Pretty Little Liars returns on January 2nd and I can’t wait. I just mainlined the entire series in anticipation! I can’t wait to see what happened, especially after those creepy dolls… will we see Dr. Sullivan again.. will we get closer to knowing who A. is? What did A have on Dr. Sullivan?
I’m expecting for the girls to get in even hotter water than before. After all, they keep driving away those close to them. Though after Hanna getting run over by a car, Ian getting pushed off a bell tower and Dr. Sullivan being kidnapped (???) who can blame them?
Hopefully, we see Mike getting better (that storyline was just weird). I’d also love to see some more of Alison’s mom (wasn’t she awesome).
And, of course, I can’t wait to see who A really is. If it’s not Alison it’s someone who studied closely under her bitch-ness. Which is the only part of the whole story that I find incredible… even out of the grave Alison has an incredible hold over the group. Reminds me why I’m glad I was homeschooled.
I’d also really love to see Lucas again and he’d better be super happy.
In a show all about secrets one of the biggest is who is A? While there’s been a million spoilers and speculation I’m still flummoxed. I have had my theories about it being an adult (like Melissa) or even one of the four girls (how twisted would that be?) or even something ridiculous like Ezra Fitz (come on, he fell in love pretty fast with a teenager). Of course, the true identity of A. is revealed in the novels, but I’m not sure the show will take the same road (knowing that everyone whose read the books will already know).
More of the mystery will be revealed soon as Pretty Little Liars returns on Jan 2nd at 8/7 on ABC Family! Can’t wait!
Who do YOU think A is?
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Pretty Little Liars returns in January and it can’t come too soon. With all the twists and turns this show has taken, you’ll probably need a refresher course before the show comes back.
Reflecting on how far the show has come I really thought about The Season 2 opener, “It’s Alive.” It has to be one of my favorite episodes. Not only are our girls in trouble with the entire town (but being called liars may not be an entirely bad thing), but there’s enough dramatic moments in this episode to keep everyone on the edge of their seat. Where is Ian? What happened to the creeper’s dead body? What will Emily do about possibly moving to Texas?
Of course the biggest question is, can the girls tell their new friend and shrink the secret? The episode leaves you on a hopeless emotional rollercoaster that lasts through the whole season.
If you haven’t caught PLL, it’s time to start watching. Get all caught up before the return on January 2nd on ABC Family.
I learn so much about my life from music. Doesn’t matter the genre or even how “good” the song is, there are certain songs that are touch points to important moments in my life. So many songs have had a strange connection to motivating and inspiring me. Looking through my iPod or iTunes is almost like flipping through a scrapbook. There’s “Irish Hymn” by Kevin Max, a rallying cry for a friend of mine who was suffering depression. The lyrics, “This one’s for all you people, who hit the rock bottom but climbed it back up again,” gave her hope that my reassurances could not.
Then there’s “Wordplay” by Jason Mraz, a song that always rallies me to enjoy writing and remember what the real reason for writing is — the wordplay. In the song Jason sings, “are you prepared to take a dive into the deep end of my head?” Every time I say, “yes.. yes I am.”
Because of this it’s easy to see how the amazing songs on the Pretty Little Liars soundtrack can be part of the soundtrack of not only the characters on the TV show, but viewers as well. Of course, the immediate connection is the theme song, which brings back the show almost instantly.
For example Fay Wolf’s cover of The Outfield’s “Your Love” is the song played in the season’s 14th episode, “Careful What U Wish 4,” when Sean (Chuck Hittinger) breaks up with Hanna (Ashley Benson) at the dance for dancing with Lucas (Brendan Robinson). With lyrics like the haunting line, “I just wanna use your love tonight, I don’t wanna lose your love tonight.” it’s easy to see why this song can match perfectly the emotions of the scene and the experience of the viewers. (I should also point out that the cover by Fay Wolf is only available on the Pretty Little Liars sountrack and very popular). You can watch this video of Fay talking about the song:
Catch Pretty Little Liars Mondays 8/7c on ABC Family, and visit iTunes to preview songs and pick up a copy of the album here: http://bit.ly/e2S527.
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The first CD I ever owned that was truly mine was a soundtrack to a TV show: Due South. Music and film have been tied together before there was even sound. It’s almost impossible to tear away a visual story from the music aspect. I’ve never thought of my favorite shows without thinking about the music behind the scenes. Like the episode of Buffy where Angel shows up to her prom after saying he wouldn’t then “Wild Horses” by The Sundays plays. Or when “Back in Black” plays when the Winchesters resolve to hunt down the thing that killed their mother in Supernatural. Music is inevitably tied to those emotions.
So it was no surprise how much I enjoyed the Pretty Little Liars soundtrack. If you don’t know the ABC teen drama the series follows the lives of four beautiful girls living in the town of Rosewood; they’re carrying a heavy secret about a friend who disappeared a year ago while trying to figure out who they are. The CD is a great collection of songs for fans and people who haven’t watched the show yet and it enhances the TV show — this isn’t your teen rock pop collection, it’s a smart collection of fantastic songs and artists you should know.
Before I get to the songs though, I have to say how great the CD was itself. Using the iconic promo picture of four main characters with muddy arms, legs and faces sets up the music perfectly. I also loved the shout out to the fans on the CD insert (what did they say? You’ll have to pick up the CD and see for yourself). It’s always great when TV shows recognize their fans as being the reason they’re still on the air.
The show’s theme song “Secret” by the Pierces is haunting, beautiful and is the perfect theme song for Pretty Little Liars. It starts off with the lyrics:
Got a secret, can you keep it?
Swear this one you’ll save,
better lock it, in your pocket,
taking this one to the grave………
Another great song on the track is Andrew Belle’s “All those Pretty Lights” (Andrew Belle’s music has also been on hit TV shows including Grey’s Anatomy, The Vampire Diaries and One Tree Hill ).
Catch Pretty Little Liars Mondays 8/7c on ABC Family, and visit iTunes to preview songs and pick up a copy of the album here: http://bit.ly/e2S527 .
“I have been hired by Warner Bros. WBWord division to promote the Pretty Little Liars Soundtrack.”