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Liar: Season 1 (2017)



Critic Consensus: Liar has just enough twists to make it more than just another thriller -- though its treatment of sensitive issues leaves something to be desired.


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"Liar" introduces Laura Nielson (Joanne Froggatt) a bright and dedicated teacher, and Andrew Earlham (Ioan Gruffudd), a renowned surgeon whose son is a student at Laura's school. After a seemingly innocent date, a series of volatile accusations capsize their lives. Secrets and lies slowly unravel in a tense and gripping series where everyone is lying in some way until the truth ultimately reveals itself.


Joanne Froggatt
as Laura Neilson
Ioan Gruffudd
as Andrew Ellis
Shelley Conn
as Vanessa Harmon
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All Critics (23) | Top Critics (7)

It's all moderately gripping, I suppose. The performances are workmanlike, and the mood suitably tricksy.

September 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, [Liar] found itself out-gimmicked and outgunned by its writers' other creation, whodunit-in-reverse Rellik over on BBC One.

September 13, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

In the end, Liar isn't the show we were hoping it would be. As is so often the case, lies might make for the better narrative, and the truth is an unpleasant one.

September 28, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

... every fresh twist forces us to question our own allegiances.

September 28, 2017 | Full Review…

The conditions are ripe to force the audience to question the motives of everyone involved, and even themselves for indulging in this odd, queasy genre of 'rape thriller'.

January 14, 2019 | Full Review…

This is such an interesting show.

August 28, 2018 | Full Review…

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