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The Lying Game 

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Identical twins meet as teenagers after Sutton was adopted by a rich couple and Emma grew up a foster kid. Sutton investigates their bio mom etc., while Emma takes her place/identity.
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Series cast summary:
Alexandra Chando ...  Emma Becker / ... 30 episodes, 2011-2013
Andy Buckley ...  Ted Mercer 30 episodes, 2011-2013
Allie Gonino ...  Laurel Mercer 30 episodes, 2011-2013
Alice Greczyn ...  Madeline 'Mads' Rybak / ... 30 episodes, 2011-2013
Blair Redford ...  Ethan Whitehorse 30 episodes, 2011-2013
Helen Slater ...  Kristin Mercer 30 episodes, 2011-2013
Adrian Pasdar ...  Alec Rybak 29 episodes, 2011-2013
Christian Alexander ...  Thayer Rybak 29 episodes, 2011-2013
Tyler Christopher ...  Dan Whitehorse 26 episodes, 2011-2013
Charisma Carpenter ...  Rebecca Sewell / ... 20 episodes, 2012-2013
Holland Sanders Holland Sanders 18 episodes, 2011-2012
Randy Wayne ...  Justin Miller 15 episodes, 2011-2012


The Lying Game follows long-lost twins Emma and Sutton. Separated under mysterious circumstances, Sutton was adopted... by the wealthy Mercer family in Phoenix, while Emma grew up in the foster system. When the twins reunite as teenagers, they keep it a secret. While Sutton goes in search of the truth, Emma takes over her life and discovers more secrets and lies than she could have imagined. It's a season of secrets, seduction and life-and-death stakes as the twins continue to expose the skeletons in their family closet. Emma and Ethan's love is stronger than ever, but their relationship is tested by questionable motives and accusations. With Sutton's disappearance, Emma and Ethan don't know whether Sutton is missing or dead. Meanwhile, Char's aunt Annie has returned to town after many years, bringing back old memories and secrets that Alec and Ted would like to keep in the past Written by ABC Spark

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A lost twin. A dark secret. A deadly game.


Drama | Mystery


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Really enjoyed, but axed too soon
14 April 2015 | by jennyrowell999See all my reviews

Basically, the first season had me hooked! The acting was brilliant - believable, especially the twins whom I had to check were played by the same person. The storyline never had me bored, I was desperate to find out what the hell was going on...

Then it all fell apart! Towards the end of the second season, it seemed like the storyline was being thrown about like a game of drunken tennis! Too many unanswered questions and as far as I could tell, no real motifs for the any of the actions committed. Maybe the writers were annoyed that they'd only been granted a further 10 episodes. They didn't pull it neatly together. It didn't end well and I was disappointed. Like so many great shows that are axed too soon, it had shown really great potential.

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15 August 2011 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



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1.78 : 1
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