Pretty Little Liars is a show about four teenage girls--Spencer, Allision, Emily and Aria--whose best friend Allison went missing. Allison's rude and overall terrible behavior caused the girls to have a stalker named A, who terrorized them in the most unthinkable ways (A really be trying to kill them sometimes). The show has a lot of twists and turns; it's kind of complicated, actually. Don't get me wrong, it's a pretty good show, but something just makes me side eye it, get it? Here is everything WRONG with Pretty Little Liars.
A group of friends also known as The Liars face a series of hardships, stalkers, relationship issues, and so much drama overall. Throughout the series, we get to see these five girls deal with a stalker, who honestly is just holding a grudge against Allison. The Liars fight, argue, and even separate for a while, but always end up fighting the same battles with each other against A. They hold secrets that they promise to take to the grave, but A has other plans for those secrets. All seven season of the show are basically A terrorizing The Liars, trying to murder them and putting them in unrealistic situations. Mind you: throughout half of these seasons, The Liars are in HIGH SCHOOL.
Aria's and ezra's relationship
Ezra, Aria’s boyfriend, is one of the main characters. They met at a bar, which Aria wasn't supposed to be at because she's underage. She tells him she majors in English, and the next week at school, he ends up being her teacher. Y’all see where i'm going with this? The main characters, including Aria, were SOPHOMORES. The relationship continued for many seasons. Shouldn’t Ezra be in jail? He was 22 and dating his sophomore student.
When her parents found out about their relationship, they had the audacity to be angry at her parents for being angry. I mean, they have a right to be, seeing as he’s a creep and their daughter was very underage. Then it turns out he was only dating her so he could write a book about Allison's disappearance. After that, they got back together, too. Did any of the writers not see the issue with this relationship? I guess they thought it was okay because Aria and Ezra didn't end up together in the end, but still: it’s sick.
Emily and Allison getting married…
This was just a mess. Emily is a character who is very sweet and portrayed as a simple, boring character. In season one, Emily realizes that she is gay, and throughout the beginning of the show, Emily struggled with coming out and embracing her sexuality. On the other hand, Allison was a character who was spontaneous, grimey, and definitely labeled as the mean girl. She even manipulated Emily and played with her emotions the whole show.
When Allison came back from being “dead,” she manipulated Emily even moreee knowing that Emily would do anything for her because she loved her, which she used to her advantage.Then A basically forced them together by inseminating Allison with Emily's eggs, then fertilizing those eggs. It's a lot. After everything Allison did, they still ended up in a “Happy” relationship. I feel like Emily deserved better, and her relationship life on the show was better off without Ali in it.
ali is now the PROTAGONIST???
Ali, the mean girl who went missing, body shamed her friends, bullied the whole town, made a girl blind, faked her own death, manipulated her friends, and now she's the one who we need to sympathize with?? Negative. Allison being turned into a protagonist was such a terrible idea. Characters in the show were expected to forgive her for her wrongdoings when she was literally one of the worst people on earth. Sis faked her own death and left her friends to be tortured their whole high school career because she was such a horrible person. Then when she came back, she still didn't prove that she deserved forgiveness from anybody. Allison will always be a bad guy in my eyes.
A: The Stalker
There were so many people who were A, I couldn't keep track of all of them. I have so many questions. But how were they that rich? How did they know everything about The Liars? How were they everywhere but nowhere? Who recruited all these people? Who started all of this? I think the revelation of A could have been so much better. Details were left out, story lines didn't make sense, and there were no dots connecting. Even when they tried to explain this in the last season, it didn't make that much sense.
The police were absolutely useless
The police in the show were absolutely useless. They focused more on trying to frame The Liars for murders they didn't do, sleeping with citizens, and going against their entire code of conduct than actually trying to find Allison and figure out who is murdering people. Even furthermore, the officers never were there for anything important. Where were you when people were getting killed? Like, why are you investigating teenagers at their friends' funerals instead of focusing on what's important?
SPencer has a twin???
Uhhh yes, Spencer, one of the Liars, has a twin...I really don't know how this happened. I couldn't even tell you. I was so confused. I didn't even bother trying to understand. There were no clues that led to Spencer having a twin; the idea had a lot of potential. I just think it wasn't executed correctly.
The SHow Was Dragged Out
Pretty Little Liars should have ended at season three when they figured out Mona was one of the A’s. The show was really dragged out. It was really good for the first three seasons, but after that, it went downhill. They then proceeded to add “Five Years Later¨ to the show when I thought it was already over, and we had to watch more? The five years later aspect was very dragged out. There was no reason we should have to solve these clues again. Haven’t The Liars endured enough torture from A?