One might think that after two full seasons, A’s stalking might be getting stale in Pretty Little Liars: The Complete Third Season. Not so. The first episode reminded me of all that was going on, and by the second episode, I was hooked once again. This is an enjoyable show that will most likely appeal to girls in their mid-teens (as well as their mothers). Here are six reasons it’s a fun source of entertainment:
- The story is intriguing. Just when I think I know where the story is going, it twists. That’s some good storytelling there.
- The creators are keeping it clean (relatively). Yes, I know that it’s obvious that some of the teen characters are sexually active (I’m not thrilled about that). But it’s not “in your face” as a viewer. In fact, one main character is often tempted by her boyfriend, but the two work together to remember that they decided to wait.
- The adults in the story make mistakes, too. And there are repercussions for poor choices.
- Parents talk to their kids. This is critical. When it’s modeled on television, kids are more likely to open up in the home, too. In fact, as a parent, I find this show to be a great discussion starter for serious issues that face anyone over the age of 12.
- Not gonna lie. This is kind of shallow of me, but I LOVE the fashion and makeup in the episodes. I especially love the awesome shoes.
- Yes, the girls are liars. And that fact gets them into a heap of trouble. In this season, they begin realizing that lying might not be the best response to tough situations.
After viewing Season Three, I find myself anxious to read the books and find out more about the girls and their stories. How cool is that? Television that inspires reading in a show that pulls generations together for viewing.