‘How to Get Away With Murder’: Robert Hsieh Is the Most Pointless Character, According to Fans

by Jeremy Spirogis
Cas Anvar on the red carpet

With How to Get Away with Murder having wrapped its sixth and closing season, followers are giving out post-show “awards” — and for one character, that award is none too flattering. 

The ABC drama, one in all a number of shepherded by Grey’s Anatomy mastermind Shonda Rhimes, didn’t flame out the best way Game of Thrones did a 12 months in the past, however the quiet buzz round Murder’s finish suggests maybe that it was higher to stop whereas it wasn’t fairly to this point forward, a minimum of when it comes to lesser gamers. 

Who is Robert Hsieh?

Cas Anvar on the red carpet
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How to Get Away with Murder, which debuted in 2014, was primarily identified for its powerhouse lead efficiency by the extremely acclaimed Viola Davis, who gained an Oscar for Fences and was nominated for The Help.

Davis performed  Annalise Keating, a legislation professor at a prestigious Philadelphia college who will get wrapped up in a homicide plot with 5 of her college students. Davis gained an Emmy, two Screen Actors Guild awards and an Image award for this position. 

By distinction, Robert Hsieh is such a minor character that the present’s Wiki web page on him is a mere stub that claims he’s a minor character.

That suggests the character is so minor that he was actually pointless He appeared for 4 episodes within the sixth and closing season as a lawyer who asks Annalise out.

According to Deadline, he was “an in-house lawyer of a popular dating app who works closely with Caplan & Gold on a discrimination suit.”

Hsieh was performed by Cas Anvar, whose most outstanding position is Alex Kamal on the Amazon present The Expanse. He additionally seems within the movie  The Operative, reverse Diane Kruger of Troy and Inglorious Basterds fame. He additionally had small roles within the Oscar-winning movies Room and Argo, in accordance with IMDb. 

What do followers say about Robert Hsieh?

A Reddit thread dedicated to the present begins off by saying “The most pointless character award goes to’ … after which posts a photograph of Hsieh. But there was some assist of the character to be discovered as effectively. 

“I thought this (that he was pointless) & then had the idea that he was there to be a red herring type character all along. He was possibly used as misdirection. You think it’s him and then it’s someone else. I also feel like if they hadn’t gotten cancelled he might have been used more or become something more in the whole scheme of things,” one particular person posted. 

Another fan wrote, “I think Robert taught Annalise that love isn’t always one big struggle, not every potential partner wants to exploit her, and that she’s capable/deserving of finding a healthy relationship with someone that accepts her as a whole, even the parts she finds ugly. This all made it easier for Annalise to take a chance on Tegan when she confessed her love.”

How effectively did ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ wrap?

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Season finales have grow to be dicey propositions with the final notion that the ultimate season of Game of Thrones left an incredible deal to be desired. The normal tone of the Murder finale appears to be “unspectacular but solid.” (SPOILER ALERT) Annalise died, however her funeral was a flash-forward to her passing of outdated age. 

Show creator Pete Nowalk spoke to EW about Annalise’s closing tropical scene:  “It’s so funny because I don’t even know if Annalise liked the beach. It’s symbolic of some peace and quiet and that she got to see things other than the darkness of Philadelphia and all the blood and trauma she’s experienced. Also, it turns to bright white light very quickly in that shot. You can see that paradise as whatever you want to see it as.”

In that mild, possibly minor characters like Hsieh actually are “pointless.”

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