One of our favorite TV shows from last year is back for its second season: How To Get Away With Murder. To give you an idea of how good this show is, our 17-year old son will not watch any TV with us, other than a few half-hour comedies...but he is hooked on this one! He actually sits down with us for an hour each week to see what happens next. It is a show filled with suspense and intrigue, and Viola Davis recently won a Best Drama Series Actress Emmy for her leading role.
But that's not all. Right from the
very first episode, we see that a murder has taken place that involves
Annalise and her students. In those first episodes, scenes alternate
back and forth between classes and cases and one very frightening night
when the five students are trying to cover up a murder and get rid of a
body. It takes a while (in fact, the entire first season!) for all of
the pieces to fall into place so that the viewers fully understand what
happened and who the murderer(s) are, but we were hooked from that very
But that's not all! So far, two
episodes into the second season, there have been a total of 3 murders
(so far) committed by various people on Annalise's team! Yup, this is
one screwed-up group of people. Meanwhile, amidst all this murder,
investigations, and cover-ups, the team keeps trying to act normal, go
to classes, and try other cases. Oh, and of course, there is a lot of
sex - it seems everyone is getting involved with ill-conceived
relationships. Davis is not the only actor on the show worthy of
accolades - it is an excellent ensemble cast, and the show is produced
by Shonda Rimes, creator of Scandal and Grey's Anatomy.
rapid-fire way the show is filmed is unique for television, as is its
super fast pace. Scandal piles upon scandal, murder piles upon murder.
The continuing puzzles in the show - both the ongoing issues among the
team and the cases they try - are addictively compelling. You will guess
who the murderer is over and over...and probably be wrong every time.
If you enjoy reading mysteries and thrillers, you will love this show,
though don't expect too many endearing characters!
What favorite TV shows of yours are back for a new season?
NOTE: The second season of How To Get Away With Murder
is airing now and available On Demand and on Hulu. Both seasons are
available on Netflix, and Season 1 is currently available for the odd
price of $0.67 an episode on Amazon Prime.