20 ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Storylines That Could Never Happen IRL

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20 ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Storylines That Could Never Happen IRL

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20 ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Storylines That Could Never Happen IRL

Things can get a little crazy in Rosewood, we know. But these 20 Pretty Little Liars storylines are even more bizarre than the rest.

When you sit and think about it, there’s no way these events and moments could have happened IRL (thank goodness), but that doesn’t mean we don’t love them.

Pretty Little Liars returns Tuesday, April 18 at 8 p.m. ET on Freeform.

20 ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Storylines That Could Never Happen IRL
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1. The entire Halloween ghost train situation

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1. The entire Halloween ghost train situation

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What school rents out a moving train for a high school dance? How did so many non-students board this train? How did a police officer’s dead body wind up on the train with no one noticing? How did Aria get locked in a box with Garrett without anyone seeing? Where are all the chaperones?

This entire (scary!) Halloween episode is completely bonkers and wouldn’t happen at any high school we know.

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2. The N.A.T. club in general

2. The N.A.T. club in general

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How creepy is it that a bunch of high school guys just literally peeping Tom-ed underage girls in an organized fashion and no one seems to care that this was a thing?

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3. Ezra and Alison’s relationship

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3. Ezra and Alison’s relationship

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Speaking of creepy: Are we really supposed to believe Ezra thought 14-year-old Alison DiLaurentis was a college student? And then, after her “death,” finding out her real age, he becomes so obsessed that he starts writing a book about solving her “murder”? Pretty sure the DiLaurentis parents IRL would have some objections.

4. Oh, and Ezra and Aria’s relationship start

4. Oh, and Ezra and Aria’s relationship start

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Just remember: Ezra knew who Aria was, knew she was in his class, knew she was underage, and then started a relationship with her just to get to know more juicy details about Ali for his book. IRL, he should probably be on To Catch a Predator, not in one of the favorite OTPs.

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5. Mary Drake’s entire secret existence

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5. Mary Drake’s entire secret existence

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Jessica’s twin sister was babysitting age (so let’s say, at least 12) when she was sent away, and yet no neighbor, family member, or anyone else ever remembered she even existed? Did Alison or Jason just not ever have the internet?

6. Shana’s murder in New York

6. Shana’s murder in New York

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FIrst of all, did Shana really ever even die? Where is her family and why haven’t they opened an investigation? Somehow there was a murder in Ezra’s theater and his family is never questioned about it.

Shana is like the Barb from Stranger Things in Pretty Little Liars because it seems the whole world never cared that she died. IRL there would still be an ongoing police investigation.

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7. Hanna’s creepy dental surgery

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7. Hanna’s creepy dental surgery

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“A” snuck into Hanna’s dental appointment and left a message in her teeth while she was unconscious. #Neverforget.

8. The incompetency of the Rosewood Police Department

8. The incompetency of the Rosewood Police Department

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We aren’t cops, but we like to think, IRL, no police officer would identify a dead body strictly on a yellow top and blonde hair, like the Bethany Young/Alison DiLaurentis snafu. Haven’t they heard of DNA?

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9. Someone had to legit build the dollhouse

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9. Someone had to legit build the dollhouse

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The dollhouse was large and complex. Who the heck built that thing, and how did legit no one notice Charlotte or her lackeys completing a massive construction project underground?

10. Charlotte living under the radar for years

10. Charlotte living under the radar for years

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Seriously, though, how did Alison and Jason go their whole lives not knowing they had another sibling/cousin? This would never happen IRL.

Does the family have no friends or neighbors that noticed a child missing? There was never buzz of the incident in the neighborhood? Why did Ali think it was totally normal that CeCe Drake never had any family or a house?

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11. Ravenswood existing as a real place at all

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11. Ravenswood existing as a real place at all

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We think that’s enough said on that. IRL, no way.

12. Mona faking her death

12. Mona faking her death

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Mona goes all Gone Girl on the whole town and all of her friends and family, and this isn’t the biggest news story that has ever happened, ever.

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13. Elliott Rollins’s questionable medical practices

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13. Elliott Rollins’s questionable medical practices

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No way IRL would Ali’s husband be her sole doctor and therapist when she’s institutionalized.

14. The Hastings and the DiLaurentis families being happy neighbors

14. The Hastings and the DiLaurentis families being happy neighbors

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If our husbands had an affair and a love child with the neighbor and we kept it secret this whole time, we would probably move away from next door.

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15. “A” sending Emily a necklace made from teeth

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15. “A” sending Emily a necklace made from teeth

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How is this something “A” can do? How on earth did “A” get Maya’s teeth?

16. Radley Sanitarium taking this long to become a hotel

16. Radley Sanitarium taking this long to become a hotel

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Frankly, IRL, Radley should have been shut down decades ago.

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17. Tippy the singing bird

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17. Tippy the singing bird

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We loved this storyline because it was completely crazy. Tippy the bird memorized and sang a phone number that gave a huge clue to the Liars searching for “A.”

18. Sara Harvey, just in general

18. Sara Harvey, just in general

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Sara Harvey was the definition of shady, but Mrs. Fields is just like, “hey cool, move into my house.” And she apparently doesn’t need to see a therapist at all after being locked in an underground bunker for two years.

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19. Emily killed someone and … end of story

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19. Emily killed someone and … end of story

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Sure, it was self-defense, but Emily murdered Nate (aka Lyndon James) and she’s not wrapped up in any kind of police investigation or anything. In fact, Lyndon’s family doesn’t seem to have any involvement in this at all. IRL, this would be a circus.

20. All the masks

20. All the masks

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Have you ever seen masks as lifelike as these? This can’t be real life, right?

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Things can get a little crazy in Rosewood, we know. But these 20 Pretty Little Liars storylines are even more bizarre than the rest.

When you sit and think about it, there’s no way these events and moments could have happened IRL (thank goodness), but that doesn’t mean we don’t love them.

Pretty Little Liars returns Tuesday, April 18 at 8 p.m. ET on Freeform.