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This week saw the season and series finales of ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars and HBO's Big Love, respectively. There's not a small amount of moral ambiguity on either show, but there is one glaring story line that has been handled curiously on these and other dramas, including the now defunct Life Unexpected on the CW: the phenomenon of sexual relationships between underage girls and their high school teachers.
Big Love is hardly a family show, unless you happen to be a polygamist family in search of something familiar, but the story line with Cara Lynn and her math teacher and tutor, Mr. Ivy was disturbing in its veritas. The plot line was very much like your average courtship: girl meets boy, girl flirts with boy, girl meets boy's parents, girl loses her virginity to boy. Except, the boy was in his 40s and the girl was 15. Cara Lynn is a character who had a fairly awful childhood, but her relationship with