This Scene Ruined Pretty Little Liars According To Fans
Before the absurd antics of “Riverdale” had fans of teen dramas bending over backward to defend their favorite show, “Pretty Little Liars” had a chokehold on the phenomenon. The Freeform series follows four former friends who reunite when they are targeted by a stalker after the alleged murder of their queen bee, Alison DiLaurentis (Sasha Pieterse).
Fans worked tirelessly alongside Spencer Hastings (Troian Bellisario), Aria Montgomery (Lucy Hale), Hanna Marin (Ashley Benson), and Emily Fields (Shay Mitchell) to solve the identity of A, crafting intricate theories about who was tormenting the Liars. Despite their dedication, though, most fans would admit that “PLL” is notorious for jumping the shark in its later seasons.
From the disturbing happily-ever-after for “Ezria” to the jarring way the Liars always dressed as though they were awaiting a photoshoot, fans couldn’t help but notice things that took them out of the show. One scene, in particular, is universally panned among fans, with many saying that it ruined the entire series for them.
PLL fans hated the evil twin twist
A popular thread on the r/AskReddit forum asked users to name scenes that “ruined an entire movie/franchise/TV series.” With nearly 10,000 upvotes, u/cannolirule’s answer struck a chord with “PLL” fans. “The finale of ‘Pretty Little Liars,’ when the evil twin sister is revealed. Ruined the whole show for me,” their comment read. After seven seasons, fans were outraged when A turned out to be Alex Drake, Spencer’s evil British twin sister. “The accent,” wrote u/Fiscalfossil. “The accent still haunts me.”
“I was completely obsessed with this show, but once I saw that dumpster fire of a finale I can’t even think about the show without feeling pure anger,” replied u/katieisdunn, echoing a common sentiment among fans. Most were upset that they had spent years trying to crack A’s identity, only for the villain to be an outsider with a terrible accent.
However, some fans leaned into how over-the-top the show could be, with u/practicalpuppy admitting, “The entire show was pure trash beginning to end and I enjoyed it for that reason exactly.” Another Redditor called the finale “the cherry on top of a VERY sloppy cake,” which seems to capture how most fans feel about the show overall.
With the upcoming reboot, hopefully, “Pretty Little Liars” fans will finally get redemption.