Wrapping up Season 1 of Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists. Marco and JT return for a look back at the first season of The PLLerfectionists, and a look forward at next season. We offer our humble pitch for Season 2 before answering questions from listeners. Later, we do a non-spoiler Q&A session for our book, My Name is Trouble, before talking spoilers for the book at the end of the pod.
Recapping Season 1, Episode 10 of Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists. In the season finale, the actual premise of the show finally arrives. There’s a creepy Professor who has entrapped the Liars and the Perfectionists into participating in a mysterious psychological experiment. Everyone is pivoting to new plot-lines, Taylor went to a rehab spa to do a bonus scene for some Aladdin money, Mason is still actively diminishing good female characters… Why wasn’t this episode the Pilot? Fingers crossed for a season 2.
Recapping Season 1, Episode 9 of Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists. Mona gets immediately busted while Ezra went seven seasons without repercussions. Ali has been demoted to making coffee for everyone. Taylor’s got a gun, and she’s not afraid to use it. There’s a Gala. Maybe everyone’s not going to be in school anymore if the show gets renewed for another season. BLAMMO! Thus falls, Not Scamander.
Recapping Season 1, Episode 8 of Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists. Ali and Mona are stuck in lame “romance” subplots this episode, so it’s time for Taylor Hotchkiss and the Perfs to shine. Taylor loves mojitos and hates this new dude Ali’s making eyes at. Caitlin is suddenly suspicious of her boyfriend, Harry Potter. Dylan must trick Dana into thinking he’d drop a dime on his new friends. And Ava is flashing back to happy memories of Nolan because she’s definitely the killer.
Recapping Season 1, Episode 7 of Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists. Ali worries she can’t trust Taylor, even as she grows closer to her doppelgänger. Mona is on the hunt for the bastard who broke into her house and didn’t leave pie. The Perfectionists are trying to study and work on essays during Dead Week. Yeah, their plot line is that interesting.
Recapping Season 1, Episode 6 of Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists. Ali is helping out with the fashion show this week, because sure. Mona discover’s a secret computer in Taylor’s RV and digs deeper into BeaconGuard. Caitlin is in the hospital having boring drama after getting run over, and Dylan and Ava are off being scamps and getting chased through the sewer by a Pig-Man. Oh, and Mason’s innocent. Wow, shocker.
Recapping Season 1, Episode 5 of Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists. JT is finally broken by the baffling timeline. Marco suspects rewrites or an odd edit. As for the show, Ali meets up with her sorta doppelgänger and tries to win her trust. Mona eats peanut brittle with some old janitor before verbally devastating Booker. The other three Perfectionists hatch the dumbest scheme ever to get off the show. Zoe remains the best new character.
Recapping Season 1, Episode 4 of Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists. Ali signs away her marriage, drinks some wine, and goes looking for the Emerald City. Mona’s got a hot date with Bad Bishop, but Roy Hogadorn may have other plans. The Perfectionists start sharing some secrets and it DOES NOT go like Ali promised it would.
Recapping Season 1, Episode 3 of Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists. Alison DiLaurentis has clearly taken the reigns now. This is her show, and she has all the carefully crafted shots reflected in mirrors to prove it. The other Perfectionists are having a very special episode about learning to trust each other and be friends. Claire Hotchkiss and Dana Booker are shaking down the kids to see which one cracks first. And Mona might not be real, but is definitely banging Taylor Hotchkiss.
Recapping Season 1, Episode 2 of Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists. Claire Hotchkiss is drinking in the dark but otherwise very chill for losing her only remaining offspring. Mona is writing crazy equations on the wall. Ava is suddenly super grief-stricken and a pill to be around. Dylan and Caitlin are there. Ali meets the Tanner 2.0 and decides she’s done being New Ali.
Recapping Season 1, Episode 1 of Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists. Ali went out for a pack of smokes, then she went to Oregon to be a T.A. Mona has recruited Ali into a high-tech paranoia potboiler as part of the latest game she’s designing. Then there’s the new kids. Nolan Hotchkiss fucks. Caitlin’s a senator’s daughter. Ava Jalali is an anagram for Olivia Jade. Dylan plays pop hits on the cello. INTRIGUE!
We’re almost to the Pilot! Join the Bros on their last preview pod before Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists finally drops on March 20th. James and Marco talk about the marketing blitz for the show: the trailers, the Instagram ads, the weird poster, Ostinato, etc. Then we delve into the final third of The Good Girls, Sara Shepard’s sequel to The Perfectionists. SPOILER ALERT, as always!
It’s getting juicy, guys and gals. We might be days—days!—away from a Perfectionists airdate reveal. Shooting has wrapped. There’s a weird logo teaser. Lucy is filming Paradise Island or maybe just vacationing with Ryan Hansen & crew. We’re soaking in Act II of The Good Girl, where relationships are being tested, Julie is losing her grip, and Parker has more motive to kill than ever before. Pop a Four Loko and join Marco and Benji for some intrigue.
This month on the podcast: Marco and Benji provide some half-assed production updates for The Perfectionists before jumping into a discussion of chapters 1-10 of The Good Girls by Sara Shepard. New theories arise as the conflict resets for the second book in the two-part series. RIP Leslie the evil stepmom?
The guys are back to talk the latest updates on the production of The PLLerfectionists before diving into the last third of the novel. Spoiler Alert for the book, obviously. Then at the end of the pod, we also spoil the hell out of Lifetime’s You, and debate whose book we’d rather read: Beck’s, or Aria and Ezra’s?
The guys are getting into the meat of the book version of The Perfectionists this months. Major spoilers and new Tulpa theories. Production has begun on the rest of season 1 of The PLLerfectionists, and we talk a little about Lifetime’s You at the end.
This month on the pod, Marco and… not Benji? talk about the Upfronts trailer for PLL: The Perfectionists, that we are probably not technically supposed to have seen. Then we break down chapters 1-8 of the first Perfectionists novel by Sara Shepard. Bonus: stick around till the end of the pod for some discussion of Lifetime’s You, co-starring Shay Mitchell.