Secrets and Lies

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  • 2014
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.5  (2,273)

Secrets and Lies is an American drama series that premiered on ABC on March 1st, 2015. The show is based on an Australian series of the same name and follows the story of Ben Crawford, played by Martin Henderson, a family man who discovers the body of a young boy in the woods while out on a morning jog. As the investigation into the death of the boy, Tom Murphy, unfolds, Ben quickly becomes the prime suspect in the case.

The show is a tense and gripping whodunit that keeps viewers guessing until the very end. The plot twists and turns in unexpected ways as the investigation continues, with new clues and suspects emerging in each episode. The show's themes of deception, betrayal, and family secrets make it a dark and captivating watch.

One of the show's strengths is its strong cast of characters. Martin Henderson delivers a standout performance as Ben Crawford, a man who becomes increasingly desperate as the evidence against him mounts. Despite being portrayed as the prime suspect, viewers are left unsure whether he is guilty or innocent until the very end. Henderson's performance is nuanced and complex, and he does an excellent job of portraying the character's sense of desperation and anguish.

The supporting cast is also strong, with standout performances from Juliette Lewis as Detective Andrea Cornell, the lead investigator on the case, and Ryan Phillippe as Ben's neighbor, who becomes a key suspect in the case. The show's cast of characters is diverse and complex, with each character having their own secrets and motivations.

One of the key strengths of the show is its pacing. The investigation into Tom Murphy's death moves quickly, with new clues and suspects emerging in each episode. The show manages to maintain a high level of tension throughout, with viewers constantly wondering who the killer is and what their motivations are. The show's use of flashbacks and nonlinear storytelling adds an extra layer of complexity and intrigue to the plot.

The show's production values are also impressive. The show is set in a suburban community, and the cinematography effectively captures the sense of claustrophobia and paranoia that permeates the town in the aftermath of Tom Murphy's death. The show's score is also effective, with a haunting and atmospheric soundtrack that adds to the sense of tension and unease.

One potential weakness of the show is its reliance on convenient plot devices. Some of the twists and turns in the plot feel contrived and unrealistic, and there are several moments where characters make decisions that feel forced in order to move the plot forward. There are also some plot holes and inconsistencies that may leave viewers scratching their heads.

Despite these flaws, Secrets and Lies is a well-crafted and gripping drama that provides plenty of thrills and suspense. The show's strong cast of characters, fast-paced plot, and atmospheric setting make it a must-watch for fans of crime dramas. The show's themes of family secrets and betrayal give it a depth and complexity that sets it apart from other shows in the genre.

Overall, Secrets and Lies is a highly entertaining and engrossing drama that will keep viewers hooked until the very end. It is a must-watch for fans of the genre and a strong addition to ABC's lineup of crime dramas.

Secrets and Lies is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (21 episodes). The series first aired on March 1, 2014.

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The Truth
10. The Truth
December 4, 2016
In the second season finale, Patrick's new reality is overwhelming; Danny carries on his search for his daughter; and Cornell thinks she's located Kate's murderer.
The Brother
9. The Brother
December 4, 2016
As the blockbuster who-done-it comes to a close, Eric Warner is racing to dig himself out of a hole that Kate, his family and Detective Cornell have placed him in. The explosive energy of everyone's secrets and lies is about to arrive at a volatile conclusion.
The Racket
8. The Racket
November 27, 2016
Eric is the last guy standing as his family and SEG seem destined to fall apart as the mystery surrounding the home at 8686 Mint Hill Drive unfolds.
The Statement
7. The Statement
November 13, 2016
Patrick's reckless actions and secret misdeeds force the Warners to quickly patch up their differences and save SEG. Meanwhile, Cornell and her ex-husband are tormented with guilt over their daughter.
The Parent
6. The Parent
November 6, 2016
Eric receives strange visit at his work from someone linked to Kate, but the more he finds out about her past only creates more questions about his inner circle, especially Patrick. Meanwhile, Cornell is blindsided by surprising news from her ex-husband as she keeps on struggling with her past partner's murder two years ago, and increasing tension between her and Danny isn't helping her either.
The Daughter
5. The Daughter
October 30, 2016
Eric learns that Danny is not who he seems to be, and it may cost Cornell her occupation. Meanwhile, Cornell shares more of Kate's secrets to an unsuspecting Eric, who starts to question the aims of even those nearest to him. In a desperate quest for answers, Eric and Patrick go on a journey to see someone from Kate's past, who reveals a surprising secret. Finally, Danny tries a last-ditch attempt to secure Eric's support, as he goes after his own agenda.
The Detective
4. The Detective
October 23, 2016
Eric learns that he and Danny have more in common than he previously thought. The two draw closer to locating Liam, but they aren't the only persons who have been hot on his trail. At work, things start to unravel when Patrick doesn't cover for Eric at a big meeting and then gets caught up in Detective Cornell's web of interrogation. And just when Eric starts to find some answers, he is faced with a huge betrayal, leaving him speechless.
The Liar
3. The Liar
October 16, 2016
Eric hunts for Liam, Kate's missing assistant whose actual identity may have been unknown to her, and worries about an encounter she had at a seedy motel. Meanwhile, Cornell blindsides Eric with secrets from an ex-girlfriend; and a strange woman with possible connections to Liam may have been involved in Kate's death.
The Husband
2. The Husband
October 2, 2016
Cornell focuses on Eric after the revelation of an alarming mistake from his past, so Amanda attempts to help him show that his romance with Kate was the real thing and point the detective's attention elsewhere, but the view of an ex-girlfriend at the police station gives him a terrible feeling that all could be lost.
The Fall
1. The Fall
September 25, 2016
In the Season 2 premiere, the downward spiral of the heir to a private equity firm in Charlotte begins when his wife is found dead during a party for his father's retirement, and Detective Cornell wastes no time making him a suspect in the case, though it's soon evident that this seemingly perfect family has more than its fair share of skeletons in the closet.
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Secrets and Lies is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Secrets and Lies on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Apple TV, Crackle and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    March 1, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (2,273)