TV Review: How to Get Away with Murder 3×02 “There Are Worse Things Than Murder”

credit: (ABC/Nicole Wilder)

credit: (ABC/Nicole Wilder)

Welcome to our newest method of reviewing/recapping season three of How to Get Away with Murder, where film section editor and film writer Allyson Johnson is joined by film writer Alana Jane Chase in discussing (mainly reacting to) the latest episodes live. The discussion has been edited for (some) clarity.

How to Get Away with Murder cleans up nicely. After a generally fantastic, fun and only sometimes frustrating (in the sense that we can’t EVER figure out what’s coming next) season three opener, the follow-up episode proved itself in all its show-specific merit. “There Are Worse Things Than Murder” isn’t just a clever title; it’s sophomore episode whose strengths shone in character studies, careful handling of darker subject matter and sizzling dialogue-heavy scenes. (And the perpetually gorgeous cast, whom I’m sure Ally and I will never entirely get over.)

Continue to page two to read the conversation Ally and I had live as the episode aired, which mainly involved our overwhelming and unbridled love for Connor Walsh, our appreciation for the clever ways in which the show is constructed and our yearning for a glass (or bottle) of wine after the episode’s clinch in the last five minutes. After all, the new format for HTGAWM reviews/recaps on The Young Folks is meant to highlight the fun of the show — and boy, oh boy, did Ally and I have some good fun with this one.

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AJ Caulfield is a 22-year-old writer, pun lover, massive goofball, first-year English graduate student, and quite possibly Leslie Knope's long-lost twin. She's a big fan of 80's rock music, female-directed films, and Mad Men.