How to Get Away With Murder: Season 1 (2014 - 2015)


Season 1
How to Get Away With Murder

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How to Get Away with Murder isn't conceptually original, but it delivers thrills with melodramatic twists and a captivating lead.

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Critic Ratings: 57

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Air date: Sep 25, 2014

A ruthless defense attorney and no-nonsense law professor at a Philadelphia university selects a group of her best students to work at her firm in the premiere of this drama, but they soon find themselves entangled in a real-life murder conspiracy.

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Air date: Oct 2, 2014

Annalise defends a millionaire accused in the grisly murder of his wife, while at home, she begins to wonder if her husband had anything to do with a student's disappearance. Also: A flash-forward reveals Wes may be keeping secrets of his own on the night of the murder.

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Air date: Oct 9, 2014

A suburban soccer mom locked up for a misdemeanor gets of out jail, but is immediately arrested again by the FBI for her alleged involvement in a murder, and proving her innocence depends on the testimony of another suspect. Meanwhile, Middleton's president asks Annalise to help the school's quarterback, who's been linked to Lila's disappearance; and in a flash-forward, someone else may have been present at the time of the murder besides the students.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2014

A brokerage firm's founder and CEO is arrested for insider trading, but the students' investigation of the case reveals a major surprise. Meanwhile, Wes finds a cell phone hidden by Rebecca that contains disturbing information about the Lila Stangard murder case.

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Air date: Oct 23, 2014

Annalise defends a minor who shot and killed his father-a police officer. Meanwhile, Wes and Rebecca start to wonder what Annalise's motives are; and Sam's relationship with Lila continues to irritate his wife. Also: A flash-forward reveals what's going on between Laurel and Frank and why he was calling her the night Sam died.

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Air date: Oct 30, 2014

A man sentenced to death by Asher's father years ago is Annalise's new client. Meanwhile, Wes is still peeved at Annalise for not revealing everything about Lila's case; and in a flash-forward, Asher's whereabouts on the night of the murder are revealed.

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Air date: Nov 6, 2014

A judge issues a gag order, disrupting Annalise and the team's work on Rebecca's case, so the defendant takes matters into her own hands. Meanwhile, Michaela is floored by a prenuptial agreement; Laurel and Frank's relationship heads in a new direction; and a flash-forward reveals more about the bond between Wes and Rebecca.

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Air date: Nov 13, 2014

A mother goes on trial for killing her family's nanny while taking a strong medicine. Meanwhile, Rebecca and Bonnie's loyalty to Annalise is shaken following the discovery of a stunning detail in Lila's case; and a flashback reveals more about Lila and Sam's relationship.

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Air date: Nov 20, 2014

The night of the bonfire reveals what led to Sam's death.

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Air date: Jan 29, 2015

The day after Sam's murder finds Annalise's students joining the search for her missing husband, but a surprise visitor in town could complicate their efforts to keep their story under wraps.

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In the first season of this crime drama produced by Shonda Rhimes' Shondaland, cold-blooded criminal-defense lawyer and no-nonsense law professor Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) selects a group of her brightest pupils at a prestigious Philadelphia university—Laurel Castillo (Karla Souza), Wes Gibbins (Alfred Enoch), Asher Millstone (Matt McGorry), Michaela Pratt (Aja Naomi King) and Connor Walsh (Jack Falahee)—to work at her firm. Eager to learn no matter the cost, they take turns succeeding and failing under the tutelage of associate attorney Bonnie Winterbottom (Liza Weil) and jack-of-all-trades Frank Delfino (Charlie Weber). Little do they know, however, is that the show's titular lesson will hit very close to home when a sorority girl's missing body is found in the house's water tank, and a series of flashbacks and flash-forwards unravels their entanglement in a real-life murder conspiracy. Other cast members include Billy Brown, Tom Verica, Katie Findlay and Marcia Gay Harden.

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Audience Reviews for How to Get Away With Murder: Season 1

  • Jul 12, 2021
    An excellent and engrossing series.
  • Jun 27, 2021
    (Spoiler warning)Great first season of the show! But I feel like the main crime of the season was dragged out a little much and they really shouldn't have killed off Rebecca she was by far my favorite character and she could have made so much development and become one of the best characters in the show but they cut her off the show, but despite that this is an amazing show and it has me gripped for all 6 seasons
  • May 21, 2021
    If you liked "Suits" you'll love this - an unfeasible, vapid, superficial ride through a poor plot, poor dialogue and unlikeable, stereotypical characters.
  • Feb 01, 2021
    Tv at its very worst. Shallow, vein, superficial. A celebration of greed and vanity with no depth.
  • Jan 25, 2021
    Thrills and tension, with high energy drama and a kick-ass performance from Viola Davis make this addictively watchable. It's kind of been done before in terms of the overall concept of people killing people and trying to get away with it, BUT this tries to deliver the idea in a more imaginative and thought-out manner. The characters get you engrossed, and have you arguing and agreeing with them in equal measure, throughout each episode! Lol. It's taut and well written, though the presentation of the constantly jumping timeline seems annoying. We're already 2/3 into S02, so I guess I've not been too frustrated by this fact! Lmao
  • Jan 15, 2021
    Only halfway through first season but this show is just not good. The storylines are weak, the characters are unbelievable, Viola Davis's character flips alternately from being a bad ass to a whimpering sad sack, and worst of all, the legal plot lines and deductions make Law and Order writing seem brilliant in comparison. And I have no idea why a successful law professor uses her house as her office. Trying to stick with it to get to the end of the season, but it's rather difficult to care what happens. I give it two stars for some creativity and a great looking cast.
  • Dec 08, 2020
    As always 1 good season and the rest is relying on your emotional attachment to the characters (if you've got any) . This is why we have miniseries in 2020
  • Oct 11, 2020
    This series is ludicrously bad. None of the characters are believable.
  • Aug 01, 2020
    With a soap opera take on the murder mystery, incorporation of modern law, and Viola Davis in the lead role controlling relatable characters, HTGAWM is another hit for both ABC and Shonda Rhymes.
  • Jul 29, 2020
    Kinda confused with the ending of the season though!

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