For years I’ve been a diehard fan of the pretty little liars, however lately I feel like the show is becoming and endless loop of false leads, and who A will really be. I feel like the show, while is highly entertaining, and keeps you on the edge of your seat, is starting to become a little bit predictable. Not predictable in that you will necessarily be able to tell who the next a suspect will be, but so in that every suspect will suddenly turn extremely suspicious and creepy, only to have everything cleared up and back to normal again.
It happened when Aria’s dad was under suspicion, the father that was once so normal, suddenly started to act like an axe murderer, and was the scariest person on the show, until we find out he actually wasn’t the killer of Alice, and he went back to acting normal. When the previous mid-season finale aired leaving Ezra to be the new suspect, I didn’t buy into it one bit. First off we find out that Alice is alive, so he obviously didn’t kill her, and the show has become notorious for its plot twists that really don’t go anywhere. First Mona is A then the dad, now Ezra; it’s all too good to be true.
While I will continue to watch the show because it is highly addictive, I think it needs to stop making people prime A suspects. in that I mean stop making normal characters suddenly act super creepy and change from episode to episode. Often times the characters don’t even know they are a suspect and they already start acting crazy. The show gives no warning or proper transition into the character’s changes and it honestly just becomes annoying.
I’m no screen writer, nor do I know where this show is heading (that’s one thing the show is great at doing, hiding how it’s going to end) but I just wish the show would start to change things up and not always use the default good guy turned scary turned good again pattern. I don’t know if Ezra is A or not, but I highly doubt it.
The show is very similar to Gossip Girl in that the whole show is about finding out who the person behind the screen is. the only difference is that Gossip Girl never blatantly accused people of being Gossip Girl, and no one ever started to act sketchy of as if they were secretly spying, in a way that focused them as the Gossip Girl, and in the end it kept the viewer’s questioning, and in the end made finding out the truth just as shocking. I think Pretty Little Liars should take on a similar approach to the show to stop being so predictable and plain annoying.