Happy Wine Wednesday! Sheena returns this week to discuss the pilot episode of a series that stars one of my all time favorite messy characters - How To Get Away With Murder. Long time listeners know how much I adore when women get to be messy, flawed, and complicated. Few have done it better than Viola Davis in her brilliant portrayal of Annalise Keating.
As we do with all Shondaland shows, we talk about what the HTGAWM "imprint" is. Scandal has the fast talking monologues, Grey's has the opening/closing narration from Meredith - what's the HTGAWM imprint? Likewise, as with the other shows in the Shonda-verse, we talk about the location and whether Philadelphia is as impactful to this series as Washington, DC is to Scandal.
Y'all know we unpack the memorable character introductions, particularly the manner in which the writers introduce us to Annalise and help frame her world in the pilot. We also talk about which introductions to the Keating 5 (who I like to refer to as the "Murder Muppet Babies") and whom among them left a strong impression with us in the pilot.
Given that Sheena and I are both attorneys, it should come as no surprise that we had some thoughts about HTGAWM's portrayal of law school and Annalise's approach to practicing law and advocating on behalf of her clients.
As always, we have a HTGAWM inspired thirst segment in which we swoon over cast members and share the celebrity crushes with whom we'd like to recreate that Annalise/Nate scene.
Friendly reminder - we drink, we know things, we use adult language, and we have a great time! Thanks so much for listening!
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