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Pretty Little Liars- The Mirror Has Three Faces (4×10)



“Which one are you? In Alison’s crew. CeCe always said there were four other she-devils.”

Things are happening in Rosewood. And it’s becoming easier to piece together certain clues to actually think of a logical explanation for what’s been happening. Let’s start decoding everything we learned in this week’s episode starting with Ali’s house.


Yeah, it’s pretty creepy that Emily is staying in Ali’s old room all by herself. Literally, Ali’s mom is so freaky sometimes, but than she pulls out the my husband just divorced me card and you can’t seem but feel bad. Is there an ulterior motive to her niceness or is she just lonely and missing her daughter? There was also an almost heartwarming encounter between Emily and Ms. DiLaurentis that revealed why she’s been keeping this museum dedicated to her past life. She admitted there have been times where she’s actually seen her daughter. Wait hold up? What did she just say? She’s seen her daughter!! Yeah, so have we. Maybe she isn’t crazy, maybe Ali really is alive. Or maybe she’s seeing the girl with the mask that we all have been seeing as well.

Emily is rooming the the enemy. When she and Ms. DiLaurentis went downstairs to find this mess of rags that formed a bed, indicating that someone had been sleeping under the house for quite some time, Ali’s mom didn’t really seem phased. I don’t know about you, but that would give me the creeps! Especially, if my daughter had been murder by an unknown killer and I was living by myself. Nope. That is not happening. She mentioned maybe someone slept there when Jason was in town. Well, um, where has Jason been anyways?? But while Mrs. DiLaurentis wasn’t phased, Emily saw the drilled  holes in the floor, which we actually saw A do a couple of episodes back.  Last week we saw red coat sneak through a window, so the answer is that red coat has been sleeping in Ali’s old house and spying on Ali’s mom. Why??? She’s (cause its def a she) has also been listening to all the conversations the girls have had in that house.


Leave it to Redcoat to provide us with the creepiest moment in PLL history. Obviously these girls need to way more aware of their surroundings, given the life they lead. While Hannah was in Ali’s room, which was weird because if I had gone into that house and called out Emily’s name numerous times only to hear creepy sounds, I probably wouldn’t go play with my dead friends jewelry box to begin with. But anyways. Redcoat clearly wears some ridiculously quiet shows and moves like a cat because when she snuck behind Hannah in Ali’s room, and looked in the mirror, while Hannah didn’t even notice. This is of course a nod to the episode title, The Mirror Has Three Faces, but why would Hannah’s face be deceiving? The first face is the one under the mask, the second is Ali’s face, but the third being Hannah? Whats the clue here?

Speaking of red coat, it seems like the identity of the woman that was in Radley has been identified. While Spencer and Toby visited the Doctor Palmer (because A hinted that focusing on the lion would bring him answers) it seemed like they were doomed because of his amnesia and schizo. But than, when Spencer got into character acting as Toby’s mother, Doctor Palmer was so caught up in that past moment, pretty much stuck in time, that he answered whatever “Toby’s mother” asked. When she mentioned the blonde girl she should steer clear of, he muttered get that DiLaurentis girl out of here. In a way, its very wrong to play with a man’s mind who has no idea what’s going on and manipulate it, but it worked right? Cha-Ching.


Spencer doesn’t waste her time. She confronted Ms. DiLaurentis about knowing the doctor from Radley and asking if he was her therapist. Turns out he was Ali’s. She referenced a memory where she had gotten a call about her daughter going crazy at Radley, only to arrive there and find out it was CeCe Drake playing an evil game. The girls loved to play these sick and twisted games together, and she despised their friendship. She also mentioned that they acted as if though they wore each others personalities, as if they wanted to be each other. The liars than of course connected the dots (thank god) to the man with the Ali masks, who said Ali came in asking him to make masks so her friends could look like her. Yep, creepy.

Theory: Could CeCe have been jealous of Ali and decided to kill her and take on her personality? Or are the girls still playing these games together? One girl is A, one girl is red coat?? Is Ali living in the basement of her home or is it CeCe? Additionally, could CeCe have been responsible for Toby’s moms accidental death? And why? Does she think this is all a sick prank.


And if it wasn’t proof enough that CeCe really is behind all of this (which means my Ali is alive theory can kind of go down the drain), Aria went to the address that Caleb tracked down from Nigel’s phone and encountered a pretty pist of girl, packing her things and also looking for CeCe. When Aria mentioned she knew Ali, the girl seemed to already know all about Ali’s little posse thanks to CeCe who apparently called them all she-devils. This is where we seem to get a bit of a motive for everything and anything to do with red coat. Ali got CeCe kicked out of school. Apparently the one party that all of the girls attended thinking it was just another night in Ali’s books, Ali had pushed a girl down the stairs getting CeCe kicked out and placed at fault. She was so furious because she believed all of the liars had something to do with it and clearly returned to Rosewood to seek revenge. Huh. So that’s what this is all about. Trying to ruin everyone’s life because of a speculation???


Wren is bad to the bone. We were all so sweetly fooled by that British accent. Melissa was fooled (or was she?). Spencer was fooled. Hannah was fooled. She is still fooled, calling Wren to get into Radley to see Mona and mentioning  that it was about CeCe.  Wren played off very concerned stating that a blonde, tried to see Mona last night. He mentioned that although she didn’t get in, since the hospital staff was cut, she could have easily sneaked in. Okay, still not sure what that’s leading up to, but Wren definitely wants people to believe he’s good and that he’s helping everyone out. He than proceeded to call someone, who I’m assuming is CeCe herself, and his whole demeanor changed, when he stated “We have a problem. I’ll take care of it on my end, you take care of yours.” What was he taking care of? Well, I’m assuming that had to do with his visit to Mrs. Hastings where he kindly informed her that Mona was doing this all to hurt her daughter and her friends. He hinted that she would switch the whole story up to get Ashely back into jail. Why he was helping out his ex-fiance’s mom? Well because they were almost family right? No, because he and whoever he is working with want Veronica off the case. Hmm.

This led Mrs. Hastings to go and confront Mona about how she would not let her daughter and her friends get hurt. She used a bunch of lawyer mambojumbo to scare Mona, whose not easily scared. But it was all a set up because than came an anonymous call (from Wren) that Mrs. Hasting’s  bullied Mona into giving her confession and she resigned from the case leaving Ashley without a lawyer. Of course, to Mrs. Hasting’s this now looks like the work of Mona, but it was really Wren who screwed with the plan.


He also didn’t look to happy when he was having a conversation or “diagnosis” with Mona and asking her to finally tell the truth about who killed Wilden. The conversation was more of a “we used to be on the same side, what the hell happened” type of convo, with Wren mentioning they would resume the convo when she would be honest with him and Mona made it clear that would never happen. She used to be honest with him, until she found out where his loyalties where. His loyalties? What does that mean? Is Wren more involved in the A-team than Mona ever was? Their both keeping secrets? And than finally, Mona mentions that Wren misspelled the word diagnosis, an indication that maybe Wren isn’t really a doctor and that’s his secret. Truthfully, when he went to talk to Mrs. Hastings and she said he could lose his medical licenses for telling her any of this, he didn’t seem to scared. Maybe he’s always been on the in because that’s how redcoat and A wanted it. Which opens up a whole new can of WTF?


Lastly, amidst all of the chaos, lets thrown in some relationship drama. Aria is confidently moving her relationship with Jake along, and she seems rather happy about it. That is until she gets a call from Ezra. Unfortunately, she ignores it thinking she’s better than that and she’s moving on! But big news!! Ezra actually is not the father of little Malcolm. Someone call Maury and please explain to me, how the hell did A not out this one? I feel really bad for Ezra, who has really grown to love that little boy as his own. Maggie on the other hand, wanted Ezra to be the father because she’s probably to ashamed that she has no idea who the dad really is. Sucks to suck. In reality, what she did was pretty shady. Not only did she mess with this poor guys mind, but she screwed up his whole relationship. Not that dating a student is ever the brightest idea, these two were really making it work until Maggie came into town, kind of replacing Aria making her feel second best and Ezra had to take a teaching job just to be able to support his new family. But lets keep our fingers crossed, now that Ezra knows the truth, he clearly wants Aria to know it as well. Could this be a reunion for Ezria!

Just one episode left until the huge season finale, #worldwarA, where we finally find out who redcoat is. With this getting this twisted and shocking, I can’t even begin to imagine what the biggest shocker to date could really be.


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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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