PRETTY LITTLE LIARS 1.11: Moments Later

Easily the most unlikely weekly series on my DVR is ABC Family’s PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, a tale of high school girls embroiled in a complicated stew of secrets and lies that swirl around the disappearance of Alison, the school’s mean-girl queen bee… not to mention their complicated family lives, romantic entanglements and interpersonal relationships. It all sounds a bit bewildering, but once you get a sense of it, the story is easy enough to pick up.

The winter premiere of PLL picked up (literally) moments after last fall’s cliff-hanger that saw Hanna (Ashley Benson) run down by an unknown driver while investigating the identity of the mysterious “A,” a character who knows all of the girls dirty little secrets (and then some!) and has spent the season so far tormenting them with clues about Alison’s (Sasha Pieterse) disappearance.
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