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Secrets and Lies 

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Each series, a detective focuses on the prime suspect in a murder case; but everyone has something to hide.


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Series cast summary:
Juliette Lewis ...  Detective Andrea Cornell 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Ryan Phillippe ...  Ben Crawford 10 episodes, 2015
KaDee Strickland ...  Christy Crawford 10 episodes, 2015
Jordana Brewster ...  Kate Warner 10 episodes, 2016
Dan Fogler ...  Dave Lindsey 10 episodes, 2015
Mekia Cox ...  Amanda Warner 10 episodes, 2016
Natalie Martinez ...  Jess Murphy 10 episodes, 2015
Charlie Barnett ...  Patrick Warner 10 episodes, 2016
Indiana Evans ...  Natalie Crawford 10 episodes, 2015
Kenny Johnson ...  Danny Voss 10 episodes, 2016
Belle Shouse ...  Abby Crawford 10 episodes, 2015
Terry O'Quinn ...  John Warner 10 episodes, 2016
Michael Ealy ...  Eric Warner 10 episodes, 2016
Denise Dowse ...  Elaine Williams 9 episodes, 2015


Each series, a detective focuses on the prime suspect in a murder case; but everyone has something to hide.

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Did he or didn't he?


Crime | Drama







Release Date:

1 March 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

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16:9 HD
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The second season was pushed back so that ABC could air the second season of American Crime. See more »


Throughout series one, the foliage in the area is inconsistent with weather in December. If this takes place in and around Charlotte NC around Christmas, then the trees would be bare and there would be no sounds of crickets or lush lawns. See more »


Version of Secrets & Lies (2014) See more »

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Lots of Secrets & Lies
8 March 2015 | by aGuiltySoulSee all my reviews

This show is entirely wrapped around the chief suspect in the murder of a little boy, that is Ben Garner, played by Ryan Phillippe. We follow him from the moment he discovers the body of a murdered neighbor boy during an early morning run, and through the ins and outs of the investigations. I say investigations because there is the one the police conduct (lead by a stoical woman homicide police detective played by Juliette Lewis in a surprising casting choice) and the other that Ben feels driven to conduct himself.

Ben watches as the constant media attention not only starts to destroy his life but also threatens his family, particularly the well being of his two young daughters. From the beginning, secrets are revealed, all of them damning in one respect or another. Ben's own first reveal not only sets him back but rattles his already shaky marriage.

We watch as Ben becomes a bit maniacal in his attempts to get ahead of the police and to protect his family. We have very little for us to go on to show us the progress or reasoning of the police. That make this series the opposite of a procedural, as well as a murder mystery with a highly emotionally invested central figure. I find that refreshing, but also a little exhausting. However, it's nice to feel so involved in what is happening on the screen.

None of the above would work if not for the quality of the acting which is very well done. That's the glue that holds this whole roller coaster ride together.

There are times you will find yourself yelling at the screen, "What are you doing?!?" Under the pressure of a trial in the court of public opinion and for the ultimate well being of his family, Ben doesn't always make the best decisions. But we do see what is driving him and ultimately it's too late to pretend disinterest. You find yourself very much wanting to see what happens next and how this all comes out in the end. Because at the end of the 10 episodes, we will know who killed that poor child as well as all the dark secrets the neighborhood has been harboring.

Addendum: We are 1/2 way through the series at this point and the drama and heightened emotions have stayed strong. This is an entertaining well done television show.

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