Emily, Hanna, Aria, and Spencer have spent 84 episodes deceiving the police, denying the truth, and dodging an ‘A’nonymous killer who will seemingly stop at nothing to silence them for good on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars.
But these high schoolers could learn a thing of two from these mendacious men and women.
7. Frank Underwood (House of Cards)
D.C.’s preeminent puppetmaster lied, cheated and murdered his way to the Vice Presidency, which is, as he creepily reminds you, “one heartbeat away from the presidency and not a single vote cast in my name.”
Fans learned a lot about Dunder Mifflin’s most mysterious drone over The Office’s nine seasons: he claimed to have been in prison, in an iron lung, fathered a child, been a cult member, and asserted to be 82 years old, 64 years old, and 30 years old. Very little of it was likely true. In fact, the only thing we definitely know about Creed is that he’s a kleptomaniac.
12. Dan Humphrey (Gossip Girl)
“Who Is Gossip Girl?” The CW’s soapy dramedy teased that question for six seasons before revealing in the 2012 finale that Dan Humphrey had been behind the bitchy blog all along. A revelation that rocked fans because, well, it made no sense when you actually examined the show’s timeline.
18. Mike Ross (Suits)
Thanks to an eidetic memory, the wunderkind had been paying his bills by acing the LSATs for other people after being expelled from college. Eventually he used his photographic memory to score a job at New York’s top law firm, where he spends as much time protecting his clients as he does protecting his secret.
26. Jane Bingum (Drop Dead Diva)
Legal eagle Jane Bingum relies on truth to exonerate her clients, but is lying to nearly everyone in her personal life because she’s actually Deb Dobkins, a supermodel whose soul was accidentally placed back inside Jane’s body when both had simultaneous near-death experiences.