If Grey's Anatomy is an oversexed St. Elsewhere, and Scandal a frenzied object lesson on how to put the woo-woo in The West Wing, then the latest Shondaland extravaganza, ABC's juicy legal melodrama How To Get Away With Murder (10/9c), is The Paper Chase on steroids. This instantly addictive thriller appears to have been written on...
The apple doesn't fall far from the Shondaland tree.
From former Grey's Anatomy and Scandal writer Peter Nowalk comes How to Get Away with Murder, the third piece of ABC's #TGIT lineup and your sure-to-be new obsession. Viola Davis stars as Annalise Keating, an imposing criminal law professor who handpicks students to work at her firm. But things get a tad more complicated ...
The New York Times published an essay Friday that begins: "When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography it should be called 'How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman.'"
And then it gets worse.
Viola Davis says she's tired of being offered roles that she describes as "downtrodden" or "mammy-ish."
In an interview with The New York Times Magazine, the How to Get Away with Murder star says there simply aren't enough meaty roles being offered to black women in Hollywood — and, she adds, those given to Halle Berry and her Shondaland counterpart, Scandal's Kerry Washington, don't count.
For Ellen Pompeo, there's really nowhere to go after Grey's Anatomy — at least as far as acting is concerned.
"I definitely don't have a strong desire to act after Grey's," Pompeo said at a BuzzFeed Brews event Wednesday.