Nerdiscoveries is a feature hosted by The Bibliophile Confessions where we share our new discoveries that totally make us nerd/geek out.
Hello everyone! Welcome to my very first Nerdiscoveries post. I’m very excited to share this post to you!
I know most of you already know what I’m going to be talking about today.
(Oh, Hi Kyle!)
Yes! It’s going to be that brilliant show, How To Get Away With Murder! Like I said, I know most of you are watching this show but I would like to share how I came across this great gem.
Late 2014 was when I first heard of this show. People were so into it, many have loved it. I told myself that I’ll watch it soon, once I have the time to do so. It was even on cable TV, but since I’m in uni, I didn’t have the time to catch the episodes at home. When our second semester started last January, I invited Jem to stay for a night in our dorm. She brought her external hard drive so it was basically movie night for all of us. She had the first few episodes on hers and that was when I decided that I need to watch it.
I did watch it with my roommates days after and we were all hooked! How could we not be? The storyline is brilliant, the casting is perfect. Viola Davis basically slayed everyone. Also, as a Potterhead, it was nice to see Alfie Enoch all grown up, but still a cutie. I mean, have you seen him in Sherlock? I was so blown-away when I saw him there. He aged with grace, that fine lad.
I’m really drawn into crime/legal dramas at the moment. Yeah, I do think my preference for TV shows has matured a bit. Remember months ago when I posted my obsession with the TV series, Suits? I think that was my major turning point.
Anyways, back to the show. From the pilot episode, I have totally loved everything! The way the episodes were presented where it mostly centered on what happened during the bonfire night (Not going to ruin it for those who haven’t seen this yet *winks*), with cases where I’m just totally blown away with the brilliance that is Annalise Keating. It’s also very much empowering to see a female protagonist, who happens to be a person of color, kicking ass on TV. Not that it doesn’t happen, but still, it makes the show a million times better. The characters are really diverse. We have Asher Millstone, who’s kind of a jock/goofball but we saw him get all serious, especially during that episode about his Dad; Michaela Pratt, the know-it-all, but she manages to wow me when she pulls things off; Connor Walsh, the hottie… with the hacker boyfriend which seemed very useful but that’s not the only thing he could offer; Lauren Castillo, street-smart and kind of the one who balances things out in the group; and of course, Wes Gibbins, the waitlist, but seriously is one of the best characters I’ve come across.
Honestly, this show has everything I have ever asked for. I was always on the edge of my seat waiting for the next episodes for the past weeks. And the season finale was freaking mindblowing!! I can’t wait for the next season to come!
If you haven’t seen a single episode, the first season is complete. Do yourselves a favor and binge-watch it.