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Review of "Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists" 3/15/19 by Suzanne
airs Wednesdays, 8/7c on Freeform

You don't have to have seen the original "Pretty Little Liars" to enjoy this show. They do make occasional references to the show, but you won't be lost. This is an entirely new show, with a few of the same characters in a new town.  The show's heroine is Alison (Sasha Pieterse), who arrives at Beacon Heights University as a new "teaching assistant."  I'm not really sure what that means in this case. Universities get their TA's from their graduate students. From what I can tell, she's not a graduate student. Although she's at a university, it seems more like a high school, in many ways. That is the only complaint I have about the series, though. It's an interesting show with a lot of mystery. Alison meets Mona (Janel Parrish), whom she knew in the previous series.  Mona seems a little crazy, talking to herself all the time (but we find out something different about her at the end of the first episode).  Mona tells Alison that this student, Taylor, killed herself a year ago.

Alison finds that some of her students are cheating. One of them ends up dead. The students and professors apparently all live there in houses supplied by the university (which is not very realistic), and there are cameras everywhere to spy on everyone. It's a very weird show, but I like it.  Like most suspense shows, "Things Are Not What They Seem."  If you liked PLL, you will no doubt enjoy this show. You may like this one even better.

Kelly Rutherford, who starred in the daytime soap "Generations" and has been in "Melrose Place" and other shows, plays the dead girl's mother. She also appears on the WGN show "Gone" as a mom.  Hayley Erin, who played Kiki on "General Hospital" and was previously Abby on "The Young & The Restless," plays Taylor. I don't recognize the rest of the actors, but they do great work on this show.


Freeform Announces March 20 Premiere Date for the Highly Anticipated Series ‘Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists’ and Releases a First Look Trailer

At today’s Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, Freeform
announced the premiere date of the highly anticipated spinoff series
“Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists.” As Freeform’s session came to
end, the network lined up a group of women in iconic red trench coats to pay homage to the groundbreaking series that defined a generation. “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists” will premiere on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 at 8:00 p.m. EST/PST. The network also released the first look at the series which can be seen HERE.

Everything about the town of Beacon Heights seems perfect, from its top-tier college to its overachieving residents—but nothing in Beacon Heights is as it appears to be. When the high-stakes environment pushes the residents to a breaking point, someone snaps and kills someone. As they work together to solve the murder mystery, it soon becomes clear that behind every Perfectionist is a secret, a lie—and a needed alibi.

“Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists” is produced by Alloy Entertainment and Long Lake Media in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television. I. Marlene King (“Pretty Little Liars,” “Famous in Love”) serves as executive producer with Charlie Craig (“Pretty Little Liars,” “The 100”), Leslie Morgenstein (“Pretty Little Liars,” “The Vampire Diaries”), Gina Girolamo (“The 100,” “The Originals”) and Joseph Dougherty (“Pretty Little Liars”). The show is based on the novel “The Perfectionists” with characters from the novel “Pretty Little Liars,” by Sara Shepard.

About Freeform

Part of Disney|ABC Television, Freeform connects to audiences and goes beyond entertainment with bold, original programming and immersive social engagement. As Disney’s young adult television and streaming network, it delivers a unique mix of quality original and acquired series, plus fan-favorite movies and the holiday events “31 Nights of Halloween,” “Kick Off to Christmas” and “25 Days of Christmas.” The Freeform app is a service that allows viewers with participating TV subscription services access to 24/7 live viewing of the network, as well as continued on-demand access via a wide array of devices.

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