Pretty Little Liars - Season 3

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

  1. victoriaheidi

    victoriaheidi New Member

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    1. Ok, that wasn't at all creepy, was it? As director Norman Buckley tweeted about the message of the show, "you can never be too paranoid."

    2. I don't think Melissa was ever pregnant.

    3. Caleb is a great boyfriend. Hannah doesn't quite treat him the way he deserves.

    4. I am still incredibly weirded out by Aria and Ezra.

    5. Jenna's got a gun, doesn't she?
     
  2. michiruwater

    michiruwater Well-Known Member

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    I don't think Melissa was ever pregnant, either, which opens up so many new questions.

    Aria and Ezra will always be creepy and weird. Unless you're a tween. Then it's soooo romaaaaantic. But Ella Montgomery is awesome. HMC always knocks her scenes out of the ballpark.
     
  3. lmarie086

    lmarie086 Well-Known Member

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    I agree, I don't think Melissa was ever pregnant. And honestly, Spencer should be a detective someday-she's so stealthy.

    Ella Montgomery is fantastic. Best mom on the series, though Ashley has grown on me.

    I'm trying to ignore the existence of Aria + Ezra.

    Jenna is still creepy, but it'll be interesting to see happens with her for the rest of the season. I think she has a gun, too.

    Caleb continues to be too perfect. For real, where were the guys like him when I was in high school?!

    No Toby :(


    Has anyone seen the preview for next week's episode?
     
  4. Smiley0884

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    If she wasn't ever preggo, that would be a huge plot hole. IIRC, she was pregnant when her and Spencer got into that car crash...the doctors mentioned her condition, the baby's ect. If she wasn't really pregnant wouldn't she have bee outed then?
     
  5. michiruwater

    michiruwater Well-Known Member

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    So far I think this has been a great episode. I feel sorry for Melissa, which I never thought would happen again, and I feel absolutely terrible for both Hanna and Caleb - though I feel like if I were Hanna, I'd be at the '**** it' stage and I would have told him about A anyway. Spencer continues to have the strongest storylines. Which is fine with me.

    Aria setting up a dating profile for her mum is kind of adorably hilarious. I like Aria so much better when she has real plotlines, even fluff ones like this, and as always Ella Montgomery is awesome. Ella and Ashley should have more scenes together, by the way.

    I would love it if Emily had a non-Maya plotline though. Even if Maya!Cousin is super cute :swoon: I'm glad she seems to be moving on. Bring back Paige!! :cheer2:
     
  6. Matryeshka

    Matryeshka Well-Known Member

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    Every time I see Maya, I have the urge to shout at Emily, but she's a SLAYER. She can call Buffy, and then Willow can smite A's ass. And then Emily can get together with Willow and Maya and Kennedy can go be lame together.

    Please tell me I'm not the only one who sometimes hears Maya's lines in Kendra's bizarre Jamaican/Canadian/WTFisthat accent? *crickets. goes back to trying to catch up to season three. :slinkaway*

    Seriously, Aria's mom would make a more believable teenager than Maya or Jenna.
     
  7. MarieM

    MarieM Grumpy Cynical Ice Dance Lover

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    Ok This show goes on my nerves now, I can't watch that anymore. They're dragging for too long the revelation about who A is. Everyone read the book I suppose so we know !
     
  8. michiruwater

    michiruwater Well-Known Member

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    What? Are you in the third season?
     
  9. Latte

    Latte Well-Known Member

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    Pretty good episode.
    You know, from the very first I felt like Allison is still alive. It would take a lot of people in the medical field covering up and identifing another body as Allie for some reason, but, heck, this is tv, it could happen.:D
     
  10. Smiley0884

    Smiley0884 Well-Known Member

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    BEST. IDEA. EVER. Looks like we have the same taste in lesbian pairings :p


    I liked this episode overall, and I'm like the pacing of this season as well. The only thing that bugs me is Hanna not opening up to Caleb. I get that she's scared of new "A" but I think Caleb can be a huge asset to the girls, but only if he's kept in the loop.
     
  11. 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.
     
  12. michiruwater

    michiruwater Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  13. Latte

    Latte Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  14. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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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!)
     
  15. michiruwater

    michiruwater Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  16. Latte

    Latte Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  17. TanithandBenFan

    TanithandBenFan U.S. Ice Dance Junkie

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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.
     
  18. michiruwater

    michiruwater Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  19. Theatregirl1122

    Theatregirl1122 Well-Known Member

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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. ;)
     
  20. TanithandBenFan

    TanithandBenFan U.S. Ice Dance Junkie

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

    Theatregirl1122 Well-Known Member

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

    michiruwater Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  23. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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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?
     
  24. Theatregirl1122

    Theatregirl1122 Well-Known Member

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

    TanithandBenFan U.S. Ice Dance Junkie

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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.
     
  26. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    thanks!

    er...who's Jason?
     
  27. KikiSashaFan

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    Allison's (and Spencers!) Brother.
     
  28. Theatregirl1122

    Theatregirl1122 Well-Known Member

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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).
     
  29. michiruwater

    michiruwater Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  30. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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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!