I've learned within the last little while that I like my entertainment to be mindless. In all seriousness, when I sit down to watch a show I just want to be entertained. I don't want to be challenged or uplifted or educated. I want to be entertained. This does not mean my taste in TV shows is bad (hello, 30 Rock. Best TV Comedy ever), but it may explain why I've suddenly found myself watching Pretty Little Liars.
There's little to be said about the writing for the show. For crying out loud, I'm four seasons in and there are still no answers to the cliff-hanger from the pilot episode.
But, who really needs good writing and realistic situations any way? I mean, the "teenagers" in the show are all played by people well into their 20s and 30s, so, clearly, we're not striving for perfection.
But, that's okay.
Pretty Little Liars is an entertaining show that I can watch after a long day. For whatever reason, it helps me unwind.
Plus, there's Ezra. Adorable-English-teaching-dating-your-student-so-you're-basically-a-pedophile Ezra. What's not to love?
But, more importantly, the show has a killer soundtrack. I usually find a song I love during every episode, and thanks to someone who has more free time than I do, I can view the songs from each episode at this handy website. And then add to my music library the songs I like best.
I particularly like the song called BONES by MS MR. Their songs are $1.29 on iTunes, which usually means they're popular and/or played on the radio. So, I may be late in the game when it comes their awesomeness, but better late than never!