How to Get Away With Murder - Season 1, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes


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Episode Info

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.


Viola Davis
as Annalise Dewitt, Annalise Keating
Billy Brown
as Nate, Nate Lahey
Jack Falahee
as Connor Walsh, Patrick Donahue
Aja Naomi King
as Michaela Pratt
Alfred Enoch
as Wes Gibbins, Wes Gibbons
Matt McGorry
as Asher, Asher Millstone
Karla Souza
as Laurel Castillo, Laurel Wilding
Liza Weil
as Bonnie Winterbottom
Katie Findlay
as Rebecca, Rebecca Dixon, Rebecca Sutter
Charlie Weber
as Frank Delfino, Frank Delgado
Tom Verica
as Sam, Sam Keating
Lenny Platt
as Griffin O'Reilly
Michael Gaston
as Henry Williams
Suzanne Savoy
as Judge Kathy Powell
Andrea Syglowski
as Gina Sadowski
Megan West
as Lila Stangard
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Critic reviews for Pilot

In other words, WTGAWM - Rated W...for WHAT?! Whoa! - is the most delicious thing to come along since the cronut (but with only one-third to one-half the calories, dependent on how much red wine you guzzled during Scandal.)

October 16, 2015 | Full Review…

How To Get Away With Murder was a lot to digest, and I mean this in an absolutely positive way. That was one helluva fun pilot.

October 15, 2015 | Full Review…

Overall, How To Get Away With Murder Season 1 Episode 1 was an intense ride that hooks you in from the start.

October 14, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It's got all of the makings of a hit: compelling characters, an intriguing mystery, and immeasurable potential to grow as a series. At this point I can't wait to see how the rest of the season plays out.

October 16, 2015 | Full Review…

Murder is that delicious, bittersweet final bite in ABC's three-course ShondaLand feast.

October 15, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

I like to think #HTGAWM is a juicy mix of Pretty Little Liars ("We have to hide this body, girls!") and Legally Blonde ("FOUR of you will come join me at my firm!") with just a little hint of A Few Good Men to keep things classy.

October 14, 2015 | Full Review…

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