Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Life Lessons from the Liars

How about THAT alliteration?? Anyway, it's that time of year--time for the Pretty Little Liars Halloween special. Are you as excited as I am?


In case you don't know Pretty Little Liars is a quality show from ABC Family that has had me hooked since season one. I remember those days well--watching it on my laptop, since I didn't have cable, eating taco bell, and hanging onto every plot twist and turn. The show is a combination of I Know What you Did Last Summer and Mean Girls. That should be enough to tell you that it's totally awesome.

If I were a parent, I don't think I would let my impressionable young daughter watch this show. These girls do a WHOLE lot of dumb things, which all have terrible consequences. But, just for fun, in honor of tonight's special, let's review the worst life lessons we've learned from PLL:

10. You just can't trust cops. They are creepy old men hanging onto their youth who will sleep with your mom to get you out of a shoplifting charge.

9. If you keep getting suspicious texts from an unknown number, you should DEFINITELY go hunt that person down in a creepy abandoned warehouse, or perhaps even an isolated forest clearing. Trust me, it's legit.


8. It's totally okay to be in a relationship with a teacher--your parents will be so cool about it.


7. If someone goes all psycho on you and tries to drown you in a swimming pool, that person was probably having a bad day. You'll need to tell yourself this once you start dating said person, otherwise you'll seem like a psycho too.


6. The best way to apply to college is to give your application to some random blonde girl you just met, then trust her to hand it off to a guy at a party who allegedly works in the admissions office. You are practically guaranteed admission!

5. Got a suspicious package? No big! Go ahead and open it at the kitchen counter, because nobody EVER sends dangerous items through the mail these days.

4. If your mom steals a bunch of money from her job, the best place to help her hide it is in everyday food items in your kitchen cupboards. Nobody will ever notice a couple of hundos in between the lasagna noodles.

3. If you happen upon a secret passageway in a cemetery, by all means, follow it! There's definitely nothing weird going on in there.


2. Never tell your parents anything. You can handle it all on your own--can't you see how well that's working out for the Liars?

1. Secrets, secrets are no fun...because they ensnare you in an intricate game of lies, blackmail, and...wait for it...MURDER.


What are your favorite lessons you've learned from PLL? If you've never watched, you can catch up with the other seasons on Netflix. And don't worry if you haven't caught the Halloween special yet--I'll tell ya you can expect the usual: a whole lot of nothing up until the very end.

Have a beautiful day.

Helene in Between
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18 comments:

  1. don't hate me, but I've never seen Pretty Little Liars. oops?

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    1. WE ARE DONE.

      Just kidding! When you have the time, watch it all in a binge session on Netflix. It's the guiltiest of guilty pleasures.

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  2. I love this list! PLL is the best. I feel too old to watch it, but I do i t anyway.

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    1. I feel the same way about anything I watch on ABC Family.

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  3. HAHHA! I cracked up through this whole list and I've only seen the first season! I really want to start watching again, that show is really freaking good, even if it kinda feels like a guilty pleasure

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    1. Oh, it definitely is a guilty pleasure, no doubt about it! Nothing wrong with that, though!

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  4. I've actually never seen the show, but this post makes me want to check it out. :) I know my friends love it!

    Lynsey @ Eternally Wanderlyn

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    1. You absolutely should check it out! It's worth it, I promise :)

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  5. ok please don't be mad but i have NEVER watched PLL!! I did make a drinking game up to it once- that was fun! But after this post maybe I should start!

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    1. I am SO mad! How dare you?!? JK kidding, seriously watch it, it's great and highly entertaining. Bonus, you've already got a drinking game you can break out at anytime--ABC Family shows offer great material for drinking games.

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  6. This was so good! I loved it! That episode was crazy!!

    Emily

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    1. Things definitely got crazy at the end--and Matt and I are now really pumped about Ravenswood!

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  7. Pretty Little Liars is the MOST RIDICULOUS show...that being said I'm ADDICTED. I just started watching it in August and I am already caught up (aka I watched the Halloween episode last night). This show has made me super paranoid all the time but I love it!

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    1. I think we can all agree-the show is terrible! But we love it anyway. PLL has also taught me to basically never trust anyone.

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  8. I love this so much. I have my own "lessons from the PLL" as a draft on blogger that I started and then never did anything with, but this is way better than what I probably would've come up with. Love PLL! Everyone knows its flaws but it still's such an addicting show. I'd add that apparently it's totally normal to wear 5-inch heels daily to high school these days. Who doesn't do that?

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    1. TRUTH--can't believe I didn't think of that one! It's also perfectly normal for "school" to consist of sitting around a courtyard, drinking coffee, and texting. You only go to class if it involves your mom or your hot english teacher.

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  9. Can you bear with me? I NEVER WATCHED THIS SHOW! But I'll be starting it's first season soon, I hope so!

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    1. You should absolutely watch it, it's the best!

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