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Pretty Little Liars Season 6a Finale (Spoilers)


Hey Guys,

So recently, the mid-season finale of Pretty Little Liars has aired and there has been a lot of controversy as to the big reveal. If you have not seen the episode, STOP READING HERE AND WATCH IT BEFORE YOU CONTINUE.

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Right, I think that was a decent enough spoiler warning. Anyway, I thought I would give my opinions on it.

So I had mixed feeling on the finale personally. I found that ‘A’ was very anti-climatic and almost a let down. I feel like there should’ve been a more interesting person than Cece as I feel that she didn’t really have enough of a motive to target the girls. I understand her story for hating her Dad but then why the girls or Ali?

Cece as ‘A’ in Pretty Little Liars Season 6a finale

Also, not a big fan of the fact that she dated Jason. Fair enough, Jason didn’t know they were related but I’m pretty sure Cece did and I think that’s a bit messed up. The transgender story line was very interesting however I think that it has been one of the topics causing controversy. Personally, I don’t feel like I can say an accurate statement about the accuracy or how it portrays transgender people but the general opinion that I got from fandom blogs and tumblr is that it was a very negative portrayal.

The final ending as well was very confusing as it’s set a couple of years into the future and the girls run into a classroom in a panic. I found this quite confusing as it seemed rather random…

Overall, I found this episode kind of anticlimactic as it was just watching Cece telling the story about why she was ‘A’ and there wasn’t very dramatic moments. There were also a lot of plot holes that I can only hope are filled in future episodes.

Thanks for reading and I’ll post again soon ūüôā

~Spike

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Pretty Little Liars #1 Book Review


pllHey Guys,
(NB. this was meant to be posted last Sunday. I’ve been really busy so apologies for the lateness)

So today I will be reviewing the first book in the Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard. As many people, I have seen the TV show and have been loving it (review on my reaction and thoughts on the season 6a finale up soon) so I thought it would be great to read the book and see if it’s different and what they changed. So on with the review!

Book Title: Pretty Little Liars
Author: Sara Shepard
Date Published: October 1st 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Overall Rating:
4.0 star

Blurb:
Three years ago, Alison disappeared after a slumber party, not to be seen since. Her friends at the elite Pennsylvania school mourned her, but they also breathed secret sighs of relief. Each of them guarded a secret that only Alison had known. Now they have other dirty little secrets, secrets that could sink them in their gossip-hungry world. When each of them begins receiving anonymous emails and text messages, panic sets in. Are they being betrayed by some one in their circle? Worse yet: Is Alison back?

My Review:

This book is the first in a series following four teenage girls as they go through high school receiving anonymous texts by a complete stranger, reminding them of all the bad they have done before. This brings their group closer as they are constantly reminded about the night when their best friend Ali disappeared.

I did like a lot about this book. I found that the characters were very realistic and relatable for people who have gone through a lot in their life. It shows how all of us have secrets and how much we try to keep the things that hurt us locked down. As I watched the TV show before I read the books, I did already know what would happen. However I really liked the different timeline in the book and how it was in a more first person description in the book. I felt that it really allowed me to get more connected to the characters and allowed me to form more of an understanding. One thing, however, that really shocked me about the TV show is that they changed Emily’s whole family. Her Dad stays at home, she has 2 siblings and she isn’t coloured. It brought about a whole new diameter between Maya and Emily’s Mum in the book that isn’t able to be conveyed in the TV show.

Some of the things I didn’t like were the fact that it was quite slow paced. The space of the entire book was only about an episode and a bit of the TV show. This kind of disappointed me as I wished that we got more going on than there actually was. But other than that, it was a really good and interesting way to see the story from a different media.

Overall, anyone who loves the PLL TV show should read this as it provides a really interesting retelling of the story. There is some language in it so probably if you’re 13+. I gave this a 4.0 stars as I really liked the depth of the characters yet I found it rather slow at point.

Thanks for reading and I’ll see you next week!

~Spike

Pretty Little Liars ~ New Fandom and Finale of Season 5


Hey Guys,
So over the past few weeks, I have become very interested in the Pretty Little Liars series. Last night, I finished the final episode of the 5th series. This by all means was one of my favourites and has left me with even more questions. There will be spoilers in this post so if you don’t want spoilers then STOP HERE!

Let’s start from the beginning:
JANEL PARRISH, TROIAN BELLISARIOMONA LIVES!!!! So a couple episodes before this one, we see that Mona has indeed been ‘killed’… or so we thought. In a recent plot twist, Mike reveals that Mona planned to fake her death but, as she never contacted him, Mike believed that ‘A’ had intercepted her and killed her. However, even though no body was found,¬†we were shown¬†her body in the back of a car that we can only assume¬†belonged to ‘A’. This¬†brought about more questions such as, “How did her body look so¬†lifeless if she was still alive?”, “Why did ‘A’¬†specifically choose Mona?” and “What did he/she plan to do with her?”

SASHA PIETERSE

Alison also enters her court case and we receive the final verdict… arrested for first degree murder… and she took the other four liars down with her for assistance.

ASHLEY BENSON, LUCY HALE, SHAY MITCHELL, TROIAN BELLISARIO

In the truck, on the way to a Woman’s Correctional Facility, they get attacked.¬†When they¬†wake up, they appear to be back in their own rooms. However, there are camera’s¬†in every corner and¬†no photos or personal belongings of¬†any kind. Turns out that they are in a large house that resembles each Liar’s bedroom as well as a couple other rooms needed for any other activities ‘A’ has in mind. Throughout the series’,¬†occasionally¬†when we see a scene of what ‘A’ is planning, there appears to be a dollhouse. This episode allows that to make sense as they are completely under the control of ‘A’ and have been put in an underground structure that resembles a dollhouse.

JANEL PARRISHWithin this house, the liar’s discover that Mona is still alive, but being forced to pretend to be Alison¬†for the entertainment of ‘A’. She herself has been in this house¬†for a while and she is working on a way to leave and get back to her home and normal life.¬†¬†¬†

CODY ALLEN CHRISTIAN

Mike also becomes more important in this episode as he becomes a target for ‘A’. This brings around questions such as: “Why is Mike being involved?” and “What will ‘A’ do to him next?”.

BRANDON JONES                                     BRANDON JONES

Andrew also begins to look a bit suspicious. When he listens in on an important conversation between the Liars, we can all start to suspect that he is involved in this. Remember, in Pretty Little Liars, everyone is guilty until proven innocent.

NOLAN NORTH, LESLEY FERA

Spencer’s parents have also discovered ‘A’ and have joined Toby, Caleb and Ezra in the hunt for ‘A’ and where the girls are. What will this mean for the girls and how much danger are they all in now?

TROIAN BELLISARIO

Lastly, WHO IS CHARLES??? Towards the end of the episode, in an escape attempt, Spencer discovers a room full of ‘A’ personal mementos. She discovers that his name is Charles and, when a video randomly plays, she discovers that Charles appears to be Alison’s sibling. This brings up more questions than it answers. Why haven’t we seen him before? Where was he throughout the series? Why does he hate Alison? Why did he put the girls through torture?

In an interview with the director, he revealed that ‘A’ is someone we have seen before and that, by the end of season 6A, we will know who ‘A’ is and the story. The plan for the next season is a flash forward, using flash backs to discover how they escaped the dollhouse in the middle of nowhere and how they ended up the way they became. There are however only going to be 10 episodes is season 6A whereas there used to be 12 or 13.

I don’t know about anyone else but I am extremely excited for the next season and looking forward to finally discovering who ‘A’ is.

Thanks for reading and a review for Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse should be up around Sunday.

Spike

All photos are from: http://tvline.com/gallery/pretty-little-liars-season-5b-photos/#!21/brandon-jones/