By: Amari Jacks
A ‘How to Get Away With Murder‘ binge.
“I don’t know what terrible things you’ve done in your life up to this point, but clearly your karma is out of balance to get assigned to my class. I am professor Annalise Keating, and this is Criminal Law 100, or as I prefer to call it, ‘How to Get Away With Murder’,” said the attorney.
HTGAWM is a drama series that 4.94 million Americans watch every Thursday at 10 p.m. on ABC. But thanks to Netflix and Hulu, fans of the American drama can binge-watch whenever they wish (as long as you pay the monthly $8).
Shante Dorin, a junior at East Stroudsburg University and a faithful viewer, said, “I’d rather binge-watch, because it’s addictive. And I can’t wait, either. That week of waiting kills me!”
For those who do not know, HTGAWM stars Academy Award-winner Viola Davis as Annalise Keating, who works as a lawyer in her own firm and who also works as a professor. She takes five students who are enrolled in law school under her wing, and they work hands-on with her on several cases.
The five students and Annalise learn more about each other throughout their time spent together than expected. And when some cases get personal, they all learn how to get away with murder.
One of the murders involves Annalise’s husband, who was murdered around the time Annalise found out that he cheated on her. Another one of the murders involves Wes, one of Annalise’s students, when he meets his alleged father for the very first time.
Before he even gets the chance to say three words to him, Wes’s father is murdered right in front of him, which concludes the second season of the show. The nature and location of each murder determines the form or fashion of how they’ll get away with it.
“I would rather binge-watch it,” said Tanel Lewis, a senior at RMU. “There’s always a cliffhanger at the end, so waiting a week kills me.”
HTGAWM’s first aired show was on Sept. 25, 2014, and the show recently completed its third season, which consisted of 15 episodes. Although many fans are awaiting the start of Season 4, there is no word yet on the start date. Rumor has it that it will be sometime in September 2017.
As for bingers who have missed some or all of Season 3 and are awaiting for it on Netflix, it may be available to binge sometime in May 2017 (there is no official release date yet). As for Hulu, it currently has the last 5 episodes of Season 3 available to watch.