Twisted winter premiere review: Full of shockers


One of the hit mystery shows is back on ABC Family. The show is more intense than ever.

The winter premiere of Twisted aired on ABC Family on February 11,th the show is still in its first season. There has already been ten episodes aired and the next ten will finish out the season.

The show is about a boy named Danny Desai (Avan Jogia), who killed his aunt when he was younger. He went to juvenile detention for a few years and then when released, returned back to his home town. No one seems to be accepting at all. When a teenage girl, Regina, winds up dead, all suspensions lead back to Desai. The show takes you through him trying to get his old friends back and clear his name while he is keeping a secret of why he killed his aunt. ABC Family has, yet again, created a great television series that leaves viewers on the edge of their seat wanting more.

The last episode ended with a surprise that the main character Desai’s father, Vikram, might not be dead after all and Desai fleeing because he is about to be arrested for the murder of Regina. Mysteriously, the murder weapon showed up at the police station and had his prints all over it.

The show starts back up with Desai’s mother, Karen, trying to figure out where her son went and if her husband is still alive. New evidence comes about that the newest investigator is a fake and is there to tamper with everything in the investigation.  The police take a lead on that and find out very critical information to figuring out if Desai’s dad is really alive or not. The sounds they used for these scenes were great, mysterious sound clips that set the mood just right.

Desai’s best friends, Jo Masterson (Maddie Hasson), Rico (Ashton Moio) and Lacey Porter (Kylie Bunbury) are also trying to find him but trying to make sure he can find somewhere safe to hide. They all seem to be mad at each other, because one person likes the other, but the other person does not like them back. It is a very juicy love square between the four of them. If you like romance and mystery, this is the show for you.

After figuring old vital clues, Desai finds the answer to if his father is really alive or not. And the ending is one that I never saw coming. It left me with my jaw open in awe. The scenery and actions used in the last scene of this episode are also very strong and can tell that a lot of effort went into creating it. The intensity in the first episode back makes want to know what more is in store for the rest of the season.

I love the way the show incorporates all these different relationships but still focuses on the mystery part of the show at the same time. There are so many things going on at once, but that’s what keeps the viewer interested. It makes you feel like you’re the one trying to figure out everything that is going on while knowing what it feels like to share the feelings the characters feel with each other.

The only bad thing with this show is that there is so much going on and if you miss one episode you miss a ton of information and might as well not even watch it. Some may say it has the same plot going on as Pretty Little Liars or any other mystery show, but this television series is very unique. You just have to watch it to know what I mean. So if you have not seen this show yet, I would advise you to start from the beginning and watch it!

The next episode called “Sins of the Father” airs Monday, February 18th at 8 p.m. on ABC Family.