Pretty Little Liars: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (8 Jun. 2010)

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Artsy and eclectic Aria has just returned to town after spending a year overseas and, while she tries to deny feeling hurt over her father Byron's indiscretion with one of his ex-students ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Hastings (as Torrey Devitto)


Artsy and eclectic Aria has just returned to town after spending a year overseas and, while she tries to deny feeling hurt over her father Byron's indiscretion with one of his ex-students at the college, and keep her mom, Ella, from finding out, she can't ignore the intense chemistry with Ezra Fitz - Aria's English teacher. Once-chubby Hanna has transformed herself into the current "It girl," but still battles the urge to binge. Shoplifting gives her a less-fattening thrill, but when she gets caught, the charges are dismissed only because her mother, Ashley, takes matters into her own hands, eager to keep her own reputation and the image of her daughter untarnished. Spencer is a perfectionist and straight-A student whose pressure to stand out in her overachieving family leaves her feeling alone ... until she finds understanding in the unlikeliest of places - the arms of her sister's fiancé. Emily, an athlete trying to sort out her place in the world, finds herself drawn to her new ... Written by ABC Family

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Filmed in Vancouver in the winter even though the episode was set in the summer. Even though they were wearing bikinis, they had to wear boots as the camera shot from the belly button up. See more »


Toby is listed as Toby Marshall in the credits. See more »


Emily Fields: Emily: Poor Ali.
Hanna Marin: Hanna: Can you believe what a scene this is?
Aria Montgomery: Aria: Alison would've loved it.
Spencer Hastings: Spencer: Popular in life and death.
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Performed by The Fray
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One of the Worst TV Episodes I've ever seen
15 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is awful. With stupid and ridiculous scenes. And the acting? Horrific. Oh my god. I watched this first episode because I read an article 10 reasons why guys should watch Pretty little Liars. It appealed to me. Plus the group of lead actresses are so hot so the article made me want to see it.

I'll tell you, that was one of the biggest wastes of 45 minutes I've ever spent. The story is silly and dumb. How the hell do you write an entire show based on some anonymous person send teenage girls texts? Like, what? The reviews say, "addicting!" But god, hell no. At the end of this first episode I said I didn't ever even wanna see this hunk of crap even advertised. The fact that it is in it's 5th season is mind-blowing. How did it get that far? I have no idea how the pilot was even picked up.

1/10- Terrible. If you ever wanted to watch this, just don't.

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