How To Marathon Season 5 Of 'Pretty Little Liars'
As of Monday, June 1, Pretty Little Liars fans have approximately 32 hours until the Season 6 premiere on June 2. (And let's be honest, the hiatus between Pretty Little Liars Season 5 and Season 6 has been the hardest to survive). A Netflix representative has stated that Pretty Little Liars Season 5 is streaming on Netflix starting Tuesday, which changes everything. Deep breaths, everyone. I am here to serve as your tour guide and source of moral support as we get through this challenging time together. If each of the 25 episodes of Season 5 is 42 minutes long, that translates to approximately 17 hours and 30 minutes of viewing time. Intimidating? Yes. Impossible? No.
Believe it or not, it is mathematically possible to watch all of Season 5 before the June 2 premiere, while also doing normal human things like eating and going to the bathroom — and I've got the timeline ready to go! Whether it's your first time watching the season (Ali's back and better than ever!), or you're just refreshing your memory/want to re-live a certain character's tragic death, I've got you covered.
Follow these simple steps to guarantee a successful, if not exhausting, viewing session, starting with, of course, subscribing and listening to Bustle's Pretty Little Liars podcast, "Taking This One To The Grave":
Ready and... go!
Step One: Cancel Work
If you're going to start at midnight, this is key. You've got more important things to do. Pretty Little Liars > paycheck.
Step Two: Gather Resources
Check list: Laptop/iPad, food, phone, bed/chair, this handy guide. Anything else is a distraction and needs to be banned from your arm's reach.
Step Three: Watch Episodes 1 — 4
Thank the Netflix gods for auto-playing the next episode.
Step Four: Go to the Bathroom
You don't get a lot of breaks. Use them wisely.
Step Five: Refuel
Now is the time to have a nice, protein-packed meal. You've got some heavy cardio work ahead of you, and you don't have time to be weighed down by carbs.
Step Six: Watch Episodes 5 — 9
Almost halfway there.
Step Seven: Yes, Netflix, I Am Still Watching
I am always still watching.
Step Eight: Watch Episodes 10 — 13
You've crossed the halfway line! It's past daylight. There is no turning back now.
Step Nine: Order Food
At this point, you should be about nine and a half hours into the marathon. Order yourself some pizza. You've earned it.
Step 10: Watch Episodes 14 — 15
You are permitted to do this while eating pizza.
Step 11: Nap
Set your alarm for one hour. Sleep through that alarm, and all of your hard work will be for nothing.
Step 12: Wake Up
Also, shower. You stink. What have you been doing for the past 17 hours?
Step 13: Eat Food. Caffeinate.
Feel better? Good. It's go time.
Step 14: Watch Episodes 16 — 20.
You just slept for an hour. I don't want to hear your whining.
Step 15: Check Work Email
See? You're not missing anything anyway.
Step 16: Watch Episodes 21 — 25
You did it! Now go on Twitter and brag about how you watched all of Season 5 of Pretty Little Liars in less than 24 hours.
And then check out the latest episode of Bustle's Pretty Little Liars podcast, Taking This One To The Grave:
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