Viola Davis is Beautiful
Critics are raving about How to Get Away with Murder, and I will be no different. In the 21st Century, the modern warrior woman who slaughters her enemies in courtrooms, classrooms, and conference rooms is a much-needed sight. Viola Davis as Professor Annalise Keating embodies this.
Before, when the premise was released a few months back, we were concerned with her relationship issues. She was married and sleeping with someone else. Well, remember that murder plot the series revolves around? The victim his her husband, a white psychology professor whom her students kill for some reason (it's an arc, so....we have to wait).
The guy Annalise was cheating with is the supervising mocha-skinned muscle-y detective on the case she's working (she's a defending an attempted murdered whom she already knows is guilty). She uses the detective to discredit video footage of her client. And Annalise does it slowly, insidiously, casually bringing up the fact that the night of the murder, when he should've been home with his wife (newly diagnosed with cancer), he was off visiting "a friend" (as in, he was on his knees in her kitchen with his face buried between her thighs).
Oh, yeah...she's that ruthless.