Saturday, July 23, 2016

Popcorn & Coffee: How To Get Away With Murder: The Complete Second Season

TV-14; 645 minutes; $29.99; Amazon
Now available to buy on DVD from ABC Home Entertainment is How To Get Away With Murder: The Complete Second Season, featuring all 15 episodes on four discs. Bonus features includes Deleted Scenes and Bloopers.

Created by Peter Nowalk and produced by Shonda Rhimes, the series centers on Annalise Keating (played by Viola Davis), a criminal defense attorney who is also a law professor at Middleton University, where she enlists five law students - Wes Gibbins (played by Alfred Enoch), Connor Walsh (played by Jack Falahee), Michaela Pratt (played by Aja Naomi King), Asher Millstone (played by Matt McGorry), and Laurel Castillo (played by Karla Souza) - to be her interns.

The first season uses flash forward and flashback scenes to show the events that lead to the murders of Lila Stangard, the mistress of Annalise's husband, Sam, and Sam's murder which was caused by the interns.

The second season uses a similar formula with the first eight episodes using flash forward scenes and the final seven using flashbacks. The early episodes centers on Annalise taking on a new case despite the little fact that her lover is on trial for killing her husband. The case involves Caleb and Catherine Hapstall who are both accused of killing their adoptive patents.

Things take a twisted turn when the A.D.A. Emily Sinclair is murdered, and once again Annalise finds herself trying to cover up another murder.

Final Thoughts: There's many television series I tend to ignore for one reason or another, which happens to include ABC's critical hit How To Get Away With Murder. After hearing a few good things about the series, I thought I would give The Complete Second Season DVD a try.

It took two or three episodes for me to figure out who was who and what the past storyline was about, after that I quickly became hooked. Yes, there are a few cliches there and there, but the overall plots are intriguing. The acting from the supporting-cast can be a bit clunky; a few of the characters are very unlikable. The saving grace of the series is Viola Davis, who gives a great performance as the main character, Annalise Keating.

Overall, I have enjoyed watching How To Get Away With Murder: The Complete Second Season DVD. I'll make an attempt to watch the first season before the third season begins on ABC in September.

*I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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