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


Season 1
How to Get Away With Murder

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 56


Audience Score

User Ratings: 1521
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Air date: Sep 25, 2014
Air date: Oct 2, 2014
Air date: Oct 9, 2014
Air date: Oct 16, 2014
Air date: Oct 23, 2014
Air date: Oct 30, 2014
Air date: Nov 6, 2014
Air date: Nov 13, 2014
Air date: Nov 20, 2014
Air date: Jan 29, 2015
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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.


Viola Davis
as Annalise Dewitt
Alfred Enoch
as Wes Gibbins
Jack Falahee
as Connor Walsh
Katie Findlay
as Rebecca
Aja Naomi King
as Michaela Pratt
Karla Souza
as Laurel Castillo
Charlie Weber
as Frank Delfino
Liza Weil
as Bonnie Winterbottom
Lenny Platt
as Griffin O'Reilly
Alysia Reiner
as Wendy Parks
Elizabeth Perkins
as Marren Trudeau
Ana Ortiz
as Paula Murphy
Sara Paxton
as Talia Lewis
Michael Gaston
as Henry Williams
Laura Coover
as Eloise St. Vincent
Niko Pepaj
as Pax Curtis
Steven Weber
as Max St. Vincent
Suzanne Savoy
as Judge Kathy Powell
Jason Gedrick
as Gabriel Shaw
Andrea Syglowski
as Gina Sadowski
Megan West
as Lila Stangard
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Critic Reviews for How to Get Away With Murder Season 1

All Critics (56) | Top Critics (27)

Unlike the other Rhimes Thursday shows on ABC, Grey's Anatomy and Scandal, Murder doesn't serve up enough juicy soapy fun.

Sep 25, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The pilot is ingenious but at moments maybe a little too smart for its own good.

Sep 25, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Davis is such a phenomenal actress that it's tempting and easy to say that she's better than the material she's given here, but hopefully she can elevate the show around to her level.

Sep 24, 2014 | Full Review…

Murder jumps around a lot, to the point where it's perhaps too much.

Sep 24, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Davis is a marvel. She is guilty of being fabulous, and fabulous goes a long way these days.

Sep 23, 2014 | Full Review…

The pilot is nerve-wrackingly frantic, but if anyone can make this flaming Paper Chase exciting, it's Lady Rhimes-a-lot.

Sep 22, 2014 | Full Review…

Is How to Get Away With Murder a scam? Sure. Addictive. Definitely and with a Viola Davis dedicated to the cause. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 16, 2018 | Full Review…

If you care about law -- or even complex characters -- this isn't the show for you. Filled with more twists than a bowl of fusilli... a blithely shameless romp whose plotting wants to get away with murder, too.

Jul 13, 2017 | Full Review…

With its quick-paced nature and multiple twists and reveals, we're left wondering if this new series will become our next Scandal-like obsession.

Mar 7, 2017 | Full Review…

The filmmakers (some Grey's alum) have given us another winning factor: characters to either identify with or like. Ms. Davis, certainly delivers a quality performance.

Sep 25, 2014 | Full Review…

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

  • Jun 05, 2019
    how can i download the whole season one with all the episodes?
  • Jan 20, 2019
    I will warn you, once you start watching this you will not be able to stop! Great acting and the best cliff hangers I have seen. You have to suspend reality a bit with the story line and how much crazy stuff happens but if you accept that you really will enjoy this show.
  • Jan 19, 2019
    Maybe the worst tv show I have ever watched!!!
  • Jan 17, 2019
    BY FAR the best show on television at this time Completely original and dramatic. Shonda completely Pulls viewers in with her strong interpretation of what getting swindled up in a murder can do to you. Not to mention Viola Davis is absolutely outstanding In her role. Along with other newcoming actors who Have shown their chops. I honestly hope this show never ends.
  • Jun 23, 2018
    Awful. Repetitive, repetitively sensationalistic and repetitively titillating codswollop with plot holes so enormous you could sail a supertanker through them. All the characters are moral imbecils.
  • May 10, 2018
    Hard to get into but DON'T give up it gets very addictive! I made it to season 4 I'm gutted It's over. Roll on season 5
  • Oct 22, 2017
    The best murder thriller drama ever. This is my favorite new show of 2014. The screenplays and storylines are fantastic. The cast all give stupendous performances especially Viola Davis, Jack Falahee, Carla Souza, Alfred Enoch, Katie Findlay, Liza Weil, Aja Naomi King, and Billy Brown.
  • Sep 07, 2017
    How to Get Away From Murder: Season 1 is created by Peter Nowalk, and it stars Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee, Katie Findlay, and Aja Naomi King in a legal drama mystery about a group of college students that help out with Annalise Keating's (Viola Davis) court victims, while, a few months after this, dealing with a body that they murdered and try to get away from murder. The premise alone got me interested from a class that is being taught of getting away with it, and I left it on my Netflix list, but I haven't caught on of seeing it. What got me into watching it however, was my best friend who recommended on seeing this, which is quite rare for her to do that. So for a few days, I watched the season, and I can say that with recommendations, it can either get you to hate it, or genuinely be surprising, and this is a surprise. The acting from the college students is great, not one weak link there, and Viola Davis is magnificent here as you can see in the way she acts that the character has a lot of experience in what she's doing, and she doesn't mess around with it, while making us want to know a lot about her character. We get to know the group too with a good amount of information, and I did find the mystery plot to be an interesting one. The twists I thought were well done, and I really had no idea about where it's going. The only issue that I can think of, is that while a few court episodes were interesting and I understand why they use it, but at times, I wanted to see more of the story about how they are getting rid of a body, and that it was a bit repetitive to say. So with How to Get Away From Murder: Season 1, I can say that I was grateful of seeing this season after my best friend tells me to go see it, and it made me a fan of the show already.
  • Feb 01, 2017
    Feels to much like scandal, but is amazing otherwise
  • Sep 10, 2016
    A promising first three episodes, then got bad. But Viola Davis is outstanding, Alfred Enoch's performance is outstanding but frustratingly wasted, and their characters are interesting enough.

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