The string Freeform launched yesterday in the United States “Pretty Little Liars : The Perfectionists”, the spin-off the highly anticipated “Pretty Little Liars”. Should we be tempted by this series derived worn by Sasha Pieterse (Alison) ? This is our opinion. Freeform is what it is all about ? Determined to leave her past behind her, Alison DiLaurentis settled in the small university town of Beacon Heights, where she has just won a position in the teaching body of the faculty. But soon after her arrival, when she finds Mona, who has not changed much since his departure from Rosewood and remains an expert in the art of manipulation, Alison note that most of the students of the university, seemingly perfect, have dark secrets that they will not seek all means to hide. And then she finds out that the city, in the hands of the powerful family Hotchkiss, is under the supervision adult, murder undermines the community, already weakened by a recent suicide. Who wanted the victim ? For what reason ? And what other secrets hides the apparent perfection of Beacon Heights ? These are all questions that Alison, who is not there by chance, and will try to answer. What it looks like ? Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists – season 1 trailer VO It is with that ? Nearly two years after the end of Pretty Little Liars, which was completed in June 2017 at the end of 7 seasons and 160 episodes, Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish, two of the iconic figures of the series, will return to their respective roles of Alison DiLaurentis and Mona Vanderwaal in this spin-off in the form of a result which sees them end up in a new spiral of murder, lies, and secrets, no apparent connection with the events which have shaken the city of Rosewood for years. Freeform/Allyson Riggs in the Face of the two actresses that the fans will undoubtedly be delighted to find, a bunch of young actors are relatively unknown, including Eli Brown, Sydney Park, and Hayley Erin, camp the new heroes of Pretty Little Liars : The Perfectionists, who all seem to have something to hide. But the sérievores the most seasoned will, however, not to recognize Kelly Rutherford (Melrose Place, Gossip Girl) in the role of the all-powerful Claire Hotchkiss and Sofia Carson (Famous in Love, the Descendants) in the skin of Ava, a blogger with multiple talents who, like his classmates, has any of the suspect ideal. It’s worth the look ? In order not to let die the franchise, Pretty Little Liars, Freeform and creator I. Marlene King, also the controls of the spin-off, had the idea of mixing the universe of the series mother, through the characters of Alison and Mona, the plot of the novel The Perfectionists, who, despite the fact that it was written by Sara Shepard, the author of the saga literary Pretty Little Liars, has not, to the database no connection with the adventures of the girls of Rosewood. A mixture which had been so perplexing on paper, as it appears artificial, but which, on the basis of the first episode aired yesterday night in the United States, appears to have finally given birth to a series of derived height, which manages to keep the spirit of the original while providing a narrative and an atmosphere more adult, which fits by the time, all things considered, in the wake of Murder. If one regrets, however, a few references to Pretty Little Liars – and the answers to the questions that one could ask about the absence of Emily (Shay Mitchell) and on the fate of Alex and Mary Drake – to be shipped in a few lines of dialogue during the first few minutes of the pilot, The Perfectionists, in any case, the merit of not waste time to lay the foundations of its history. The secrets, the stress induced by the pressure and the search for perfection constant imposed by the university of Beacon Heights, the worrying aspect of the city, subject to a monitoring device high-tech ultra pushed… everything is done to make the decor of this spin-off, mysterious and disturbing wish. It makes quickly realize that each hero has reasons to be able to wanting to kill the one who does not survive the first episode (but shhh we won’t tell) and it’s hard to know if that is the real threat that is going to have to face Alison will come from the murderer or an evil more extensive, possibly represented by Hotchkiss Industries, the company that is in the shadow seems to pull all the strings of Beacon Heights. Freeform/Allyson Riggs Away from the plague it was during the first seasons of Pretty Little Liars, Alison has lost some of its bite but manages to impose itself as a heroine endearing, freed of his demons and his family of psychopaths. But it is above all through its new characters shrouded in mystery, and interpreted by young actors rather strong (Eli Brown and Sydney Park in the head), that The Perfectionists, challenging and makes you want to see more. If one adds to this the presence heartening to Janel Parrish, who continues to bring a grain of madness welcome in a series that often takes a bit too seriously, there is in any case a spin-off built to appeal to fans of Pretty Little Liars as lovers of soaps and series teen-tinged mystery. And if the writers manage to give us answers quickly and not leave in the great anything of the series mother, one might even hope that The Perfectionists, in the end, more successful as the series that preceded it. This would, we agree, not very difficult.