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  1. marinaalexis

    The Perfectionists

    While I'm all for expressing opinions, I must say that the idea of someone continuing to watch a show when they dislike pretty much everything about it is baffling to me.
  2. marinaalexis

    The Perfectionists

    Not totally sure why, but I wasn't as enthralled with this episode as I was the last one. I did enjoy seeing more of Taylor, and her interactions with Alison. Are we taking bets on how long it is until she and Mona end up together? I actually don't want Taylor to be Bad Bishop because it's so obvious that's what's going to happen. I've been trying to ignore it most of the season, but it was so painfully obvious in this episode that Sofia is just not a good actress. Her acting was actually taking me out of scenes. Goes to show that you shouldn't always just go with a big name. It's a shame, because I think Ava would be my favorite of the three, storyline wise, if she was being played more believably. Caitlin being the one hit by the car, and not Mason, was a twist that I didn't see coming. But I really think this show needs to cool it with the direct parallels to PLL. Every time they do something like this, it just reinforces that this show is not the original. They should stick to just the little callbacks (like Taylor's "We don't just look alike, we think alike too" line to Ali) that more hardcore fans of PLL would notice - little Easter eggs in a way. Directly copying or paralleling major storylines is doing the opposite of what they want, I think. Ali and Mona's friendship continues to be the main reason I'm tuning in. It just gets better and better every week.
  3. marinaalexis

    The Perfectionists

    Sasha's address has already been posted on Twitter, with threats to smash her windows. Not Marlene's. Sasha's. Dozens of shippers are ruthlessly threatening and attacking Marlene in the comments of her tweets, and I haven't even ventured into Facebook or Insta (nor will I, I've seen enough). Ironically, every nasty, delusional tweet that I see just makes me happier and happier that the writers finally pulled the trigger. Goodbye Emison, and good riddance to the shippers who care more about this fictional couple than any real world issue.
  4. marinaalexis

    The Perfectionists

    This was the first episode that I actually really started to care about the new trio. Seeing their friendship start to strengthen was one of the episode's highlights for me. It was silly, but I loved the little scene of them pelting each other with packing peanuts. I almost forgot what it feels like to enjoy watching Alison (even if I think the way she's behaving toward her students is inappropriate as all get out). Mona was way too underutilized in this episode (shocker), and it could not be more obvious that there's going to be an eventual romance between her and Taylor.
  5. marinaalexis

    The Perfectionists

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtZM2gxzsAw The cast discusses fan theories about the show (and yes, I am posting this here mostly because I'm freaking out that my theory was the first one mentioned and Janel said I should be a writer 😳).
  6. marinaalexis

    The Perfectionists

    Watching that was so embarrassing that I actually feel flushed now. It reads like something a twelve year old would write in their PLL FanFiction. I was hoping that the conversation between Emily and Ali that they posted last week (in which Emily gloriously didn't return Ali's "I love you") was a one time thing, but nope, looks like they're going to be churning out this ridiculousness after every episode.
  7. marinaalexis

    The Perfectionists

    I assume it's just a gen ed course that they all have to take to fulfill their graduate requirements, since Dylan's a music major, Ava's a fashion major I guess, and Caitlin's most likely either political science or pre-law. My university required us all to take some sort of literature course.
  8. marinaalexis

    The Perfectionists

    I think what it'll come down to is how long the show lasts. If it's cancelled after one or even two seasons, I definitely think Marlene will end it with a call from Emily (or even an appearance) that Ali's absence made her realize how much she really does trust her, and she'll go running back to Rosewood. But I can't see the writers holding out on giving Ali, arguably the central character of the show, any sort of love interest or romantic storyline if this goes on for three, four seasons or more. As much as I would love to see a main character not wrapped up in stupid shipping nonsense, that's just not realistic for a teen/young adult drama. I think Marlene made the right choice, putting Emison in a kind of limbo, not broken up but not exactly happy together either. The ball is in Emily's court too, as she's the one who has to decide if she can get past her distrust or not, so we won't have to deal with Ali struggling to make some big decision about her relationship all season.
  9. marinaalexis

    The Perfectionists

    Right now, it seems to be a mix of people screaming at her and the world in general for daring to break them up, and others insisting that they're still in love and it's just a "rough patch" (because moving across the country from the spouse that you're feuding with clearly indicates that everything's fine, lol). The official PLL account posted some stupid text conversation thing between Emily and Ali today, which ended with Alison telling Emily she loves her and Emily not reciprocating. Needless, to say it did not help the frenzy.
  10. marinaalexis

    The Perfectionists

    Ratings are coming in, and they're not looking good: 0.457. Yikes. I'm hoping that additional viewings from the website and Hulu will factor in as well, or that the network realizes that the days of most people sitting in front of their TV and watching live on cable are behind us.
  11. marinaalexis

    The Perfectionists

    Aaaaand we're back! Spoilers incoming (can we get a forum back instead of just this one thread?!): It was stupid and ridiculous and I loved it, but maybe I was just blinded by seeing Mona and Ali on my TV again - INTERACTING WITH EACH OTHER!! We haven't seen that since 6x07 you guys! I laughed out loud when that rowing shot appeared during scenes, and even more so when we found out that apparently crew is the big sport at the prestigious BHU. How wonderfully and hilariously relevant. #AuntBecky Those kids sure jumped to joking about graphic murder pretty quick. Yikes. Not sure how I feel about any of them yet, it'll take more time for me to connect with them and care about their storylines. Nice to see that at least Nolan had sex indiscriminately. Damn. I saw everything coming, right up until those last few seconds. What?!?! I need to go back and rewatch that scene (as if I won't be rewatching the whole dang episode) because I was so stunned that I couldn't make out all of the other little pictures/surveillance on the giant, Charlotte's lair-esque screen. That's the Beacon Guard people, I'm assuming? Or it is the witness protection program? Or is it just all happening in Mona's head?
  12. marinaalexis

    The Perfectionists

    Another new promo started airing yesterday. A lot of fun little callbacks to PLL!
  13. marinaalexis

    S03.E08: Chapter Forty-Three: Outbreak

    All I got out of that ending is that next season: Riverdale meets the Purge. 😉
  14. marinaalexis

    Pretty Little Liars in the Media

    I was just coming here to post this! Super gross (but not surprising) that the media leaked this before she or Patrick could announce it themselves, but I'm so so so happy for them!! Such exciting news! ?
  15. Great idea for a thread! I'm always looking for new good fanfic to vill the void. I'll start with my own shameless self-promotion. I've written PLL fics for a few years and just started a story following 4x01 in which we actually see Mona gradually become the fifth Liar. It always bothered me that the show just totally dropped that idea. If you're interested, you can read it here. I also just finished a brief four-chapter story detailing how Alison befriended each of the Liars (another storyline that really should have been addressed): Here it is. As for some of my favorite fanfic authors, I'd recommend ShadowsTakeAll to anyone. They've been inactive for a few years now but they have a ton of amazing, completed PLL stories. They have every type of story (friendship, romance, mystery) and the writing is fantastic.
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