Wow, this show is scary. It's all different kinds of scariness, too. Dark rooms (with the "haunty" kind of scary feeling) and death/violence, too. To top it all off, there's plenty of sex talk, pretty and popular girl glam (the main girls are NOT unpopular, one of them is even the "it-girl" in the first season and the first half of the second). However, I can't be mean about this show. My 10-year-old (I know I say 11-and-up, but she's hooked and I watch it with her) and I watched this show about every night and now constantly wait to watch more on ABC's website. This show is SO super addictive and you will not want to stop watching. But a word of warning: DO NOT WATCH THIS ALONE. It's all great and "not that scary" until the lights go out and your little one (and you) are frozen with fear. But if you just watch it with plenty of lights on and with somebody else, the fear decreased a lot. Some episodes are fairly harmless, with little fright, others contain quite a bit. The main plot of this show involves "A," their blackmailer, who is quite good at terrifying everyone. They get into the house, viodetape people and give them the tape (anonymously of course, with "A"), and make the girls do things for various reasons (to save someone's life, to keep info from being released, and even for money in the case of Hanna). These things are not always safe, right, or the least bit amusing. There are so many things dealt with in the show that it might be considered education (the girls do learn good things), or something you don't want your kids seeing. The various things presented are: Bullying, student-teacher relationships (HATE this one, the couple is so bad and is not brought at all, though it does promote a lot of good messages about love), eating disorders (Hanna used to be fat and suffered from bulimia), divorce (to the extent that Hanna used to be so upset she would binge and that's how she became fat), homosexuality (Emily is a lesbian, and this show is VERY good about showing it's not easy to come to terms with this and tell, but you should. LOVE this about the show especially), good lessons about love (I know this sounds odd, but there are quite a few), teen depression (Aria's brother experiences this to a major extent), good lessons about doing what's right (when Emily's girlfriend runs away and tells Emily where she goes, Emily has to decide whether to tell the parents or listen to her girlfriend), trust (the girls have great difficulty knowing who to trust with their secret, but eventually do tell a therapist), sticking together (except for a few, soon resolved fights, the girls are very tight-knit and stick together through everything), and quite a few more things I don't really feel like mentioning also! I wouldn't recommend this to anyone younger then middle school, but it's not evil or anything. It addresses issues that may be complex or uncomfortable for very little ones, but are very, very good for anyone, as long as you feel comfortable letting them see it and their old enough to understand. This is definitely scary, though, so careful on that note.