Have you watched this show yet? Oh my goodness, you need to! I am so glad my husband and I started watching this last year. We were hooked from the very first episode! The finale of season 1 is coming up tomorrow night.
Viola Davis plays the lead character, Annalise Keating, a kick a** lawyer who shows you “how to get away with murder”. The character is a “sexualized, messy, mysterious woman” and in my opinion, is so refreshing to watch. Annalise is real and you get to see she is not even close to being the “graceful, quiet, dutiful wife”.
Davis defied conventions by removing her wig and makeup on screen last year for this role. You may think, “what’s the big deal with that”? Well, women baring it on all screen, meaning no make-up, no mask, no glitz and glamor to be acceptably good looking is a big deal.
Entertainment Weekly did a big write up on Davis and the show and wrote about “Alessandra Stanley with The New york Times’ writing that Davis was “less classically beautiful” than lighter-skinned African-American actors and was someone who “doesn’t look at all like the typical star of a network drama.””
Are you kidding me? I was shocked when I read this. I can’t believe people still think this way, but they do.
All I can say is I love watching a show where the lead character is a strong woman, who’s real, you get to see all of her messy sides, but who’s true to herself.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the show.
This show is so bad a** that they filmed two different endings for the finale so there would be no spoilers and writer Peter Nowalk wrote at least 3 different versions of the ending not knowing which way the show would turn. Plus, it’s done so well that Viola Davis has signed a 7 year contract, which means there will be a lot more seasons!
Fun Fact of the day … The pilgrims refused to eat lobsters because they thought they were really big insects.
Word of the day … gourmand (GOOR-mahnd)
1: one who is excessively fond of eating and drinking
2: one who is heartily interested in good food and drink