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'Pretty Little Liars' Recap: [SPOILER] Visitation Hours With Ali

February 25th, 2015 10:33am EST
'Pretty Little Liars' Season 5, Episode 21 Recap: [SPOILER] Visi
The episode kicks of with the Liars minus Hanna visiting Ali in jail, where they apologize for putting her in jail without actually apologizing. (Did anyone notice them go to school after prison visitation? Do they have visitation hours before 7am?) Ali, quite the popular jail-ee, gets a visit from Mrs. Hastings as well. Ali assures her that she wants to go to trial because it's her time to tell the truth. She then asks Mrs. Hastings to coach her in the right direction. With some constantly messing with her in jail, Ali is desperate to get out. Hanna then visits her after realizing forgiven...

'Pretty Little Liars' Recap: [SPOILER] Dance It Out

February 18th, 2015 9:19am EST
'Pretty Little Liars' Season 5, Episode 20 Recap: [SPOILER] Danc
The episode begins with the Liars going through Mike's stuff while he is out. They probably should have second guessed this idea because Mike currently has some anger issues and might strike back. They don't find the good stuff, but they do find a newly bought necklace.

Mike continues to leave goodies around town. This time, instead of the Liars following him, Aria sends Andrew. He agrees, because, well, he might like Aria enough to do anything for her. Andrew reports back to Aria about Mike hiding a bag in a tree and Aria goes to retrieve it. Turns out, Mike had hidden a tube of Mona's b...

'Pretty Little Liars' Recap: [SPOILER] Mike, The Sneak

February 11th, 2015 10:53am EST
'Pretty Little Liars' Season 5, Episode 19 Recap: [SPOILER] Mike
Goody girl Aria has been up to no good recently. This time she's been caught cheating on a math test by Andrew, who then decides to tutor her. Can Andrew do no wrong? With the stress of "A," her friends and Mike, who could blame her. Mike threw her whole morning off by sneaking into the blood drive room her and the Liars were donating blood to. Blood and who's blood is where is the biggest question going around Rosewood. You'd think the Liars would protect their own. But Mike managed to flee the scene with their blood tubes.

Aria, in attempts to "protect her own," follows Mike's tracks in ...

'Pretty Little Liars' Recap: [Spoiler] Oh Mike, Don't Disobey

February 4th, 2015 9:58am EST
'Pretty Little Liars' Season 5, Episode 18 Recap: [Spoiler] Oh M
New girl in town! I repeat, new girl in town!

Meet Lesley, Mona's friend that no one has heard of. Claiming to know Mona, Hanna can't find a relation between the Mona she knew. Though she says she's here to support Mona's mom, could Lesley be here for the wrong reasons?

Aria finds out that Mike, of all people, has been visiting Ali in jail. She follows him to the lake to find that he's leaving treat bags there. Is that for someone or a special way to remember Mona, his girlfriend killed by Ali whom he's now visiting in jail. Hmmmm. Spencer and Hanna don't trust Mile and see him as the con...

'Pretty Little Liars' Recap: The Bin Remains

January 28th, 2015 9:50am EST
'Pretty Little Liars' Season 5, Episode 17 Recap: [SPOILER] The
We can clear the air by the fact that Aria can breathe now. She finally works up the courage to tell Ezra about the Ezra-bashing letter she wrote to Jackie. Mr. Prince Charming... He doesn't care of course. He is as calm as a turtle. But remember, turtles have feelings they can't express and so does Ezra.

Speaking of feelings, Spencer has many. Surprisingly she wasn't making as many appearances as usual. Spencer staying low? No biggie though because Caleb recruits someone else to take her spot. Actually he is pushed to do it. Hanna makes Caleb take her to the storage unit to clear signs of...

'Pretty Little Liars' Recap: [SPOILER] Who Is 'H?'

January 21st, 2015 9:33am EST

Are you kidding, another mysterious letter man/woman? As all the Liars deal with their on-going, personal issues, Aria receives a mysterious text from "H." Just when we thought we are very close to the "A" reveal, another letter pops up. And then Mona suddenly pops up too. Spencer is in her element, meeting the new tenant to the guesthouse, when she receives a text of Mona's laptop location. Mona Is very much dead, yet still working overtime.

Caleb gets on tracking the laptop down with his hacking skills and he and Spencer venture out to retrieve the it from a mysterious stora...

'Pretty Little Liars' Recap: [SPOILER] 'A' Turns Up The Heat

January 14th, 2015 8:50am EST
Episode 15
As we learned with the last episode, Aria was freaking out and this episode started off with just that. The girls were back to school and doing what they should be doing, talking about college. Okay, mostly talking about "A," but also being normal and talking about their future. I mean, how long have they been applying to their prospective schools? I'd say it feels like years. And finally, each one is receiving their acceptance letters. Everyone except Aria.

In episode 14, Aria started receiving her rejection letters. By now, she has been rejected to all of her potential schools. Freaking ...

'Pretty Little Liars' Season 5 Winter Premiere Recap [SPOILER]: Ali Goes To Jail

January 7th, 2015 9:39am EST
Pretty little liars
The Liars are back, and they are most certainly as naive as they were before. You'd think things would be different this time around. With all the hints show producer Marlene King has been dropping, can we at least get the Liars to a point where they aren't so oblivious to "A" and his/her tactics?

The episode started off slower than expected. Actually, the entire episode was slow. I guess with all the hype surrounding Mona's death and funeral, we were mislead to expect more. But I give props because there were a few laughs to keep me awake.

The timeline continues at a few months post-Mona...

Tiffany Houghton's New Tune Spreads Holiday Joy

December 26th, 2014 3:50pm EST
Tiffany Houghton
Christmas may be over, but the holidays sure aren't. Bringing you some joy to your post-Christmas blues, here's a single you should surely add to your holiday playlist.

Singer-songwriter Tiffany Houghton released her debut Christmas tune this month, and it is sure to make you feel the holiday feels. "I don't think it's a secret that I'm a Christmas music junkie so this has kind of been on the bucket list since I was a child. It's a little different actually, and has this retro almost Motown feel to parts of it, but is also super fresh and fun," Houghton says. "Blame It On Snow" is everythi...

'Gilmore Girls' And 'Dawson's Creek' Are Having Reunions!

November 14th, 2014 1:15pm EST
Fans Rejoice For The 'Gilmore Girls' And 'Dawson's Creek' Reunio
Your prayers have been answered! No more "in the works" because these reunions are finally happening. It has been confirmed that there will be a reunion for both "Gilmore Girls" and "Dawson's Creek" in summer of next year. And the great news? You can be there to witness it all!

Austin Television Festival organizers announced yesterday of these miracles. In June 2015, fans of "Gilmore Girls" will flock to good ole' Austin, Texas to get a glimpse of, what only surveys would reveal, the greatest mother-daughter duo of TV. The reunion panel will feature Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel and series ...