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#1 iambre

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 06:23 PM

I am definitely in after viewing the premiere episode a second time.

 

Anyone else watching?


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#2 Quirky

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 07:14 PM

Yep, I watched! I was pleasantly surprised. I don't know how long it'll last, but I think I'll be watching the next few episodes at least.


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#3 Bittersweet

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 08:17 PM

There'll be only 16 episodes per season so the plots would be tight.

 

I'm waiting to watch the pilot. Busy TV week.


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#4 Cybagem

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 02:55 PM

I am watching this too. It'll be a total of two new shows I've picked up this Fall.

 

I would have an issue if Viola Davis plays her character with too much attitude, I liked everything about her performance but that. Attitude doesn't equate strong and powerful and I hate that it is celebrated as such by critics. It makes you a bitch is all. However, I love the vulnerability she showed in the bathroom with the student. That kind of multidimensional characterization is what I love about Shonda's projects.

 

Question, was she coming on to him? She was being so strange, with the running her hands over his abs and all. I would probably do the same thing if I were her, he is HOT but I am not sure what she was doing in that moment.

 

I think she has the hots for Wes. Not projecting at all.

 

Liza Weil is very good in this role, small as it is. I hope  she is given more to do. Her snapping at that misogynist prick was probably my favorite part of the pilot.

 

There was too much going on. I need to watch it a second time.


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#5 Quirky

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Posted 30 September 2014 - 04:54 PM

I would have an issue if Viola Davis plays her character with too much attitude, I liked everything about her performance but that. Attitude doesn't equate strong and powerful and I hate that it is celebrated as such by critics. It makes you a bitch is all. 

 

I kind of got the impression that "bitch" is what they're going for here. 

 

Question, was she coming on to him? She was being so strange, with the running her hands over his abs and all. I would probably do the same thing if I were her, he is HOT but I am not sure what she was doing in that moment.

I think she has the hots for Wes. Not projecting at all.

 

Yes, yes, she was! I don't know if it's because she was attracted to him or if she was trying to give another reason to keep him quiet. 


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#6 iambre

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 06:44 PM

Question, was she coming on to him? She was being so strange, with the running her hands over his abs and all. I would probably do the same thing if I were her, he is HOT but I am not sure what she was doing in that moment.

 

I think she has the hots for Wes. Not projecting at all.

 

I rewound the scene a few times and I came away thinking that she was manipulating Wes because she needed to gain his trust to keep her secret.

 

 

Here's a link to the cast page for anyone like me who still needs help with the characters.

http://abc.go.com/sh...ith-murder/cast


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#7 Cybagem

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 08:37 PM

Okay thanks. I thought it was just me. It would be a weird acting choice and direction if she wasn't using sexual manipulation on him.

 

I haven't watched it again but I'll watch tonight's live. I hope the flashbacks don't confuse me some more.


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Posted 03 October 2014 - 02:32 PM

Hmm, I was less interested in last night's episode. I can't tell if it's because maybe there was just so much going on....or not really enough going on? 

 

I will say that I'm glad they showed the main character having some real emotion going on, though. She came off as less of complete hardass and more of a real person. 


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Posted 03 October 2014 - 09:55 PM

Hmm, I was less interested in last night's episode. I can't tell if it's because maybe there was just so much going on....or not really enough going on? 

 

I will say that I'm glad they showed the main character having some real emotion going on, though. She came off as less of complete hardass and more of a real person. 

 

ITA. Annalise is a complete mess. So much so that I am beginning to think she killed her husband and her students are covering up for her.

 

As for the case of the week, I knew the blond girl was the murder right away. The father was too obvious a blood thirsty freak to be the killer.


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#10 Cybagem

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Posted 04 October 2014 - 02:02 PM

Hmm, I was less interested in last night's episode. I can't tell if it's because maybe there was just so much going on....or not really enough going on? 

 

I am going to follow the long arc, which is the mystery of her husband's death. I am thinking he was sleeping with the dead student and might have had something to do with her death.

 

The cases of the week don't interest me.


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Posted 11 October 2014 - 02:25 PM

Normally, I wouldn't watch as most Shonda Rhimes shows turn into a hot mess much sooner than later, but I really want to support Viola Davis and this isn't actually written by Shonda.

 

I've liked the show enough thus far, but as much as they fancy themselves different, a lot of the characters are pretty stock and generic. I do like the actor that plays Wes, he's really the only one that has risen above the material other than Viola. The rest of the actors are practically twirling their mustaches as they go along.


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Posted 13 October 2014 - 05:00 PM

I just checked this out. I'm not sure yet. It could be good, but they could really blow it with this one too.

 

I guess I'll give it a little longer to make a decision.

 

The premise is interesting.


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Posted 17 October 2014 - 02:44 PM

The promos claimed that Annalise's last nine words would make your jaw drop, but no, not really. I mean we already knew that the husband was having an affair and most likely killed that girl, so what was revealed wasn't that much of a shocker to me.

 

What I was blown away by was Viola Davis' willingness to show herself au natural on the show. When she took off her make up and wig, I was fascinated by that whole scene. I do wish that she had a wig cap on as I don't think most black women that wear wigs would allow their natural hair to be that matted underneath. The health of the natural hair is of utmost importance.


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Posted 22 October 2014 - 07:48 PM

How to Get Away With Murder is one of my new Thursday shows to watch. It's been an intriguing show so far with the murder case at the helm of it all. Drama looks to be picking up even more, as Annalise is going to have it out with her husband Sam over incriminating evidence that threatens their relationship. The homosexual scenes between Connor, Oliver and others might be discomforting for some though. Can't wait to see more of this show and how it develops.


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Posted 22 October 2014 - 11:19 PM

It's not the actual sex that bothers me as it how random and seemingly irresponsible it is. He barely knows these men before pretty much jumping them.

In the head writer's attempt to normalize a young homosexual man's lovelife, he's unknowingly playing into the most dangerous stereotypes that are associated with gay men.
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Posted 22 October 2014 - 11:57 PM

It's not the actual sex that bothers me as it how random and seemingly irresponsible it is. He barely knows these men before pretty much jumping them.

In the head writer's attempt to normalize a young homosexual man's lovelife, he's unknowingly playing into the most dangerous stereotypes that are associated with gay men.

 

I don't mind too much but I don't think they shouldn't be shoving it in people's faces. Sure moderately feature it but don't overdo it. And you're right, they're overdoing it with Connor going out and sleeping with his partner, then quickly sleeping around to exploit other gay people and fulfill his unsatisfying desires. Definitely playing into gay people stereotypes and quite much. Don't see them toning it down either.


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Posted 23 October 2014 - 09:23 AM

Yes, I think they are overdoing it. We get the idea without the full blown sex scenes and descriptive discussions afterward. It shouldn't take center stage in the show, but it's starting to. Is the show about getting away with murder or this guy's sexcapades?


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#18 askanison

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Posted 23 October 2014 - 10:56 AM

I have enjoyed the show so far and I knew the sex scenes would be a major issue for many people. I like how the show moves back and forth from then and now and is slowly showing the audience how thic character went from this to this and so on. I have a hard time feeling bad for Annalise when she is a steroypical lawyer. She is a strong woman and very interesting character though. I wasn't suprised by her husband being on the phone of a dead girl, since it has been hinted at heavily that he was involved. So far my favorite character has been Wes Gibbins eventhough he seems to be manipulating the group and situation for his own ends.


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Posted 23 October 2014 - 01:09 PM

Well, as I said, I can deal with the sex scenes, but I can't deal with how the head writer, who is gay, is sabotaging his own show in the name of evening the playing field.

He's trying to show as much sex between two men to counter how much sex he's seen between a man and a woman. That makes no sense! Does he even realize how many hours that would equate to? We'd have to watch porn MOVIES to come close to that number.

He's undermining his own character because while Connor may be intelligent enough to know which guy can get him what he needs, he doesn't believe he can get those things without having sex with them.

He's not even the lead character amongst the supporting characters, but I've seen more sex with him than Annalise. It pulls you out of the show, in my opinion and that is never what a writer wants.
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Posted 23 October 2014 - 04:23 PM

I wonder if this show has changed anyone's mind about going to law school or if there are any law schools that have a similar course (not murder but maybe white-collar crimes).

 

I love the show but the sex scenes are how some people (gay, straight, or bi) live in the 21st Century.  It would be nice if there was maybe a shot of a condom after they gaze into one anothers' eyes.

 

When I was a kid, the taboo show that came on at 10pm was Charlies Angels.  My mom saw it as empowering since Police Woman and Get Christie Love  (talk about old school :D) were off the air.  However, my grade school teacher got huffy over the idea of any kid staying up to watch TV. 

 

I'm saying this to say that the sex scenes are a bit much for kids unless parents take time to explain in way they can understand.  If a parent isn't up to the task, make sure the kiddies can't see it!

 


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