January 19, 2013

Guilty Pleasure TV: Pretty Little Liars

I've heard my blogger pal Julie rave about her guilty pleasure of watching the show Pretty Little Liars for some time now and since I've exhausted my dvd collection during the recent snow and ice that came my way, I was in the market for a new show and decided to give it a watch.

Pretty Little Liars is loosely based on a series of young adult novels, which I haven’t read. I’ll never forget my first experience watching a show that was based on books I loved. The year was 1992, I was 10 years old and the show was The Baby-sitters Club. Pretty Little Liars is much more Sex and the City than BSC, but still has all that fun girl power we love in a guilty pleasure show.

Basically, it’s about four friends and the drama and intrigue that develops after the leader of their little clique disappears. It has all the teen angst you expect plus a little murder thrown in.

And just like Sex and the City, PLL has the fashion. Isn’t that always one of the best parts of these kinds of shows? I just started watching the SATC prequel The Carrie Diaries for the fashion alone. If you’re a fan of one of these shows, you can usually watch any of them (although I couldn’t get into Gossip Girl…oh well).

I think the current season of Pretty Little Liars is the third so I’m pretty far behind, but I don’t mind. That’s how it is with guilty pleasure shows…you can watch several in a row while doing other things like laundry or chores. I’m curious if you watch Pretty Little Liars? I’d love to hear what you think about it, but no spoilers please!