Monday, June 14, 2010

Pretty Little Liars Roundtable: "I'm still here bitches.”

Hey everyone! With not so much on tv this summer I'm all about Pretty Little Liars (and So You Think You Can Dance and True Blood ok maybe there is more tv then I thought...!). Khyrinthia of the Frenetic Reader and Carol of Booklover Carol were talking. We've all read or are in the process of reading the books from the Pretty Little Liars series and are going to watch the show, we thought it might be fun to do a weekly post about the show and it's different aspects and how it also relate to the book! We've split our discussion into 3 parts and this week I am the last section, check out Part 1 (Carol) and Part 2 (Khyrinthia) to see the rest of our chat! And please join in, we'd like to hear what you think too!


**WARNING SPOILERS**


MUSIC:



C: I love "Secret" by The Pierces and was I was glad that their song was featured in the episode, especially since the lyrics really go with the show.
"Got a secret
Can you keep it?
Swear this one you'll save
Better lock it, in your pocket
Taking this one to the grave
If I show you then I know you
Won't tell what I said
Cause two can keep a secret
If one of them is dead…"

A: I agree Carol, I think Secret by the Pierces was a great choice at the theme song. Speaking of the theme, I’m not sure if I’m digging the opening credits. I appreciate the idea but I don’t like the fact that it looks like they were dressing a doll almost until the very end. Maybe that was intentional but it was odd to me. I also really liked the song Suggestions by Orelia, what an interesting sound think I’m going to have to check out some more of her stuff.

K: Carol stole my answer! I agree with your thoughts on the credits, Alea. I like it until they get to the coffin part because some of the girls look kind of awkward standing there.

C: Yup, the credits are so weird and awkward. Maybe they'll change that later in the season.

See the full list of songs from the episode here.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

A: I was so wrapped up with seeing how it followed the books since I had finished Book 1 (Pretty Little Liars) the morning it aired that’s pretty much all I was watching for. Obviously compared to the book a lot less can happen in one episode so I’m interested in seeing how the rest of the plots from the book play out in the next few episodes along with plots from Book 2 (Flawless) since we’ve already passed the funeral and have reopened the investigation as murder!

K: I liked it! I don't like it as much as the book so far, because right now it's not as full of tension. I was really distracted by the acting and writing though- some lines were so cheesy and some of the girls overact. It's distracting! But I'm sure it will get better.

C: Yes it's very much like a soap opera, leaning to the overdramatic. But I am glad that it's not much different that the books! And Khy, I agree. There's not much tension yet. And I don't like the girl that plays Alison. She is not like Alison that is in book. She just doesn't capture book-Ali's essence.

NEXT WEEK: The Jenna Thing (Episode 2)



Photos credit of ABCFamily.com

7 comments:

  1. The soundtrack is amazing. Thanks for the link to the tracks. I love this show! I am going to start reading the first book this week in preparation for a series that I know I'm going to love. It's the perfect summer guilty pleasure--Along with So You Think You Can Dance!!

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  2. Mrs DeRaps-

    No problem I love when shows provide lists like that! I read the first book last monday and finished it the morning of the premiere. And now I find myself on Book 3, hope you enjoy them as much as I do! Look forward to hearing your thoughts! And yay SYTYCD!

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  3. Yay thanks for posting! I love talking about PLL! I really like the music for the episode. I loved I Won't by Callie Caillat, I think they might have played it twice near the beginning. I definitely agree that the character that plays Allison isn't really Allison like. I also agree that some of the acting was a bit much, but I think it will get better as it goes along. I can't wait to see what happens tomorrow! And I love SYTYCD, I think it's going to be an interesting season. It's nice to see some old favorites (;

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  4. I haven't read the books yet, but finished watching the pilot this morning. I have to say, I really really enjoyed it. I was afraid the acting would be as bad as Secret Life, but it was so much better. I look forward to reading the books, but I feel like I want to enjoy the show for what it is before I read them.

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  5. Sara- Yay! I just finished the third book last night! These are so addicted and I can't wait to watch tonight either! And SYTYCD yay!

    caitieflum- Oh yes Secret Life is so horrible. It's just a strange show yet I keep watching! I started reading the books last Monday and managed to finish the first one by the premiere. I'm onto Book 3 already, I'm interested to see how they are similar!

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  6. I love this series! I have yet to watch the show, but I definitely will be soon! I did a post about PLL on my blog- check it out! http://karissaaddictedtoreading.blogspot.com/
    Happy reading!

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  7. I love the music too--it was perfect! I haven't read the books but I think I may have to...the TV show was addicting!

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