There’s a new bitch in town. And I am SO excited to see what A-antics we’ll get to see in Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin.
It should come as a shock to no one that this millennial was obsessed with Pretty Little Liars in my early teens. I wanted to be a combo of Aria and Emily with (some of) Hannah’s clothes. I read the books, I watched the show – I even lasted through that ridiculous finale.
So when I heard about a reboot, I was more than intrigued, I was excited for Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin.
Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin – The Premise
A new group of 5 girls are terrorised by an unknown A in the midst of small-town Pennsylvania, seemingly being targeted because of their mom’s high school antics. To be fair, it does seem like they deserve some sort of comeuppance but – let me be clear – not of the murderous kind. It’s a little bit darker, a little bit more real – and no student-teacher relationships in sight.
5 new liars, 1 new bully, a few douchebags, a few good guys, and 1 murderous weirdo with a sewed-together leather mask. Not creepy at all.
The Review: Rate or Hate
Absolutely, 100% rate. I’ll always love a good reboot of a former favourite (yes, even the new Gossip Girl). This Teen Vogue article does a great deep dive into the show and explains a bit of the 2010s nostalgia many older fans might be feeling.
Honestly, in the midst of my excitement, I was also apprehensive about a new show replacing my Pretty Little Liars obsession. Sure, they’re still in high school, but they’re dealing with some pretty intense, real-life issues. TW, there are flashbacks regarding assault, so please take care when watching. There are some cringe moments, for sure, but for the most part, I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen when watching. The liars seem bolder, smarter, and much more comfortable with who they are from the very beginning.
I’m already eagerly anticipating the next season of PLLOS to give my brain something else to linger on instead of doomscrolling through my phone. Though given my TV preferences, it probably comes as no surprise that I do that at the same time as watching.
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