We’re all on board the Ravenswood express, but we couldn’t help lament the lack of narrative connection between the Pretty Little Liars spin-off and its source material. Here are our four alternate ideas for PLL spin-offs that take characters from the show and launch them into their own series. Enjoy!
Toby and Eddie: Shirtless Treasure Hunters!
Toby and Eddie Lamb have some kind of past connection, which is enough for us to imagine these two as best-bud treasure hunters on their own show! Obviously, they will follow maps found on playing boards (it’s a very specific treasure map niche) and help troubled teens along the way — Eddie with his experience as a Radley nurse and Toby with his experience as an actual troubled teen. Oh, yes, and they will do all of this shirtless.
There’s action, adventure, and abs. What more could you want?
The Marin Girls: A Life on the Run
It’s only a matter of time before one of Ashley Marin’s past indiscretions catches up with her. Money laundering? Hit-and-run? Take your pick. Which is why Ashley and Hanna might have to move to “New York,” which we know is really code for a life on the run. This show is about mother and daughters and...crime spreeing. Think of it as a cross between Gilmore Girls and Natural Born Killers. Something for everyone!
Heartbroken: A Countdown of Ezria’s 100 Best Break-Ups
Hosted by Lucy Hale and Ian Harding, this one would probably have to be more of a one-time special than a weekly series. (But, who knows? Give it time). It will countdown Aria and Ezra’s 100 best break-ups like one of those VH1 specials on hot bods or child stars.
Spencer & Tracy
We all know Spencer deserves her own show, and now we can give it to her! Spence has a real knack for this mystery-solving thing and the go-getter attitude to see things through to the end (i.e. she kidnapped a 7-year-old to get in with the “A” team). We would love to see Spencer as a private detective, a la Veronica Mars. She could team up with her private detective friend from Season 3, Episode 17: “Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Inferno” who, for the sake of the title, we have re-named Tracy. They’ll solve crimes and have discussions about the death of morality and the meaninglessness of existence. It’ll be great.
Do you have any ideas for a PLL spin-off? Let us know in the comments below!
Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.