(REVIEW) Pretty Little Liars: OriginπŸ…°οΈl Sin

*yes, there are potential spoilers, so if you want to watch it, don’t read this yet!*

Okay people!

I’ve been gone for a VERY long time, and I thought about waiting for the beginning of September to start back blogging again, but honestly, my friends getting me into the show Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin inspired me to dust off the cobwebs on my keyboard, and at least start off with an interesting blog post. I’m making no promises moving forward with this, as in, don’t expect me to blog every day like I used to (although, that would be ideal, wouldn’t it?)

Anyways, as a person who’s never watched the original Pretty Little Liars, but has listened a little bit on conversations from my friends Caylin and Bria who have watched it, I could pick up on some things they brought back, like πŸ…°οΈ or Ezra’s Books being a bookshop in Rosewood which, I assumed, was the town the original PLL took place in. There were probably other things I didn’t pick up on, but overall, I feel like as a stand alone show, it was pretty good.

the characters

Honestly, though…who really picked out the names of the main characters? “Imogen”? “Faran”? “MOUSE”? (I know that was a nickname, but still). Also, “Noa” without the “h” (although, I feel like that was my favorite name out of all the main characters). And then we’ve got the basic names “Kelly” and “Karen”…y’all πŸ˜‚ they definitely went from one end of the spectrum to the other with the names.

As far as favorite character is concerned…I’d have to say Noa! Her storyline was great, I loved how she was dealing with her mom’s drug addiction, handling things the best way she knew how to (of course, it wasn’t right that she had to be taking care of her mom like that, BUT she made very adult decisions about everything instead of just whining about it). I didn’t have any complaints about her storyline at all, and she seemed really badass to me!

As for the others..

I feel like they gave Tabby too many movie lines, trying to make her personality “that film girl,” and I just think they were overdoing it. Faran was making all the wrong choices in how to have conversations with people about certain things, and maybe they were trying to reflect a little of her mother’s Type A personality in her and that’s why. Mouse wasn’t a bad character…but what she was doing playing pretend as a 15-year-old girl to grown people…that was weird 😳 And Imogen’s character and storyline wasn’t bad…she honestly was sort of the Nancy Drew of it all, trying to uncover what was really going on, and why her mom killed herself. Everyone had their place in the show.

Least favorite character goes to Sheriff Beasley. He was a dick from beginning to end…and while I could try to make a pun out of that, that’s all I’m gonna say πŸ˜‚

Runner up for least favorite character goes to Faran’s mom, Corey Bryant. Like, how you gonna make your daughter get a corrective scoliosis surgery even though the doctors suggested for her NOT to get it?? All because of perfection πŸ™„ That honestly made me upset. And then she got in a car wreck just because Faran decided to show her scar in her ballet photo before the show? πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Seems like Corey was the one who did the least amount of growing from high school to present day πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ

biggest plot twists

The biggest plot twist goes to Principal Clanton being the father of Angela Waters (I told y’all at the beginning there were spoilers, so don’t be mad if you read that, but chose to ignore the warning!) AND of πŸ…°οΈ, who turns out to be Angela’s twin brother, Archie. Like, that man appeared, and my jaw immediately dropped! The writers really got us with that one.

The second plot twist (and in my opinion, the saddest) goes to the fact that Chip was the one who raped Tabby and Imogen. Literally, the day before and episodes before the season finale, I told my friends that I thought Chip was adorable, and then he turned out to be a rapist πŸ™ƒ It made sense though, since Tabby really wasn’t into him, but Imogen?? I guess things don’t have to make sense to you when you’re a rapist though so 😭 I’ll just have to be upset about that one. I do wonder if πŸ…°οΈ ended up actually killing Chip at the end, hmmmm πŸ€”

solid friends

I honestly think the friendship between Tabby and Imogen was really sweet. Yes, all five of the girls coming together to form a girl gang (along with Kelly later) was cute, but Tabby and Imogen had a special connection and bond that I loved watching throughout the entire season. I also liked that Kelly turned out to be a better person than Karen, despite it being her idea to sabotage Imogen in the beginning. Pretty sure her sister’s death through that helped humble her greatly.

can you say “cringey”?

Kelly wanting Greg, her deceased sister Karen’s boyfriend, to call her Karen when they were making out…

Mouse hanging out with Steve, going trick or treating with him, calling him dad…

Tabby’s boss Wes always driving her to her home, THEN making a move on her by forcing her to go to his house for the flash drive…but then he’s making her dinner…and letting her drink UNDERAGE (I mean, this guy also could have raped her…I wish they would’ve made HIM the rapist, but it was too obvious, I guess πŸ₯²). Also, I’m sorry, but if Tabby was REALLY paranoid after what happened to her, she would have definitely felt the vibes coming from Wes, BUT SHE KEPT LETTING HIM MAKE HIS MOVES. Girl, open your eyesss…

When Noa caught Sheriff Beasley in his cop car…OOF 😭🀭

NEED I SAY MORE?!

season 2 or one and done?

I agree with my friends who said that really, it could go either way. The writers definitely tied up loose ends this season, but could bring it back for season two if they so choose to. What the plot would be then? I have no idea, but it would be interesting if they decided to go for it.

I feel like this review and post in general is getting too long, so if there’s something specific you want my opinion on about the show, leave your thoughts in the comments! I’ll reply as soon as I can!

Mishy πŸ¦‹