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A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives.

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Series cast summary:
Viola Davis ...  Annalise Keating 75 episodes, 2014-2019
Billy Brown ...  Nate Lahey 75 episodes, 2014-2019
Jack Falahee ...  Connor Walsh 75 episodes, 2014-2019
Aja Naomi King ...  Michaela Pratt 75 episodes, 2014-2019
Matt McGorry ...  Asher Millstone 75 episodes, 2014-2019
Karla Souza ...  Laurel Castillo 75 episodes, 2014-2019
Charlie Weber ...  Frank Delfino 75 episodes, 2014-2019
Liza Weil ...  Bonnie Winterbottom 75 episodes, 2014-2019
Conrad Ricamora ...  Oliver Hampton 67 episodes, 2014-2019
Alfred Enoch ...  Wes Gibbins 52 episodes, 2014-2018
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A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor. They become entangled in a murder plot that will shake the entire university and change the course of their lives.

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USA

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

25 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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How to Get Away with Murder See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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The series was inspired by the television series Damages (2007) and the movie Legally Blonde (2001) and incorporated some elements of those two mediums for this show. See more »

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The quarter flipping animation shows it to be a 1999 Pennsylvania State Quarter series coin. (In reference to the show's home state). However, when it lands it is shown to be a pre-1999 coin with an Eagle on the reverse. See more »

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Except Viola Davis, who is the lead actress of the series, the rest of the cast members who are billed as regulars are arranged in alphabetical order, judging by their second names. See more »

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I don't usually use the term guilty pleasure...
14 October 2015 | by A_Llama_DramaSee all my reviews

This is definitely a time to use it. Unlike other ABC shows I used to watch like Desperate Housewives, I never heard a good word about HTGAWM. When Desperate Housewives first appeared there were plaudits and comparisons with Six Feet Under and Sex & The City. Much like DH, this show centres on a mystery (who killed Lila Stangart and how are the main characters going to get away with murder?). Add to that some of the horniest students and professionals I've seen on television since Queer as Folk, you've got a great mix of intrigue, hysteria and mystery. It doesn't pretend to be a good show. It's overblown, it's riddled with over-acting, the plot is paper thin and the court scenes are like cheap episodes of "The Good Wife." And it works in the shows favour. It's so good because it never once puts on the front of being a good television show. It's trashy and dirty and Viola Davis is absolutely amazing. If you're needing to wind down after a hard day of actual work, tune in to How To Get Away With Murder and enjoy the petty dramas of an oversexed, over-thinking, overdressed cast. The jury is out - How To Get Away With Murder is guilty! Guilty of being pleasurable.


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