Review of Secrets & Lies

60 minutes

Secrets & Lies stars Ryan Phillippe as a family man who finds the body of a young boy and quickly becomes the prime murder suspect. In season 2, Kate Warner falls to her death from a 12-story building and all evidence points to this being a homicide. Detective Andrea Cornell is brought in to root out the real killer. Her prime suspect is Kate's husband, Eric Warner.
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May 1, 2015 7:28PM EDT
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Secrets & Lies is an apt title for this show; it lives up to that name in a big way with plenty of intrigue, drama, and yes - secrets and lies. Any drama show and even real life could tell you that small, close-knit suburban communities are not all they appear to be on the surface. People will always gossip about their friends and neighbours, and even the closest of pals will backstab each other without proof if it makes them look like a better person in the eyes of the public. This show covers all of that fantastically, with great acting to boot. I haven't watched the Aussie show it's based on, so I can't speak to whether it holds the same intrigue for those who watched the original, but without having seen it, I can say that this is damn good on its own.

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