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 You can tell that the writers enjoy working on this show. Sure, a lot of the dialogue is trite and clichéd, but they keep throwing in these clever, artful moments and you can almost feel the writerly hand behind them. And after tonight, I'm thinking that at least one of the writers is a fan of The Great Gatsby.

I just love this show!

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rivkat: Rivka as Wonder Woman (Default)
[personal profile] rivkat wrote:
Jul. 28th, 2010 04:30 am (UTC)
What was the scene that got to you? Please share!

One thing that teenager shows can do credibly for me is show the characters visibly reinventing themselves, and that was really on display tonight both in the flashbacks and the present-day stuff. Is the (upper middle class) American teenager inherently Gatsby?
crypto: Amy Pond (Default)
[personal profile] crypto wrote:
Jul. 28th, 2010 04:42 am (UTC)
Spencer & Jenna in the library! Compare "You're careless and you break things and you think you're never going to have to pay for them" to "They were careless people, Tom and Daisy—they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made."

(Also it becomes clearer each week that the actress playing Spencer, Troian Bellisario, is the strongest of the lead quartet.)

That's a great theory about why Gatsby is so popular in (upper middle class) American high school English classes (or at least seemed to be in my day).
crypto: Amy Pond (Default)
[personal profile] crypto wrote:
Jan. 25th, 2011 02:38 am (UTC)
Hey, I don't know if you remember my speculation that one of the PLL writers is a Great Gatsby fan, but I'm catching up on the new episodes and just got to the scene from a couple weeks ago where the quote I thought Jenna's library speech to Spencer riffed off of was written on the blackboard behind Ezra! Coincidence???
rivkat: Rivka as Wonder Woman (Default)
[personal profile] rivkat wrote:
Jan. 25th, 2011 02:53 am (UTC)
I didn't remember, but I definitely noticed the Gatsby quote, and given how many different kinds of liars we've seen on the show, a Gatsby fan is definitely indicated.

I now think Noel is the scariest person on the show, regardless of whether he's a killer; he's heading fast to sociopath territory.