Pretty Little Liars Has a Groomer Problem

I can’t help but wonder why the groomer gets the girl in a series meant for teens

Jade M.

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Pretty Little Liars isn’t the type of show I’d normally be interested in, but one of my coworkers convinced me to watch it. She’d described it as Gossip Girl meets murder mystery. She even started asking me how far I’d gotten into the show and what I thought about it.

Pretty Little Liars opens the night of a sleepover where one girl disappears, before quickly cutting to the ‘present day’. Allison (the girl who disappeared) is presumed dead and her group of friends have drifted apart. The girls come back together when they began receiving harassing messages. The sender, A, knows secrets about each of the girls and plans to extort them.

Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately), I wasn’t a fan of the show and only got through the first season. I wanted to stop watching long before, but my coworker insisted it would get better. I thought the reason the show wasn’t interesting was because I wasn’t the intended target audience. The show is loosely based on a book series of the same name, both are intended for teenage girls.

The show was certainly popular when it aired. There was even a picture of the girls in the window at the mall where I worked. I couldn’t go into a…

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Jade M.

Jade is a Louisiana based author who loves video games and usually writes about experiences she has. https://linktr.ee/jmcculloch120