There comes a time in everyone’s life where we find things we love.
Things that make us happy.
Things that make use flail-y, and joyful, and well, OBSESSED.
And I wish to share some of my fangirl-y obsessions with you.
THIS WEEK’S OBSESSION:
I know I’m late punching my ticket to get aboard this crazy train, but Oh. Em. Gee.
This show is so good!
This past weekend I was hella snowed in (thanks Winter Storm Jonas), and decided to FINALLY start watching the first season on Netflix. One thing led to another, and one episode turned into FIFTEEN. As in, 1-5. As in, I sat through SIX HUNDRED and FORTY FIVE minutes of programming. *EDIT: After I started this post, I sat up for a second night in a row (til 4AM) watching the first 9 episodes of season two. Can’t stop, won’t stop.
As in almost ELEVEN HOURS of one show. **EDIT: Make that almost EIGHTEEN HOURS when you factor in season two…
I neglected real life, including READING, for ELEVEN HOURS. **EDIT: SEVENTEEN HOURS and TWENTY MINUTES.
Let me break down why I’m totes obsessed.
1.) DEAN THOMAS!!
Ok, let me start from the beginning. So, on my first full day of being snowed in, my roommate Rachel and I decided to embark on a Harry Potter marathon. Whilst watching the first movie, her and I got to talking about ‘where are they now’ pertaining to the young actors. (Well, more like we were talking about how hot they all are.)
And while we were waiting to cue up the second movie, I remembered that Dean Thomas (no, I’m not going to use the actor’s real name here, cause he is, and always will be, DEAN THOMAS) was on the show How To Get Away With Murder. Curiosity piqued (and while my roommate wasn’t looking), my finger slipped (okay, I intentionally clicked) on the Apple TV remote, and noticed that the ENTIRE first season was available on Netflix. So naturally, I pressed play.
AND NEVER LOOKED BACK.
Needless to say, my beloved Dean (fine, his name is Alfred Enoch) has def aged nicely.
PRESENT DAY ALFRED *fans self*:
I was only slightly saddened by the fact that he has an American accent on HTGAWM, but with a face like that^, it’s easy to overlook.
But in case you wanna check him out with his Brit accent, here you go:
2.) THE SUSPENSE!
Lets start off with the trailer for Season One:
Are you intrigued?
Every single episode had me on the edge of my seat. By the end of each episode, I felt like I was getting an ulcer from the anxiety, while simultaneously being blown away by the acting (VIOLA FTW), and the writing.
This show is pure gold. It keeps you guessing at every turn, and more often than not, it will make you question everything. (This show will give you serious trust issues!)
3.) THE MUSIC!
As to be expected with a Shonda Rhimes show, the music is ON POINT. Matter of fact, I had to re-download my Shazam app just so I could keep track of all the kick-ass tracks that played throughout each of the episodes. Thankfully, someone has made a Spotify playlist featuring some of the songs! But, in case you want episode-specific track info, hit up Tune Find, and check out the amazingly detailed setup, and even listen to samples of each. :)
4.) THE MENS!
So yes, I started watching this because of Dean Thomas. BUT, while watching the show, I fell in love with the other men from the cast. Let’s keep it real, I’m not going to type in descriptions for each cause their faces and the gifs will speak for themselves.
In no particular order (well, the first one is my BAE), here are my fave men from HTGAWM:
FRANK “The Beard” DELFINO
NATE “The Protector” LAHEY
CONNOR “The Manwhore” WALSH
ASHER “Douche Face” MILLSTONE
**There are more men that are worth a highlight, but I didn’t want to spoil for those who haven’t seen the show.**
5.) THE WOMEN!
Dude, I’ve got lady crushes on the women of HTGAWM.
Check out these gorg babes:
ANNALISE “Stone-cold Bitch” KEATING
LAUREL “The Quiet One” CASTILLO
MICHAELA “Ms. Ambitious” PRATT
BONNIE “The Hard-ass” WINTERBOTTOM
6.) THE DIVERSITY!
I love shows produced by Shonda Rhimes. Want to know why? Because I love how diverse the cast is, and how well-represented the ‘real’ population is. HTGAWM is diverse through the representation of different races, ethnicities, relationships (including interracial, trans, and gay), and sexual orientation.
It’s really refreshing to see something different from the norm.
7.) THE SEXY SEXY SEXY TIMES!
It’s so hard to not post all the gifs/show clips here, cause SPOILERS. (But I’ll tease a bit, lol.)
Just know this show is SMOKING HOT in every way.
And my fave moment, ladies and gents:
(Don’t click if you want to be surprised, lol.)
I. CAN’T. GET. ENOUGH.
After finishing getting caught up last night (or, this morning), I immediately expressed my feels:
I tried my hardest to convert my friends to share in my obsession, including comparing my love for this show with my love for Jamie Fraser (Outlander):
If you know how much I love Jamie Fraser, then you’ll know exactly how serious that is^.
So whether you choose to binge-watch this, or savor it one episode at a time, How To Get Away With Murder should definitely be on your radar. And guess what? Season 2 is back on Thursday, February 11th, so you have plenty of time to get caught up! :)
And to those who have tried, but didn’t fall in lust with this show like I did:
Just kidding…not really…
BOTTOM LINE: I‘M OBSESSED!
SHARING IS CARING!
I want to give you a chance to fall in love with this amazing show by giving away a DVD (or if you prefer, a digital copy) set of Season One of How To Get Away With Murder!