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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Episodes

1
Air date: Jun 8, 2010
2
Air date: Jun 15, 2010
3
Air date: Jun 22, 2010
4
Air date: Jun 29, 2010
5
Air date: Jul 6, 2010
6
Air date: Jul 13, 2010
7
Air date: Jul 20, 2010
8
Air date: Jul 27, 2010
9
Air date: Aug 3, 2010
10
Air date: Aug 10, 2010
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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
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
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.

Sep 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.

Jul 1, 2010 | Full Review…
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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.

Jun 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.

Jun 7, 2010 | Full Review…

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

Mar 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.

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

The mystery element of this show might intrigue but viewers need to care about the characters first, and there's not much in the first hour to suggest that will happen. So far, Pretty Little Liars is a silly little show.

Jun 6, 2010 | Full Review…

Pretty Little Liars is entitled to its version. If only it could have resisted some of the other cliches.

Jun 8, 2010 | Full Review…

The show is kind of like Taylor Momsen: The outside is all faux-danger and rebellious sadgirl drama, all covering up an interior that is mostly just a pretty teenage girl with a small but genuine amount of talent and woefully absent parental figures.

Mar 21, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Truth be told, a pretty good chance at survival, despite subpar acting and obvious story twists.

Jun 7, 2010 | Full Review…

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