We’ve all seen the previews: Viola Davis is an intense law professor who oversees a group of wannabe lawyers in her class, which – as the chalkboard tells us – is “How to Get Away With Murder.” Catchy title, no? That’s just one of many thoughts that will no doubt run through your head during the show’s first 15 minutes as you soak up all the soapy, bloody, Shonda Rhimesian goodness. Followed by:
Okay, this show is totally about murder. I get the title now. Four students who may or may not have killed someone? It’s like all of my I Know What You Did Last Summer dreams coming true all over again. Except without the creepy notes.
Where do I know that guy from? Is that the kid from Harry Potter?
Yup, that’s him — Dean Thomas! But now he’s all grown up. Man, I feel old.
Wait, if he has a sex scene, is that going to be weird to watch?
Meh. I guess if Daniel Radcliffe can do a naked play with a horse, I can get over this.
Okay, back to this show. They’re seriously flipping a coin to figure this argument out? Because that’s totally how I should make all of my major life decisions.
Sweet, we’re doing one of those three-months-ago flashbacks. I’m down with that. I kind of want to know who’s dead. Is it Viola? What a waste that would be! But they’re not going to kill the star. It’s Viola-freaking-Davis. She made us feel things in The Help.
Well, if she is dead, at least we can see why. These students are freaking terrified of her. Also, I’m totally having deja-vu right now…
Mens rea? The hot seat?
OH, HI THERE, unintentional Legally Blonde references. It’s official: I am so down with this show.
I wonder if anyone else ever tried to do the “Bend and Snap” at home? I should actually try that at a bar sometime. Only if it’s not crowded though.
Too funny, the students on this show are also fighting for an actual job. I wonder what Viola would actually be like to work for? She’s sort of a hard-ass here, and I’m totally digging it. I mean, that stare…
That’s it, I’m in. I’d better grab a quick snack before it comes back on.
How to Get Away with Murder debuts September 25 at 10 p.m. ET on CTV.