ABC's Fun New Drama Is More About Melodrama Than Murder

February 28, 2015 10:50 PM

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Serial crime dramas are becoming more and more popular. This season, in fact, we’ve seen Gracepoint and now Secrets & Lies hit the network schedule. The two shows have plenty in common: dead boys, doggedly determined detectives and some good performances. However, while Gracepoint has firmly finished its tenure on Fox, Secrets & Lies is just now gearing up to reveal its deepest enigmas.

Secrets & Lies starts out with a familiar setting. A man out running discovers a body of a young boy. We soon learn the man is Ben Crawford (Ryan Phillippe) and the dead boy, Tom (Aiden Malik), lived across the street. That’s a suspicious start to a murder investigation, and eagle-eyed Detective And...

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