Pretty Little Liars Original Sin 2022

Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin 2022 Tv Series Review Trailer

Creators: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Lindsay Calhoon Bring
Stars: Bailee Madison, Chandler Kinney, Zari

For all those who used to religiously tune in to ABC Family every week to see what would become of the four leads on Pretty Little Liars, there’s a new reason to celebrate. HBO Max just released a new take on the hit series, titled Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, and though it takes place in a totally different city with a whole new batch of actresses, this teen horror series delivers the same chills, thrills, and thrills. Drama of the original, with a few surprises at its sleeve.

While it’s only been a little over 10 years since the original came out, it seems hard to justify a reboot of the series. However, OG PLL fans will likely find something to love in this new iteration, while new viewers are sure to devour the Riverdale and Scream aesthetic.

Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin takes place in Millwood, Pennsylvania, just a few miles from the town of Rosewood where the original is set. The first episode begins at a school dance, where a crying and frightened girl runs into the auditorium and asks a group for help. However, when this squad actively ignores her, she ends up climbing onto the roof, where she jumps to her death and closes out the dance in a Carrie-level ghastly spectacle.

Fast-forward to today, and the five women who witnessed this death are all fully grown, with their own daughters attending the same high school. The generational aspect of the show is a welcome addition, providing a mystery surrounding the mothers of these girls and the horror they witnessed. Like another recent hit, Yellowjackets, viewers will enjoy piecing together these parts of the past along with the scares that are taking place in the present. To make things even more interesting, one girl’ mothers receives a mysterious flyer from the night of the school dance, just before she is found dead in her bathtub, with an “A” painted on the wall.

In case it wasn’t already clear, the one thing that allows this reboot to stand out is its level of horror. Original Sin works more like a slasher series, rather than just a mystery thriller, which will please fans who found the original to be a bit lacking in fear. Although PLL had its unsettling moments, there wasn’t much the writers could do with threatening messages and mysterious figures darting around corners. Here, the viewer is thrown into blood, which raises the stakes and makes our villain more menacing from the start.

Not to mention that the five leads at its center become more intriguing because they have more flaws. In the original PLL, the girls certainly made their mistakes, but they were often small cases or even tragedies that happened by accident. However, in this new series, we see characters secretly filming the boys’ wardrobes or having illicit relationships with their friends’ partners. When the protagonists think that one person wants to catch them all, they even quickly enact a revenge plan. PLL: Original Sin grabs you from the start because the five “liars” are even a little scary.

If there is a complaint, it is that it is difficult to find a justification for this reset. In a market that’s chock-full of teen shows revolving around murder mysteries (think Riverdale, Elite, etc.) and with barely a decade separating this remake from the original, Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin feels a lot like it did. We have seen before.

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