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‘Ravenswood’ Review: Scared to Death

So that happened. The mid-season finale has come and gone but has it left you begging for more? I have to say that these five episodes have left me feeling a little disappointed. There were parts that had me rolling my eyes and “Scared to Death” was no exception.

Photo courtesy of ABC Family

Photo courtesy of ABC Family

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‘Ravenswood’ Review: Death and the Maiden

The end of last week’s episode saw the car carrying Caleb (Tyler Blackburn), Remy (Britne Oldford), Miranda (Nicole Gale Anderson), Olivia (Merritt Patterson) and Luke (Brett Dier) drive off the bridge, struggling to get out of the sinking car. If you happened to see any of the released photos before the episode aired, then you would have guessed that one person didn’t survive. Miranda, who grabbed the steering wheel as Remy was driving, died. Miranda was the only one to see the “person” in the road. Miranda’s death felt a bit underwhelming. Was it because I had seen the photos before the episode? The answer to my question is no. There was something missing for me that felt a little disconnected. It’s hard to convey the same kind of emotion for a character’s death when you’ve only just introduced them and the characters on screen know the deceased as long as the viewer. I always say that if you’re gonna have a death within the first couple of episodes then there’s got to be something there to substitute the emotion you usually convey.

Photo courtesy of ABC Family

Photo courtesy of ABC Family

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‘Ravenswood’ Review: Pilot

We had our glimpse of the creepy town known as Ravenswood in a couple of Pretty Little Liars episodes and now we finally get a weekly appointment. If you’re a Pretty Little Liar fan then I think you won’t be too disappointed. Instead of text messages and the mystery of ‘A’, Ravenswood goes for a more spooky and creepy vibe. Whatever is going on, it doesn’t make you want to advertise the town as a holiday destination. What we do know is things don’t necessarily go bump just at night.

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Photo courtesy of ABC Family

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Countdown to the return of Pretty Little Liars

It’s no secret, I’m a fan of Pretty Little Liars: it is one of my favorite shows of the summer. I’ve never read the books and once I heard about the show, I didn’t make an attempt to read them. I wanted to look at it purely as a TV show and I didn’t want to be comparing the two in any way.

With the four main females, I was trying to guess which character I would dislike the most. I always find with shows like this, there’s always one that I can’t stand or find completely annoying. To my surprise, I didn’t have that reaction with them. This show pulls you in with their mysteries and relationships. It does what I expect of a show – make me want to watch the next episode as soon as possible.

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