Staffer has new addiction


Olivia Williams, Editor

Intense, intriguing and completely and utterly addictive do not even begin to describe the beauty that is “How to Get Away With Murder” on ABC.

Shonda Rhimes, the creator of shows such as “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal”, has created another masterpiece for television with an incredible cast and a plethora of diverse characters that are important to see represented on TV.

The story begins with four college law students who are simultaneously in a panic. It is quickly revealed that they are in the process of trying to figure out what to do with a dead body. Following that is a series of flashbacks dating back to the first day they all started a class taught by the intense Professor Annaliese Keating (Viola Davis).

It becomes quickly evident to Wes Gibbins (Alfred Enoch), Connor Walsh (Jack Falahee), Michaela Pratt (Aja Naomi King), Asher Millstone (Matt McGorry), and Laurel Castillo (Karla Souza) that Criminology 100 is going to be far from an easy class. After winning coveted spots in Mrs. Keating’s law firm, everyone is put to the test when they are assigned to help work on real cases.

Using various methods, some more legal than others, the five students compete to find evidence in order to win a trophy that would exempt them from an exam. Meanwhile, there has been a disappearance on campus of a popular girl named Lila Stanguard, a story plot that seems to continue throughout the season.

Four episodes in and the show already has me obsessed. Never before have I seen something that has such achingly real characters who I love and root for, and a plot that keeps me guessing and on the edge of my seat. Luckily, “How to Get Away With Murder” has been picked up for a full season, so I am eager to see the direction it takes.