Amorality play about the corruption of five criminal law students, “How to Get Away With Murder” arrives on ABC in the unfortunate position of having to live up to “Scandal”-type expectations.
Will it be as melodramatic? Will its star, Viola Davis, exude the high-voltage glamour of Kerry Washington? Will someone die a ludicrous death in every fifth episode, as happens on “Scandal”? If not, will we all stop breathing?