TV Characters The Best Characters on How to Get Away with Murder  

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List Rules Any character on ABC's How to Get Away with Murder television show.

Shonda Rhimes is making a killing with producing her series How to Get Away with Murder.  The legal crime drama is engrossing and addictive, not just because of the intricate and involved murder mystery plot, but largely because of the complex characters populating the show.  

Annalise Keating is the tough as nails criminal law professor whose life is mired with intrigue and deception as she weathers teaching her class and her troubled personal life.  Her five best students' worlds are likewise filled with intrigue, be is in imminent marriage or having an affair or being intimately involved with the murder of a local college student.  They all have to practice their cutthroat craft as they struggle with keeping up with their elaborate deceptions.  They're underhanded and cunning while panicking and being vulnerable and the audience loves them for it.  Who's your favorite among the main characters?  Those who survive, that is.

Everybody has secrets.  Everybody lies.  But who's the best at getting away with murder?

Professor Annalise Keating is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters on How to Get Away with Murder
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Annalise Keating

Annalise Keating is as cold as ice in court and hard as iron in class.  But under her steel facade is a vulnerable woman breaking down with worry about her crumbling marriage and precipitous practice.  But she wears her wig and puts on her impassive face as she faces the world of deception and lies.

Actor: Viola Davis

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Connor Walsh

Connor Walsh is openly gay and doesn't hesitate to use his sex appeal to pump the informant for more than just juicy, intimate details.  His charm, wit and dating app Humpr are his weapons as he looks out for number 1 but he's not as heartless as he seems.
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Laurel Castillo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters on How to Get Away with Murder
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Laurel Castillo

It's always the quiet ones and Laurel Castillo is as quiet as she needs to be while she analyzes the situations.  She catches details others miss but possibly has a father-daughter complex mixed in with her love life.
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Michaela Pratt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters on How to Get Away with Murder
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Michaela Pratt

Michaela Pratt is ambitious and vicious, displaying traits much like a budding Annalise Keating.  She has a professional demeanor but is fragile when things don't go her way.  As a perfectionist, she tries to control the situation as much as she can but somehow lets others run rings around her when she falls apart.  What's up with her fiance?

Actor: Aja Naomi King

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