I WISH these outfits were just the girls’ costumes. Alas.
Fug File: Pretty Little Liars
Pretty Little Liars has been doing special one-off Halloween episodes, and at this rate, unless there is a three-hour previously-on beforehand, I have almost no prayer of knowing what the hell is going on or why anyone is still lying. In the meantime, let’s check out what some of them wore to the screening. Be prepared for lots of skinny pants and boot-related footwear. Come on, Mother Nature. We are SO READY for autumn. Why was it a hundred degrees yesterday?
Y’all are going to LOVE some of what they pulled out in the last four episodes. And I mean that in the sincere way and in the WTF way. No plot herein, for those of you who don’t care, and no big spoilers for those of you who are paranoid. Just lots of belts. And a bow. And a sad raccoon. McKayla is not impressed? Neither is this thing.
“Wait, why am I asking you? You wear forks as earrings,” Aria’s wise mother said to her in one of these hours. It’s a great line, made better by the fact that I could have SWORN that in an earlier episode Aria really DID wear forks. Like, I can picture them. I think I even wrote the joke in my head. But the image didn’t appear on any of the ones on my DVR (did I delete one by mistake?), and the costumer couldn’t confirm whether it happened, and so I am bereft and forkless. Still, there’s plenty else to look at, including the fact that the show is pimping some really cute patterns lately. Pimp My Pattern, coming to you soon on HGTV.
I confessed at our Boston book signings the truth about Pretty Little Liars, and it is that I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IS HAPPENING on that show right now. NONE. What anyone’s motivations are and who is doing what and why don’t they just look for the person in town who appears to have the greatest amount of technological omnipresence and then whack that person over the head with a heavy object and see if the texts stop? The plot has gotten so inextricably twisted that I don’t know if they can untwist it without having an episode where Laura Leighton sits down in a wingback armchair and speaks directly to the camera for an hour to explain it all. At least everyone looks pretty.
Jessica and I were discussing this show the other day, and we concluded that we can each only keep track of about half of what’s happening, which makes it impossible to process anything until we have compared notes. Y’all know we love some twists and turns, but this is extreme — it’s becoming the Lombard Street of TV shows. That’s why I just shut down and look at the outfits. It’s easier. Occasionally more detrimental to my wallet, but easier.