PODCAST! – Around the Water Cooler: “How to Get Away with Murder” (The Season Two Recap; MAJOR SPOILERS)

Moderated By: Krista

THE SPECS:

Who:  “How to Get Away with Murder” is a drama that currently airs on ABC, fall/winter Thursdays at 10:00 PM.

What: “How to Get Away with Murder,” a drama featuring Viola Davis (The Help) as a law professor at a prestigious Philadelphia university who, along with a select group of an elite five of her students chosen to be interns at her law firm, becomes entwined in a murder plot.

SYNOPSIS

Annalise Keating (Davis) is a prominent criminal defense attorney and a law professor at Middleton University in Philadelphia. She selects five students to intern at her firm: Wes Gibbins (Alfred Enoch, the Harry Potter films), Connor Walsh (Jack Falahee), Michaela Pratt (Aja Naomi King), Asher Millstone (Matt McGorry), and Laurel Castillo (Karla Souza). They work with Annalise’s employees, Frank Delfino (Charlie Weber) and Bonnie Winterbottom (Liza Weil), an associate lawyer.  All players become increasingly involved, peripherally or directly, in the primary murder plot of the season.

When: Season Two aired on ABC from September 24, 2015, to March 17, 2016.

Where: The action is set in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Why: To find out why individual podcast panelists started watching this show, listen to the podcast episode via the link below!

How – as in How Was It? – THOUGHTS

For CPU!’s review of How to Get Away with Murder, Season One, and the show’s inaugural CPU! podcast discussion episode, follow this link or here’s a handy YouTube embed:

As we discussed last time, the CPU! podcast panelists are sometimes like a micro sample of the TV-watching public at large: they know what they like to watch, and they’re not afraid to say it! Several of them asked your Chief Couch Potato to moderate a How to Get Away with Murder panel. Well, unfortunately, I’m sort of Shonda Rimes-free since I recently jumped the shark on Grey’s Anatomy (read: here) and hadn’t watched the show, nor planned to do so anytime soon for various and sundry of my own reasons (including the fact that I’m over-committed on the television front as it is), so I wasn’t prepared to moderate a podcast about it.  Of course, that doesn’t mean some of our veteran panelists, and those most vocal about having such a panel, weren’t ready themselves!

After frequent panelist Kristen volunteered to take the reins in moderating a podcast about Season One of HTGAWM, she passed the moderating mic to fellow panelist Krista, who now leads the discussion about Season Two featuring Kristen, Eddie, and new panelist Allie.  Meet the CPU! Four (rather than the Keating Five) as they reflect on all things second season of this popular, critically acclaimed show.

This podcast was recorded in April 2016, and there are, without question, MAJOR SPOILERS, as the panelists cover key plot points of the second season. Listen at your own risk, and let us know what you think by commenting below!

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Remember, new episodes and blog posts are published weekly!  Stay tuned in coming weeks for the second part of our Downton Abbey discussion, a reminisce about Desperate Housewives, a recap of the revival X-Files series to cap off CPU!’s comprehensive X-Files series, and the first episode of CPU!’s first ever ongoing, multi-show series focused upon the DC Comics Television Universe, devoted to the first two seasons of Arrow. You won’t want to miss them!

Questions, Impressions, and Future Considerations
1) Will we see the Hapstalls next season?
2) Who is in the black car?  Do the writers know?
3) Who killed Wes’ father?  Was the murdered man even Wes’ father to begin with?

PARTING SHOTS

Some panelists felt that Season One was fantastic and better than Season Two, while other panelists demonstrate an undying love for this show and think Season Two held up high standards set by Season One.  Two panelists have labeled this show a lesser priority watch compared to other shows on their watch list, while one panelist is excited for season three to start, and the other remains indifferent. All are committed to continue watching, however. Where do you fall? Comment below!

LOOKING AHEAD

HTGAWM was officially renewed for season three and is expected to return in fall 2016. CPU! will revisit this show in podcast format (with a new moderator!) at the end of season three in 2017.  Until then!

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  1. kyliekeelee · May 5, 2016

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