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I’ve got an addiction and it’s super embarrassing.  No, it’s not an addiction to Fro Yo.  You already know about that.  Plus, it’s written all over my hips.

I’m talking about a television show addiction.  Before I tell you about it, please don’t judge.  Please keep in mind I’ve been home sick and not able to do much, so I’ve turned to the only thing I can to keep me occupied:  Netflix.

I’ve tried other programming.  I really have.  I’ve watched “big girl” shows like “Scandal” and “House of Cards” but those were only the beginning…a gateway if you will.  And now?  Now it might be too late.

I’ve gone off the television deep end.  I can’t stop watching “Pretty Little Liars.”

I’ll give you a moment to let this news sink in.  It’s a bit of a bomb I’ve dropped and I’ll allow time for the dust to settle for you to continue on.  I realize I’m normally sophisticated and regal, which is what makes this especially difficult to absorb.

Believe me, no one is more shocked or embarrassed about this than me.  It’s not at all what I expected.  Maybe in retrospect the signs of addiction were there and I just missed them.

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Maybe I should have known that an addiction to “Gossip Girl” would lead to other shows.  I don’t know.  Maybe I just didn’t want to see it.

I didn’t stumble upon this addiction without some help from my friend.  Or maybe she isn’t my friend at all.  Pajama Jeans (not her real name) has been trying to get me to watch this for years.  She’s such a pusher.

Just try it once and see if you like it,” she said.  Isn’t that always how they get you?  The first taste is free…or in this case, the whole meal is free because I subscribe to Netflix streaming.

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Either way, here I am, in the middle of season 1 and wanting more.  I can’t get enough.

Before you judge me too much, remember that this is a show that’s on ABC Family.  You know, the channel that’s brought you other television greats like….well….nothing.

You’re probably wondering if the acting is good.  Not really.  You’re wondering if there are celebrities in it that make it worth while.  Not unless you count that C-list actor Chad Lowe, who hasn’t produced any good acting since he played Becca’s HIV positive boyfriend on “Life Goes On.

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Yes, I just worked that show into this post.

Maybe it’s the theme song that sucked me in.  It’s catchy and it sticks with me all day long (mostly because I hear it every 45 minutes when a new episode plays).

So judge me if you must, but I can’t help my addiction and I can’t turn back now.  I’ve got too much at stake and I don’t have any other shows to watch.  I’ve got to stick with it.  I need to stick with it.

But don’t even think about confronting me about addiction in public.  I won’t talk about it and I’ll deny the whole thing.  I don’t want to be associated with this ugly addiction.  I will lie, and I will lie convincingly.

Come to think of it, I guess this makes me a pretty little liar too.


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15 Thoughts on “My Pretty Little Secret

  1. My friend Brian keeps trying to get me to watch it, but I’m hesitant because of the ABC Family great shows like “Melissa & Joey” which he also recommended 🙂
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    • I draw the line at “Melissa and Joey” but I can assure you this is one addicting show. Seriously. It’s a cross between “Desperate Housewives” and “Gossip Girl.” I’m completely hooked.

  2. Oh me too! It’s bad, I go into binge mode!! Within hours I am just an ugly, hot mess, grasping the remote and growling at anyone who comes near! 😉
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  3. Girrrrrl, you MUST notify me the MOMENT you catch up! We can… “dish”? Is that what the kids are calling it? Anyway… How gross is Ezra? And I can’t wait until you meet Paige. And and and OMFG watch them all now, please, as well as the now-canceled “Ravenswood.” Go go go!
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  4. I’m a season behind on Pretty Little Liars. Love it though and wish I had their style. Gossip Girl was amazing. I watch way too much tv!
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  5. We just, finally, hooked-up w Netflix and have dived into the abyss. Smile if you see my spinning by you down there. Whaohooo!
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  6. YES! Sadly I am a 40-something with a secret obsession with Pretty Little Liars. But worse because they played the first two seasons here in the UK and then pulled it, so I’ve had to satisfy my PLL needs elsewhere (I am currently caught up). My adult brain says this is just ridiculous and convoluted, but then I just can’t help it. I want, no NEEEEED to know what happens next. And every season ends on a massive cliffhanger, so I can’t decide to stop watching then.

    Welcome to the Liars Club!

    Ps I managed to not watch Gossip Girl. Not sure how I escaped that but I did 🙂
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    • Why would you deliberately not watch “Gossip Girl?” I fail to understand your logic! If you like Liars then you will like it. I promise! The fashion is also good too.

      I’m halfway through the most recent season of Liars. I’m starting to suspect Alison is alive. Don’t tell me….it’s just starting to feel that way.

  7. I love PLL too!! My daughter and I got addicted to it 2 summers ago and watched ALL the episodes on Netflix.
    Now I can’t wait for Tuesday nights.
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    • That show is so addicting and frustrating at the same time! I have no idea how they manage to constantly turn over the same ideas into something addicting.

      I’m almost done with the last season and will be ready to start watching the new episodes in a week or two. It’s going to suck to not be able to binge watch them but to have to wait a week for a new episode.

  8. Now I just may have to check this show out! I have never watched it but it looks like something I could kill some time with.
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    • Watch it! It’s good from the first episode and the end of every one keeps you guessing. You can’t watch it and not get addicted.

      Now go watch it so we can discuss.

  9. Omg I’m so glad I’m not alone! I got hooked on PLL searching for shit to watch while up 22 hours a day when my daughter was born. I felt so embarrassed! But eventually I had to stop watching because I think I scared my husband and daughter yelling at the tv like my grandma used to do during Days of our Lives
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      Aren’t you dying to know who Red Coat is? Who A is? If Alison is alive? So. Many. Questions.

      I’m caught up on Netflix but we just cancelled cable so I can’t watch the new ones. I’m going to look into whether I can buy them from Amazon. It shouldn’t be so addicting but it totally is.

      Don’t be ashamed. There’s no judging here!

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