Pretty Little Liars – Series Finale Review

Hello! So sorry it’s been so long since my last post. No good excuse. Sometimes you just have an unproductive span of time.

Anyway, I’ve been an avid watcher (and by avid watcher, I mean catch up on hulu/netflix) of Pretty Little Liars since the beginning of the show. It’s been an exciting and entertaining, as well as confusing, and plot-hole filled seven seasons but I hung in there and watched the series finale last night.

I’m going to take a moment and mention that this is going to be a SPOILER REVIEW – if you haven’t seen the finale and don’t want the show to be ruined, stop right here.

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I’m going to start this review off with a bit of positivity. Alex Drake’s story line made sense in the context of season 7. The Easter eggs were well, planted and I could tell the reveal of Spencer’s twin as AD was planned from the beginning of season 7.

That’s where the positivity ends. Here’s the thing, if you’ve watched the show from the beginning, you’re well aware that the original A reveal of CeCe Drake being A was out of left field. It was a character that wasn’t flushed out well, and it left viewers feeling confused. However, that reveal, in my opinion was a lot better than this. At least CeCe was a character you had met a few times. The biggest pitfall of this reveal was they introduced a brand new character and hour into the show and said that she was the big bad we have been waiting to meet. That is a huge let down. AD should have been someone who was in the show from the very beginning. The writers had so many options…Ezra, Melissa, Mona, hell…it could have been Allie. I would have bought any of those characters or a plethora of others. Why the writers felt the need to end this show with a brand new character is beyond me. I think it was a disservice to people who had spent 7 seasons watching and waiting for this.

I also HATE that each girl ended up with their high school sweetheart. Unrealistic and it was just a move to please the fans. Ezra and Aria specifically had me wanting to turn the TV off. A relationship that started off so wrong, became even worse when it was revealed that Ezra was a creep and then they get married in the end. Ugh. The finale spent far too much time on the “Ezria” wedding, instead of focusing on wrapping up the storylines with closure.

The finale felt rushed. Especially toward the end. I did enjoy that Mona finally won the game in the end. I enjoyed her character the most throughout the seasons and it was nice to see her win.

What was with the hint to a spin off show? Please tell me they aren’t going to try again with a new set of girls because that would be so lame.

Wrapping up, I’m sure you can tell, I was very disappointed in the end. I don’t fault the actors in their deliveries. They just weren’t given a great script to work with. I wanted to feel emotional when the show was over…but I wasn’t sad. I’m glad the show called it quits before it really ruined itself, but they didn’t do the show justice with the ending.

RATING: 2/5 ☆
Let me know what you thought in the comments below. I’ll be back with a new post soon. 😊

You can still read Chapter One of Alter Reach here.

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Until next time –
Jessica

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4 thoughts on “Pretty Little Liars – Series Finale Review

  1. I agree with you on your rating. I was disappointed with a lot of things in the finale. I was OK with the couples, as that didn’t bother me as much as the total lack of discussion with the parents. We needed scenes with Mr. D and Jason. We needed to see how Mr. Hastings felt about having another daughter… the man has 4 kids and only ever acknowledged 2 of them? And then was Mary good or bad, I couldn’t tell… plus Aria’s brother? and some of the other supporting characters who just disappeared. Oy!

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      1. What made it a little worse, at least for me, was that it was so hyped up about how great and perfect a conclusion it was, and how it was someone we might have met and it answered all questions… but it didn’t! If they hadn’t said anything, I probably would have been more cool with it.

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      2. That I agree with for sure. There were so many questions left unanswered, and they created more in the end. It’s just crappy. You have a show that lasts for so long, and you don’t even plan your ending out.

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