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    New to Shonda Rhimes (?) shows, so I am not sure if this question applies to her other series, but...
    Are we not supposed to like any of the characters except the kid that was wait listed?
    The show has promise and I really like Viola Davis so I will watch a couple more, but honestly, none of these characters are tolerable. Arrogant, whiny, self entitled, lying, skeevy, pervy, and just plain annoying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Debb70 View Post
    I really liked it! I'm in for sure.

    It took me back to my first days of law school. I never experienced anything like that!

    I do have to suspend believe during the trial part. I'll try to just accept it. I won't go into the details on that, but overall, it was good.

    Did anyone get the idea that the victim in the wheelchair might have been faking it?
    LOL! It took me back to my first days of law school too! Criminal Law! What a trip! (Also kudos to "The Paper Chase" -- a GREAT film + tv series from years ago -- for great memories of our first year Contracts class!)

    I never experienced any class like that either --- and sadly, I don't think there was anyone in my class who was knowledgable enough or mature enough to be able to participate on that level, in the first days of law school.

    Totally agree, Debb, I had to suspend believe quite a few times during the show --- but it was tons of fun, smart, fascinating and very intriguing!

    PS To me, the guy in the wheelchair was just weird and not believable.
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    Imperfect, I agree about the guy in wheelchair. I thought he was fake. Plus, it was supposed to be a case about how to get away with murder, only the guy wasn't murdered. He was assaulted, but survived. So attempted murder....details....lol

    I also have to accept that the show will use its license to go around the rules of evidence and procedure. There are rules about which side goes first, when you may call witnesses, introduce evidence, rebuttal, etc. I just have to ignore those things and accept the presentation they have. It's just more difficult when it's supposed to be about how an attorney does it right. lol

    Kerowyn66, I agree that some of the students were annoying, but I think we will see them get taken down a notch or two. I suspect that they will learn some vital lessons and probably grow, get killed or kicked out of the class. Just speculating.
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    Debb--I like how you make all of those equal options! Grow, get killed, get kicked out of class...
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    Re: How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)

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    Debb--I like how you make all of those equal options! Grow, get killed, get kicked out of class...
    Hey, with Shonda they are equal options!
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    I just watched my tape of this. I was just a bit disappointed but overall liked it enough to watch or tape for a few weeks at least.
    I loved Viola Davis & overall her character, but did they have to go the unapologetic infidelity route? I just hated that. It just bothers me that that had to be thrown in there. Shows that seem to be putting an OK stamp on that type of behavior, as if it's an acceptable choice, irritate me. It's NOT OK! Not under any circumstances & lessens my acceptance of the show.
    From the end, it does look like it may not be as much of an issue for long, but still.....

    I liked Wes. The other Law Students not so much.

    I didn't care much for the jumping back & forth in timelines either, although it did add a little interest for me as to how they got to that point. I wonder if they are going to revisit the guy in the wheelchair & his wife & the woman who was acquitted. They may have ended the trial, but left that open ended.

    I'm glad it's on Thursdays. Not much of a TV night for me, so if I like the next few episodes I'll stick around.
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    Human behavior (the infidelity) is what it is.
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    Human behavior (the infidelity) is what it is.
    Not acceptable human nature. And not human nature for me.
    I don't like that it seems to be condoned way too often on TV.
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    I guess one can pretend that it doesn't happen, but the reality is that it does. You're either inclined to do it, or you're not. Reality.

    I don't think they condone it, so much as present it. How you deal with it is a personal decision we have to make for ourselves.
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    Re: How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)

    I just got back into the country after being gone a month, and I have a lot of shows to catch up on.

    I watched this one today, and I quite liked it. I think it has potential to be quite good, and I will tune in for more.

    I don't think that the professors husband was a saint either, especially after I saw the look Liza Weil (can't remember her name) gave him, and after the conversation his wife had with him about his missing student who was found dead.

    Michaela (Aja Naomi King) plays the same type of character she did on Emily Owens MD...know it all, trying to be one step ahead of everyone else. Also, Asher (Matt McCorry) is in Orange is the New Black, so he has double duty.

    Infidelity is wrong to many, but open marriages are also Ok to many, and it's a mutual decision. I think both are fine if both people in the party understand and consent to the type of marriage they have. Different strokes for different folks.

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