Friendship. Pretty Little Liars-style.
In the same way, we have Aria here, who — although she dresses like a feral toddler set free to roam a Forever 21 and has an unlimited credit line at Claire’s Boutique* — now has an apartment owned by her fabulously rich, conflicted boyfriend who is also a teacher and also an heir to a fortune, his younger brother just showed up with all kinds of problems and is even hotter than the boyfriend, and both of them are constantly telling her how fantastic and beautiful and talented and special-special-special she is: Aria Montgomery is the Tyrion Lannister of Rosewood Pennsylvania.
- Jacob Clifton, Pretty Little Liars 3-18 “Dead to Me” Weecap
Aria, I’ll have you know, spends almost the entire episode in a Big Top Circus Ringleader jacket with black pinstripes, over a monochrome cheetah-print shirt and matching miniskirt, like a hooker would wear. It’s not the most mindblowing shit she’s ever pulled, but the offense you take from each separate part of the outfit is so much more than the sum of its parts. No checks, no balances. Absolute power, everywhere at once, shooting out of each and every fucked-up area of Aria just like the blood of Cousin Heshy. The difference is, Cousin Heshy got better. Aria?
Later, at the charity marathon, girlfriend will have traded out — over an American-flag skull t-shirt, of course — a black cardigan with shoulder pads and sequined patches over the shoulder pads, on trend with that “drum majorette” look that’s so popular these days, but more importantly providing a seamless transition from “Carnival Day” to more of a “Carnival Night” look.
Meanwhile, Emily looks like a hot steaming cup of sex, as usual these days, Hanna’s wearing a classic blue dress from a grownup’s closet and is totally beautiful of course, and Spencer is wearing… voluminous emerald pleated old-lady pants like you would wear to cover your stilts, if you were in the Aria Circus. So, half of us are doing okay.
- Jacob Clifton, Pretty Little Liars 3-14 “She’s Better Now” Recap
This week on Get That Look: Aria Montgomery, in honor of the Pretty Little Liars season finale.
[J]ust when it’s getting to Hellraiser amounts of creepy, the scariest robot baby voice summons them to a cupboard in which the Alison Chuckie is finally revealed: A blood-covered blonde girl, half-buried in diorama dirt, waving a shovel around giggling about, “Follow me, end up like me!” Then the dolls start attacking, shelves are crashing down around their ears, and the Liars get the hell out of there. It is a peak moment.
- Jacob Clifton, Pretty Little Liars 2-24 “If These Dolls Could Talk” Recaplet
Stupid Aria falls off a roof. But since it’s this show, she probably falls onto a truck piled with goose-down mattresses intended for the Queen of Spain, and Ezra is probably there, already flexing. Maybe bearing some gluten-free vegan delicacies, like Rocks ‘N Straw Stroganoff or Mock-Chocolate Soufflé That Is Actually Just Alternating Layers Of Soil & Shame In A Parfait Glass.
- Jacob Clifton, Pretty Little Liars 2-20 “CTRL:A” Recap
OH & ALSO
Aria and Emily have this conversation like six times over the course of the episode:
Emily: “Are there any messages from that number?”
Aria: “What number?”
Emily: “Uh, the phone number we found in Ali’s coat.”
Aria: “What coat? Who’s this now?”
It is weird every time.
-Jacob Clifton, Pretty Little Liars 2-19 “The Naked Truth” Recap
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