literally how to get away with murder is a show where the protagonist is a quiet, boy-next-door POC, his lead mentor is the most complex, badass lady, also POC, and his fellow student is an equally hardworking, ambitious woman, also POC. Three main characters who are black. (Also you have Oliver, who is less relevant as of now but seems to have a growing character, and Rebecca, who is part-Chinese and the show kinda centers on her story it seems). 

yet everyone decides to love the manipulative, cheating, extremely problematic, offensive, pretty cis-male white gay guy who has sex with everyone to get his way and contributes somewhat minimally to the show apart from gratuitous sex scenes and looking attractive all the time. 

and I’m not completely saying Connor doesn’t have character. His character is complex and fascinating and I can see it growing already, especially in conjunction with Oliver, but everybody hates Michaela and demonizes her for being determined, ambitious, and hardworking, while they worship Connor like he’s some saint even though he uses manipulation and illegal tactics to fulfill HIS ambitions.

Because Michaela isn’t a hot white boy. She’s a strong, independent woman who has a goal she wants to achieve and won’t let things stand in her way, not even her fiancé. She’s also black. And people gonna hate that and pick the piece of garbage to fan over instead of her character or the other two pieces of gold that are Wes and Annaliese. Wes is literally the protagonist of the show, he is the underdog, the initially naive and slow one, yet he works his ass off to catch up and then continues to display his morality and humanity in trying to help Rebecca. (He’s also so attractive.) Annaliese is an extremely intelligent, successful black woman who is the bosslady and wonderful at her job, she is sexy, she is vulnerable at times, she is everything. 

But no. Everyone loves the garbage white boy because let’s face it, he’s pretty as hell and he isn’t black like the other three genuinely interesting characters. 

She [Michaela Pratt] seemed so fun, and it looked like there was so much potential there. And knowing who was creating these characters, you just immediately know that there are going to be layers of depth to each one. She has a way of acting really full of herself when in reality she’s just trying to prove herself and is always looking for that recognition — really needing someone to see her, see how hard she works, because she wants this so badly. And I feel that she has the most human reactions to the things that happen in this show that I cannot yet tell you about. [laughs] - Aja Naomi King talking about her character in the all new criminal series "How To Get Away With Murder".

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Steal Her Loch:

actually no i can’t do this sorry