Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists: Season 1 (2019)


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Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists

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Visually intriguing and deliciously provocative, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists effectively pays homage to its soapy forebear.

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Critic Ratings: 11

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User Ratings: 177

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Air date: Mar 20, 2019

In Beacon Heights, a seemingly perfect town, a group of three college friends struggle with the stress of being overachievers. In the aftermath of the town's first murder, each Perfectionist hides behind a secret, a lie and an alibi.

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Air date: Mar 27, 2019

In the wake of Nolan's murder, Ava, Caitlin, and Dylan join forces to give themselves a credible alibi on the night in question. Alison goes toe-to-toe with Dana Booker, BHU's new head of security, who is suspicious of Nolan's "perfect" posse.

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Air date: Apr 3, 2019

The Perfectionists identify a possible suspect in Nolan's murder. Alison begins to look into the circumstances surrounding the mysterious suicide of Taylor Hotchkiss. And seeing the Perfectionists juggle sleuthing with their intense academic demands, Alison decides to use her past in Rosewood as a way to mentor them through their current situation.

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Air date: Apr 10, 2019

Alison looks for Taylor, believing that the girl is still alive; Ava, Caitlin and Dylan are thinking about coming clean about their secrets to one another.

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Air date: Apr 17, 2019

Mona tries to get more information on Nolan's murder. Dylan is distracted by Dana Booker's investigation. The Perfectionists attempt to clear their name.

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Air date: Apr 24, 2019

When Alison brings Mona into her investigation of Taylor, Mona makes a surprising discovery; Ava comes into contact with Zach, a fellow student with an unexpected connection to her past; and the perfectionists struggle to recover from recent events.

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Air date: May 1, 2019

The Perfectionists get their personal lives in order.

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Air date: May 8, 2019

The Perfectionists devise a plan to get intel on Dana.

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Air date: May 15, 2019

The gang is convinced it knows who killed Nolan and sets out to prove it.

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Air date: May 22, 2019

Mona, Ali and the Perfectionists pick up the pieces of their lives.

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In Beacon Heights, a seemingly perfect town, a group of three college friends struggle with the stress of being overachievers. In the aftermath of the town/s first murder, each Perfectionist hides behind a secret, a lie and an alibi.

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Critic Reviews for Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2)

PLL: The Perfectionists is more in line with the actual spirit of the original series... which will at least make it worth checking out.

Mar 19, 2019 | Full Review…

This Pretty Little Liars" spinoff... makes a person yearn for the days when TV rich kids entertained themselves by taunting their peers with an elaborate system of texting and pranks and creepy dolls and what have you.

Mar 18, 2019 | Full Review…

It feels weirdly good to be back in this world.

Jun 4, 2019 | Full Review…

The pilot may not be perfect, but it definitely is pretty, and I'd be lying a little if it didn't hold promise. More of this, please.

Jun 4, 2019 | Full Review…

"Someone is about to snap...and kill." From those words alone, you know Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists is going to be a wild effing ride.

Jun 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Enter the Professor, just made a turn that portends great things in the show's future... if it gets to keep telling its story.

Jun 4, 2019 | Full Review…

It's hard to embrace the new, especially when you've been invested in certain characters for so long, but the new additions to the Pretty Little Liars world fit the mold the original series created perfectly.

Mar 28, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Glossy, soapy, sexy revamp will thrill fans of original.

Mar 27, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

As was the case with its parent series, nothing is quite what it seems on The Perfectionists.

Mar 21, 2019 | Full Review…

The Perfectionists is much darker than its predecessor, and that's clear from the start. The episode literally opens in the dark.

Mar 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists is doing exactly what the Pretty Little Liars part of the full title suggests it will, and it's those same comfortable, artistically sharp, and spooky beats that will keep fans of the old tuning in for the new.

Mar 20, 2019 | Rating: 7.6/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists: Season 1

  • Jun 08, 2020
    "The Perfectionist" wants to resemble its first series "Pretty Little Liars," yet the only thing that resembles the previous show are the characters, Mona, and Alison. The character development is lacking and often quite boring to watch. They have the same elements, yet Pretty Little Liars somehow is astonishingly superior. The acting and storyline at times seems as if it is going somewhere, yet it never does. The major key this show is lacking is suspense, as the audience we want to crave to see the next episode yet this show is easily forgotten.
  • Nov 11, 2019
    I love this spin-off show, in my opinion it's not better than the original PLL but it's definitely worth watching. 95%
  • Jun 04, 2019
    it's been 2 years since the curtains closed on the residents of Rosewood on ‘Pretty Little Liars' now Marlene King introduces her spin-off series called 'Perfectionists' new faces are introduced as well as some familiar ones the story takes place at Beacon Heights; Ali is the new TA and Mona comes back from France after defeating Mary Drake and Spencer's twin sister Ali and Emily have twin babies yet they're in a bit of a rut as far as their happyness is concerned, Mona arrives to pursue a career in game design it's a new town full of new liars and new secrets the new faces here come in the form of Sofia Carson as Ava Jalali, Eli Brown as Dylan Walker, Sydney Park as Caitlin Lewis, and Chris Mason as Nolan Hotchkiss; the group here is a much more diverse and ethnic circle of friends although they each have their own baggage in one shape or form Nolan is sociopath who blackmails people while cheating on Caitlin, Ava's family has a messy reputation with her father on the run from embezzlement, Dylan has a boyfriend but is going to college soon, and Caitlin's mom's infidelity could potentially ruin her presidential campaign unfortunately things go south when a murder occurs, Nolan Hotchkiss is killed and it sends everyone spiraling so now it's up to Ali and Mona to crack down on the mystery even if it means resorting to their old methods of lying, manipulating, and bouncing back to mean-girl status Former FBI agent Dana Booker is also on the case as the schools new head of security, bad enough she's also on Ava's case for her father's crimes Ali, Mona, Ava, Caitlin, and Dylan must all work together in order to survive this deadly game of cat-and-mouse the finale leads to a big face-off with the Perfectionists and Nolan's killer Is murder justified if it means ending someone's hostility?, we spend our whole lives trying to be perfect and to snuff out the ugly, out of the dirt blooms a flower, hiding in the shadows makes you an easy target, in the public eye everyone's watching, what is it to truly be perfect?, politics isn't just about policy it's about getting to know the people, sometimes the truth is more telling than a lie, it's funny how we become the thing we hate the most sometimes, technology keeps us safe but it makes us vulnerable a very very good first season even if it is short I'm very glad this follow-up didnt dismantle what made the previous show so addictive
  • May 24, 2019
    The show has a great mystery and is very interesting. It is not my favorite new show of 2019 but it is a great time filler. The acting from Sasha Pieterse, Janel Parrish, Sofia Carson, Eli Brown, and Sydney Park are great. Overall it is a pretty good show.
  • May 13, 2019
    One of the best TV shows which reveals the mystery in an interesting way.Totally worth to Binge watch.
  • Apr 30, 2019
    Super addicting I also love the Easter eggs form the original pll
  • Apr 28, 2019
    It is a really good show with lots of drama. I don't usually watch spinoffs because it ruins everything but this is amazing and I cant wait until Wednesday(when the next episode comes out)
  • Apr 12, 2019
    I love it!! I'm a big fan of the original series and I'm a big fan of this new spin-off too!!!
  • Apr 11, 2019
    If you liked the original Prettt Little Liars, you'll love this. Great cast! The nostalgia is real. Awesome sound tracks.
  • Apr 10, 2019
    I was expecting to see a tv series with casual everyday cruelty and petty bickering in its backbone. Instead I found a well produced production with an engaging mystery and rather fun over the top dramatic scares/surprises. The cello music is beautiful, the characters have far more depth than I have come to expect on mystery tv, and while manipulation is a central theme, cruelty is not. At least, it isn't a core trait of the protagonists. It's certainly possible any one of them could have killed him.... but that is another point entirely. Personally a show that glorifies bullies turns my stomach... but this show, while having bullies, does not glorify the behavior. Rather it weaves a web around those in a position of popularity power and questions the hows and whys of how they got there, probing for their weaknesses and humanity. It is a story where you know for sure some people are not to be trusted. A story where even those you think you can trust are not solid bets. But you suspect that even if one of the protagonists is the murderer, they may be trustworthy in their own way. At the very least you can trust that it will be an interesting, and dramatic, journey.

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