When I discovered PLL, I was intrigued. The first few episodes were a bit awkward and disjointed. The writing felt rushed, the scenes too short, the dialogue somewhat perfunctory and the cast seemed to be still getting to know their characters.
But despite all that, it drew me in, possibly just because of the mix of murder mystery and teen soap. In half a season my view of the show went from trashy but entertaining, to fun and entertaining, to genuinely creative and addictive television. I remember the look of scepticism on my wife’s face when I tried to convince her it really was a good show. I was a convert. I was hooked.
So what did I like about it?