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Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Glossy, soapy, sexy revamp will thrill fans of original.

TV Freeform Drama 2019
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 14+

Murder and over the top thrills

Excellent pacing with fun moments of over the top thrills and tension/drama. Expect a bit of dark humour and characters with depth and internal turmoil. High budget cinematography and sound track, good acting, and an intriguing plot-line. Far better than many tv shows/mysteries on air. I fell behind for a couple of weeks and found myself binging to catch up... I have no doubt that if the entire season was out I would spend a couple of days eating popcorn and watching this show. Then probably going back to catch the things I missed the first time. I am currently counting down the hours until the next episode... I know what I will be doing tonight. :-)
age 7+


Pretty Little Liars is my top 5 shows of all time I have watch it countless amount of times I’m extremely disappointed that they turned it into this they should have left it alone where it was I couldn’t even get by the 1st episode without falling asleep or getting up to do something bc I was so bored I thought I try the 2nd episode but it was another waste of time if u like boring pointless and trying to be relevant again crappy shows then this is for u I’m done with it tho - ur terrible for ruining the original series by putting this load of pointless crap cancel the show do us all a favor!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (17 ):

This revamp ably recaptures the glossy suspense soap opera tone of the original, linking the action to what's gone before while introducing a raft of compelling new characters. As in the first series, closet skeletons abound in Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists: secret romances, secret pasts, secret identities, secret plans. Plot developments generally occur when someone overhears something they shouldn't, or glimpses something mysterious out of a window. And there's no college get-together too casual for a skin-tight dress and a pair of five-inch heels.

But despite the lived-in genre conventions, there are smart storytellers spinning a web here. Whereas the mysteries of the first series mainly turned on the machinations of madly vengeful Mona, this follow-up sees your Mona and raises the stakes by revealing a strange surveillance system that's watching everyone and everything at Beacon University, manned by dark forces and intent on some dark business. Adding a Big Bad on top of the sordid things people do to each other on these types of teen soaps? Positively inspired. Guilty pleasure, here we come.

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