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Veronica Mars (2004-2007)
Like the Liars, Veronica Mars is a teenager who's trying to solve a murder. Unlike the Liars, Veronica Mars actually has detective chops and really does work as a PI with her father. The show is smart and funny. Plus, it's filled with mystery and shady characters. The only troubling moment: a Paris Hilton cameo. But, alas! It was the early-aughts, after all.
Gossip Girl (2007-2012)
Do you enjoy secrets and backstabbing? Do you watch Pretty Little Liars because you're intrigued by their anonymous tormenter? Let me ask you one more question: Have you given Gossip Girl a try? Gossip Girl is the OG anonymous texting teen from hell. And if you think Alison DiLaurentis is a bitch, try Blair Waldorf — who literally once said, "Haven't you heard? I'm the crazy bitch around here," while destroying her arch-nemesis.
If you're watching Pretty Little Liars for the mystery and secrecy, maybe you should give Roswell a try. The show only lived for three seasons (on UPN and Syfy), but it garnered a big fan base. The series follows Liz Parker, a teenage waitress who gets shot and killed, then brought back to life by a cute guy named Max Evans. Turns out Max is an alien, and things in Roswell are a lot more complicated than Liz first thought.
Long before Marvel and DC blockbusters ruled movie theaters, there was Smallville. The show follows young Clark Kent (a.k.a. Superman) as he learns about his powers, tries to befriend a young Lex Luthor, and deals with teen angst. Because that's just how we like our Clark Kent — sweet and brooding with a side of superpowers.
One Tree Hill (2003-2012)
Things that are great about One Tree Hill: its epic theme song, a brotherly feud, Peyton's "People Always Leave" art, this ridiculous cast photo, and your old Chad Michael Murray crush. If none of this has convinced you to watch One Tree Hill, you should still give the first episode a try.