It’s that time of year again — candy hearts, boxes of chocolates, mushy cards. In honor of Valentine’s Day 2014, Zap2it is penning some “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways” odes to some of our favorite shows.
At first, I wasn’t sure about a “Pretty Little Liars” spinoff. Sure, you looked cool when the PLLs visited you, with your lunch whistle that caused a mass exodus to the graveyard and your psychic with her glow-in-the-dark eyes. But would you be able to carry an entire show?
Turns out the answer is yes. And not only are you holding your own, but your episodes keep getting better and better. You started out with the awesome twist of killing off one of your main characters, and I’ve been falling more in love with you ever since.
Your creators have clearly put time and thought into the curse that is at the heart of your story. Each week, viewers are treated to more tidbits of information — enough to keep them coming back, but not so much that there’s no mystery left.
The scares have also been plentiful, which is something else I wasn’t sure would work, “Ravenswood.” I’ll shamefully admit that I did not trust in you and your creators to scare viewers each week, but I find myself clutching my hands together in nervous tension or outright jumping and screaming all the time when I watch you, which makes it all the more fun.
Plus, I’m loving your actors. The five teens and their supporting cast are handling the supernatural drama deftly, never once making me feel like it’s not real that a little girl in a red coat is possibly the devil incarnate.
Special mention must be made of Nicole Gale Anderson as Miranda Collins. I never actually thought I would ‘ship someone who is alive with someone who is not, but ghostly Miranda, trapped between her old world and being able to move on, desperately saddened by her real feelings for Caleb, a boy who is actually impossible for her to be with, has become one of my favorite characters currently on TV.
My one wish this Valentine’s Day is that ABC Family announces your renewal, “Ravenswood.” I must know more about this curse — I have to find out why it’s these kids that are targeted. I have to know what the deal is with Reverend Abaddon. And I have to know what’s going to happen with Miranda. The prospect of her having someone else who knows what she’s going through in original Caleb is too delicious.
You must come back to me, “Ravenswood.”
With all my heart,