I know I’m all over the map with the Spencer Hanna Caleb love triangle BUT I gotta say that scene where Spencer and Hanna are in the barn and Caleb is crying begging Spencer about having a talk and saying it was a moment of confusion (in my opinion it was not) but it was so moving!! It’s a scene that I remember so much from season 7, it was probably the best acting of the entire series if I’m being honest (I would gladly debate that!) that was a emotion baby!
So I said I would update observing Aria and Ezra’s relationship but if I’m being honest I skipped a lot of the scenes where they were together because it just was a lot of ‘I love you we can’t be together’ and unnecessary drama and conflict for no reason, also I was just screaming at my TV the whole ‘time this relationship is so gross!’ However, when Ezra finally moves on it’s kind of crazy he just drops his high school girlfriend and realizes ‘hey you should be a highschooler this last couple of months instead of being groomed by me’ it’s like where was that revelation when she was 16… anyhow after the five year time jump and Liam, arias current boyfriend realizes that Aria and Ezra had a relationship when she was in high school he alludes to the predatory nature of their relationship. And again this is reality but the writers normalized their relationship so much that it makes Liam look like the bad guy for pointing it out which is a similar thing that happened to Noel Kahn at the beginning of the series. Anyone who opposes the relationship is seen as a bad guy and it’s like you’re very much normalizing this sort of relationship to highschoolers.
And it’s so weird because they do want to knowledge how age gap‘s are weird when Hannah hooked up with aria‘s little brother they were quick to Point out how weird it was Hannah hooked up with a younger guy they also kind of make Ian and Allison‘s relationship known to be wrong but it’s more in the sense that Ian is just a creep in general. But if you think about it that whole summer Allison was hanging out with Cece Drake she was hooking up with older guys glorifying her summer until it ended… you know
If anyone has heard Marlene King talk about it or The actors of Aria and Ezra acknowledge this let me know because I want to see how they navigate around this minefield.
Unpopular opinion and I know I’ve literally just been shitting on the final two seasons of pretty little liars but Alex Drake, Mary Drake and Dr. Rollins avenging Charlotte‘s death makes a lot of sense the way they explain it, like on paper it makes total sense.
But when you break it down and you think about it Jessica DeLaurentis, Mary, had a twin that we didn’t know about who had a set of twins that we didn’t know about, Spencer and Alex. That is bad writing . And then Alex who lives in England never ran into Melissa but did run into Wren yeah no.
Like I said the story makes sense from seasons 6 to 7 and they wrap it up in a neat little bow but to the loyal watchers of the show the AD storyline is completely out of left field seem senseless the first pass of the show. Plus they had so many better choices for Uber A (Aria, Alison hell even Mona again)
Can we talk about how after the five year jump Caleb is a villain. Hanna is partially at fault but Caleb was in a relationship with Spencer and became fully emotionally unavailable with his only concern being Hanna. Then had the nerve to just string Spencer along.
Especially after they had grown close like they were friends but secretly had feelings for what sounds like three years together. (because after Caleb left Hanna after two years in a New York and then he saw Spencer while backpacking.) and Spencer went to Hanna woman to woman and said can I pursue this Hannah said yes(weather Spencer should’ve even gone down that path of getting with a BFFs ex is a different story) but she did say yes when she could’ve said no especially since Hanna clearly wasn’t over Caleb from the moment she saw him again. Hell she even said she regretted the choice she made the night that she made it so clearly she’s not over it.
It’s like How unfair the writer were to make Caleb a character who is notoriously loyal a cheater. Why ruin a character just for a love triangle between people who are quite literally so close and been through so much they should’ve either let Caleb be with Spencer or not even go into that territory.
Also after the five-year jump I feel like he became a complete asshole out of nowhere like he’s always been witty and a bit of a douche but to the point of being an asshole to everyone except for Hanna…. yeah no.
Somebody definitely should’ve helped Marlene King with the last two seasons of pretty little liars because that was a mess, it made no sense in the grand scheme of things, it was hastily put together and it kind of ruined the end of a series that could have been so good.
I get that they didn’t want to go along with the fan theories but they could’ve made it someone we spent seasons 5 6 and 7 with. Instead of adding a whole new family of Drakes they could’ve just made the final A Allison DeLaurentis. Because let’s be honest before Allison reappeared those flashbacks showed a girl who definitely enjoyed messing with people for fun and you don’t just forget that.
Also the relationship aspects of each of the girls moving on to love interests only for them to end up with the people they fell in love with in high school (minus Emily and Alison) was a complete waste of time.
Alison: [grabs Y/n by the collar and kisses them passionately on the lips]
Alison, pulling away, out of breath: You’re still not my type.
Y/n: You make me sick.
Alison and Y/n: [kiss passionately again]
Y/n: Get out of the chair.
Jenna: Maybe you could reconsider how you’re asking.
Y/n: Get the fuck out of the chair.
Which season is your favorite?
Who was the best boyfriend for Spencer
“I’m so tired of feeling like this. Powerless.”
Which Halloween episode is your favorite?
Im rewatching pll cause i missed s7 completely and forgot the rest but it still IRKS MY SOUL that Aria and Ezra are in a teacher student relationship
Is it a trend or something for TV shows to be awesome as a whole only for the last episode to be completely awful?(except for The Good Place, that one is a masterpiece)
Spencer: “That sounds perfect.”
Toby: “Nothing’s ever perfect…but, this is really close”
Y/n, dramatically: It’s out of my hands, Spence. The winds of fate have blown on my destiny.
Y/n: But I will never forget you. You are the love of my life.
Aria, cleaning their throat: Ahem.
Y/n: As are you.
Toby : Ahem.
Y/n: And you. And-
Alison: [is literally just sitting there]
Y/n: Oh, I don’t know you, but I’d like to.
Y/n: I gotta go!
Spencer: So, when did this happen?
Y/n: I was thinking of dying my hair red.
Alison: Babe, that doesn’t answer the question.
Y/n: That’s the information I have.
Y/n, tied up, listening to Alex talk for a long time: Is this the torture? Because you’re boring me to death.