Margaret Lyons
July 13, 2010 AT 08:55 PM EDT

Image Credit: Andrew Eccles/ABC FamilyGot a secret, can you keep it? I’m in love with Pretty Little Liars. And I can’t be alone: In the last few weeks, every conversation I’ve had about TV has somehow wound its way to ABC Family’s dark little soapy teen drama. The mystery! The ridiculously hot English teacher! The obvious red herrings that we’re falling for anyway! Argh, I even love the Big Chill-homage (almost) opening titles.

The show’s not going to be taking home a Peabody anytime soon, but remember the trashy intrigue of that first season of Desperate Housewives? Remember dying to know what big bad secret Serena was keeping on the first season of Gossip Girl? Remember when Pacey hooking up with his teacher was like, national news? I remember all these things fondly, and PLL scratches those same itches, but with spookier undercurrents. More, please.

Have you fallen for Liars the way I have, PopWatchers? It’s edging out Make It or Break It for me, largely because its characters are way less predictable. Is it taking top teen honors for you?

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