TV Club: How To Get Away With Murder backs itself into a corner

It’s getting increasingly difficult to separate the good from the bad when it comes to How To Get Away With Murder. When it comes to really small details, this show can be incredibly smart and subversive, allowing its characters to talk about race, sexuality, and gender in a way that makes the conversation personal. Most legal dramas only touch on issues of identity in broad strokes, making them more like plot devices than just reflections of the characters and their experiences. The Good Wife, for example, is stuck in a hiring discrimination storyline this season that carries very little weight. How To Get Away With Murder doesn’t treat racism like a storyline. It makes it a lived reality for its characters, allows racism to insidiously sneak into different corners of the show in a way that reflects real life. A flashback in tonight’s “It’s A Trap …

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