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Review of "Pretty
Little Liars: The Perfectionists"
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
Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, Freeform
announced the premiere date of the highly anticipated
“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
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
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