Everyone lies, and everyone keeps secrets. It's human nature. The act of lying and keeping secrets tends to go hand-in-hand.
If you don't want someone to find out the truth, at some point, you'll have to tell them a lie. Some people are better at lying than others; it comes naturally to some while others couldn't tell a lie to save their own life.
We've rounded up a list of TV characters who have mastered the art of keeping a secret. Some of their secrets are innocent in nature, some have the potential to destroy, some cover-up mistakes of the past, some are kept to protect others, and a few are better left taken to the grave.
Before we launch into our gallery of best TV secret-keepers, I'll leave you with this TV show theme song quote: "two can keep a secret if one of them is dead."
Who would you add to the list?
The Pretty Little Liars
They aren't called "pretty little liars" for no reason. Aria, Spencer, Hannah, Emily, Alison, and Mona are the queens of keeping secrets. They're almost as good as 'A.' Almost.
The Perfectionists spawned from Pretty Little Liars and, you guessed it, involves a group of teens in a prestigious college keeping secrets and telling lies in order to survive their anonymous tormentor. It isn't a coincidence that OG liars Alison and Mona are teaching at the school.
The Good Girls
When you're burying dead bodies, you kind of have to keep it a secret. Beth, Ruby, and Annie's survival relies on keeping secrets. The housewives are forced to lie to protect their families after robbing a grocery store and inadvertently getting involved with a local gang member.
Miley Stewart has a major secret: she's living a double life. Every night she transforms into pop sensation Hannah Montana. She keeps her identity a secret from everyone except her best friend Lily, who takes on the secret identity of Lola.
Dead To Me Ladies
What happens when you accidentally murder someone and then befriend the dead man's wife? You keep it a secret, naturally. And that's exactly what Judy Hale does when she strikes up an unlikely friendship with widowed Jen.
Liza on Younger
Liza has been pretending to be 27-years-old for six seasons! There have been some close calls, but she's managed to lie her way out of all of them and protect her secret to salvage her gig in publishing. It cannot be a coincidence that Liza's name has the word lie in it.