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Maya St. Germain
Be warned: Anyone who dismisses this drama as a silly teen diversion will miss out on another seamless rush of thrills from one of TV's most intriguing young casts.
Tressed for success, the actresses are at times upstaged by their own coiffure, and the characters themselves seem aware of the show's aesthetic values, at least fleetingly.
The mystery makes Pretty Little Liars more entertaining than the tedium of Gossip Girls, and many parents might actually enjoy watching along with their young adults, who can explain why this sort of thing is so alluring to them.
Pretty Little Liars, a new ABC Family series built around four teenage friends and an ominous hint of supernatural forces that mean no good, makes most popular vampire romances look anemic.
The show is kind of like Taylor Momsen: The outside is all faux-danger and rebellious sadgirl drama, all covering up an interior that is mostly just a pretty teenage girl with a small but genuine amount of talent and woefully absent parental figures.
Truth be told, a pretty good chance at survival, despite subpar acting and obvious story twists.
Pretty Little Liars is one of those shows that manages to mildly, and perhaps unintentionally, spoof its genre while fully participating in it, and that's not a bad thing at all.
The existence of an invisible, BlackBerry-obsessed social observer copies shamelessly from the conceit of Gossip Girl. But at this point, any series about teenagers that imagines a world without vampires feels like remarkable cultural progress.
It looks like I've found my guilty pleasure for the summer.
True, the girls don't always model great behavior and certainly don't incur the repercussions they might for their actions in the real world, but in their defense, they're motivated by a sense of self-preservation and a quest for the truth.
The mystery element of this show might intrigue but viewers need to care about the characters first, and there's not much in the first hour to suggest that will happen. So far, Pretty Little Liars is a silly little show.
Audience Reviews for Pretty Little Liars: Season 1
May 07, 2021Just got done watching the first season. I liked the whole idea and plot. They have a lot of potential, but the acting has to get better also have to have better script writing to many pointless scenes. The cinematography was not the best. I am referencing the camera angles and lighting.
Feb 06, 2021One of my friends kept recommending this series to me and I finally decided to watch it and let me tell you, I do not regret it. I finished season 1 a couple days ago and decided to review it on here. I do wish they didn't make out so much because a couple times I skipped it because it usually took up a good minute but other than that the content was great. I do wish the episodes were a bit shorter and I do wish that there weren't as many seasons because now I have 6 more left but this season was really good and I can't wait to review season 2
Nov 16, 2020I literally cannot stand this show LOL. It is extremely cheesy, predictable, and poorly written. There is no part of this show that is realistic and/or profound. It tells me nothing of society, does not make me laugh, and is not even entertaining to me. It felt like a waste of time and money to watch and make. I do not understand those who watch this show and wish I had the lack of expectations in order for something like this to be entertaining to me. Damn sorry but it is really bad dude.
Jul 16, 2020Much better alternative to gossip girl! Yes, the actors are kind of terrible at the beginning but once the story keeps going, it's so hard to stop watching. Even though it's more aimed towards teens, I'm sure adults would also be able to watch too and enjoy it nonetheless. Very fun and easy to watch! Also, great plot twist!
May 28, 2020great first season has good suspense and makes you keep watching who is A?
Dec 14, 2019Although the First Season might be boring sometimes, it is generally a great introduction to the whole TV series.
Jul 12, 2019i actually liked this. i wasn't very sure if i wanted to watch this, but it is actually good. this is the whole pack of what a teen drama should look like: funny, intriguing and shady.
Jan 03, 2019Dang this was one of the cringiest, shallowest, most pointless shows I have ever tried to watch. Tried being the key word, couldn't finish it.....
Jul 02, 2018I liked the series. The characters work and believe it is not so bad.
Apr 08, 2018vERY ENJOYABLE SHOW FROM FIRST TO LAST SEASON