that’s not believable’ each second is carefully crafted and much like Annalise’s cases, no detail is overlooked.

I highly recommend this show and promise you, you will not be disappointed. It’s absolutely fantastic and I hope you come back soon to read my spoiler review of this first season (because come on, there is far too much to talk about) once you have binge watched it like I did.

Hope you enjoy!

Until next time.

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