Pretty Little Liars - Season 3

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by michiruwater, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. Matryeshka

    Matryeshka Well-Known Member

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    "If you baby squirrel him too much, you take away his nuts....did I just say that?" :rofl:

    So glad I've finally caught up.
  2. michiruwater

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    That was my favorite line of the night, also :lol: I love Spencer. So much.

    Jenna was looking totally hot (and totally old) again. Weird of her to invite Fitz, though, and weird of Aria and Fitz to go amongst her classmates and his former students. I would never broadcast it like that. Plus no one seemed to react to it and that weirds me out too.
  3. Latte

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    I thought that was pretty weird too, and then I reminded myself that this is tv and we can't except reallity, can we.
  4. genevieve

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    I thought "Did he get his nuts back?" was even better :lol:

    Jenna does look totally old without the gigantic sunglasses. That actress would also make believable Russian ice dancer (if it was a non-speaking role).

    Maybe she just wanted someone closer to her own age at the party :saint:

    Trying to figure out how Maya's cousin fits in. He seems a likeable enough guy, but I loooooove Paige, so I don't want him competing for Emily's affections (plus - ugh! dating the cousin of your dead gf? creepy!)
  5. michiruwater

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    :rofl:

    I know that sexuality is fluid, and that at Emily's age one can have serious doubts, but I would love it if she was strong and certain about her sexuality at this point, which is rare for a TV series but is the sort of thing PLL does well at times. For that reason, I don't want her hooking up with anyone who isn't female. Plus I loooooove Paige as well, she's just such a fantastic trainwreck sometimes but also totally likeable and her hair isn't a massive strike against her anymore :D

    He seems like a likeable guy, though, I agree. I think it'd be really interesting if he did end up dating Jenna. I can only imagine how conflicted Emily would feel over the cousin of her murdered gf dating crazy Jenna. It would be awesome.
  6. Latte

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    It occured to me that he may be a undercover cop trying to get info to solve her murder. Maybe they really don't have enough on whatshisname to convict him.
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    The actor who plays Garrett has been on The Young and the Restless this week in his recurring lawyer role, and it's bizarro seeing him as a good guy. He's much more interesting as creepy Garrett.
  8. michiruwater

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    The actress who plays Melissa currently has big supporting roles on both this and The Vampire Diaries playing totally creepy characters on both and it confuses the heck out of me when both are on in the winter.
  9. Theatregirl1122

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    That. Was. Awesome. I want to have that written on my tombstone.

    Lucas was damn creepy with Aria this week! I was really glad when Ezra showed up.

    Just caught up on, like, 3 episodes and I am SO MAD about Hannah and Caleb! Just tell him the truth! Or send him to me. ;)
  10. TanithandBenFan

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    I'm kinda shipping Hannah and Wren. Somebody needs to date that guy!
  11. Theatregirl1122

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    Yeah, but he should be, like, older than Ezra.
  12. michiruwater

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    I would love it if Aria would date Wren, because I'm happy with all the other OTPs and poor Wren is so sweet, but that'll never happen. Though I do agree with TG.
  13. genevieve

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    I confess that I can't keep the peripheral guys in this series straight, because I watched the first two seasons out of order/kind of simultaneously and I missed several eps in S2. I know Ezra (duh) and Toby, and Caleb, and some others by sight but not name. Is Wren the orderly at Mona's psych hospital, who used to date (or was it be engaged to) Spencer's sister?
  14. Theatregirl1122

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    Wren's a doctor not an orderly but yes, he works at the psych hospital and was engaged to Melissa.
  15. TanithandBenFan

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    Yeah, but age seems to be completely irrelevant on this show, lol. Jason and Garrett are also quite a bit older and they've been romantically linked to the girls, also.
  16. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    thanks!

    er...who's Jason?
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    Allison's (and Spencers!) Brother.
  18. Theatregirl1122

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    Yeah, I just meant that it wasn't any better for people who are bothered by the Aria and Ezra thing because of the age difference (for people who just don't like them together, that's obviously different).
  19. michiruwater

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    It's not the age difference, per se. I have no issues with a large age difference (ask my boyfriend! :lol:). It's the fact that he is/was (depending upon the season) her high school English teacher and that in Pennsylvania, if the partner is between 16-18 they will be charged with corruption of a minor (which basically means the AOC is 18, thanks Pennsylvania). She is only now a senior, so last season (when they had sex for the first time, IIRC), she was either 16 or 17 at the time, which makes their entire relationship both unethical and illegal to boot, and yet they have faced very few repercussions for it, her mother has actually embraced the relationship at this point, and they can go to a party filled with his former students and her classmates and no one reacts. Plus, they're super boring together like 99% of the time in this pretentious hipster fashion.

    In any sort of realistic setting Ezra would be in jail at the very least. No one has really acknowledged that except for a few ham-handed suggestions by Idiot Father to call the police, which for some reason everyone shot down. It's creepy and simply wrong and yet the show has made it the most important relationship, which is absolute bogus when Caleb, Maya, and Toby actually figure into the plotline in multiple ways and Ezra hardly ever does and even then in really miniscule ways.

    Plus, logically, A would go after Aria the hardest because Aria is engaged in something which could, in season 1, when she was 15 for at least part of the season, have been a second-degree felony, and yet A has barely done anything to Aria at any point in comparison to the other girls. It doesn't really add up. And honestly, I've never felt that the two actors have very much chemistry, espcially compared to Emily/Paige (I never liked Maya either), Hanna/Caleb, or Spencer/everyone.
  20. genevieve

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    I don't expect realism from this show at all, so the above is the most egregious error of all :drama:

    ITA with your analysis of cast chemistry!
  21. michiruwater

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    Oh, just to clarify, yes, that is the biggest issue I have with the couple overall :lol: And because they're so boring I find it actually kind of offensive that the tweens are so in love with them as a couple :lol:

    I mean, when has Aria been interesting? Answer: When her plotline has nothing to do with Ezra. She was cute when she was trying to set her mother on dates. She was funny when she was playing at the arcade with that one boy who had the heart condition, or when she went to see him fight. She was interesting when she was trying to be Vivian Darkbloom. She was interesting when she and Spencer were breaking into the office of that hotel. She was interesting when she suddenly had to fly a plane and was like OH HOLY CRAP.

    Ezra was involved in 0 of those stories.
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    I like Aria/Ezra :shuffle:. I find Emily to be the blandest of the girls. I thought she was most interesting with the blond girl.
  23. michiruwater

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    Hanna and Spencer have, to me, always been clearly the two most interesting of the girls, but starting some time last season Emily started getting angry and occasionally acting more Spencer-like than Emily-like, while she's always been the nicest, loyalist, most polite person in the world, which I really admire about her. Sometime around there I thought she surpassed Aria and Aria became the most boring character. I couldn't list Aria's personality traits if I tried. Her whole personality seems to be based around precocious hipster with little nuance.
  24. KikiSashaFan

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  25. Latte

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    Yep, he will fit right in with a Halloween show.
    I see him as Dracula.
  26. oleada

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    I couldn't agree mroe. Aria's only interesting when she has nothing to do with Ezra.

    My favorite out of the couples are Spencer and Toby; though I do love Hanna and Caleb as well.

    I'm really liking how this season is going.
  27. michiruwater

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    Pastor Ted's certainly getting around :shuffle: But I vastly prefer coffee shop guy anyway. And Ella's freaking awesome. I LOLed when she said, "Why am I asking you? You wear spoons for earrings." Actually, all conversations between Ella and Aria were hilarious this episode. And this, case in point, was an episode where Aria actually did stuff and thus was actually interesting.

    I don't like the tension between Toby and Spencer because I don't think it makes any sense to keep Toby in the dark about anything. He's been through hell already and no one else in the world can understand what the girls are going through the way he can. IMO, Spencer should be totally honest with him at all times. And on a somewhat related note, Troian Bellisario really does have freaky chemistry with everyone on the show. Every time she and Jason have a scene together I have to remind myself constantly that they're siblings. I don't know why Lucy Hale gets all the outside-of-PLL roles. Nothing against Hale, who is a fine actress, but Troian's amazing.

    Super excited to have Caleb back next episode! And also, the backstory with Hanna seeing Ali and the story with Ali's parents was awful. I could totally see it happening, and I can see why they would blame her even though it totally wasn't her fault. I couldn't help but wonder though - why on earth did the police come after Hanna specifically for a blood sample? I mean, it's not like they could look at the blood on the anklet and say, oh, hey, this looks like Hanna Marin's blood! Why would they single her out for that when Spencer's always looked so much more guilty? Or did they get a blood sample from Spencer a while ago and I forgot about it?

    Also, not a fan of Ali!copycat (what was her name, Cece? Or something irritating like that?). She pales in comparison to the real Alison significantly and while I also was intrigued with the fatalism of Ali's destructive behavior, this girl just seemed like a bitch.
  28. oleada

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    Holly Marie Combs' hair is still as shiny as it was in its Charmed days :glamor:

    I'm going to be really upset if they break up Spencer and Toby. I agree they've got great chemistry and that Bellisario really shines with anyone in the show!

    I didn't like PseudoAli either. But I am excited to see Caleb back next week.
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    Troian is by far the best actress of the 4 girls (although they all do just fine), it's a shame she hasn't been in more. Maybe she doesn't want to be, I'm sure her dad could have hooked her up with all kinds of roles if she wanted.

    I seriously love Aria when her main parts are with Ella instead of Ezra. "Oh nothing, my mom's just a slut...go to bed" :rofl:

    This was definitely one of the creepier episodes. I jumped when that flash of Allison showed up, and that hospital is just all kinds of freaky.

    I wonder if Allison's dad had anything to do with it.
  30. Theatregirl1122

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    Plus it's irritating and redundant for the tension between Spencer and Toby to be exactly the same as the tension between Hannah and Caleb.


    ABC family shows have a casting problem (or maybe a directly problem?) where people who are family members often seem to end up having freaky chemistry.
  31. Matryeshka

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    Pretty Little Liars is one creepy little show. I don't ever want to see a doll again. Ever. EVER. I also need to not watch right before I go to bed. *shudder*
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    I did the Warner Bros studio tour this week and got to see some of the PLL sets and costumes. The costumes from the masked ball were on display, and it was fun to see just how tiny Aria's costume was compared to Melissa's Black Swan (height-wise). Their waists must both be size 00. :lol:

    The lake where Hannah and Lucas were in the canoe is actually a small lagoon.
  33. RockTheTassel

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    Emily and Paige! :cheer: Gorgeous scene by the pool, too.

    Seeing Caleb again made me realize how much I've missed his character. I hope they keep him around.
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    I agree with both of those so much. Yay Paige! I really like her.

    Ezra's mom is completely one-dimensional, which is a let down from this show, really. I mean, how many times has that plot been done? Though I liked that he took no bullshit from her and didn't let it go any further, and Aria actually thought through what his mother said (all of which was TOTALLY TRUE even if she was a bitch). Since both of those things subvert the cliche a little bit, I guess I'll give it a pass. But geez, I wish Aria and Ezra ever had to deal with anything that actually happens to people in real life.

    Spencer's chemistry with Caleb was ridiculous. I don't think they necessarily meant for it to play that way, it just did.

    Meanwhile, Hannah kissing Wren felt really forced. It didn't work at all.
  35. Theatregirl1122

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    Cheering was my exact reaction to Emily and Page. :lol: Finally a girlfriend I actually like! Now lets ditch the Maia story line.

    I definitely missed Caleb's character. Also it reminded me that he is :grope:.

    I agree, Michiruwater, the Wren/Hannah kiss was a total fail. Clearly they should have gone "obviously not" after shooting it but I'm guessing they are planning on having A use it against Hannah.

    Why was Nole trying to get Aria to say who her boyfriend was? They went to Jenna's party together so obviously it isn't a secret any more.

    Thank GOD Caleb finally knows. It's insane to keep things from him. She loves him, so he'd be in danger whether he knew or not and whether she was with him or not.
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    From the way he was wording the questions, I think he was trying to get her to admit that Ezra was her boyfriend while he was their teacher.
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    It was his way of saying, "your boyfriend is a pedophile and your relationship is totally sketchy and gross."

    So... point to Noel.
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    :wall: Why can't the writers have Emily go more than two episodes without relationship issues?

    I'm ready for the Maia plot to die. Not a fan of this cousin either. I think the reason Emily has always been my least favorite because I never like the characters involved in her storyline, with the exception of Paige.

    I did like how she was a total BAMF when she was trapped in Noel's cabin with Hanna.
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    I have just finished watching all 3 season in record time thru Netflix and OnDemand and I am officially hooked.

    I have been trying to figure out what Aria sees in Ezra. The two of them just don't seem to fit for me. I can't put my finger on it.

    Wren is even creepier than Noel. It's hard to believe that he's a doctor. And he's got a fickle heart. It seems like in just minutes he went from Melissa to Spencer to Hanna. And he's too old for these girls (except for Melissa) Yuck.

    Toby.....please come back! Where are you???

    I like the fact that Emily has relationship issues, just like everyone else. At first, I didn't like her much because I thought she might have been a bit weak/frail (emotionally) but now she's showing strength and insight and I love that.
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    I like that Emily has realistic relationship problems, but I wish they didn't happen every other episode. They've had Aria, Spencer, and Hanna all be with someone for half a season or longer, but Emily is constantly switching between Maia, Samara, Paige, and now Maia's cousin.