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Student Wes Gibbins begins attending law classes taught by renowned lawyer, the tough and enigmatic Annalise Keating. She offers five students the chance to work with her, while in a flash forward, the students chosen dispose of a body.


Michael Offer


Peter Nowalk (created by), Peter Nowalk

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Viola Davis ... Annalise Keating
Billy Brown ... Nate Lahey
Alfred Enoch ... Wes Gibbins
Jack Falahee ... Connor Walsh
Katie Findlay ... Rebecca Sutter
Aja Naomi King ... Michaela Pratt
Matt McGorry ... Asher Millstone
Karla Souza ... Laurel Castillo
Charlie Weber ... Frank Delfino
Liza Weil ... Bonnie Winterbottom
Tom Verica ... Sam Keating
Lenny Platt ... Griffin O'Reilly
Michael Gaston ... Henry Wiliams
Conrad Ricamora ... Oliver Hampton
Suzanne Savoy ... Judge Kathy Powell


Annalise Keating is a tough as nails Criminal Law Professor and when Wes Gibbins starts his first day at Middleton University, he has no clue what he's walking into. In her class, "How to Get Away with Murder," Annalise challenges her students to solve some of the most difficult criminal cases that her law firm takes on, and in the end, she selects a group of the smartest, most promising students to come work for her. The competition is on and the students will stop at nothing to make sure they get to the head of her class. While Annalise seems to have it all together, we soon learn that her clients' secrets aren't the only ones she's keeping. Meanwhile, in flash-forwards, we learn that the price of impressing Annalise might just be too much for some, when a group of four students, Wes, Connor Walsh, Michaela Pratt and Laurel Castillo get involved in their own murder mystery cover up. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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25 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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The area on the campus of Middleton University, where Wes, played by Alfred Enoch and the other law students are disposing of the body shows an old trolley bridge in the background. It is an arched brick and stone tunnel that goes over a small creek. This distinctive Philadelphia-area architecture is in many scenes. The Fairmount Park Transit Company began in 1897, and by 1946, was defunct. But for 49 years, the trolley made 16 stops in West Park, including Chamounix - Chamounix Mansion - where this wooded campus scene was filmed. You can take a trail from Chamounix Mansion, cross that bridge - or climb down and check out the tunnel. See more »


When Professor Keating is trying to discuss mens rea with Wes, we are led to believe, by her reaction when someone else says it, that the mens rea is "to kill." Mens rea, Latin for "guilty mind," can only, properly, be one of four things: negligence, recklessness, knowledge, or intent. There are a few nuances available (reckless with depraved indifference to the value of human life, for example), but "to kill" is not a mens rea. The more appropriate answer (given the facts presented) is "intent" or, perhaps, "intent to kill." See more »


Annalise Keating: This is criminal law 100 or as I prefer to call it 'How to get away with murder'.
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I Come With Knives
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Written by Chris Corner
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Don't judge this show by the pilot....
4 October 2015 | by ncldjk-02483See all my reviews

Can we please remember that this is fiction after all.... Don't compare this show to real life law & order or expect anything more than entertainment and you won't be disappointed. I was on the fence after the pilot but my curiosity sucked me in & I ended up watching 15 episodes in a week. I didn't have a hard time following the flashback scenes since they were "labeled" nicely for the viewer. If you stick with this show for a few episodes you won't be disappointed. I thought I had everything figured out more than once...You can't just sit and "Veg" in front of the screen. You are required to pay attention & actually tune in or you may miss something important. I watch via Netflix or DVR so that if I feel like I just missed something I can rewind a scene or 2. I get pretty invested in shows being a TV junkie & this show keeps me feeling fulfilled.

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