How to Get Away with Murder finally comes to an end. After six seasons of binge-watching year after year, it's time to bid farewell to Michaela, Connor, Frank, Bonnie, Asher, Laurel, Nate, Oliver, and most of all, the glue that binded the show together, the magnificent Viola Davis as the indomitable Annalise Keating. If you've been an ardent follower of the show, then you're bound to feel something empty within as the last episode draws to a close. Sadly, this show, too falls prey to the curse of the last season never measuring up to the previous ones (Breaking Bad was such a rare exception). Thankfully though, it at least passes muster, offering long-term fans some semblance of closure.
Scroll down to read my full How to Get Away with Murder season 6 review... What's it about
After five seasons of tantalising twists and turns, where courtroom drama and blood-soaked mysteries forged sinful alliances, How to Get Away with Murder reaches its conclusion, with Annalise Keating now at loggerheads with her team of rookie lawyers as they forge polarising paths in their quest to uncover the murder of one of their own.
The first 8 episodes of How to Get Away with Murder's last season set up the mystery pretty well, backed by the trademark fast cuts and smart edits that the show has been known for. The courtroom scenes, while not as nail-biting or adrenaline-pumping as those in the previous scenes, still pack a punch. And whenever the show dips in the later episodes,
Viola Davis and the rest of the cast, especially Aja Naomi King, Matt McGorry, Charlie Weber, Liza Weil, Jack Falahee, Conrad Ricamora, Amirah Vann and Billy Brown. As usual, the other technical aspects of the show, like the camerawork, lighting, production design and BGM are all on point. What's not
The final seven episodes dip quite a bit, to the point where if the show didn't have an actress of the caliber of Viola Davis, and the remiander of the cast didn't share as much comfort with her, built over six seasons, it may have ended on a really damp note. In fact, it almost seems like creator Peter Nowalk and his co-writers ran out of ideas in the finale episode. To her immense credit, Viola saves the day all the way.
How to Get Away with Murder season 6 isn't a patch on its previous superior seasons, but the first half of the season and a brilliant-as-Viola Davis will still satisfy long-term fans. Farewell, Annalise Keating and crew, and thanks for all the entertainment and fabulous memories. I'm going with 3/5 stars.
3 out of 5
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