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ABC Family is quickly becoming the new home of the teen drama. After the success of The Secret Life of an American Teenager, the network introduced us to Pretty Little Liars, a show about a group of pretty girls hiding some very ugly secrets and coping with the death of the former leader of their clique, on top of handling the usual teen angst.

Starring Lucy Hale as Aria, Ashley Benson as Hanna Marin, Troian Bellisario as Spencer Hastings and Shay Mitchell as Emily Fields, the show has quickly become a sensation, claiming a spot on Twitter’s list of worldwide trending topics every Tuesday night since it premiered a few weeks ago.

In case some of us haven’t given the show a chance, here’s GG’s 5 Reasons You Should’ve Watched Pretty Little Liars.


1. It’s like Desperate Housewives…for teenagers.

When ABC introduced its hit series, Desperate Housewives in 2004, it started a phenomenon. The blend of mystery, fashion and drama against the backdrop of a seemingly perfect suburban town intrigued viewers, making the series the topic of Monday morning water-cooler/homeroom conversations each week.

The writers of Pretty Little Liars apply some of the same tactics to their Tuesday night, teen drama. Both shows revolve around an ugly murder mystery, are set in suburbia, and are full of scandal and intrigue. In short, those who tuned in to watch drama pop off in Wisteria Lane would enjoy watch Aria, Spencer, Emily and Hanna be stalked by the invisible “A”.


2. The entire cast is ridiculously well-dressed. It’s fun just to watch their costume changes.

The cast of Pretty Little Liars is simply too fly for words. Hanna and Aria are especially stylish. So much so that there’s actually a blog dedicated to documenting the fashions of the show’s stars, both on and off the set.


3. There’s actually an interesting story line.

In the past, some teen dramas have been all sex and craziness, but no substance. Pretty Little Liars actually has all three. The actresses that star as the main characters do an excellent job pla