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20 best shows like Pretty Little Liars (2010)

List of the best shows and series like Pretty Little Liars (2010): Tatlı Küçük Yalancılar, Twisted, Riverdale, House of Anubis, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, Road to Avonlea, Kiss Me First, Victorious, Teen Wolf, Sharp Objects.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryTurkey
CharactersFriends
PlotMystery
PlaceSmall towns, USA
StyleRomantic, Twisted plot

Asli, Selin, Ebru, Hande and Açelya are five close friends who live in the same neighborhood and go to the same school. They want to spend a night and watch a movie together at a big country house. However, the group leader Açelya disappears there without leaving anything behind and nobody hears back anything about her. After Açelya's disappearance, they fall apart in order to forget what they have experienced.A year later, the girls begin receiving messages from a mysterious figure named 'A' who threatens to expose their deepest secrets, including the ones they thought only Açelya knew...

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:42
CharactersTeenagers, Teachers
PlotMystery
PlaceSmall towns
StyleTwisted plot

A one-hour mystery full of twists and turns that follows Danny Desai, a charismatic 16-year-old with a troubled past who returns to his hometown after spending five years in juvenile detention. Immediately branded an outcast, Danny attempts to reconnect with his two childhood best friends, Jo and Lacey. But when a fellow student is found dead in her home, Danny instantly becomes the prime suspect and town spirals into a frenzy of suspicion and mystery. Jo and Lacey must decide if their childhood friend is unforgivable, or if he's really a victim being persecuted for his own twisted secrets.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:10
CharactersTeenagers, Friends
PlotInvestigation, Love triangle, Mystery, Growing up
PlaceSchool, Small towns
StyleFor girls, Spectacular, Easy, Action, Fascinating

Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure, family, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration00:22
CharactersTeenagers, Heroes, Friends
PlotInvestigation, Adventures, Missing people
PlaceSchool, England
StyleEasy

House of Anubis is a jointly Nickelodeon British, American, and Belgian mystery television series based on the Dutch-Belgian television series Het Huis Anubis aired in the Netherlands and Belgium. The series was created by Hans Bourlon and Gert Verhulst and premiered on Nickelodeon on New Year's Day 2011 in the United States and on 25 February 2011 in the United Kingdom. The series is the first Nickelodeon series to be filmed overseas, the first soap opera created by Nickelodeon and the channel's first soap opera aimed at children and teenagers. As of 25 February, the program will be broadcast on TeenNick. The show has since concluded its third season and as of 28 September 2013 Nickelodeon has not announced a fourth season.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersStudents, Teachers
PlotInvestigation, Death, Mystery
PlaceCollege
StyleTwisted plot, Unexpected ending

In Beacon Heights, a seemingly perfect town, a group of three college friends struggle with the stress of being overachievers. In the aftermath of the town’s first murder, each Perfectionist hides behind a secret, a lie and an alibi.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, family, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration00:43
CharactersFamily, Teachers, Friends, Writers, Sisters
PlotFamily life
PlaceSchool, Small towns
StyleTo cry, Touching

Road to Avonlea is a television series which was first broadcast in Canada and the United States between 1990 and 1996. It was created by Kevin Sullivan and produced by Sullivan Films in association with CBC and the Disney Channel, with additional funding from Telefilm Canada.It was adapted from the following books by L.M. Montgomery: The Story Girl, The Golden Road, Chronicles of Avonlea and Further Chronicles of Avonlea.Some episodes of the show were turned into the independent books by different authors. There have been around 30 titles released.In the United States, its title was shortened to simply Avonlea, and a number of episodes were re-titled and re-ordered. When the series was released on VHS and DVD in the United States, the title changed from Road to Avonlea to Tales from Avonlea.The series is set in the fictional small town of Avonlea, Prince Edward Island, in the early 20th century. There, 10-year-old Montreal heiress Sara Stanley is sent by her wealthy father to live with her two maiden aunts, Hetty and Olivia King, to be near her late mother's side of the family. The show's focus shifted over the years from Sara's interactions with her new-found relatives, to stories about the King family. Later seasons of the show focused more on residents of Avonlea who were connected to the King family. Sarah Polley left the show in 1994, returning for one guest appearance in the 6th season and one in 7th season.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:19
CharactersTeenagers, Hackers, Teachers, Psychiatrists
PlotLove, Investigation, Virtual Reality, Computer games, Mystery
PlaceEngland
StyleSpectacular

To escape reality 17-year-old Leila turns to a secret virtual paradise. Her real journey begins when this digital Eden turns dark.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family, music
CountryUSA
Duration00:22
CharactersTeenagers, Family, Teachers, Friends

Aspiring singer Tori Vega navigates life while attending a performing arts high school called Hollywood Arts.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersTeenagers, Werewolves, Friends, New kids at school
PlotSuperpowers, Love, Supernatural, Fighting Evil
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleTouching

Scott McCall, a high school student living in the town of Beacon Hills has his life drastically changed when he's bitten by a werewolf, becoming one himself. He must henceforth learn to balance his problematic new identity with his day-to-day teenage life. The following characters are instrumental to his struggle: Stiles, his best friend; Allison, his love interest who comes from a family of werewolf hunters; and Derek, a mysterious werewolf with a dark past. Throughout the series, he strives to keep his loved ones safe while maintaining normal relationships with them.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersSerial killers, Sisters, Journalists
PlotMystery, Funeral
PlaceSmall towns
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric, Twisted plot

Reporter Camille Preaker confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to investigate the murders of two young girls.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Pupils
PlotLove, Mystery, Abduction
PlaceSchool, Small towns, USA
StyleAction, Fascinating

An unconventional thriller that takes place over three summers — 1993-95 — in a small Texas town when a beautiful popular teen, Kate, is abducted and, seemingly unrelated, a girl, Jeanette, goes from being a sweet, awkward outlier to the most popular girl in town and, by ’95, the most despised person in America.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins
PlotRevenge, Mystery
StyleFascinating

When Emily Thorne moves to the Hamptons, everyone wonders about the new girl, but she knows everything about them, including what they did to her family. Years ago, they took everything from her. Now, one by one, she's going to make them pay.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, family
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersTeenagers, Family, Students, Friends, Disabled people
PlotBasketball, Family life
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Touching

The story of two teenage girls who discover they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. Bay Kennish grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother, while Daphne Vasquez, who lost her hearing at an early age due to a case of meningitis, grew up with a single mother in a working-class neighborhood. Things come to a dramatic head when both families meet and struggle to learn how to live together for the sake of the girls.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersFamily
PlotRevenge, Supernatural, Investigation, Death, Self-sacrifice
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Fascinating

Consumed by the mystery surrounding the donor heart that saved her life, a young patient starts taking on sinister characteristics of the deceased.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersHeroes, Gardeners
PlotSupernatural, Survival, Mystery
PlaceSmall towns
StyleSpectacular, Action, Twisted plot

Under the Dome is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. It tells the story of the residents of the small town of Chester's Mill in Maine, where a massive, transparent, indestructible dome suddenly cuts them off from the rest of the world. With no Internet access, no mobile signals and limited radio communication, the people trapped inside must find their own ways to survive with diminishing resources and rising tensions. While military forces, the government and the media positioned outside of this surrounding barrier attempt to break it down, a small group of people inside attempt to figure out what the dome is, where it came from, and when (and if) it will go away.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:53
CharactersFamily, Scammers
PlotMoney, Mystery
PlaceUSA
StyleSpectacular, Action, Fancy, Twisted plot

James, a disgraced firefighter turned grifter, seizes a chance, illicit opportunity to reverse his life’s worsening course as he attempts to prey upon Pastor Byron Brown, who turns out to be far more dangerous than he appears.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:59
CharactersPolice
PlotInvestigation, Death, Border, Mystery
PlaceEngland
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating

When a pizza delivery driver is shot dead in south London, a tenacious detective goes after the people traffickers behind his murder and unravels a conspiracy that goes to the top.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersFamily, Teachers
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Intrigue, Missing people, Deception
PlaceSchool
StyleTwisted plot, By books

A web of secrets sends family man Adam Price on a desperate quest to uncover the truth about the people closest to him.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:08
CharactersTeenagers, Pupils
PlotLove, Adventures, Religion, Mystery, Fate
PlaceUSA
StyleTwisted plot, Lovely, Touching, Unexpected ending

A new arrival at a boarding school falls in love with a beguiling female student.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersFriends, Friends, Housewives, Gardeners
PlotLove, Life, Investigation, Relationship, Mystery
StylePopular

Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama-mystery series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. It aired Sundays at 9 P.M. Eastern/8 P.M. Central, on ABC from October 3, 2004, until May 13, 2012. Executive producer Cherry served as showrunner. Other executive producers since the fourth season included Bob Daily, George W. Perkins, John Pardee, Joey Murphy, David Grossman, and Larry Shaw. The main setting of the show was Wisteria Lane, a street in the fictional American town of 'Fairview' in the fictional 'Eagle State'. The show followed the lives of a group of women as seen through the eyes of a dead neighbor who committed suicide in the very first episode. The storyline covers thirteen years of the women's lives over eight seasons, set between the years 2004–2008, and later 2013–2017. They worked through domestic struggles and family life, while facing the secrets, crimes and mysteries hidden behind the doors of their — at the surface — beautiful and seemingly perfect suburban neighborhood. The show featured an ensemble cast, headed by Teri Hatcher as Susan Mayer, Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo, Marcia Cross as Bree Van de Kamp, and Eva Longoria as Gabrielle Solis. Brenda Strong narrated the show as the deceased Mary Alice Young, appearing sporadically in flashbacks or dream sequences.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersTeenagers, Friends
PlotLove triangle
PlaceSmall towns
StyleFascinating, Touching

Dawson's Creek is an American teen drama that portrays the fictional lives of a close-knit group of teenagers through high school and college.

Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersCIA, bodyguards, Special agents, Security guards, Partners
PlotInvestigation, FBI, Mystery, Intrigue
StyleWorth watching, Spectacular, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating

Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In the last two decades, he's made a list of criminals and terrorists that matter the most but the FBI cannot find because it does not know they exist. Reddington calls this "The Blacklist". Reddington will co-operate, but insists that he will speak only to Elizabeth Keen, a rookie FBI profiler.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:01
CharactersLawyers, Rockers
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Death, Mystery
PlacePrison, Forest, Small towns, USA
StyleBy books

Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series intertwines characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers, Students, Pupils
PlotInvestigation, Death, Justice, False accusations
PlaceSchool
StyleShort, By books, Fascinating

A family’s lives are irreparably disrupted when the 14-year-old son is accused of murdering a fellow classmate.

Markimdb: 6
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada
Duration01:32
CharactersTeenagers
PlotSurvival, Death, Viruses
StyleAction

Between is the story of a town under siege from a mysterious disease that has wiped out everybody except those 21 years old and under. The series explores the power vacuum that results when a government has quarantined a 10-mile diameter area and left the inhabitants to fend for themselves.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersTeenagers, Friends
PlotRevenge, Investigation
PlaceSchool
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

On the surface Kitty, Margot, Bree and Olivia appear to have nothing in common - but there’s one passion which unites them: to expose injustice. They form their own secret society, DGM - they Don’t Get Mad, they Get Even - playing anonymous pranks to expose bullies.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:43
CharactersTeenagers, Superhero, Aliens, Heroes, Friends
PlotMystery
PlaceSmall towns
StyleSpectacular

Smallville is an American television series developed by writers/producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. It is based on the DC Comics character Superman, originally created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The series follows the adventures of Clark Kent, who resides in the fictional town of Smallville, Kansas, during the years before he becomes Superman. The first four seasons focus on Clark and his friends' high school years. After season five, the show ventured into more adult settings, eventually focusing on his career at the Daily Planet, as well as introducing other DC comic book superheroes and villains.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersTeenagers, Serial killers, Maniacs
PlaceSmall towns, USA
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Twisted plot

A "contemporary prequel" to the 1960 film Psycho, depicting the life of Norman Bates and his mother Norma prior to the events portrayed in Hitchcock's film, albeit in a different fictional town and in a modern setting. The series begins after the death of Norma's husband, when she purchases a motel located in a coastal Oregon town so she and Norman can start a new life.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersAliens, Friends
PlotSupernatural
PlaceSmall towns
StyleSpectacular, Atmospheric, Action, Fancy, Fascinating

Bizarre things start happening in the little New Mexico town where UFOs were spotted in 1947. Cut to 1999, when a cute high-school student saves the life of a teenage waitress. Surrounded by cliques of clever, angst-filled classmates, the two form a bond that threatens the survival of a secret universe involving superhuman powers, a yen for hot sauce and an alien gene pool.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, fantasy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:43
CharactersTeenagers, Witches, Students, Orphans
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Magic
PlaceSmall towns
StyleTwisted plot, Fascinating

After her mother dies in a fire, Cassie Blake moves in with her grandmother in the beautiful small town of Chance Harbor, Washington. As Cassie gets to know her high school classmates, including sweet-natured Diana and her boyfriend Adam, brooding loner Nick, mean-girl Faye and her sidekick Melissa, strange and frightening things begin to happen.  They are all descended from powerful witches, and they've been waiting for Cassie to join them and complete a new generation of the Secret Circle. What Cassie and the others don't yet know is that darker powers are at play, powers that might be linked to the adults in the town - and that Cassie's mother's death might not have been an accident.





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