Guest Review How To Get Away With Murder

How To Get Away With Murder 1×05 – We’re Not Friends

“That’s how you like your mistresses, huh? Weak, broken messes that you just clean up.”

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Another disappointing filler.

I probably sound like a broken record by now, but it’s disturbing how little I care about anyone other than Annalise on this show. Laurel took center-stage this week, and it would’ve been intriguing to see her manipulate a jury member if she wasn’t so bland and boring, or to see her kissing Frank if he wasn’t such a useless douche.

The resolution from last week’s amazing cliffhanger wasn’t handled very well, either. Annalise and Sam’s fight didn’t seem very intense (despite him pushing her on the bed) but at least we find out a little more about what a great person Sam is—he cheated on his first wife with Annalise, and he cheated on Annalise with Lila. Such great characters we’ve got in this show.

Even the case of the boy who shot his abusive father was boring, perhaps even worse than last week’s. I don’t know anything about courtrooms and how they work, but it can’t be that easy to manipulate the jury, can it? Annalise made it look like a walk in the park—and perhaps that was actually the only good thing about this episode.

And let’s talk about how underwhelming the cliffhanger was. It didn’t make Wes seem more interesting at all to be in control of Annalise, and their confrontation about that damn wallpaper wasn’t as powerful as probably intended. With just 10 episodes left for the season, I’m deeply worried I might get bored quickly. Let’s just hope there’s a payoff in the end, and we have to put up with these slow episodes right now because they’re building up to something great soon…hopefully?

Sneaky Courtroom Bits

– The flashforwards are killing me. Why not speed things up a bit and show us what happens in the aftermath of Sam’s death—like the day after or something? This is torture for now.

– The whole “Mr. Darcy” thing was just ridiculous. Jane Austen is rolling her eyes in her grave right now.

– Who puts a naked picture of someone as their contact profile pic on their phone? I didn’t think you were smart, Laurel, but I didn’t think you were retarded either.

– Rebecca is starting to get on my nerves and surprisingly, I might start liking Asher, the least important yet kinda funny character.

Amusing Keating One-Liners

Annalise: Did you love her?
Sam: No. It was her, she was persistent. She kept coming to me about her family, about her boyfriend. Annalise, she was just lost.
Annalise: Just like you found me.

Nate: You want to sleep next to a killer, go for it.

Laurel: We finally have a client I don’t hate.
Asher: Really? The guy who shot his dad in the back?

Annalise: Somebody woke up in the mood to fight this morning.

Michaela: Oh my god, are you crying?
Asher: No. Allergies.

Conclusion
A disappointing and underwhelming installment from a show that just hasn’t found its footing yet.

Chris Rating
C

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