8 items from 2014
The Liars found Mrs. Dilaurentis’ body and Mona went back to her wicked ‘A’ ways in Pretty Little Liars’ “Whirly Girl.”
Ali Lies To The Police
Ali (Sasha Pieterse), Emily (Shay Mitchell), Aria (Lucy Hale), Spencer (Troian Bellisario) and Hanna (Ashley Benson) return to Rosewood after their disastrous run in with Shana (Aeriél Miranda) in New York with a plan: Ali will tell the police everything, including the fact that her mother buried her alive by mistake and that she has been running from whoever tied to kill her ever since. Once the police know about the ‘A’ that’s been tormenting all the girls for years, the girls will explain how Shana attacked them and Aria killed her in self defense. No more lies and no more hiding from the police – they all believe that Shana took over being A when Mona (Janel Parrish) stopped and that this whole mess is over. »
ABC Family's most successful show, Pretty Little Liars, is back. Thankfully for the fans, there's not much danger of the TV series being cancelled anytime soon. It's already been renewed for a fifth season. Still, it's fun to track the ratings.
Airing on Tuesday nights, the cast of Pretty Little Liars includes Ashley Benson, Chad Lowe, Holly Marie Combs, Ian Harding, Janel Parrish, Laura Leighton, Lucy Hale, Sasha Pieterse, Shay Mitchell, Troian Bellisario and Tyler Blackburn.
These are the latest fourth season ratings and the list will be updated after each new episode airs.
Final season averages: 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.53 million total viewers.
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The details of Caleb’s return to Rosewood have not yet been announced, but fans will certainly be pulling for a reunion between Blackburn’s character and his ex, Hanna (Benson).
Season four of “Pretty Little Liars” wraps March 18 and the fifth season premieres June 10.
- Andrea Seikaly
The best movie culture writing from around the internet-o-sphere. There will be a quiz later. Just leave a tab open for us, will ya? “Seven Horror Films to Watch With Your Valentine” — Brian Collins at Badass Digest celebrates a host of movies that strike fear into the candy hearts of fans. “5 Ways Paul Verhoeven’s RoboCop is as Relevant as Ever” — Alexander Huls at Movies.com points out how 2014 is a lot like 1987. Sorry, Detroit. “10 Forgotten Secrets of Great Movie-making From the 80s” — One last list, promise. This one is from Charlie Jane Anders at io9, and it should be emailed to every studio executive currently working. “Is the Literary World Elitist?” — Replace “Literary” with “Cinema” and read as normal. This fascinating piece from Laura Miller at Salon digs deep into our taste insecurities and why we’re often compelled to judge other people by what they like. »
- Scott Beggs
Plus: Aria finally chooses between Ezra and Jake, and Hanna makes a major post-Caleb move!
Alison (Sasha Pieterse) activated the full power of her underground lesbian spy network on the Jan. 21 episode of Pretty Little Liars, using Shana to lure Emily (Shay Mitchell) into a secret meeting. Their reunion was brief — disappointingly so, after viewers have been extremely patient — but Emily and Ali did finally come face to face, and had Spencer (Troian Bellisario) not totally ruined the moment, they probably would have kissed.
Not much came of Emily and Ali’s meeting, except Emily now knows that Ali believes “A” is the person who’s been trying to kill her all this time. (Is this news?) I guess we’ll have to wait for the next time Ali decides to reach out to to Emily via Rosewood’s lesbian network, so keep checking the sky for the boob signal, »
- Andy Swift
Pretty Little Liars’ “Love ShAck Baby” had Hanna put on a brave face in light of her break-up with Caleb, while the girls go on an adventure to track down Ali based on clues found in her journal.
This week’s episode began with Hanna (Ashley Benson), Emily (Shay Mitchell), Spencer (Troian Bellisario) and Aria (Lucy Hale) agreeing to take turns reading Ali’s journal and marking which entries were about themselves. Ali (Sasha Pieterse), always crafty, gave everyone pseudonyms and wrote parts of her journal in code. To make matters even more complicated, the girls all have stories in the journal they’d like to keep hidden from each other. Emily takes the first turn and spends her night examining the journal, presumably reading about Ali’s flirtation with her and the kiss they shared before Emily came out to her friends. That night, Emily dreams that Ali comes »
ABC Family’s hit “Pretty Little Liars” and its spinoff “Ravenswood” returned Tuesday night, bringing 3.17 million and 1.69 million cume ratings, respectively. While the shows don’t receive say, “Duck Dynasty” numbers, they have a fiercely loyal fan group of girls, their parents, their older siblings, and others in a range of age demographics who feverishly Tweet, Instagram and make Pinterest boards devoted to the shows. In honor of the shows’ return, we asked “Liars” and “Ravenswood” co-creator I. Marlene King to share her thoughts on the upcoming seasons, the show’s popularity and what scares her most (hint: she’s used them as plot devices). Spoilers Follow For Those Who Haven’T Caught Up On “Pretty Little Liars.”
Last night’s episode of “Pretty Little Liars” introduced these “bizarro” Liars: Girls from a nearby town who also lost a blonde friend. Will we be seeing more of that story line this season? »
- Whitney Friedlander
Caleb said goodbye to Hanna for Ravenswood, Ezra and Aria rekindled their flame and the liars tried to deal with the reality of Alison being alive in Pretty Little Liars’s winter premiere, “Who’s In The Box?”
How To Get Ali Back To Rosewood
After coming face to face with Ali – the real red coat – in the Halloween special only to have her disappear again, the liars are desperately trying to figure out their next move. Hanna (Ashley Benson) takes the lead and decides that, instead of focusing on trying to track down Ali, the girls should aim for something more attainable, like determining who is buried in Ali’s coffin. Hanna thinks that if they find out whose body was found in Ali’s backyard (identified as Ali, supposedly by ‘A’) and connect this dead girl to someone they suspect or someone they can connect to Alison. That »
8 items from 2014
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