Twisted (TV series)

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Twisted
Twisted intertitle.png
Title card for the first 11 episodes.
Genre
Created byAdam Milch
Starring
Composer(s)Gabriel Mann
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes25 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Erin Maher
  • Kay Reindl
  • Kathy Lindsberg
  • David Grace
Editor(s)
  • Zeborah Tidwell
  • Courtney Carrillo
  • Chad Mochrie
Cinematography
  • Teodoro Maniaci
  • Ted Hayash
  • Mark Doering-Powell
Running time40 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorDisney–ABC Domestic Television
Broadcast
Original channelABC Family
Original runMarch 19, 2013 (2013-03-19) – present
External links
Official website
 
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Twisted
Twisted intertitle.png
Title card for the first 11 episodes.
Genre
Created byAdam Milch
Starring
Composer(s)Gabriel Mann
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes25 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Erin Maher
  • Kay Reindl
  • Kathy Lindsberg
  • David Grace
Editor(s)
  • Zeborah Tidwell
  • Courtney Carrillo
  • Chad Mochrie
Cinematography
  • Teodoro Maniaci
  • Ted Hayash
  • Mark Doering-Powell
Running time40 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorDisney–ABC Domestic Television
Broadcast
Original channelABC Family
Original runMarch 19, 2013 (2013-03-19) – present
External links
Official website

Twisted (stylized as twiƨted) is an American teen drama mystery-thriller television series. The pilot episode aired on March 19, 2013, and the show's next 10 episodes resumed airing on June 18, 2013. On July 30, 2013, Twisted was picked up for a full season and the second half of season one started airing on February 11, 2014.[1][2][3]

Plot[edit]

The series focuses on charming sixteen-year-old Danny Desai (Avan Jogia), who was charged with killing his aunt when he was eleven. Having spent five years in juvenile detention, he is released and returns to his hometown of Green Grove, New York. While trying to rekindle old friendships and facing the challenges of dealing with his judgmental peers, Danny becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a classmate. Realizing the town does not care about the truth and only wants to see him charged with the crime, Danny becomes determined to clear his name. Meanwhile, he must maintain a secret he has never told anyone: the reason he killed his aunt.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Recurring characters[edit]

Minor characters[edit]

Development and production[edit]

The series was previously named Socio but renamed to be more emblematic of its murder mystery format.[citation needed]

The show is partially filmed in the Hudson Valley Area. Some of the scenes are shot in the small village of Nyack, NY (35 miles North of Manhattan). Johnny Cakes, where many of the scenes take place, is a real diner located on Main Street in Nyack.

Casting[edit]

Madelaine Hasson and Kylie Bunbury were cast as Jo and Lacey in September 2012.[6] A month later, Avan Jogia, Denise Richards, Kimberly Quinn, Kathy Najimy and Grey Damon were announced to play Danny, Karen, Tess, Mrs. Fisk and Archie.[7][8][9] The pilot was greenlighted in August 2012, and was filmed three months later in New York in October.[10] In February 2013, ABC Family ordered the show as a series.[11] On April 3, 2013, production commenced in Studio City.[12][13]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedDVD release dates
Season premiereSeason finaleRegion 1Region 2Region 4
119[14]March 19, 2013 (2013-03-19)April 1, 2014 (2014-04-01)TBATBATBA

Episodes[edit]

The 19-episode first season began with a sneak peek on March 19, 2013, before its official premiere on June 11, 2013, receiving 1.19 million viewers and 1.61 million viewers, respectively. The mid-season finale aired on August 27, 2013. The second half of the season aired from February 11, 2014 through April 1, 2014. A recap episode narrated by Ashton Moiotitled "Socio Issues 101" aired on August 20, 2013, and gathered 0.99 million viewers.[15]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(in millions)
1"Pilot"Jon AmielAdam MilchMarch 19, 2013 (2013-03-19)1.19[16]

Danny, Jo, and Lacey were best friends in childhood. At age 11, Danny murdered his Aunt Tara and was placed in a juvenile detention center. Five years later, Lacey is part of the popular crowd, while Jo is a social outcast; the two no longer friends. Newly released, Danny tries to reconnect with the girls. Jo warms up to him and they go to a party thrown by Regina, Lacey's best friend. Lacey also begins to warm up to Danny when they share a bag of chips in Danny's bedroom later in the evening. That night, Regina texts Danny that she knows why he killed his aunt. The next day, she is found murdered, the necklace from her neck the only thing missing. Danny becomes the prime suspect, and it is revealed that he has the necklace.


Note: This episode aired again on June 11, 2013, and received 1.61m viewers.[17] 
2"Grief is a Five Letter Word"Gavin PoloneAdam MilchJune 18, 2013 (2013-06-18)1.80[18]
Danny is determined to clear his name after the town turns against him. Danny and Jo decide to invite Tess to a dinner at the Desai's to show that Danny can be trusted. Jo, Rico and both Jo's parents arrive at the dinner. Kyle, convinced Danny is the killer, searches Danny's room but is caught by Danny. Jo's parents argue with Karen about Danny, ruining the dinner. Later, Danny burns all the photos of him and his aunt in a bonfire. He then picks up Regina's necklace--which used to belong to Aunt Tara--but is unable to destroy it. 
3"PSA de Resistance"Joe LazarovAndy ReaserJune 25, 2013 (2013-06-25)1.36[19]
Danny and Jo volunteer to take part in a skit play for Sobriety Awareness Day. Danny tries to get closer to Lacey and leading up to the skit, they share a number of intense glances. After their skit, Sarita humiliates Jo by showing an auto-tuned video about her in front of the whole school. Danny and Lacey talk and almost kiss. It is revealed that Archie had borrowed his friend's car the entire night of Regina's party, which nullified his original alibi that he was home. 
4"Sleeping with the Frenemy"Joshua ButlerKay Reindl & Erin MaherJuly 2, 2013 (2013-07-02)1.06[20]
Jo attends a sleepover at Lacey's in the hopes of finding out something about Regina. Danny joins the soccer team at his school, and is generally accepted by his teammates due to his skills, although Archie, the team captain, is cold toward him. Kyle obtains a search warrant for the Desai house and barges in, angering Karen. However, he doesn't find anything and leaves. Karen is shocked when she finds Regina's necklace, cleverly hidden by Danny in Vikram's favorite chair. 
5"The Fest and the Furi"Daisy MayerDebra J. FisherJuly 9, 2013 (2013-07-09)1.61[21]
Tension arises among the town residents over whether Danny should attend the annual Fall Festival. Jo convinces Danny to go together, and later realizes she likes Danny, which creates tension between her and Rico, who likes Jo. Lacey finds a letter sent to Regina, which contains money and says that the money should keep Regina's mouth shut. Lacey gets Danny alone and shows him the letter, then gives in to her conflicted emotions and kisses him, which he reciprocates. Danny and Lacey then meet Jo and show her the letter. Trying to protect Danny, Karen tosses Regina's necklace into the lake. 
6"Three for the Road"Joe LazarovDavid BabcockJuly 16, 2013 (2013-07-16)1.58[22]
Danny, Jo and Lacey drive to the return address on the letter to find out who lives there. After a huge argument between Jo and Lacey, the two apologize to each other for breaking their friendship. Tess inadvertently reveals to Karen that Vikram cheated on Karen with her several times when he and Karen were dating. The girls discover that the man who lived in the apartment was Danny's father, and can't figure out what Regina had to do with him. They leave with Danny, unable to tell him what they found out. Rico reveals to Kyle that he saw Karen throw something into the lake. 
7"We Need to Talk About Danny"Chris GrismerBrian StudlerJuly 23, 2013 (2013-07-23)1.48[23]
When Karen fails a job interview, Kyle attempts to win her trust. Lacey and Jo want answers from Danny about his secrets, but end up revealing that they found out the apartment belonged to Danny's father. Jo realizes that she may be in love with Danny. After Danny reveals his vulnerable side, Lacey and Danny share another heated kiss, which Lacey promptly stops when she realizes they are making out in front of Tara's grave; she leaves to break up with Archie. Meanwhile, Kyle's partner reveals that they found the necklace. 
8"Doc-Trauma"Roger KumbleAndy Reaser & Phinneas KiyomuraJuly 30, 2013 (2013-07-30)1.32[24]
9"The Truth Will Out"Joe LazarovErin Maher & Kay ReindlAugust 6, 2013 (2013-08-06)1.50[25]
Picking up where the previous episode left off, Kyle Masterson is seen questioning Danny's mother after her confession. With this major development in the murder investigation Danny's likely to move away from Green Grove for good. Danny then decides to provide Kyle with all the information they have concerning the murder in order to clear him and his mother's names. Lacey's aloof and disapproving father, Samuel, arrives in town for Lacey's sister Clara's birthday party. With Rico's advice to try harder with Lacey, Jo offers to attend the birthday party for moral support. She then discovers Lacey's father and Mitch (Clara's gymnastic coach) kissing in the pantry. Meanwhile, Danny is keeping his own secret from his best friends and decides it may be time to come clean about how Karen got the necklace. The episode ends with Rico receiving a shocking video of Danny and Lacey that has the potential to destroy friendships and reputations. 
10"Poison of Interest"Gavin PoloneDavid BabcockAugust 13, 2013 (2013-08-13)1.44[26]
11"Out with the In-Crowd"Joe LazarovDebra J. FisherAugust 27, 2013 (2013-08-27)1.62[27]
12"Dead Men Tell Big Tales"Gavin PoloneCharles Pratt, Jr.February 11, 2014 (2014-02-11)1.29[28]
Danny overhears his mom and Chief Masterson talking about Danny's father being alive. Danny remains on the run from the police. Rico attempts to be comforting towards Lacey. Danny tries to tell Jo about the news of his father but she rats him out and he runs again. Karen is pissed and takes her anger out on the Mastersons. Rico lets Danny stay with him for a while. Jo confesses to Tess that she regrets sleeping with Tyler. Danny comes clean to Jo and Lacey about his aunt's murder - his father killed her and coerced Danny into taking the blame. Vikram returns, leading to a confrontation with Danny. As the confrontation gets physical, Vikram assaults both Danny and Jo but falls off the edge of a cliff when Danny tries to defend himself and Jo. 
13"Sins of the Father"Gavin PoloneAdam MilchFebruary 18, 2014 (2014-02-18)1.37[29]
Danny wonders if he deserves a second chance, while Karen has doubts about reconnecting with Jack. Elsewhere, Lacey thinks there's a link between Gloria and Vikram; Charlie takes an interest in Lacey; and the mayor is connected to something surprising 
14"Home Is Where the Hurt Is"David JacksonStacy RukeyserFebruary 25, 2014 (2014-02-25)1.12[30]
Things get tense for Danny and Lacey as the homecoming dance looms. Meanwhile, Jo tries to help Andie and Rico get together; Danny recognizes someone who's linked to his past in juvenile hall; and Tess struggles to keep secrets from Kyle 
15"Danny Indemnity"Chad LoweAndy ReaserMarch 4, 2014 (2014-03-04)1.10[31]
Danny and Jo are puzzled by a huge cover-up. Meanwhile, Danny acquires a large sum of money, putting a strain on his relationship with his mom; Jo asks her mother about the distance between her parents; and Tess reveals something new to Kyle. 
16"The Son Also Falls"Teri HatcherAriana JacksonMarch 11, 2014 (2014-03-11)1.02[32]
Kyle begins to dig into Karen's motives. Jo and Andie compete for student body president. Lacey strikes up a friendship with Whitney, Jack's daughter. 
17"You're a Good Man, Charlie McBride"Daisy MayerAdam MilchMarch 18, 2014 (2014-03-18)1.13[33]
Charlie's growing relationship with Jo concerns Danny; Lacey takes a liking to Whitney's wild side; Karen gives Danny positive advice and helps Tess with personal problem; Kyle has suspicions about Jack. 
18"Danny, Interrupted"[34]Gavin PoloneStacy RukeyserMarch 25, 2014 (2014-03-25)[14]0.73[35]
19"A Tale of Two Confessions"[34]Gavin PoloneCharles Pratt, Jr.April 1, 2014 (2014-04-01)[14]0.77[36]
Kyle's investigation culminates with a series of shocking and contradictory confessions and potentially deadly consequences. The complicated triangle between Jo, Danny and Charlie comes to a shocking head. Karen and Tess uncover more of Vikram's secrets, including a piece of evidence that has major implications for Tess and the Masterson family. Meanwhile, Whitney's mother Gretchen (Elaine Hendrix) shows up to bring her daughter back to the city, and her candor about Whitney's past causes Lacey to question her friend. And Rico makes a major faux pas in his first meeting with Andie's parents. It is revealed that Charlie is Tess' son. Gunshots were fired. 

Countries of broadcasts[edit]

CountryTV network(s)
 AustraliaFox8
Arab World Green.png Arab worldOSN First HD
 BrazilSony Entertainment Television[37]
 CanadaABC Spark
 TurkeyDizimax Entertainment Channel
 FranceJune
 SwedenKanal 11
 Malaysia8TV
 New ZealandTV2
 Greece
 Cyprus
FOX Life
 IsraelYes Drama
 United StatesABC Family
 LithuaniaSony Entertainment Television
 RussiaSony Entertainment Television
 PolandFOX Life

Awards and nominations[edit]

Teen Choice Awards[edit]

YearCategoryRecipient(s)ResultRef
2013
Choice Summer TV Star: Male
Avan Jogia
Nominated
[38]
Choice Summer TV Star: Female
Maddie Hasson
Nominated

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