Friday, February 26, 2016
OBSESSION OF THE WEEK: PRETTY LITTLE LIARS
If you don’t know what Pretty Little Liars is about: Loosely based on the popular young adult books series of the same title by Sara Shepard, Pretty Little Liars is set in the small town of Rosewood. It follows the lives of four girls, Spencer Hastings, Aria Montgomery, Hanna Marin, and Emily Fields. When their leader, Alison DiLaurentis, disappears the best friends fall apart. One year later the girls reunite after they begin receiving messages from the mysterious ‘A’ who threatens to expose all of their secrets, secrets they only thought Alison knew. Suddenly, living in their picturesque suburban community is far from perfect as secrets, lies and betrayals threaten everything they hold dear. Even after Alison's body is discovered, the messages don't stop....
Plus these girls are amazing. They don’t need saving. They will save themselves and I dig that. The girls refuse to be victims and you have to give them a gold star for that. Sure there is high school politics being played out. You have Mean Girls and over the top high school cheesiness at times, but I love it. When the ladies aren’t trying to keep secrets from their parents (who were all in shows I grew up with: Chad Lowe (who made me bawl like a baby on Life Goes On), Holly Marie Combs (Yay, Piper! You were always my favorite of the Halliwell sisters), and Laura Leighton (Oh Sydney)), they actually have some nice subplots. Such as Emily coming out. I thought it was handled really well and made me cheer and get a little misty eyed as well.
I just started Season 3 yesterday (told you I was obsessed) and I am still trying to be spoiler free as possible. I have my suspicions on Ali, on Maya’s killer, and who A is, but I guess I will have to keep watching to find out.