I recently decided to start watching How to get away with murder, and here are my thoughts on it so far. If you haven’t seen this show (and want to) please skip this post.
When you first start this show, it’s all OMG! and OMG! and OMG! It pulls you in right away!! The first season is a twisted web of back stories and flashbacks and everything mingled in together. At first, I was intrigued by this. But that I just got super annoyed! Like ok, I get it, you’re trying to be all dramatic, but just SHOW ME WHAT HAPPENS AND STOP SHOWING ME THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER ALREADY OMG!!!
But it was still really good. I was hooked. So hooked that I’d watch so many episodes in a day (usually on my days off) that I’d have crazy HTGAWM filled dreams. But ya know, those weren’t always that horrible:
But then something happened. Somewhere around the end of season one, the start of season 2, the show started to repeat. The stupid flashbacks were appearing again, in that super annoying way where you get a dead body and then spend 15 episodes getting 2 minutes of what actually happened that night to get the dead body. Like, come on!! Sure, use that tactic once and then drop it. It’s not cool anymore. It was hardly cool the first time, but the show was so fresh and new that I put up with it.
And then there are all the other murders. Basically, when I see a new character that isn’t part of the lawyer team, I know they are either going to die or be part of a new murder. And I’m usually right. It’s so predictable now.
And I swear to glitter and hippos and unicorns, if I see one more person ugly cry with snot coming out of their nose, I’m going to THROW MY COMPUTER AGAINST A WALL! Enough already!!!
And I’m not even finished season two.
Here’s my thing: this show started off amazing! I was so captivated by it! But I feel like this is one of those shows that needed to be a movie. Just like Lost. With Lost, a friend gave me the first two seasons on DVD and then I started watching it on TV. But after the 3rd or 4th season, I gave up. I was bored. They are still on the stupid island, and the plot lines are just getting more and more ridiculous. This is how I feel with HTGAWM. The plot lines are just getting way too unbelievable.
Maybe the problem is that I’m watching it all at once and not once a week like the creators intended? But even when I take a few days break from it, I still get into this “ugh, seriously?” mode while watching it. I’m not sure how much longer I will stay invested, but for now, I’m still watching. I’m hoping it gets better.