About Pretty Little Liars
Unlike bubblegum-pop shows like "Glee," "Pretty Little Liars" explores the dark side of being young, privileged, and beautiful. Taking inspiration from Sara Shepard's hit YA novel series of the same name, "Pretty Little Liars" features the lives of five popular and beautiful girls. In Season 1, leader and queen bee Alison DiLaurentis mysteriously disappears and the remaining four's friendship is torn apart. One year later, Alison's dead body is discovered and the four girls each receive messages from a mysterious person named "A" who threatens to reveal each of their dirty little secrets. What could these secrets be? It seems each one of them has something to hide and is dealing with personal struggles. There's hipster Aria Montgomery, who recently returned from a year abroad in Iceland. It is later revealed that she and Alison share a secret that could destroy Aria's family. Hanna Marin bloomed from chubby shy girl to the hottest thing in school, but she continues to struggle with her purging. When Alison (who used to torment her about her weight) disappears, she quickly takes her place as the "It" girl of Rosewood High. Driven, Type-A personality Spencer Hastings is the ruler of the group, and she was last seen in a heated argument with Alison before her disappearance. Finally, there's athletic Emily Fields, star of the Rosewood High swim team and closeted lesbian. She had feelings for Alison, who did not return her romantic advances. Even though it seemed like audiences got ever-closer to unveiling the identity of the mysterious "A," the show continually takes twists and turns and "Pretty Little Liars" Season 2 is filled with more drama, mystery, and thrills.