Ravenswood Premieres, Will You Tune in Again?




The Pretty Little Liars spinoff Ravenswood premiered last night.  While there’s a murder mystery and a bunch of pretty teens with complicated love lives, it does differ from its predecessor. 
 
Like other young adult dramas such as The Vampire Diaries and Teen Wolf, Ravenswood brings a supernatural element.  In this case: ghosts. 

The first episode saw Caleb (Tyler Blackburn) staying in the eerie town so he could help Miranda (Nicole Anderson) reconnect with her uncle.  They also wanted to find out why their names and pictures were on two gravestones in the cemetery. 
 
Miranda’s uncle, Raymond, was less than thrilled to see his long-lost niece.  He and Mrs. Grunwald reluctantly welcomed them into their (funeral) home.  Raymond denied knowing anything about those graves, and later Caleb and Miranda couldn’t find them again. 
 
Caleb turned to the local newspaper to find out about any long-dead relatives with the same name.  He met Remy (Britne Oldford), a girl his age.  She went against her father’s wishes and helped Caleb find an old obituary about early 1900s Caleb Rivers. 
 
He’d died in a boating accident with four other classmates, when they were all Caleb’s age.  She read the obits for the other victims. Their personal histories seemed to sound really familiar with present-day Ravenswood townsfolk.    


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It was a good entertaining hour of television. I find it interesting that "Ravenswood" is going more supernatural. I guess that gives them a chance of going really scary. The pilot had great moments.

The chemistry of the cast is great. Miranda's uncle has been cast perfectly. He seems so dark, mysterious and still very hot.

The show itself as a great look and looks better than the L.A. visits the Liars made to Ravenswood.

I just hope that with time the writers don't make the same mistake with "Ravenswood" that they made with "Pretty Little Liars" - too many plot twists that lead to major plot holes and/or dragging out the secrets until you feel nothing makes sense anymore.

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I've got to remember to watch it next time it's on

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soapjunkie88 wrote:
I just hope that with time the writers don't make the same mistake with "Ravenswood" that they made with "Pretty Little Liars" - too many plot twists that lead to major plot holes and/or dragging out the secrets until you feel nothing makes sense anymore.

I'm with you, Soapjunkie88. PLL became so convoluted and irritating, I stopped watching partway through last season. If I can watch Ravenswood without watching PLL, I'll give it a try.