Who doesn’t love watching Annalise Keating kick butt and take names every week on How To Get Away With Murder? She’s smart, she’s tough, and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. In fact, it seems the only people who shouldn’t like Annalise would be… well, her law students, who frequently get caught up in their professor’s drama. Here are 10 reasons you should probably drop that class if Annalise Keating is your teacher:
1. She’ll embarrass you on your first day
Remember how Annalise had no problem exposing Wes as a “wait-lister” during her first class? Everyone immediately mocked and derided Wes. Way to give him an encouraging start, Annalise!
2. If you’re not in her small circle of chosen students, she’ll never pay attention to you again
After Annalise chose a few students from her first-year class to serve as her interns, none of the other students were ever mentioned again. Does Annalise even know their names? Does she even teach that class anymore?
3. If you are part of the Chosen Ones, you’ll probably fail all of your other classes
Once you’re interning for Annalise Keating, that’s going to take up all of your time, spare or otherwise. Good luck going to your other classes and finishing your assignments when Annalise needs you in court all the time.
4. You’ll probably fail her class, too
Like we said, Annalise seems more concerned with winning her firm’s cases than actually teaching her class, so you’ll spend so much time in court that you’ll fail her class, or she’ll neglect her class so much that you’ll never actually learn anything.
5. She’s OK with framing people to get herself out of trouble
This law professor framed her police officer boyfriend for her husband’s murder. How are you supposed to learn respect for the law from someone who clearly doesn’t respect it at all?
6. Her dedicated followers would literally kill for her
Some of Annalise’s associates have literally committed murder to protect their mentor. That sounds a little cultish, doesn’t it?
7. You’ll end up an accessory after the fact
Even if you don’t commit any crimes on Annalise’s behalf, you’ll probably be peer pressured into covering it up. Law students should spend their time at the library, not burying bodies in the woods!
8. When one drama ends, another one immediately begins
Once you’ve finally made it through the highs and lows of some of Annalise’s problems, you might think you can finally relax. But unfortunately, there’s no rest for the wicked: When one murder is successfully covered up, another one is committed, or a house is burnt down, or a million other dramas follow Annalise and her crew around.
9. You might actually end up dead
That house burning down? That’s Annalise’s house, and you might be in it.
10. Even if you don’t die or get arrested, you’ll make a pretty terrible lawyer
Hey, Annalise makes for some great TV, sure. But she’s not a very good lawyer. In the real world, all of her questionable legal subterfuge would definitely get her disbarred. You might get away with murder, but you’ll probably lose your law license, too.