How to Get Away With Murder is a wonderful series that showcases how strong and powerful a woman can be without a man. That may sound very feminist, but it’s just reality. At the start of the series, Annalise was portrayed as a self-sufficient, confident, hardworking woman. She is highly respected for being a great lawyer and law professor, whom her students both respect and fear. As the show progresses, we see there are two sides to Annalise: her public life, and her behind closed doors. Every person around her knew her as the strong woman she is portrayed as, but her prodigies learned her different side after they were all involved in a murder plot (spoiler alert!).
Like any normal human being, Annalise has problems going on in her personal life, as well as professional life. After a lot of contemplation, I came to the conclusion that my favorite part of this series is that the writers made Annalise real. Although the plot line isn’t very realistic, her character is. Since the beginning of TV time, women have been portrayed as this perfect doll on a pedestal that keep their emotions in check and bow down to their husbands. It’s refreshing to see that although Annalise was portrayed this way at first, her true colors broke through during the show.