Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists may not have Hannah, Emily, Aria or Spencer, but it certainly feels like the world of PLL. We’re now on the other coast, but Beacon Heights feels very similar to Rosewood. It’s the perfect setting for the next chapter. And luckily we have Mona and Ali along for the ride too.
Have you ever imagined what the male version of Ali would be? Look no further than Nolan (Chris Mason). He pulls the same tricks Ali used to, but he shows more layers a lot sooner than Ali did. I shouldn’t be getting this excited about a jerk but he just has so many similarities to Ali that I can’t help it.
Eva (Sofia Carson), Caitlin (Sydney Park) and Dylan (Eli Brown) are the ones Nolan is manipulating. The three look like a lot like our four favorite liars did at the beginning of PLL. They all have secrets that Nolan is holding against them and they all desperately want to break free.
Nolan’s sister Taylor (Hayley Erin) committed suicide about a year ago and the university is still grieving her loss. Mona (Janel Parrish) recruits Ali (Sasha Pieterse) to make sure that never happens again, but there’s a lot more to the story than that. As to be expected. We’ll just have to wait to see where it goes.
The school is also under an intensive security system. You can’t go anywhere without your every move being watched. Nolan’s mom, Claire (Kelly Rutherford), is the dean and has some high expectations for her son and the school. The casting was perfect for Kelly to play this role. I hope we get to see a lot of her.
Mona is being Mona and it’s hard to tell if she’s crazy again or on the side of solving the mystery. But isn’t that half the fun of Mona?
It’s hard to say too much about the premiere without spoiling anything. There are a lot of plot twists to enjoy and that’s all before someone dies. I still love Mona and I’m intrigued by Ava, Caitlin and Dylan, and especially Nolan. If we fall in love with these characters like we did with our favorite liars, it’s safe to say we’re going to love the show. The plot has all the similarities to PLL that we love. I can’t wait to see what happens in episode two.