I cannot tell you have excited I was to get a review copy of the hit ABC drama “How to Get Away With Murder”. I had watched the show as it aired earlier this year and was excited to watch the first season again as I got ready for season two! “How To Get Away With Murder: The Complete First Season” releases on DVD August 4th.
“How to Get Away With Murder” features Viola Davis as Annalise Keating, an aggressive defense attorney and law professor. Each year she chooses a few promising students to become her interns for the year, assisting her and the rest of her staff on, what seem to be, impossible to win cases. At some point the line between defending murderers and commit murder starts to blur when Annalise and her students become involved in a homicide that has the potential to ruin them all.
Without giving anything away, because the suspense and unknown is what makes this show so amazing, the show is told through both flashforwards, flashbacks and present day situations and of course the case of the week. I was kept guessing right up until the very end! Even watch a second time I still let out a gasp at the big reveal.
Season One consists of 15 drama-packed episodes spanning a three month period. Each episode just gets better and better as you delve deeper into the lives of the characters and the unfolding stories.
Also included on this DVD are several bonus features. And I loved each of them.
First Year Law – This feature includes interviews with the actors, creators and producers of this hit series. It was great to hear their thoughts on the show and how it evolved for them.
“Bye Felicia” Music Video – A hilarious video featuring Asher Millstone, the spoiled rich kid and one of the Keating Five. I couldn’t stop laughing as I watched this feature.
Deleted Scenes – It was great to see some of the unaired moments from the first season.
Bloopers – This feature is always my favorite! I love seeing clips of the cast having fun while on set working. Definitely good for a laugh or two.
“How To Get Away With Murder” stars Viola Davis as Annalise Keating, Billy Brown as Nate Lahey, Alfred Enoch as Wes Gibbins, Jack Falahee as Connor Walsh, Katie Findlay as Rebecca Sutter, Aja Naomi King as Michaela Pratt, Matt McGorry as Asher Millstone, Karla Souza as Laurel Castillo, Charlie Weber as Frank Delfino and Liza Weil as Bonnie Winterbottom.
Overall I loved the first season and the DVD had several extras that were great. If you didn’t catch How to Get Away With Murder when it aired on ABC now is your chance and if you did, the Bonus Features are awesome and certainly worth checking out. Pick up your copy of “How To Get Away With Murder: The Complete First Season” on DVD August 4th.
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