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The Best Seasons of 'Pretty Little Liars' 

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Updated April 1, 2020 2.9k votes 860 voters 23.5k views 7 items

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For this poll we're ranking the best seasons of Pretty Little Liars, with the help of your votes. Blending the crime and teen drama genres, Pretty Little Liars has been a hit since it debuted on ABC Family in 2010. Following four girls in the town of Rosewood, the show is chock full of murder, drama, and enough mystery to keep you begging for more. It's hard to argue that Pretty Little Liars isn't an amazing show, but which season is your favorite? What season of Pretty Little Liars really had you hooked? Whether you liked the earlier seasons or the most recent one, vote up your top Pretty Little Liars seasons and downvote any that you felt were a little dry.

This list may contain spoilers, so if you haven't seen every season of Pretty Little Liars, you might want to glance carefully through each description.
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Pretty Little Liars - Se... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Seasons of 'Pretty Little Liars'
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The second season of Pretty Little Liars premiered on June 14, 2011 and contains 22 episodes. This season finds the girls looking into Ian's presumed death while attempting to hide their renewed friendship.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "Never Letting Go," "Touched by An A-ngel" and "Breaking the Code."

Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

  • Ian's body is found with the suicide note (later revealed to be fake).
  • The fashion show is sabotaged.
  • Emily finds Maya dead.
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The fourth season of Pretty Little Liars premiered on June 11, 2013 and contains 24 episodes. This season follows the girls as they continue sleuthing to find out who A is in the aftermath of Detective Darren Wilden's death.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "A is for A-l-i-v-e," "Under the Gun," and "Bring down the Hoe."

Memorable moments from Season 4 include:

  • A contact of Alison's tells the girls that Alison is still alive.
  • The girls find Alison in New York.
  • A shot is shown of Alison's mother Jessica being buried, apparently murdered.
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The third season of Pretty Little Liars premiered on June 5, 2012 and contains 24 episodes. This season finds a mysterious woman named Red Coat becoming the new antagonist.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "It Happened That Night," "The Kahn Game" and "This is a Dark Ride." 

Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

  • Finding Alison's grave is found empty.
  • A text says Garrett is not the killer.
  • Toby Cavanaugh is revealed to be part of the A-Team.
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The first season of Pretty Little Liars premiered on June 8, 2010 and contains 22 episodes. This season introduces viewers to Hanna, Aria, Spencer, and Emily as they receive threatening messages from someone named A.

This season features several unforgettable episodes including: "The Perfect Storm," "A Person of Interest" and "Monsters in the End."  

Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

  • Someone presumed to be A runs over Hanna, allowing her to get a glimpse.
  • Emily comes out as lesbian .
  • A discovery is made that someone has been watching the girls all this time, presumably A.
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