In which the masks come back into play, and the show begins launching its spinoff, Ravenswood, which involves desaturated shots and Meg Foster.
Fug File: Pretty Little Liars
I can’t believe it took this long for a Melrose Place shout-out, but thank GOD it was the one our souls called out for the most: SHE RIPPED OFF HER WIG. It’s not even a Sydney Andrews moment, but Laura Leighton did it with aplomb, and it makes me wish this show had more SHE DID THINGS IN ALL-CAPS moments.
I just can’t wait for this show and its terrible masks to turn into a knockoff of the Jim Carrey vehicle The Mask. Clothes-wise, we didn’t get too much of interest until Aria swooped in at the middle of the hour and saved the day with her pants. As usual. It’s ALWAYS Aria’s lower half that brings the madness.
We went from A BIRD WHO KNOWS TOO MUCH to MASKS THAT ARE TOO DUMB TO KNOW ANYTHING. This show is a treat. And yet also kind of terrible this season, for the same reason.
This show has finally outdone itself by adding into the plot A BIRD WHO KNOWS TOO MUCH. I wish it would share, because when it comes to this show, for SURE it knows more than I do. Also: a headband that turns into a beret, A Mysterious Person In A Lace Veil, and the worst funeral dress in the world.
There is some mild plot in here, and you will need to know some of this from season three: The girls think Alison is still alive; Hanna’s mom, a.k.a. Sydney from Melrose Place, was being threatened by Office Wilden (Bryce Johnson from Popular) because he thinks Hanna and her friends did something to Alison, and she decided he was going to hurt her so she ran him over with his own cop car and it recorded the crime, but he survived; Hanna and Aria dumped the car into a lake; Mona dragged it OUT of the lake despite being like four feet tall and dropped it off at Hanna’s house to torture her, and then someone else stole it and dumped it in the middle of town with SOMETHING SCARY in the trunk that turns out to be a dead pig. Which is foreshadowing the premiere, in which — spoiler — a day later Wilden turned up dead. And everyone forgets that Dead Alison DeLaurentis was like 14 or 15 when she died, max, and therefore all the things they claim she ACCOMPLISHED before her death, many of which were sexual in nature, are super disturbing. Oh, and in the second hour, Aria hooks up with her self-defense teacher, because evidently she has a real jones for people who instruct her.
As Fug Nation knows, we are avid Pretty Little Liars watchers, in part because we love a good, soapy twist and turn — but also because that show can bring wardrobe drama like no other. We vividly remember the day Aria’s feather earring lit Twitter on fire, or the time she wore pants with two different legs, or her genuinely gorgeous masquerade dress. So with the new slate of episodes premiering tonight, we compiled a slideshow of our very favorite weird and wild and wonderfully WTH looks from the three seasons that came before. (The post itself may be sponsored, but the opinions and choices herein are solely our own — as always.) This COULD be alternately titled, “Things Aria Has Done To Herself,” but also includes clothes I never got a chance to write about from season three, like a certain outfit Hanna wore in a barn. Hint: IT’S OVERALLS. Mandi Line, you never, ever disappoint. See you tonight and beyond.
The summer season of “Pretty Little Liars” premieres tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central on ABC Family.