Viola Davis is Beautiful
Critics are raving about How to Get Away with Murder, and I will be no different. In the 21st Century, the modern warrior woman who slaughters her enemies in courtrooms, classrooms, and conference rooms is a much-needed sight. Viola Davis as Professor Annalise Keating embodies this.
Before, when the premise was released a few months back, we were concerned with her relationship issues. She was married and sleeping with someone else. Well, remember that murder plot the series revolves around? The victim his her husband, a white psychology professor whom her students kill for some reason (it's an arc, so....we have to wait).
The guy Annalise was cheating with is the supervising mocha-skinned muscle-y detective on the case she's working (she's a defending an attempted murdered whom she already knows is guilty). She uses the detective to discredit video footage of her client. And Annalise does it slowly, insidiously, casually bringing up the fact that the night of the murder, when he should've been home with his wife (newly diagnosed with cancer), he was off visiting "a friend" (as in, he was on his knees in her kitchen with his face buried between her thighs).
Oh, yeah...she's that ruthless.
Aja plays Michaela Pratt, a sexy, sleek law student who's bold, brilliant, and who idolizes the ever living daylights out of her professor. She wants to be Annalise Keating. She's engaged, but of course...we don't know to whom just yet. It kmight be sheer hopefulness talking, but in this one scene, she was chatting with this really beautiful, natural, curvy sistah and I think they'd make a fabulous couple.
Michaela is one of Annalise's chosen students who will be working at her firm while completing their studies. She also helps kill Annalise's husband and torch the body so...I'm sure we're all wondering what brought that mess about.
Verdict: I'm in. HTGAWM officially has my attention. What about y'all?