Lie to Me

Lie to Me

Season One

DVD - 2009
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Dr. Cal Lightman is the world's leading deception expert who studies facial expressions and involuntary body language to expose the truth behind the lies.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox, c2009.
ISBN: 9786313004546
631300454X
Branch Call Number: DVD LIE9759
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (572 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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xaipe Jun 07, 2013

Hard to believe that this show has gone on for 3 seasons. The premise is far too linited to sustain much interest for me. Expert looks for minimal cues to reveal guilt or guilty knowledge. An eyebrow twitches, a chin juts out, a downward glance to the left, and hey presto, the criminal is exposed in a swift 45 minutes. The plots and solutions gallop along with hardly time to think about how thin and ridiculous they are and the characters are completely one-dimensional. How many times can twitches be clues until boredom sets in? This series is a one-trick pony show. Tim Roth is a good actor, but he is wasted on this. To be interesting, the story line and script should have been fleshed out from 45 minutes to 90 minute or 2 hour episodes. The series needs character development and depth and imaginative script writing. One gimmick is not enough to carry it.

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pronto1961
Sep 26, 2012

I really liked this series and probably the only reason it even made it to a third season was tim roth. he brought some depth to an otherwise formula-driven show.

discerningcritic Apr 08, 2012

I watched this series after having seen "The Mentalist" and while I mostly enjoyed it, Tim Roth's anti-charismatic character became increasingly grating and one-dimensional, and the series as a whole didn't leave me wanting more of the same.

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mariafrancese
Dec 11, 2011

this show is amazing

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heartofoak
Nov 18, 2011

I really enjoyed the first couple of episodes, but after that it started to feel repetitive. Just not enough to hold my interest. I really loved Tim Roth - his character is unique, while his sidekick reminds me of a commercial housewife.

nutty7688 Jul 22, 2011

This TV Series taught me a lot about body language as a whole.

real_thing Jul 21, 2011

this show will teach u something plus theirs a real doctor like this

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wgaikins
Feb 26, 2011

Based on the real-life scientific discoveries of Paul Ekman

At the show's center is Lightman (Tim Roth), is a scientist whose area of expertise is detecting and interpreting "micro" expressions--(involuntary) a useful skill if you want to want to figure out whether someone's lying, and why. Lightman runs a consulting firm adept at solving mysteries for the police, FBI and pretty much any other client who needs a lie detector. Ekman believes there are about 1% of the population that does this naturally, and he trains law enforcement in the skill sets to become a human lie-detector.

Great science/crime drams especially if you are tired of the likes of flashpoint and others that really tell the same story over and over.

Dr Ekman's site is worthwhile too

http://www.paulekman.com/

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