More like pretty little time killers. Our favorite title would have to be petty little liars though. WE DO NOT KNOW WHY WE ARE STILL WATCHING BUT WE CANNOT STOP. “A” is for Asshole when it comes to the people involved in making this beautiful disaster.
We must admit that we are excited to hopefully get some closure as the last part of season 7 airs on Freeform in April. We also cannot believe we have stuck around for 7 seasons of petty little liars. This show is petty, the drama is petty, the mysteries are petty and the characters are petty. #PettyWap
The show centers on five best friends who are torn apart by their leader, (favorite character alert) Alison, who goes missing. Obviously the girls are all suspects in their friend’s disappearance and attend a funeral for Alison. By the end of the funeral, all the girls are contacted via text messages by someone named “A”.
This “A” character harasses and threatens the girls throughout all the seasons, via text or email or some other ridiculously elaborate way that makes no sense. “A” sets out to get them to do and say things via blackmail. “A” is all knowing and always a step ahead of these girls. “A” tries to ruin all the girl’s lives and relationships one at a time with knowledge that no one else seems to know.
There are so many problems here that we don’t even know where to begin. The plot holes are massive. Like Mama June before her new reveal show massive. The show thrives on mystery and lies. It is addicting at first, we will admit. We binged about 2 or 3 seasons in a week. And then we started watching the show live.
DO NOT DO THIS. DO NOT WATCH IT LIVE. IT WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE.
If you can binge this show all at once, it is a much easier pill to swallow for sure. Most of the problems and mysteries make no sense. The show just leaves us feeling angry and empty, like when we read Donald Trump’s twitter account.
The girls in the show are not terrible actors but the scripts are just so cheesy sometimes. Also our biggest pet peeve was the “reveal” of “A”. A year or two ago they built up this whole social media campaign promising the audience would find out who “A” was and they would explain everything. Naturally, like adulthood, we were severely disappointed and full of rage.
So not only is the reveal of “A” a huge stretch but it was not even relevant to what was happening in the show. Some of the story lines fall apart faster than Lindsay Lohan in rehab. Sometimes it feels as if they are grasping at straws to get a new mystery or plot line going.
YOU WILL BE DISAPPOINTED but also weirdly satisfied for your lust of drama. We will continue to watch the show to its completion because we are just too deep into it now to stop.
It’s like when you think making cheese from scratch is going to be “so fun” then you get 8 hours in and you are over it but you can’t stop now because you have almost made something edible. (Yes we tried this and it is not worth it)
We actually have a small group of people we know who still watch this show on air and EVERY time a new episode comes out all we do is bitch to each other about why we are still watching. If that isn’t the definition of millennial success, we don’t know what is.
It reminded us of Gossip Girl meets Desperate Housewives. The elements of mystery with thriller-killer vibes. We cannot believe we just compared those two genius shows to this crap but we can’t review our favorite, Desperate Housewives, because they removed it from Netflix. Gossip Girl review is still to come. This is more just a shameless plug to tell you we love Desperate Housewives and Gossip Girl and everyone should watch it.
So Pretty Little Liars, or PLL as we like to say, starts off as a cheesy drama. As the show progresses so does the level of darkness. Now that ABC Family has become Freeform, the show has becoming increasing more creepy, fucked up, dark and twisted within the last 2-3 seasons. We do love the horror type direction they have taken but it falls short of the creepy vibes of a show like American Horror Story.
We will say that they do get better as each season goes on. BUT….
If you pile shit on top of shit it is still shit. (Roses really smell like poo-poo-oo)
We don’t hate it as much as we hated Fuller House because this show can actually captivate you and is still kind of fun to watch. Kind of. Just be prepared for lots of eye rolling at ridiculous story lines and lots of frustration from plot holes wider than a Kardashian’s vagina.
2/5 stars for this show and a 4/10 rating for binge worthy success
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