It is finally here. “A” day. The day when we will finally find out who “A” is. Pretty Little Liars is one of the most popular show for teens and the season two finale is tonight.
Samantha Kirschberg, a blogger for hellogiggles.com. shares her thoughts about the show she has grown to love in this post below.
Got a secret…can you keep it?
For a while, I was hesitant on showing my love of Pretty Little Liars. Well, actually for a while I was hesitant to even watch the show. I usually only watched ABC Family for reruns (Gilmore Girls, Boy Meets World, etc.) and the Christmas movies countdown, but I was talked into watching PLL. My younger sister and cousin, who were 16 and 15 at the time, kept saying, “Come on! It’s so good! Believe me, you’ll like it!” (Little did I know I’d love it.)
Luckily, I got into the show at the right time. There was a first season marathon for those who didn’t watch to catch up. I DVR’ed the shows and my sister and I watched them back-to-back commercial free.
The show is based off of a series of novels by Sara Shepard. It revolves around four best friends – Aria (Lucy Hale), Spencer (Troian Bellisario), Emily (Shay Mitchell), and Hannah (Ashley Benson). They were separated for a little because their fifth best friend Alison had disappeared and the unknown tore them apart. Alison was the leader of their group. She is what brought them together. We learn a lot about her from flashbacks from each girl. They reunite in the first episode, Ali’s body was found, and they start receiving texts and messages from this “A” character. I think the ladies have perfected their shocked/’what the hell is going on?’ face.
Pretty Little Liars is about the mystery around “A” and Alison’s murder, but it is also about the strong bond of these four girls. It’s that friendship that everyone wants and needs. A bond that is so strong that even if someone (mostly “A”) tries to tear them apart, they come back together stronger than ever.
I sometimes feel like it’s a modern day Now and Then. Each girl reminds me of a character from the movie- Spencer is a Sam, Emily is a Roberta, Hannah is a Chrissy, and Aria is a Teeny. The movie and show are both about a strong friendship between four girls and a murder mystery in a small town. Instead of contacting each other through bells, flashlights and walkie talkies, it’s all through texting. Oh, I just looked it up and it just happens that the writer, Marlene King, wrote the movie and writes for the show. Hmm crazy!
The writing is awesome. I love all of the characters- the liars, the friends, the families, the pretty boys- but Spencer Hastings is my favorite. I look forward to her smart tactics and witty comebacks. Her lines are gold and Troian’s delivery is perfect. In Season One, the “Since Labor Day” line cracks me up every time. If I were ever an actress, this is definitely a role I would want to play. Also, the fact that she gets a lot of cute guys doesn’t hurt!
the original article from Hello Giggles, written by Samantha Kirschberg