Carly Lane
Updated Feb 17, 2015 @ 1:35 pm

I hate to admit it but I tend to be one of the last people to jump on the bandwagon when it comes to TV shows. With that me-knowledge in mind maybe you can understand how I made it this far in life without watching Pretty Little Liars. Well little did I know what kind of rabbit hole I was stumbling down when I decided to click that tempting Pretty Little Liars button on Netflix.

In the words of SNL‘s Stefon, this show “has everything” — mystery, intrigue, secrets, blackmail, murder, romance, the occasional laugh or three. Well, I’m in the thick of the series now, and I’m pretty sure I’m going to be sticking with the Liars until the bitter end to find out what happens in Rosewood. BTW, the end will be two seasons from now. (I’m not the only one who’s predicting a less-than-happy conclusion, right?)

While I watch this show my brain basically goes into full overload. Here are just a few of the thoughts I’ve had while watching this intensely good series:

First things first: catchiest theme song ever, or . . . catchiest theme song ever?

I don’t know how it’s possible to have feelings about so many fictional couples. I like Emily and Maya, but Emily and Paige are cute too. And don’t even get me started on Hanna and Caleb — but my inner geek totally thinks Lucas is adorable!

Can we please talk about Toby? I don’t know how to address my emotions regarding this ultimate bad boy/inner softie.

Alison DiLaurentis makes Regina George look like Mother Theresa. #justsaying

Seeing Holly Marie Combs in a show again is giving me all the Charmed nostalgia. Maybe I should watch Charmed all over from the beginning . . .

Somehow Ryan Merriman looks exactly the same as he did during his Disney Channel Original Movie days. Smart House, anyone?

I’m very sad that the TV version of 10 Things I Hate About You was canceled, but if it means I get to watch more of Lindsey Shaw being awesome as Paige, I’m willing to push past the pain.

Is it even ok for me to live vicariously through Aria and Ezra given all the crushes I’ve had on various teachers?

Also, was it completely necessary to shoot this serious Ezria scene while Ezra was shirtless? I don’t even remember what the conversation was about. Maybe someone can remind me.

Actually, there’s been a lot of male shirtlessness on this show. Not that I’m complaining.

I’m pretty sure if I had to pick a Liar that I would want to be like the most, it’s Hanna. Girl doesn’t take anything lying down.

No, wait. It’d be Spencer. She’s so smart and will stop at nothing to get to the truth.

Actually, hold on. Can I be Aria instead? Her clothes are to die for.

And if we’re being honest, I’d kill for Emily’s hair. So maybe I can be a mix of all four of them?

If Rosewood is as small a town as I’m imagining, I’m pretty sure someone walking around in a dark hood and leather gloves all the time would be bound to get noticed eventually.

People do a lot of snooping in this show. Don’t they know by now that ignorance is bliss?

Spencer Hastings: dropping truthbombs since 2010.

It’s also a bad idea to watch this show at night. One of these days I’m going to have a pretty intense nightmare or jump out of my skin when my cell phone rings.

Just when you think you know who A is, this show throws you for a loop. It gives new meaning to the term “twist ending.”

And you don’t know anything about cliffhangers until you’ve been forced to wait through the summer for an entirely new season.

I understand, Hanna. It’s how I felt before I started watching this show. What does the real world look like? I don’t even know anymore. I just need to keep going.

How do they cram SO MUCH into a single episode? Just binging one season makes my brain feel like it’s been running a marathon.

The mere knowledge that this show has an end date in sight leaves me feeling very the saddest. At least we’ll always have Netflix.

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