I was pleasantly surprised. I didn't have high expectations going in. I can't say that I've ever been a fan of Jaimie Alexander, but I was pretty impressed with the first ep. Plus, how can I not watch Marianne Jean-Baptiste? I've loved her since Secrets & Lies. She's mesmerizing to watch. Granted, the concept isn't exactly original, but I have a soft-spot for over the top action shows, and hey, How to Get Away with Murder is pretty silly stuff.
As far as escapist entertainment? I've seen worse. I've got five more eps on the DVR, so we'll see how it goes.