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‘The Lying Game’ Review: Pilot

‘The Lying Game’ Review: Pilot


Any Sara Shepard fans out there, because last night was the world premiere of The Lying Game! Personally, I LOVED the pilot episode. I’ve been a fan since last year. I got the book as an epic Christmas present. Starting from the first few pages, I was hooked. Sara Shepard can do no wrong. I must admit that the books and the show had many different qualities, but I loved the changes. I know that this show will be a huge hit!

I assume most of you haven’t read the book yet, so I’m not going to go into massive details on it (spoilers suck), but I will tell you to buy it at the closest book store near you. You will NOT be disappointed.

The series starts off with Emma Becker (Alexandra Chando) going for a run. Within the first few minutes, you can tell that Emma has a pervy foster brother, and a long lost twin! It is revealed that Emma has a twin sister named Sutton Mercer (Also portrayed by Alexandra Chando), whom Sutton found while searching for her birth mother.

Even though Sutton and Emma are twins, it is obvious how different their lives are. Sutton is rich, popular, and she has a family. While Emma is a poor foster child.

That all changes when Emma is accused of stealing from her foster mom, resulting in her nearly getting arrested… Until she escapes to Phoenix to be with Sutton. Well, that’s what she intended on doing, but it was clear Sutton had other plans. Sutton claims she has a ‘lead’ on where her birth mother is, so she asks Emma to do what a good sister would, and take her place for a few days. All is well, Emma has a great set up. Nice car, awesome wardrobe, perfect boyfriend… Yet, that all changes when Sutton doesn’t return home, and Emma realizes that her sister had more secrets than she thought.

Trust me, I had very high expectations for The Lying Game, and it did not disappoint. The acting was alright, and the script was flawless. Yes, they changed a lot of things, but it was changed for the better. This series gets extra points for casting the amazing Blair Redford as well. All in all, the pilot episode did its job, introducing the characters, and getting us hooked on the show. I know I’ll be tuning in next week, will you?

Watch all new episodes of The Lying Games, Monday nights at 9 P.M. EST on ABC Family.

Dhalyn Warren Dhalyn is a contributing writer for FanBolt. She lives for writing, TV, fashion, and social media, as well as traveling the world. With that said, Dhalyn tries greatly to infuse her passion and interests into what she posts on the site. Currently for FanBolt, Dhalyn is writing reviews, updating on celebrity news, interviewing, etc.


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