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Pretty Little Liars – In The Eye Abides the Heart (7×15)

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Finally, things are getting serious and the stakes are being upped as we near the finale handful of Pretty Little Liars episodes. A week without an episode and I almost couldn’t handle it, that is until I realized A.D was now tormenting the girls by using their own faces against them…. in a way, making them face the ugliest parts of themselves. I’m still not sure what’s creepier, Aria’s video chat face or the game, that we now know for sure cannot be shut down cause we got an expert opinion from someone slightly smarter than Caleb, Mona.

After carefully assessing and admiring the board’s craftsmanship, Mona determines the only way to shut the game down, is the finish playing it…. and hopefully, beat it. (Careful Mona – your crazy is showing!)

Aria Meets the Dark Side


Let’s start with the most puzzling of storylines – Aria’s deception against her friends. At first, it seemed like she was on A.D’s team because she wanted out of the game. She saw the light at the end of the tunnel and naively went for it, thinking that she could outsmart the mastermind. Now, she’s stuck being A.D’s little spy because she wants to protect her secrets, which as the unknown figure hinted, could also land Ezra in jail. What could possibly be so bad that she’s willing to betray her friends and out them to their sole enemy to save herself? Is she just that selfish?

It seems like she’s doing her best to protect and “fix things” and in turn, making things worse. Imagine how they’ll react when she finally comes clean. The one thing that does get better with Aria’s meddling is her relationship with Ezra. When he announced that he was going to “help” Nicole’s parents in Maine, Aria put her foot down and insisted he stay to focus on making amends with their relationship. He didn’t listen but his bizarre run-in with Spencer helped him change his mind and he returned right home to his girl. Is this the end of Ezra’s tug of war between two women?

Spencer… Or Not Spencer?

The twin theory has been floating around well, ever since Alison had one in the books. It turned out that Mrs. D and Mary Drake were twins, then we found out that Mary killed her twin, then that she was Spencer’s biological mother, which could lead us to believe that Spencer has a twin. Look, it wouldn’t be the craziest revelation now would it? I’m only bringing this up because I swear, we were watching two different Spencer’s on-screen this week and one of them was definitely wearing substantially more eyeliner. Hint: it was the up-to-no-good Spencer.

Spencer began receiving messages in a wine bottle from what she believed to be her birth mom Mary. (I’m def going to start communicating with my friends like that, fyi.) After a few rounds, Spencer finally received a meetup address but when she went to check it out, she was confronted by Detective Furey, clearly THE smartest detective to ever reside in Rosewood, which may or may not be a bad thing for the liars. The fact that he’d been sleeping with Spencer doesn’t help her case at all because he insists, no matter how he looks at Archer Dunhill’s murder, all roads lead back to Spencer. Ha, you thought I was going to say Rosewood right?

Furey realized that Dunhill’s credit card was used at the Radley the night that they hooked up. And it was the card that paid their bill… and was signed for by Spencer. That’s also the same night that it road off on a train and sent the cops down a long and twisted road, trying to find Alison’s con-artists husband who used her because he was in love with Charlotte. Lord. Basically, Furey’s onto them and this really stresses Spencer out.

The next time we see her, however, Spencer is arguing with Wren Kingston at the airport. Yes, THE Wren Kingston has made his epic return and solo, as in, without Melissa, who he was still supposedly dating. It’s unclear what they’re arguing about but if this isn’t Spencer’s twin, it probably has to do with why she allowed herself to get drunk and careless and use Dunhill’s credit card to pay for drinks.

When Spencer spots Ezra eyeing her from across the room, she awkwardly calls him over to introduce the former Radley doctor, who she then explains helped sneak Charlotte in. Then she asks him not to tell anyone that he saw them together, specifically Furey. Seriously, what’s with the shadiness Spence? Or should I say Spencer’s evil twin? Or better yet, bipolar Spencer? Something is definitely up.

Lucas Has Always Been Up to No Good

Last week, Pastor Ted confided in Hanna that he was Charlotte’s biological father. As shocking as that was, the revelation that Charles, pre-transition, and Lucas were best friends, provided some insight into a potential new suspect. If you think about it, it really does make sense – the girls are staying at Lucas’s place where he always has eyes on them, he’s a technology whiz, has the funds to pull off all the elaborate schemes, including turning the city into a dollhouse, gained the liars’ trust by befriending Hanna, helped her start her own fashion company before ripping it out from under her and selling their factory space. And the biggest sign of all – he’s always HATED Alison.

Despite all the evidence, Hanna refuses to believe that her dear friend could be behind all of this. “Let’s prove it then,” Emily declares. And they do prove that Lucas is in some way and shape connected after finding a comic that he’d drawn with Charles that basically spells out a story of a boy who was picked on and a superhero who helped him get revenge. I mean, the dollhouse is even depicted for crying out loud! It’s A.D’s playbook in comic book format and NONE of the girls took pictures of it on their cellphone before Aria stole it for A.D to plant it in a locker. In exchange for a deed well done, she received a black hoodie because clearly, those never went out of style.

If we’re to believe that Lucas is A.D then we’re still left with one more major question – who killed Charlotte?

Baby Emison Is Here To Stay

Emison fans can rejoice knowing that these two are going to be end game! Both ladies are trying to process the fact that A.D stole Emily’s eggs, fertilized them and inseminated them into Alison, thus tying their fates together forever… that is if Alison decides to keep the baby. At first, Emily leaves the choice solely up to her best friend but once she confirms that the baby is actually hers, changes her mind. She wants to keep it, which is a difficult thing to ask of Alison but she does. Eventually, she tells Paige, who she still has feelings for, the truth.

It’s unclear whether Emily revealed that they’re still being tormented by A.D because Paige didn’t seem to upset about that. She was actually understanding, knowing that Emily would do the right thing and it would force them to say their final goodbye.



As Emily and Paige’s love story came to an end, she was actually the push start to Emily and Alison’s. Before leaving town, she creepily stopped by Alison’s to ask her if she loved Emily. Alison tried to avoid answering the question, mainly because she knew her answer would be too real but eventually Paige got her to spill her feelings and while she never said love, it’s clear that she has strong feelings. Not only did Emily and Paige get closure but so did Paige and Alison as they seemingly buried the hatchet on their hatred. Later in the episode, a clearly emotional Alison told Emily that she would have the baby with her. “Together,” they both said sealing their fate. It’s definitely risky having a baby when you don’t know who the father is – all you do know is that it’s someone that’s insane. But for what it’s worth, at least we know it isn’t Dunhill.

Thoughts? Who do you think A.D is? Is Lucas actually evil? What’s Aria’s big secret? Who killed Charlotte? Does Spencer have a twin? Will we ever see Emily and Alison’s baby? Will we see Toby deal with the aftermath of Yvonne’s death? Will Furey tie the girls to Dunhill’s murder or will he get killed before that happens?

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8 Murder Mystery TV Shows to Watch and Solve



8 Murder Mystery TV Shows to Watch and Solve

Do you fancy yourself a little crime sleuth? Well, throw on your trench coat, grab your magnifying glass, and set out to solve the biggest murder mysteries to hit networks and streaming services!

The murder mystery genre, while always popular, has been skyrocketing in recent years, with plenty of new TV shows and movies to capture the thrills and chills. 

There’s nothing like a whodunnit to get you through the day and keep you on your toes. But while some classics date as far back as the 1985 Clue movie or all the Agatha Christie novels now getting new life as films (Murder on the Orient Express or A Haunting in Venice, for example), others, like Knives Out and Glass Onion have revitalized the genre and gave us some of the most captivating shows. 

There’s no shortage of content for mystery enthusiasts to enjoy—but here’s 8 of our favorites! 


High Seas – Netflix (3 seasons)

Netflix allows audiences to dive into the world of suspense on the high seas with its Spanish mystery series set on a luxury cruise ship in the 1940s. A web of love, deceit, and, of course, a string of murders will keep you on your toes as two sisters investigate all passengers onboard and try to piece the clues—and plot twists—together. 


Nancy Drew – The CW (4 seasons) 

Who killed Lucy Sable? That’s the question on everyone’s lips as Nancy Drew kicks off its first season with Kennedy McMann taking on the iconic role of the teenage detective. As the seasons continue, she and her Drew Crew become the lifeline to solving crimes in the mystical small town of Horseshoe Bay (much to the dismay of local officials). The intrigue is elevated with supernatural elements and plot points that bring the beloved character into the 21st century.


Only Murders in the Building – Hulu (3 seasons… so far)

What happens when you mix murder with comedy? Thankfully, the series has tapped the right people to find out with Selena Gomez, Martin Short, and Steve Martin making up the brilliant (though not always the brightest) trio of true crime podcast enthusiasts-turned-amateur-sleuths who set out on a suspenseful journey to find the killer. The quirky series has become such a global phenomenon that it’s even been able to nail some rather impressive guest stars, like Paul Rudd and Meryl Streep. 


Death and Other Details – Hulu (Premieres Jan. 16, 2024)

The newest addition into the fold is Hulu’s mystery drama that takes place on a lavish Mediterranean ocean liner amongst the glamor of the “global elite” (we’re getting some Knives Out and Death of the Nile vibes, but we’re not complaining) and finds Imogene Scott (played by God Friended Me’s Violent Beane) at the wrong place and the wrong time, becoming the prime suspect in a murder mystery. To prove her innocence, she has to partner with the world’s greatest detective, Rufus Cotesworth (Mandy Patinkin), whom she, by no coincidence at all, despises. 


The Traitors – Peacock (1 Season – Second Premiering Jan 12, 2024)

Murder mystery games are a party hit, so naturally, they’re a fit for reality TV. The competition, hosted by Alan Cumming, features 20 contestants, a mix of famous people and everyday Americans, as they work through missions in an ancient castle in Scotland. Amid those “Faithfuls” are “Traitors,” who try to eliminate the good guys for the top prize.


Pretty Little Liars – Freeform (7 Seasons)

If you by some chance missed the pop culture phenomenon that was teen drama Pretty Little Liars (where have you been?)and you consider yourself a very patient person–then it’s time to give it a whirl. The series follows four best friends whose deepest darkest secrets not only come to light but are used against them by someone calling themselves “A” when investigating the death of their good friend, Alison. 


The Outsider – HBO (1 Season)

Based on the chilling best-selling novel by Stephen King, the HBO series finds a detective investigating the gruesome murder of a young boy, with all clues pointing to a family man played by Jason Bateman, all before the case takes a supernatural twist, adding horror and paranormal to your typical murder mystery. 


Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries – ABC (3 Seasons)

The Australian drama series infuses the murder mystery genre with glamour and 1920s charm. With a flair for solving crimes and an impeccable sense of fashion, detective Phryne Fisher and her pearl-handled pistol take on murder cases that baffle the police, all while making sure Murdoch Foyle, who she thinks is behind her sister’s disappearance, stays behind bars. 


Whether you prefer classics, those with a modern twist, or a dose of comedy with your crime, these shows are sure to keep you guessing until the very end! 

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WATCH: The New ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Is Dark AF



WATCH: The New 'Pretty Little Liars' Is Dark AF

‘A’ is not messing around in the Pretty Little Liars spinoff Original Sin.

If you thought we’d seen the last of ‘A’… think again. The masked stalker is back to torment a new group of little liars on the HBO Max series. 

The ten-episode season will debut Thursday, July 28 with three episodes. Two new episodes will follow on August 4 and 11, with the final three episodes debuting on August 18.

A new teaser for the series reveals the tone is going to be much darker than the original ever was, and that’s likely thanks to Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Riverdale, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) who serves as writer and co-executive producer. 

Check out the teaser — complete with a new version of the intro song “Secret.”

Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin synopsis: Twenty years ago, a series of tragic events almost ripped the blue-collar town of Millwood apart. Now, in present day, a disparate group of teen girls — a brand-new set of Little Liars — find themselves tormented by an unknown Assailant and made to pay for the secret sin committed by their parents two decades ago…as well as their own. In the dark, coming-of-age, horror-tinged drama PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: ORIGINAL SIN, we find ourselves miles away from Rosewood, but within the existing Pretty Little Liars universe — in a brand-new town, with a new generation of Little Liars.

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We Don’t Need a ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Reboot



Pretty Little Liars Farewell, My Lovely

Pretty Little Liars, which premiered in 2010 on ABC Family (now Freeform), took fans on a rollercoaster ride. The twists and turns were so dramatic and exaggerated, halfway through the show’s 7 season run, many fans began to taper off. 

Dedicated fans, however, stuck it out despite the fact that the show was rapidly going off the rails. Why? Because they desperately needed to know the identity of “A,” and later, “AD,” once and for all. 

And the glorious day came on June 27, 2017. As we sat huddled up in front of our TV screens, we were filled with a mix of emotions ranging from confused, misled, and finally, relieved.

“Relief” is a strange emotion to feel when a show ends. Most fans tend to feel a sadness wash over them when the curtain falls, but with PLLthe finale was a sign that the madness was officially over. 

The journey with the liars is one we’ll never forget, but let’s face it – most fans are not clamoring for more, especially not a mere three years after the finale. Heck, some of us are still trying to piece that ending together in a way that makes any rational sense. 

We’re living in a time where reboots are hailed by TV executives as a sound and sure-fire idea. There’s plenty of examples of success: Dynasty, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Charmed, and Roswell, New Mexico. Even revivals that have honed a place in society with shows like The Conners and Fuller House both leading the pack. 

Pretty Little Liars PlAytime

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS – “PlAytime” – After Noel Kahn’s abrupt death, the Liars try putting their lives back together again in “Playtime,” the first of the final ten episodes of Freeform’s hit original series “Pretty Little Liars,” airing TUESDAY, APRIL 18 (8:00 – 9:02 p.m. EDT). Fans can catch up on where the Liars left off with an all-day marathon of season seven starting at 11:00 a.m. EDT and running up to the one-hour spring premiere at 8:00 p.m. EDT. (Freeform/Eric McCandless)

But the one thing that these reboots have in common is that the original shows aired a decade or more ago. The key to a successful reboot is nostalgia; they aim to hook the original fans while also appealing to a brand new generation. 

Reboots may either reimagine a familiar story with a modern spin and new characters or reunite fans with characters years later a la catching up with friends years after college. 

It’s obvious that PLL does not fall into the category of a show that warrants a reboot. Not yet, at least. There’s no sound argument when one could argue that enough time has passed to try to take a stab at this overly complex teen mystery drama once again.

One of my biggest gripes with the PLL reboot, which was officially announced as an HBO Max original, is that it doesn’t center around the original liars. 

I’m firm in my belief that had it not been for the popularity, relatability, and dynamic of Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson, Troian Belissario, Sasha Pieterse and Shay Mitchell, the show wouldn’t have found a cult-like following or lasted as long as it did. The ladies made the show worth watching and managed to sell us on every single outrageous storyline. 

Many of us stuck with the series because of our love for the liars. But the reboot, billed as “set miles away from Rosewood” in a new town, with a new set of characters, strips the very identity of PLL. 

How can you have a show without any involvement from Aria, Emily, Hannah, Spencer, and Alison? They are the pretty little liars. There is no show without them. No one is interested in watching a new generations of teens get tormented by threatening cyber-stalker who knows too much about their life, which was fun to watch partially because it paralleled the rise of technology and the fears surrounding privacy that came along with the emergence of social media.

Even if the ladies considered (and I use that term loosely — they are over here working on their careers and expanding their families, after all) returning for a reboot, not enough time has passed for a proper reunion. 

There’s been talk of a potential movie sequel involving the original liars, and truthfully, that’s an idea fans of the original could get behind. It would be a one-time thing, it wouldn’t overstay its welcome or feel forced, and it would hopefully gives fans the follow-up they’ve been dying for. 

Earlier this year, Hale said she wouldn’t “rule anything out” but ultimately, they’d “need a little more time to pass.”

“I feel like we would get more out of it if we were, like, 10 years down the road,” she explained to Entertainment Tonight, adding that she’s protective of the show. Hale worked with Roberto Roberto Aguierre-Sacasa on the short-lived Katy Keene, so I’m truly curious to see what she thinks about this upcoming reboot. Note: none of those involved with the original have weighed in or commented yet.  

Honestly, much of the pushback that I’ve seen about this rumored reboot is for that very reason — fans, even the ones who thought the finale came out of left-field and was a total dumpster fire — are also super protective of it. We don’t want anything or anyone to taint the show’s legacy. 

We also cannot ignore there’s the fact that PLL’s Marlene King attempted her own reboot of sorts shortly after the series concluded and even centered the storyline around two familiar faces, Alison DiLaurentis (Pieterse) and Mona Vaderwaal (Janel Parish), to drum up support and interest from the core fandom. That didn’t work.

PLL: Perfectionists lasted a whole ten episodes before Freeform pulled the plug leaving any fans that submitted themselves to yet another A-like mystery in the dark. It’s a shame the series wasn’t give a real chance because it had potential if it stayed true to the books and veered away from trying to make it so much like it’s predecessor. In this case, a complete overhaul could’ve worked if done right. 

And it’s probably better if I don’t mention Ravesnwood, the second PLL spinoff that centered around Caleb Rivers (Tyler Blackburn), which saw a lot of people seeing dead people in the neighboring town. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy the show’s ten-episode run, but it’s yet another example of the franchise trying to reinvent the wheel and failing miserably. 

If King couldn’t make these shows work while PLL was at its height, maybe it’s because the audience needed to take a break from the world of A?

Which brings me to my next point… Roberto Aguierre-Sacasa. You may not know the name, but if you love teen dramas, you’re familiar with his work. He’s the brains behind The CW’s successful and oftentimes disturbing teen thriller Riverdale.

One fan on Reddit noted that “PLL walked so Riverdale could run,” and let’s be honest, plenty of fans (and critics) have called the show a hot mess. However, that’s what we’ve come to love about Riverdale; it’s wacky, weird, and only tolerable when you suspend all disbelief.

He’s also proven himself in the reboot-realm with Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. CAOS is an entirely different ballgame; it’s a dark twist on the 90s sitcom Sabrina the Teenage Witch that pulls much of its inspiration from the Archie comics. It offers up an entirely new world featuring new takes on some beloved characters. Not to mention Sabrina wrapped its run in 1996 meaning enough time has passed; the world was ready for the Spellman’s once again. 

As I mentioned, CAOS is ending with its upcoming season while Aguierre-Sacasa’s other series, Katy Keene, was cancelled after just a season at The CW. 

I’m not questioning Aguierre-Sacasa’s qualifications — I’m a fan of his shows — but I don’t think jumping into and revamping a still-fresh franchise is necessary right now.

Apparently, neither does Twitter. One person commented that he should “stick to one show and make that good.” I’d prefer HBO Max gave Katy Keene another try rather than investing into this PLL reboot. 

The reboot seems to be hoping to capitalize on the the original fandom (the brief teaser features the same imagery as the original right down to the logo), but the fandom has opposed a reboot from the start. And they’ll be further alienated with the reboot’s description of a “horror-tinged, coming-of-rage” version.

Aguierre-Sacasa’s strength lies within creating shows permeated with twisted mysteries that have a campy, horror vibe, which is tonally different than the psychological mind games we’ve come to expect from PLL

There’s room for another teen thriller, obviously, but maybe it would be best to leave the franchise alone and call the show, which is shaping up to be its own entity anyway, something else entirely? “Original Sin” minus the “Pretty Little Liars” would have given the series a fresh-slate without any comparisons.

Here’s the show’s description so you can decide for yourself: “Twenty years ago, a series of tragic events almost ripped the blue-collar town of Millwood apart. Now, in the present day, a group of disparate teen girls — a brand-new set of Little Liars — find themselves tormented by an unknown Assailant and made to pay for the secret sin their parents committed two decades ago. as well as their own.”

I’ll watch merely out of curiosity and because I’ve made television my job, but man, I haven’t even had time to miss PLL yet. 

If you really need to feel the PLL-void in your life, the best thing to do is just stream the original episodes, because I think we can all agree that some things are better off left alone… at least until enough time has passed to revisit them through a new lens.

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