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Taking place over three summers - 1993, 1994, 1995 - in a small Texas town, a beautiful popular teen, Kate, is abducted and, seemingly unrelated, a girl, Jeanette, goes from being a sweet, awkward outlier to the most popular girl in town and, by ’95, the most despised person in America.

Parental GuideTV-14

Status Returning Series

First Air Date 2021-04-20

Last Air Date 2021-06-15

Seasons 2

Episodes 10


TMDB 7.7


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themrs.schwamberger shared a tip "Just started but already hooked!"

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rachel_swiney shared a tip "90's"

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wine_bar shared a tip "I really enjoyed this! Kept me on my toes. Great binge! Looking forward to another season."

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deena_chadwick shared a tip "So good!!!"

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mariah_taylor_ shared a tip "GREAT SHOW TOO"

rebeccaYeti shared a tip "Binge worthy"

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heather_sink shared a tip "Love this - except my ADHd gets me confused on which time frame, so i focus on their highlights and roots…"

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vanessa_cruz_3804 shared a tip "It's cruel summer indeed!"

uli_s shared a tip "This was amazing. Great finale. Great binge watching."

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nicole_graham_-_mor shared a tip "Awesome sauce !! But what's next for season2? A whole different story..?"

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christian_emery shared a tip "Loved this one!"

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ruby_1624 shared a tip "This is intriguing thus far"

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ashley_killian shared a tip "Loveddddd"

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mickprendergast shared a tip "2 episodes in... pretty crazy. Who is lying? Better question, who isnt lying?"

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mickprendergast shared a tip "I'm giddy like a teenage girl in high school in the 90's for episode 3... #cruelsummer #drama"

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jody_naylor shared a tip "If you were a teenage in the 90’s you will love this show! Great cast! Keeps you on the edge of your seat!"

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elisabeth_rivas shared a tip "#drama"

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kimmy_w shared a tip "such a twisted show but sooooo good. super entertaining with an AMAZING young cast"

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breezy_girl shared a tip "Just after watching the first episode I was hooked. Definitely a must watch in my books!"

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haley_whorton shared a tip "Perfect new thriller series!! Highly recommended."

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morgan_oconnell_1763 shared a tip "It's so bingable and has some great twists. #last5minutes"

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isabella_harris_7027 shared a tip "Awesome show. Quick easy watch"

brittany_rednower shared a tip "Mysterious and entertaining!"

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heather_burk shared a tip "Cannot get enough of this show!"

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megan_kerr_6124 shared a tip "Binged in a day. Can’t wait for season 2!"

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hannah_parker_5369 shared a tip "really really good 10/10 recommend!!!"

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courtney_lee_5774 shared a tip "Usually I’m pretty good at guessing things but this one kept me on my toes"

jean-sebastien_roy shared a tip "Loved it!"

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kim_st-amour_9996 shared a tip "Can’t believe season 2 will be with a different cast"

ashfeimster shared a tip "#cruelsummer #drama #awesome"

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alysha_prokop shared a tip "I want more episodes lol"

susan_pohle shared a tip "Love how each episode takes place the same date over 3 years."

barb_158 shared a tip "Pretty good, keeps you engaged and guessing."

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kelly_forte shared a tip "Keeps you guessing to the last second !!"

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marylou3 shared a tip "the ending of the first season HAD ME SHOOK, so exited for season 2!!!"

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lauren_smith_70 shared a tip "I love this show too!"

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chelsey_willis_brow shared a tip "Pilot hooks you. Good mystery build up with interesting storytelling structure"

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trinoelle shared a tip "LOVED IT"

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jada_carroll shared a tip "I loved this series. All of the twists and turns kept me interested but finding out who it really was at the end was shocking."

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AnarKris shared a tip "Really liked this. Intriguing"

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kaylee_martinez_1398 shared a tip "i thought it was over but that twist at the end 😩😩"

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madison_purvis_18 shared a tip "I’m HOOKED!!! Best show I’ve seen in a minute. Can’t wait for more episodes, and I wish I could find some more like this one!"

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stacey_powell shared a tip "#awesome"

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julia_witman shared a tip "Go watch this show right now!!!!!"

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nicole_deshner shared a tip "New episode tonight. I’m so excited!!"

traci_spell shared a tip "Loooove this new show!!!!"

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melissa_1625 shared a tip "Great news show!"

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shelayne_honiotes shared a tip "#lovesofar"

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mary_garvin shared a tip "I’m on episode two, and this show reels you in fairly quickly. I’m eager to see where the plot takes you."

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midori_anderson shared a tip "So far, I’m hooked."

erin_eurich shared a tip "If you like a show with multiple narrators and you have no idea who to believe, this one is for you."

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lael_bagnall shared a tip "First three episodes are fast-paced and well-acted. It keeps you guessing, and is a fun watch. #freeform #cruelsummer #lovesofar"

holly_stars shared a tip "This is sooooo good!!"

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hannah_mckasson shared a tip "I love this show so much I just want to be able to watch all of it in one day."

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queen_gambit shared a tip "For Suspense!!!!!"

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gs_dancehairnutriti shared a tip "This show is amazing both horrifying and mysterious all in one. It’ll keep you thinking with every new episode."

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leah_gillon shared a tip "Obsessed"

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lacey_lewis shared a tip "Loving how this show is unfolding"

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heidi_miller_8798 shared a tip "Finished in one day! Sooo good!"

nicole_sheehan shared a tip "Suspenseful and keeps you interesyed"

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antje_brinkmann shared a tip "Wait every week with baited breath for the new episode!"

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jalissab shared a tip "I’m so obsessed with this show! Anyone else?!"

elina_flores_452 shared a tip "It’s really good #drama"

cam_bostick shared a tip "Good binge show!"

cam_bostick shared a tip "Good binge show!"

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tara_cournoyer shared a tip "Addicting! I like how they did the the story line for 3 different years on the same date"

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diane_nadian shared a tip "So good!"

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natalie_marie_889 shared a tip "New addiction."

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vanessa_carrico shared a tip "PLL meets The Sinner ❤️"

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c_d_2081 shared a tip "Who? Why? How? What? Yep it had me asking all the questions and as a 90’s teen it is like a walk down nostalgia lane"

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santana_lopez_9874 shared a tip "definitely smth you need to watch twice to make sense of it"

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carli_wood shared a tip "Suspenseful and the journey to answers keeps you hooked."

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lillian_s_3969 shared a tip "Very good"

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sebastian_grimes shared a tip "great show with crazy twist ending.a must watch."

kristin_lambert shared a tip "I love the 90s throwback this series brings! Well done."

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taylor_wilson_9774 shared a tip "best psychological thriller I have watched in a long time!! binged it in one night!"

awesome_user_23550 shared a tip "Just gets better and better"

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natasha_petty_7173 shared a tip "Solid and Unique storyline. Well acted. Has you trying to figure out the TRUTH throughout the entire season. Would recommend!"

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renga_hutchinson shared a tip "Like 13 reasons why meets The act"

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adam_ashkenazi shared a tip "Best show I have seen in a long time! Great acting, twists and a mystery, all told in a creative way. Highly recommend!"

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amanda_whitcomb_682 shared a tip "This was so good!"