Lie to Me*

Lie to Me*

Season One

DVD - 2009
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An expert in deception takes on cases to study people's facial expressions and body language to determine if they are telling the truth.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, California :, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment,, 2009.
Edition: Widescreen (1.78:1) version.
Copyright Date: ©2009
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (DVD) (572 min.) :,sound, colour ;,4 3/4 in.

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happyphi Mar 25, 2019

Love all seasons of the Lie to Me series, where I could learn the different types of facial/micro expressions, which are all based on real science/psychology. The relationship between Cal Lightman and Dr. Gillian Foster is very interesting...I could not stop re-watching them for about 3 times already!!!! Each episode is independent with different cases, but the main characters have developed pretty well over the seasons. Strongly recommend this to those who are interested in crimes and mysteries, but rely mostly with the help of a "professional human lying detector".

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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