Fug File: Pretty Little Liars

Fug the Show: Pretty Little Liars recap, season 4, episodes 18 and 20


In which I get REALLY CAPSY about the twist at the end of episode 20, and Aria wears a bone dress.

Every week I tell myself I’m going to stop doing these, because I think most of Fug Nation quit watching this show because it’s insane, but then one person on Twitter will be like, “I NEED TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THIS BECAUSE NO ONE ELSE UNDERSTANDS,” and then I’m re-motivated. Because I UNDERSTAND. So I might just finish out this season and then abandon ship.

[Screengrabs: Home of the Nutty; Kiss Them Goodbye]

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Fug the Show: Pretty Little Liars’ Film Noir Episode recap (season 4, episode 19)


Herein, Aria says truest thing ever in the history of this show, to Alison: “I liked you better when you were dead.” Sadly, it’s just in the noir hallucination.

On Monday, we’ll recap the other two episodes around this, but since this is plot-lite and visually pretty, I figured I’d do this one first on its own — it’s literally JUST clothes and stylized shots and not much real plot. The look is lovely; they clearly had fun with this, and Troian Bellisario was born to be in a black-and-white period piece in which she plays a plucky lass. More importantly, this hour has inspired me to start saying, “THAT WAS THE LAST CARROT STICK,” every time I finish a conversation that didn’t go well. You’ll see.

[Screengrabs: Home of the Nutty]

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Fug the Show: Pretty Little Liars, episode 4-17 recap


Spencer might be onto Ezra. I have to say, it’s nice feeling like this show is getting MOVING again. But I need Aria to wear some awful pants soon.

[Photos: KissThemGoodbye.net]

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Fug the Show: Pretty Little Liars, episode 4-16 recap


For a dead girl, Alison DiLaurentis is doing plenty of shopping.

[Screencaps: KissThemGoodbye]

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Fug the Show: Pretty Little Liars, episode 4-14 and 4-15 recaps


In which Aria delivers another atrocious pair of pants, and then someone tries to shame Hanna for, when she was 14 or 15, hooking up with a younger guy, even though this show’s stock-in-trade has been pimping grossly inappropriate relationships between older guys and high-school girl. COME. ON. YOU. PEOPLE.

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Fug the Show: Pretty Little Liars’ Season 4 Halloween episode


These Halloween episodes make me a little crazy, because they have become WAY more central to the plot of the main series than a seasonal one-off should be. Fortunately, this one was mostly meandering and setting up the Ravenswood spinoff, before the big movements at the end. So I think we can make this quick. Famous last words, by the way; you know there’s seventeen nuances I have already forgotten that will end up being the crux of the next slew of episodes.

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