How to Get Away with Murder "It's All Her Fault" Review: The Quiet Ones are Dangerous

How to Get Away With Murder S01E02: "It's All Her Fault"


As Scandal gets deeper into its storylines and seasons, it occasionally reveals how Olivia came to pluck her Gladiators from turmoil and obscurity. She assembled a team that would play for her, with members who were (mostly) under her spell of charisma and determination. When I first saw the trailer for How to Get Away with Murder, I couldn't help but note the apparent similarities between the two shows; there were so many that I started referring to Murder as Scandal: The College Years, thinking I was oh-so-clever. Ah, the halcyon summer of 2014. How naive could I be?

Scandal doesn't properly compare to Murder because Murder actually has a much greater analog. Annalise Keating is a teacher who's willing to play mind games with her students. Olivia Pope may be forceful and demanding, but she's also very direct with everyone she works with (unless they've become an antagonist to her cause). Annalise plays things much closer to the vest and l herself with a veneer of elitism, renown, and expectations. She's Gregory House.

She even delivered an "everybody lies" lecture in class during Murder's second episode, "It's All Her Fault," pointing out that no one is telling the truth and that everyone has something to hide. Her instructional style combines House's method for choosing new fellows and House's seemingly arbitrary mental points system. She's even painfully good at her job, and sometimes employs unorthodox and morally questionable practices to win her cases. There's one big difference, however: the manner in which they express melancholy.


House took to painkillers and generally being a sonuvabitch as a defense mechanism, occasionally slipping into Emo House mode if Cuddy was willing to heal him with her naked body. In this second episode of Murder, Annalise's malaise seemed to take different forms, but she seemed to suppress it just as much as the rest of her emotions. She appears to suffer a deeply rooted sense of scorn due to her husband's affair(s), and it's only amplified by her suspicious nature. Add in her evidence-gathering skills and no one can hold secrets from her.

Surprisingly—or maybe not, since her love for her husband is questionable—she ran to her policeman boyfriend with the information that Sam is probably in on the murder of the Water Tank Girl, Lila Stangard. I was surprised that she was so willing to rat him out, desperate even, despite her having her own secret lover. But I was also surprised by how much she melted in front of him.

In the pilot, Annalise confronted Wes in a bathroom to ensure that he wouldn't spill the beans on the servicing he witnessed by accident. She said she didn't want to blow up her marriage. She even welled up and sounded pleading. After watching that—and then watching her compose herself in front of the mirror—I thought her appeal to Wes was theater. But Episode 2 marked the second time in as many weeks that she allowed her cold exterior to thaw for the sake of her husband and her repeatedly scarred and injured feelings. She's a mess but she's not a self-destructive mess like House or even Grey's Anatomy's Meredith Grey. She's just holding it together because the facade has its advantages in her profession.

I thought that was interesting. Here are some other things about "It's All Her Fault" that were interesting:

– Well, with the fleshing-out of the flash-forwards, I'm really glad this isn't just the final question on an exam we're walking through visually (which is how I thought the show would back out of Sam being dead). Wes looks like a manic empath all of a sudden.


– Who plays the coin-toss game with anyone and doesn't look at the face after the flip? Even football players confirm heads versus tails, and it's being tossed by someone who's professionally impartial.

 Murder's flashbacks and flash-forwards seem really condescending to me. Maybe I'm just sensitive because I also find the rash of voiceover in this fall's new shows to be just as belittling (you don't think I can pick up context from all the pretty shots of what's happening? Do you think I'm stupid, Black-ish?). Murder does that thing where it flashes back to previous scenes just to remind you of what's happened... 10 minutes ago. I'm not a goldfish. And the flash-forwards are just as bad, because we received way too much info the first time we saw them, before the coin flip. Either put it in the Previously On or trust that I can remember what's happening based on context clues. Forest, bloody statue, people yelling. Got it. This is where all the kids need to flip the coin and Doucheface is missing.


– Steven Weber is perfectly creepy. Also, I'm not going to judge whether it's common practice for a homeowner to "preserve a crime scene so law school students can lie down in a blood-stained bed and reenact crimes" but that seems to be a really weird thing to ask for in this or any storyworld universe. (Okay, so I guess I am going to judge.)

– I like to think that Liza Weil is just playing Paris Gellar on this show, but a Paris who A) would allow someone else to be in charge, B) isn't already President of the United States.

– Is Lila Stangard inspired by Elisa Lam?


– Professor Student Toucher is definitely sleeping with Bonnie Winterbottom, isn't he? OH GOD IS THAT ACTUALLY HER NAME? Bonnie Winterbottom? Bonnie White-ass? Nope, I'm calling her Paris Gellar from now on. That's too much.

 So who's the master manipulator here? Neighbor Rebecca, the Roid Rage boyfriend, or Professor Student Toucher? Also, now that we know-know that Rebecca's involved, is Wes's apartment a crime scene (with the bite marks and the scratch marks and whatnot)?


– How do you not suspect the daughter when she throws around the death penalty all willy nilly like that? "If he did it, I hope they give him the death penalty." "I hope they kill you." And not even a raised eyebrow until Frank brought up the IP address?

– You can't trust anyone who signs their name on a message with a single letter. That's just a fact.

– Just to reiterate: Cool lawyers do not look at explosions. They just keep walking to the elevator. Sometimes they almost miss getting in it, but Connor's new so it's okay.


What'd you think of How to Get Away With Murder's second episode? 


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Oct 16, 2014
i actually like the flashbacks, last chapter was too fast for me and they were really useful :P
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Oct 07, 2014
Love it!!!!!!!
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Oct 06, 2014
That's it for me, I'm out. Hate the flash back and forth. Don't like Viola in this role, although I know she's a great actor, just watch her in "Won't back Down". And this show just seems to be trying too hard to be "slick" and "hip". Not my cup of "hoodunnit".
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Oct 05, 2014
I was distracted by the Elisa Lam idea too. I wasted a good ten minutes at work the other day watching that security footage from the elevator. There is something wrong with me, I just assumed she had gone nuts and didn't really find it creepy. The elevator is going to stay open when you push all of the buttons...

I think, and I am just thinking this, is that they are actually doing a psychological witness technique with the flash forwards (I will acknowledge being more distracted by how close ended they made the general overarching story because we are going to catch up pretty damn quickly time line wise and also as a former law student...while criminal law class is interesting and everything, your mind is more wrapped up in contracts and civil procedure and wtf is going on in those classes generally worth more credit points and these will be the grades, together with criminal law and torts at least as well as second semester which will determine your journal eligibility, I'm not even that ambitious but if I had gotten a better second semester contract student, I would have graded onto a law journal as opposed to missing the cut off by two and having to write on) is that you see something different with each viewing of the scenes (they should alternate the POV because we have been pretty Wes heavy). In my class we did this in, we used a scene from Stand by Me and when a bunch of older kids confront the foursome. And then you had to recall things like the color of the truck. Which one was holding something (that was an annoying one, I don't know that anyone was). Its basically teaching how unreliable eyewitness testimony can really be.
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Dec 06, 2016
Not trying to be rude, but how do you waste 10 minutes watching a 4 minute long video?
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Oct 05, 2014
Calling it now, Bonnie (Paris :) ) Killed Lila in a jealous rage, she ends up being confronted by Professor Student Toucher and they end up fighting and she kills him, Neighbor Girl thinks PST killed Lila goes to confront him finds him dead, Legal Babies walk in find crime scene assume Annalise killed him and decide to cover it up to protect her.
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Oct 05, 2014
Call me traditional or whatever but I prefer a chronological presentation. Even so, I really like the show. Of course, any show like this starts out ahead compared to all the "reality" bargain basement garbage that is dispensed these days!
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Oct 05, 2014
Agree about the condescending flashbacks and flash-forwards, but except for that and the more procedural aspect of the series, I'm really enjoying it. An improvement on the pilot, I think.
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Oct 04, 2014
It's a lot like recruiting process, the main lead on any Company will sorround himself/herself with people that are loyal more than they are efficient/skilled.

Which is how a solid unit is always prone to mistakes they have to cover for in a way an efficient one won't even have to.
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Oct 04, 2014
It was pretty good. Loving its fast paced drama.
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Oct 04, 2014
Is so bad, no way someone get paid for that
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Oct 04, 2014
This show asks you turn off any semblance of a functioning brain and join in on a fantastical journey to nowhere... Also just one thing Steven Weber wasn't creepy exactly he actually seemed like a gay guy in the closet pretending to be straight. It was like watching some weird Hollywood rip off The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
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Oct 04, 2014
You mean like "Sleep Hollow," "The Good Wife," "House of Cards"??? All have you taking lots of leaps out of the ordinary.
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Oct 05, 2014
Not that any of those three you mentioned are good. The problem is that we are talking about First year Law Students being treated like they are first year Associates in a law firm. It is absurd.
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Oct 06, 2014
You may not find them good (apparently your criteria includes stark realism), but many other viewers do -- and would acknowledge that most of those shows' plot lines strain credulity. I can't imagine that you expected to like this show anyway.
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Oct 05, 2014
I dont look at that way. these are brilliant naive students willing to give in. their opinions are in a need to do basis. they are tools. so if it transpire that they are well trusted then its the whole point. they must feel accomplished to reason with their better judgement not to join in. Remember high school? exactly. And assessing your standard about TV, it seemed that you are very hard to please. Logic is not always effective on TV, because we do a lot of logic everyday. TV is supposed to be an escape from logic.
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Oct 08, 2014
Logic really helps make a story work!
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Oct 05, 2014
I am only hard to please if you make crap.

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Oct 04, 2014
Did i watch something completely else?!?
After 2 episodes, i'm out...so out. This is a terrible show.
And Viola Davis is god-aweful in it. The acting, the character...cringe-worthy!
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Oct 04, 2014
I planned on ignoring this show but I watched the pilot with a of couple friends earlier and now im hooked! Ep. 2 was even better.
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Oct 04, 2014
Viola runs circles around these young paltry actors. Wes guy can't act at all. Viola rocks every scene.
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Oct 04, 2014
I think the Wes thing is intentional, but it grates.
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Oct 04, 2014
Really? you think harry potter Wes can't act? I think he's pretty decent. Physical actor
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Oct 11, 2014
THANK YOU. JUST. THANK YOU.
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Oct 04, 2014
Harry Potter! Finally!! I knew he looked familiar....
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Oct 04, 2014
2 episodes in and im loving this show, I really wanna know how shonda rhimes hasn't run out of ideas yet with 3 hit prime time shows.
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Oct 04, 2014
Holy fucking shit!!! Right now I don't care about the other people, BUT FOR GOD'S SAKE, GIVE VIOLA DAVIS ALL THE AWARDS!!!
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Oct 04, 2014
She is GREAT. I LOVE her. Hate the wigs.
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Oct 05, 2014
That wig is god awful!
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Oct 06, 2014
Yup. In the scenes when she goes into the bedroom at the end of the day, I keep wishing that she would yank it off, like a real woman would. And, hey, it's 2015, why can't Viola show her natural hair?
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Oct 03, 2014
I'm going to watch this show again, but I'm not in love with it. This episode was alright, I guess.
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Oct 03, 2014
After watching last week I was pretty hard on the pilot episode, I almost always dislike pilots. But this week I gave it a second chance and I'm really glad I did. The characters are coming into their own very quickly and even the possible wife killing story of the week was entertaining. Viola Davis stole Thursday night!
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Oct 03, 2014
The constant back and forth between the timelines is really annoying, and I don't even mean the main flashforward... that one I'm okay with, but what's the point in showing us something and then showing what happened a few minutes before that, when it really isn't that significant? There was lots of that in this episode and I would understand if they were leading up to a twist, as a sort of 'oh, so that's how he did it' kind of thing... but no, they're just... there. Completely pointless.
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Oct 04, 2014
Are you sure? I'll confess that I haven't slowed down or played back the flashes so I'm not really sure what they show except for the ones where things are well lit (like seeing Sam's face on the woodpile). Does anyone have a list of what they show?
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Oct 04, 2014
Yes, I agree. The flashforwards don't really add anything to the storyline so far. The twist at the end of this episode - that the 'she' the students were helping was Rebecca, and Rebecca and Wes seem to be together - I'd have preferred not to know that at that point. Now every interaction between them will be coloured by that reveal, ugh. Seems that the show might just write itself into a corner if it continues to rely on the flashforwards.
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Oct 04, 2014
I totally agree Lucy
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Oct 03, 2014
I agree on so many points with your review. Will any "Everybody lies" speech forever remind us of Gregory House?
But I agree with a comment below. Annalise showing her emotional and sensitive side is most probably fake just in order to get what she wants from people. Shonda loves to have her characters alone to have their breakdowns, so the fact that it has only happened when she needed something from someone cannot be innocent.

The thing that left me a bit disappointed was gay-student (sorry, I can't seem to get their names either) comitting to the IT guy straight away when I liked his Good Wife male version of Kalinda, ready to use anyone to get what he wants. But it is just because I love bad ass characters like Kalinda.

Finally, I can't seem to get to like Wes (I scrolled up to find the name) yet. He's attractive, but his mentally-challenged-puppy eyes (which I am sure it is how they want him to play the part) just don't convince me as fitting the series challenging fast-paced morally-ambiguous competitve environment.
I am sure the lamb will become one of the worst tygers of Annalise's troops, but please make him look less stupid than a chicken watching Star Wars.

Now, I am waiting for the female characters to step up their game too.
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Oct 04, 2014
I think so far the series is offering up and this episode rather explicitly that people aren't who they seem to be.

I actually think that Annalise is more real with Nate than with her husband. I don't think she was faking it when she appealed to Nate around her husband possibly having killed his student.

I do not yet get who she is or even why she feels so connected to her husband Sam, though she doesn't seem able to be herself with him. I do get that the Annalise Keating we see with the students and in the courtroom is a persona, a player in a game.

Annalise Keating, the suave, sought-after attorney doesn't care whether people are guilty or innocent, but the actual person does care whether her husband killed the student or not.

All of this around seeming and reality was strange to me but I could also see how a person might end up where she is.

I had similar observations about the gay character (I'm notoriously bad with names and given it's an ensemble...). He thinks of himself and projects a ruthless operator persona, but it looks like that isn't really or fully who he is.

The moment he said that he doesn't "do boyfriends" was when I knew that there would be more (the relationship is still pretty shallow) between him and IT guy.

I wasn't disappointed by that. That made him real. Kalinda, as much as I love her tends to be more of a cipher than that and the writers often use her character to further plot points (pay off stories) rather than bother with deepening her character development.

I have the same reaction you have to Wes. I like him, but can't handle how squeeky clean and puppy dog like he is. It feels like bad casting, though I actually think it was quite deliberate. I'm not sure that actor in that role will work because I don't think he can sell sexual passion, murderous intent, double dealing, etc. to me. He's just too cute (like a puppy) and innocent looking. I couldn't even buy him downing shots.
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Oct 05, 2014
I agree with all of your points. For the moment, we are just playing cats and mice with the future twists coming up, and Annalise real personality will remain a mystery for some time I think.

I also agree with you on Kalinda.
thx :)
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Oct 04, 2014
I think its safe to say that at the end of this series, all the young doe-eyed law students will either be vicious tigers in Annalise's platoon...or dead. Jus saying. Its kinda in the title. *shrug*
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Oct 04, 2014
chicken watching star wars beats me comparing him to a giraffe throughout the episode,
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Oct 03, 2014
A chicken watching Star Wars. ROTFL :D
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Oct 03, 2014
Okay, so I liked this episode a *lot* less than the pilot. First of all, the flashforwards are starting to really bug me. I hate it when shows put in a lot of footage that I've already seen before. (Looking at you, my love, Stargate SG-1, and all your sum-up-the-season episodes!) I think the episode would be better served with us seeing the coin in the pilot. If they showed us the guy lied (I keep forgetting his name. In fact, for the life of me, I can't remember these students' names at all!), I'd be scratching my head throughout the episode, thinking why he did that. And then this episode's reveal would hit a lot harder and the flashforwards (shown starting at the gas station scene) would get on my nerves a lot less.
Second of all, that scene when Annalise told the whats-his-face to get that report. She leaned waaaaay too close. It creeped me out. Especially since that scene in the bathroom, when she kept stroking his chest, is still haunting me. I have no freakin' idea what's going on there.
Also, wouldn't all that blood start to smell after a while? Plus, if they preserved the crime scene for forensic evidence, why did Annalise's client and the gay guy (nope, still can't remember those names) had to reenact the scene and roll on the bed and completely compromised any evidence that might've been still left there? And why all the sexual innuendo there.
Generally, I notice there are a lot of erotic undercurrents in the exchanges between characters that are completely unnecessary and inexplicable. Just there 'cause.
The only character, aside from Annalise, whose name I can remember is Rebecca and that's only 'cause 1) I actually really like that actress and 2) 'cause I still can't figure out if I'm supposed to like her or not.
Also, Puppy-Eye-Dude, if a woman is undressing in front of you with plenty of things to hide behind and she doesn't ask you to look away - she *wants* you to see her! Get a hint!

So there. I liked the pilot a great deal. I was like *this* close to hating the second episode. I'm gonna take the next one as tie-breaker and see how it goes. But if the show continues the way it seems to - I think I'll be done.
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Oct 04, 2014
Ok there ya go.
Black guy = Wes
Gay guy = Connor (i think)
Black girl = Michaela
Invisible white girl = Laurel
Nerdy white guy = Don't remember his name.
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Oct 04, 2014
Thanks! :)
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Oct 04, 2014
Laurel is hispanic. But white hispanic i guess?
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Oct 04, 2014
Yep, Laurel is Latina. Who knows what "white" Hispanic/Latina really means other than a box you can check on the census since lots of people who look like her have close family members who look quite different.
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Oct 05, 2014
Descendents of spaniards, maybe? With european instead of native american physical traits but who are from Latin America?
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Oct 05, 2014
Agreed
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Oct 03, 2014
Hard to like the show. The lead "actress" is like a very angry James Earl Jones in a dress, wig, and heavy makeup although I think James has a smaller Adam's apple.
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Oct 14, 2014
LOL
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Oct 04, 2014
Hate black people much?

You went straight for the defeminization and masculinization of Viola Davis/Annelise Keating.

What's next? Monkey analogies?
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Oct 05, 2014
Did you and I read the same thing? Doesnt seem like it.
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Oct 04, 2014
Wow....REALLY?
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Oct 03, 2014
The black guy is the show. He do what ever she said.
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Oct 03, 2014
How did Annalise not know her client changed his identity? That's one bad lawyer. She can't even be mad at him for not telling, thats a poor background check on her part honestly.
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Oct 04, 2014
Exactly. And if she is such a hotshot lawyer, surely she could afford to have proper investigators (ala Kalinda or Robyn in The Good Wife) check these kinds of things, instead of relying on her assistants and interns.
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Oct 04, 2014
I suppose. You'd really only check re his name when investigating his background if you suspected something. What she should have checked was his first wife's death. Given that he was being accused of murdering the second wife...
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Oct 03, 2014
I love laurel too. maybe because she's a lot like me. and keating is right, its the quiet ones you have to look out for. which makes me wonder if there's more to laurel or if she really is the timid, quiet and idealistic one.

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Oct 04, 2014
The quiet ones are the smartest too!
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Oct 03, 2014
show stayed strong through the 2nd episode and the drop expected in ratings really wasnt all that much.

i love these characters. surprisingly i like connor a lot. i know we probably arent supposed to but i would probably rank him 3rd right now after prof. keating and wes.

dont really have any complaints yet
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Oct 03, 2014
Still my fav new show of the season. Mainly because it is hugely entertaining, promises twists left, right and centre and it is making me paranoid as hell. On the latter:
  • I do not buy Annaliese Keating when she is in desperation mode. Not last week when she was peddling some nonsense to Wes about 'marriage in trouble due to having (or not) babies'. And not this week when she suddenly goes to hot police lover with 'I think my hubs did it'. I may be wrong but to me she was performing a 'lady in distress' routine to set either man for some future manipulation.
  • Is Wes really the doe-eyed innocent he appears to be? Just thankful to be in the game after he made it from the 'wait list'? How bad are his secrets going to be....
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Oct 05, 2014
I do believe to a fair extent that Wes is the genuine nice guy he appears to be, but I don't believe for a second anyone else is. And my current theory (hence, likely to change often given all the twists) is that Rebecca is the one really playing innocent right now.

And I do agree with you, I think much of Anna's desperation moves are all acts meant to draw sympathy, especially from people who know her so well as a hard-ass, but who aren't expecting such intense vulnerability from her.
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Oct 05, 2014
what do you think about laurel? is she exactly what she seems or will we find out later on something about her that changers our perspective on her.
i feel like her and wes kind of stick out in this world because wes is naive and she just seems like she isnt cut out for this. she seems to nervous and to shy.
or maybe she will be the one who learns to be stronger and speak out for through all of this and she really is the one innocent one in this show
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Oct 05, 2014
I'm not really sure on Laurel. She seems just smart enough to know she isn't the smartest one around, but still naive enough to wonder if she's only there as an easy score for Frank. What makes me wonder is that I may have completely misread her interactions with Bonnie. I didn't see it as Bonnie being upset Frank was likely eying Laurel, but that Bonnie might have been the one eying Laurel, but still annoyed that he made it seem so obvious and would likely succeed at it? Only time will tell. I don't believe Laurel is as naive as she tries to let on, but she's not nearly as smart as the others either.
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Oct 09, 2014
Guys, Bonnie CLEARLY likes Sam, Annalise's husband.
It was obvious last week as it is now.
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Oct 09, 2014
That impression would be reinforced by the exchange that Bonnie and Frank had when he basically said that Bonnie was the one people should worry about with the female students.

Plus, it is possible to read the scene when Laurel goes to Bonnie for help and Bonnie is cold, as Bonnie resisting acting on an attraction she has to her --- pushing her away instead of saying anything that would bring her closer.
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Oct 05, 2014
I agree with you about Keating, I felt her desperation seemed a little more genuine in this episode, but I'm concerned it's constant occurrence will make her a caricature of sorts, 'the woman with a hard exterior who is just really scared on the inside' stereotype.
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Oct 05, 2014
I will be disappointed if in the end that was supposed to be real desperation because if it was then the acting was cringeworthy at best & poor at worst... which would surprise me because... hello Viola Davis is amazing!
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Oct 05, 2014
I honestly felt sort of the opposite. I felt her desperation in the second episode made her incredibly unbelievable, but that in the first episode was rather ambiguous; open to a great deal of varying interpretation.
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Oct 05, 2014
I agree - on the first one (with Wes in the bathroom and all that baby-nonsense) I was a bit like Wes ie 'WTF?' but the seduction element (all that uncomfortable chest fondling) made it somewhat believable.... then watching the second 'outburst' where Keating was asking hot detective and the audience to believe she was scared of hubby, I just thought 'you are one conniving manipulative lady, lady!'
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Oct 06, 2014
I didn't read her meltdown with her boyfriend as fear of Sam hurting her. I thought it was the reaction of horror and revulsion you might have if you found out that not only had someone probably cheated on you with a co-ed again, but that had killed that young girl, too. It's not like killing his student would necessarily make him into a serial killer or a danger to her -- just a nasty, immoral/messed up piece of work.
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Oct 03, 2014
yeah. i think there's a lot more to wes and this episode kind of showed us a bit of it
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Oct 05, 2014
I think Wes is being played, likely by Rebecca, but also by Annaliese to a fair extent. He does seem like a rather easy mark for either of them.
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Oct 05, 2014
I think that is what we are expected to believe and therefore I feel suspicious but that may be an aftereffect from just watching the show and everyone lying non-stop to one another....
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Oct 03, 2014
(Nick, it's S01E02, not S02E01)
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Oct 03, 2014
For some reason I really like this show. Scandal got one episode before the exhausted dialogue got the best of me.
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Oct 03, 2014
I pretty much suspected the daughter before they even showed her. The way the guy described the the stabbings in the bed just seemed to fit with someone smaller, frailer, and more in a panicked rage than the average male is likely to be.

After the first episode, I strongly suspected Anna's husband for murdering Lila, but at this point, he's TOO obvious of a suspect, and seeing FFW-Rebecca with Wes and her disturbing dependence on him makes me think she is a significantly bigger headcase than I'd initially imagined, and my new lead suspect in Lila's murder, with the ex-boyfriend as an EXTREMELY reluctant co-conspirator (likely just helped carry the body up the water tower and is now terrified the entire thing will be pegged on him), I think Anna's husband is likely only guilty of sleeping with Lila and is trying to hide that, not just to avoid becoming a primary suspect, but to avoid losing his job.
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Oct 03, 2014
I am enjoying this show very much. It has some minor mistakes but it's very thrilling to watch. The only thing that annoys the hell out of me is the the guy from Harry Potter films' annoying head flip. I think that's his way of acting or something but it's becoming very annoying. When he is addressed he will flip his head and then say something.
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Oct 03, 2014
I think for the general audience the fleshing out was necessary. The characters speak fast and the fast pace of the show makes it easy for people who are not paying enough attention to miss something.

The constant flashing forward and moving back got me dizzy at times.

I finally recognized Rebecca is Rosie Larson from the Killing and she also starred in The Carrie Diaries. This girl is going places.
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Oct 03, 2014
Did not like Rosie Larson in The Carrie Diaries (or it was just the character I didn't like) but she is really good in this one.
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Oct 03, 2014
She was Rosie Larson in the killing. Not much acting there as she was dead though the name got mentioned so many times it got stuck in my head.

Her character in The Carrie Diaries was Maggie Landers. Maggie is most annoying in that show.

I just goggle. Her real name is Katie Findlay and she is from Canada.
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Oct 04, 2014
Of course she's Canadian, like most of the other working actors today -- unless of course they are Aussie (and there is a huge contingent of them). Meant only slightly tongue in cheek.
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Oct 03, 2014
I tried watching the pilot today and it was such a bombardment of information i the beginning (the first scene in her classroom) that I felt dizzy. I felt I had to rewatch everything to make heads or tails of the case she was presenting. I'm more used to whodunit mysteries in which we are introduced to the circumstances of the crime at a more leisurely pace. Then I decided to watch something else. But I'll try the pilot again soon.
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Oct 04, 2014
It is fast-paced, but it pays off. So, if you have the chance, do watch it again.
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