American teen drama mystery-thriller tv series.
Stars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale and Shay Mitchell as Spencer Hastings, Hanna Marin, Ella Montgomery and Emily Fields, respectively.
Premiered in June 2010 and is on its 3rd season this year.
This whole show revolves around the question of “Who is ‘A’?”
After the murder of their friend Alison, these girls have been receiving anonymous texts, emails, calls and messages from ‘A’ who is supposedly a stalker seeking revenge for the damage that Alison left behind while she was alive… It is halfway through its second season, and the audience still knows very little about who ‘A’ is.
The tagline for this show would be something like “you can’t trust anyone” because I swear, every single new character that appears on this show brings that instant feeling of suspicion – “is this person ‘A’ or related to ‘A’?” – but when you see the main characters/one of the girls trusting them, bad news happens, and they keep getting into more trouble. So the question still remains the same… “WHO IS A?!?!?!?!?!”
The suspense in this show is also intense, just like a horror movie. Check this short clip out.
Up until the latest episode, it finally revealed that TOBIE is a member of ‘A’ team along with Mona.. so that makes TWO close friends being an enemy and betrayer to these girls and the constant uneasy feeling is what makes you keep watching this show… Seriously, I was in so much shock, I had to replay a few times to make sure it was Tobie who turned around in the last few seconds of the episode… INTENSE MUCH?!
It is evident that a tremendous amount of time and effort has been spent into the creation and structure of the plot, subplot and narrative in Pretty Little Liars. I mean.. to strategically stretch out the anticipation of who A over a number of episodes and has allowed it to continue strongly onto its third season. Honestly, there were episodes where the dialogue itself was just dragging on time to delay everything so that the audience is still hanging on – which i got so sick of! but i kept watching week after week because the feeling of NOT knowing who A is drove me crazy – so I give credit to the writers. They did an awesome and successful job, at making viewers (young ones – this show’s target audience) to literally cling on to every episode for clues and hints to figure out the mystery of A and his/her motives. Can’t wait to find out more!