In case you were wondering, I actually have been watching each of the seven episodes of ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars to air since the first time I blogged about the show.
My official results following these 344 minutes of TV research are that – no: Pretty Little Liars does not suck, despite my initial fears and misgivings.
Now a recap of the shows main characters:
Spencer – I actually find the character a bit boring. She’s too perfect, too motivated … wound too tight. Plus, the storyline with her sister’s fiance ended after episode four, and her romance with the country club boy hasn’t been developed enough yet for me to care.
Emily – I started out really liking her, but Emily’s character has just disolved into blah over the stretch of the season. Yes, she kissed a girl and she liked it. Wow, so edgy. Then why is Emily’s storyline falling so flat?
I actually liked her better with Toby Cavanaugh – the quiet boy with a dark past nobody seemed to know much about. They went to homecoming together. It was sweet.
Until we find out that (SPOILER ALERT) he’s a stepsister-bedding crazy person who totaled his motorcycle and is now apparently on the run. Sad. I actually liked him.
Aria – Lucy Hale‘s character was originally my favorite on the show. Her relationship with puppy-faced English teacher Mr. Fitz actually managed to be really sweet, until they hung out at a bar together and his old college roommate reminded him that making googily eyes at a 16-year-old girl is probably not the smartest decision.