'The Lying Game' Review: A Fun, Soapy, Twin-Swapping Mystery

I can't decide if the CW is copying ABC Family, or the other way around. First, ABC Family's newest drama, The Lying Game (premiering Monday at 9pm), is eerily similar to the CW's fall drama Ringer, both shows about twins who trade places only to have one disappear. Second, the CW has two shows based on book series by L.J. Smith (The Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle) while ABC Family now has two shows based on book series by Sara Shepard (The Lying Game and Pretty Little Liars). I guess if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Indeed, The Lying Game is basically everything fans of Pretty Little Liars already love. There's a slightly complicated and preposterous mystery, sassy teenage girls with plenty of secrets, and a bunch of cute boys. It all works perfectly to fit into the network's new image of edgy teen soaps, and it's surprisingly fun and engaging.  Read More...



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