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Pretty Little Liars: Season 1 (2010-2011)

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Critic Consensus: Murder...mystery...and make-up! These troubled but well-dressed teenagers take us on a compelling, guilty-pleasure cruise through the first season of Pretty Little Liars.

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Set one year after the disappearance of Alison, the manipulative queen bee, the one-hour drama revolves around four 16-year-old girlfriends Aria, Spencer, Hanna and Emily.

Cast

Lucy Hale
as Aria Montgomery
Troian Bellisario
as Spencer Hastings
Ashley Benson
as Hanna Marin
Shay Mitchell
as Emily Fields
Sasha Pieterse
as Alison "Ali" DiLaurentis, Alison DiLaurentis
Chad Lowe
as Byron Montgomery
Holly Marie Combs
as Ella Montgomery
Ian Harding
as Ezra Fitz
Laura Leighton
as Ashley Marin
Bianca Lawson
as Maya St. Germain
Brendan Robinson
as Lucas Gottesman
Lindsey Shaw
as Paige McCullers
Keegan Allen
as Toby Cavanaugh
Parker Bagley
as Jason DeLaurentis
Ryan Merriman
as Ian Thomas
Tammin Sursok
as Jenna Marshall
James Neate
as Toby Cavanaugh
Janel Parrish
as Mona Vanderwall
Brant Daugherty
as Noel Kahn
Sara Shepard
as Substitute Teacher
Bryce Johnson
as Det. Wilden
Torrey DeVitto
as Melissa Hastings
Yani Gellman
as Garrett Reynolds
Nia Peeples
as Pam Fields
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Critic Reviews for Pretty Little Liars: Season 1

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (9)

Be warned: Anyone who dismisses this drama as a silly teen diversion will miss out on another seamless rush of thrills from one of TV's most intriguing young casts.

September 14, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Tressed for success, the actresses are at times upstaged by their own coiffure, and the characters themselves seem aware of the show's aesthetic values, at least fleetingly.

July 1, 2010 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The mystery makes Pretty Little Liars more entertaining than the tedium of Gossip Girls, and many parents might actually enjoy watching along with their young adults, who can explain why this sort of thing is so alluring to them.

June 8, 2010 | Full Review…

Pretty Little Liars, a new ABC Family series built around four teenage friends and an ominous hint of supernatural forces that mean no good, makes most popular vampire romances look anemic.

June 7, 2010 | Full Review…

It looks like I've found my guilty pleasure for the summer.

March 21, 2018 | Rating: 4.3/5 | Full Review…

True, the girls don't always model great behavior and certainly don't incur the repercussions they might for their actions in the real world, but in their defense, they're motivated by a sense of self-preservation and a quest for the truth.

March 21, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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