An average high school student and his best friend get caught up in some trouble causing him to receive a werewolf bite. As a result they find themselves in the middle of all sorts of dramas in Beacon Hills.
The pilot gives us a taste of what is to come. There are high expectations for any PLL fan. Creator Marlene King smoothly integrates characters Alison and Mona into the new setting of Beacon Heights. A gorgeous setting punctuated by the beautiful scenery of Portland Oregon.
Kelly Rutherford (Gossip Girl/Melrose Place) shows up to bring a level of sophistication to the proceedings. New PLL Sofia Carson stands out as the composed yet wounded Ava. The show brings a darker more mature sensibility than the predecessor's early episodes.
Ultimately we are dealing with a murder mystery that suggests something much bigger and wilder is at hand. Whether the show can sustain the suspense and intrigue that PLL is known for has yet to be seen. Time will tell. For now I say game on.
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