Welcome back to my beginner’s guide to Pretty Little Liars!
If you haven’t been watching “Pretty Little Liars” so far – that’s okay. You have until January to catch up, and you will find the episodes on Hulu. But if you aren’t up for watching them all, I am going to do a short series of articles about each of the main characters! They will be coming in bite size chunks so as not to overwhelm you with too much information at once.
“Pretty Little Liars” has a surprisingly large cast, some well known, some brand new but all of them are outstanding in their own unique ways. This is part three of my beginners guide to “Pretty Little Liars”, and today I am introducing Ezra Fitz, Mona Vanderwall and Maya St Germain, who are played by Ian Harding, Janel Parrish and Bianca Lawson.
Ezra Fitz played by Ian Harding
Mr Fitz is Rosewood High School’s youngest and hottest teacher. He met Aria Montgomery in a bar before school started and was astonished that the girl he ended up kissing in the bathroom was in his English class! Mr Fitz and Aria have tried hard to fight their attraction for each other but have caved in many times. The important point to note is that they have not slept together. There has been much kissing and the bond between them is very deep. They have the same unique way of looking at the world and although their relationship is wrong by normal standards, you want them to be together. They are currently apart and Mr Fitz is having a hard time dealing with seeing Aria with her new boyfriend Noel. I don’t think it will be too long before Noel figures out the truth about what happened between his girlfriend and teacher though. The fall out is going to be huge!
Mona Vanderwall played by Janel Parrish
Mona used to be an enormous dork who followed the “Pretty Little Liars” around, hoping to become part of the gang. It wasn’t until after Ali was killed that Mona became friends with Hanna Marin and the two went on to rule the school. Mona is your average popular high school girl with little to no brain and even less compassion for others. Her life revolves around being popular and anyone who threatens to drag her reputation down is cast aside. Hanna recently became Mona’s latest reject. Instead of being a proper friend to Hanna, she had no interest in her problems and made some brand new friends to replace her.
Maya St.Germain played by Bianca Lawson
For me, Maya is one of the more interesting background (ish) characters. Maya is the new girl in town. Her family moved into Ali’s old house and she took a very instant liking to Emily. Maya immediately came across as a confident girl who had free rein in her home to do whatever she pleased but there is something about that girl that doesn’t sit well with me. She seems perfectly nice and besotted with Emily – the two are now in a relationship – but I can’t help feeling a little uneasy when she is on the screen. Maybe it’s because she is too nice.
Or maybe it is because Bianca Lawson has been playing teenage girls since 1994 – which is fine because back then she was a teenager. She is now thirty one!
Hopefully this guide will give you a small insight into the characters in the show. To find out more, you’ll have to watch!