Alright, everyone, take a deep breath because life as we know it is about to change dramatically. I am, of course, referring to the Pretty Little Liars series finale, which marks the end of an era and means that our Tuesday nights will never be the same. And that's to say nothing of the days in between episodes, and the hiatuses between seasons — after all, PLL devotees never, ever stop theorizing. So, it's going to be a major adjustment when A.D. is unmasked and the closing credits roll one last time. There are just so many things I'll miss about Pretty Little Liars that I simply don't know where to start.
The series changed the teen drama game in a major way. Although it would be easy to chalk it up to a "guilty pleasure," Pretty Little Liars deserves way more recognition than that. Between its complex, multi-layered mysteries (complete with sophisticated literary and film references as clues) and its handling of issues such as mental illness and bullying, the series managed to cover a whole lot of ground during it's seven seasons.
It's hard to narrow down the list, but here are the top 11 things I'll miss most about Pretty Little Liars.
Sure, sometimes the Liars have their differences — like, you know, when one of them decides to go rogue and join the A team. (Looking at you, Aria.) But at the end of the day, the Liars are #FriendshipGoals.
2Spencer's Wit & Wisdom
Spencer isn't just book smart — she's a fountain of wisdom, usually in the form of sarcastic one-liners.
3Those Black Hoodies
The sight of those black hoodies will always send a shiver down my spine. But the real question is, who wore it best? (I jest — the answer is clearly Mona.)
4Aria's Strange Jewelry
...and her uncanny ability to somehow pull it off.
No explanation needed.
6The Funeral Attire That's Better Suited To A Nightclub
When we tuned in for any season of Pretty Little Liars, there were two things we could always count on: At least one funeral, and the Liars showing up in wildly inappropriate attire.
7Emily's Over-The-Top Facial Expressions
After all the Liars have seen and experienced, it's understandable that they're pretty much desensitized at this point. The only exception is Emily, who consistently reacts with over-the-top facial expressions (which is exactly what'd I do, TBH).
8Hanna's #NoFilter Way Of Life
There's so much to love about Hanna — like how she always says exactly what she's thinking, even when it's not necessarily the smartest move.
They bounced back from their recent rough patch pretty quickly, because Sparia just might be the show's OTP.
10Those Classic One-Liners
"B*tch can see!" will quite literally never get old.
11Playing Armchair Detective
Granted, this will potentially free up hours of my schedule every week. But what's a PLL devotee to do when the mystery is solved for good and there's no longer a need to spend hours on Tumblr and Reddit dissecting every last clue?
It's been one wild ride, Pretty Little Liars — I'm not really ready to say goodbye, but it looks like I don't have much of a choice.