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Recommendation: One of the best thrillers on TV right now

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Have you watched How to Get Away With Murder? If you’re into thrillers, you absolutely can’t get away with not watching it.

The series follows lawyer Analise Keating, played by the gorgeous and talented Viola Davis, along with her associates and students, through legal cases and legal issues of a personal nature. The plot twists are frequent, leaving your heart pounding at the end of every episode. On top of that, the character development courses through the story, allowing glimpses into the lives of everyone in the show. Just when you think you’ve got a character nailed down, the writers pull the rug out from under you and you’re back to guessing.

Personally, I started the first season and watched it regularly via Netflix. I had to take a break after the season finale, simply because it was so intense. Once I dove into the second season, I devoured it quickly. It’s a show that fuels an intense desire to know what’s going on and who’s in on it all.

The show utilizes flashbacks very deviously, feeding the viewer only what they want to reveal. Later episodes will cast a light on what earlier flashbacks didn’t show, and the truth is slowly unraveled. Additionally, the focus of the show switches among the characters, and not always in the order you might prefer. The writers like to drop bombs about one character, and then slide into scenes with another. It’s maddening and addictive all at once.

If you’re into thrillers, especially ones with strong female leads, How to Get Away With Murder has to be at the top of your watch list. The first two seasons are available on Netflix, and the third season is broadcasting on ABC.

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