Unpopular Opinions | Pretty Little Liars

Pretty little liars is a television programme that has captivated many young people, including friends of mine for the past few years now.

I must admit, I have never really been a fan of Pretty Little Liars, not that I haven't tried. I have spent many hours watching episodes of the show and will admit some of the episodes did interest me. Unfortunately, most of the time I felt as if the storyline would build to a point and then collapse on itself, leaving the audience annoyed and with more questions to be answered than before. This is exactly the case with the series 6a finale.

If you haven't yet watched the finale then please don't read on as there will be some definite spoilers.

I know I shouldn't really compare this to other programmes but I want to compare it to Gossip Girl. They are very different shows, but still have the same aspect of not knowing the person who is ruining the characters everyday lives. Now in Gossip Girl you could totally guess who it would be and the fact that it was one of the main characters, that you would relate to each and every episode made it so much better. When you found out, yes it might not have been so much of a shock but at the same time it was a shock, because you as a viewer had related to that character for the past 5 series without knowing who they truly were.

PLL's seems to have gone for a complete opposite using a character that lets be honest, hasn't really had too much input into the story. For me this feels like a cop out, bringing in a new story so that they can drag the programme out for a couple more series, like they have done many times before. The whole fact that A (Charles/Cece) is transgender doesn't seem very well thought out, and in my opinion was definitely not what they had planned when they first started the show. It feels as if it's just been added in because transgender is a big topic at the moment and they want to keep themselves relevant. However, making Cece's character seem like her mental illnesses were linked to her being transgender was not the right way to go. So many people are still learning about what transgender really means and this was not the right impression to give them.

Maybe it's because I was never a huge fan of the show but I really think it has led up to be a massive fail. Of course, there are many people that are huge fans of the show, but in my eyes, it's really not worth it.

What did you think of the show? Did you like the Finale? 
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  1. I agree! I watched a few episodes and gave up. Not for me :)
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  2. My friend is obsessed with this show and I watched a bit of Season 1 but my interested waned. I may pick it up as a guilty pleasure show but the acting wasn't the best.

    I started watching Gossip Girl (for the first time ever!) this week and watched the first 3 episodes. It was actually pretty addicting! And funny to watch as they're all using flip phones. I think a part of the draw is that it's a show based in NYC and I live here. My boyfriend saw me watching it and was like WHYWHYWHY. Haha, I guess it's definitely not a male show.


    COFFEESLAG What's In My Bag

  3. You are not alone---I watched one episode and fell asleep haha! American Horror Story or Orange Is The New Black---now that addiction I can understand <3
    She Will Be

  4. I got interested in PLL because I read the book series first, but the show did disappoint me in a lot of ways if I'm being honest. I still enjoyed it, but yeah the whole transgender storyline definitely felt like a ploy because that was very talked about in the media at the time. I don't think that's the original storyline they had in mind from the beginning for 'A' either, which annoys me!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode