Before we get into last week's episode, we need to talk about Viola Davis's appearance on How to Get Away with Murder.
Her stylist needs to be fired.
Davis a dark-chocolate bombshell in her forties and not that hard to dress. Her skin and natural hair already do 99% of the work. I'm not diggin' the unflattering wig, the off-colored makeup, or the black outfits. If you're going to put a dark-skinned sistah in dark clothing, stay away from black and lean more towards the dark violets (see right), the olives, burgundies, coppers, and bronzes. Like...duh.
With that out the way, how did you like our leading lady, huh????
I'm digging where her story is going. At first, some of us weren't happy that she was cheating on her hubby. But this week revealed that hubby had a habit of cheating as well, preferably with his young students. And I'm not surprised; once we learned he was a psychology professor husband of a prominent, wealthy, powerful defense attorney who is also a professor...I knew right away he wasn't faithful. Men have been known to be intimidated by far less.
Her lover, Detective Lahey, seems anything but intimidated by her. More like annoyed or irritated. But hey...*shrug*...you're the detective who was dumb enough to screw a prominent attorney. Like, I thought lawyers would be kryptonite to detectives?
And vice versa, while we're on the subject. Annalise (I hate it when her husband calls her "Annie") suspects her husband murdered his student. So for help she goes to Lahey, the detective she fucked over on the stand? I think the writers screwed up here. Why are they even still talking? And why she is another seemingly heartbroken sistah pining after a married brotha - who's nowhere near her level - when she's the great Annalise Keating?
If this is going to HTGAWM's version of Olitz, please stop now. Rectify that ish STAT. Give Annalise a weakness which doesn't come in the form of a man. A child she abandoned. A crime she committed. A vengeful lesbian ex - anything but a man.
Alfred Enoch), whom we learn has a bit of a determined ruthless streak. Makes sense...he is a law student after all. I'm hoping that at some point, the fabulous Michaela Pratt also gets fleshed out because there is way too much goodness there going unexplored.
In the pilot, we learned she's engaged. This week, we learned she graduated top of her class. Both episodes confirmed she's beautiful, stylish, totally enviable, and this week, Frank - one of Annalise's associates - refers to Michaela as the "Prom Queen."
See...I may loathe the Angry Black Bitch stereotype with a fiery vengeance, but the Pretty Black Bitch? The one with hordes of haters? By all means...have at it.