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Lie to Me

Season One
(DVD - 2009)
Average Rating: 0.5 stars out of 5.
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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.
Statement of Responsibility: 20th Century Fox Television ; written by Samuel Baum ... [et al.] ; produced by Jeffrey Downer ; directed by Robert Schwentke ... [et al.]
Title: Lie to me
Season one
[videorecording]
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox, c2009
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (572 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Series created by Samuel Baum
Special features: The truth about lies ; The science of lies ; Mett 101: Micro expression training tool ; The Lightman Group lie detection tests
Contents: Disc 1. Pilot ; Moral waiver ; A perfect score ; Love always
Disc 2. Unchained ; Do no harm ; The best policy ; Depraved heart
Disc 3. Life is priceless ; Better half ; Undercover ; Blinded
Disc 4. Sacrifice ; Special features
Performers: Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines, Monica Raymund.
Summary: 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.
Audience: Rating Not rated
System Details: DVD; widescreen; Dolby 5.1 surround
Other Language: English dialogue with optional English, French, Portuguese or Spanish subtitles; closed captioned
Subject Headings: Deception Drama Truthfulness and falsehood Drama Body language Drama
Genre/Form: Television series
Television crime shows
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Fiction television programs
Topical Term: Deception
Truthfulness and falsehood
Body language
Alternate Title: Lie to me. Season 1
Publisher No: 2259759
Branch Call Number: DVD TV L
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Jun 07, 2013
  • xaipe rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

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.

Sep 26, 2012
  • pronto1961 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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.

Apr 08, 2012
  • discerningcritic rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Jan 27, 2012
  • heartofoak rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Dec 11, 2011
  • mariafrancese rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this show is amazing

Sep 15, 2011
  • tethompson rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fantastic TV series. You learn something with every episode and it is very entertaining. Too bad Fox TV did not renew the series.

Jul 22, 2011
  • nutty7688 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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

Jul 21, 2011
  • real_thing rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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

Feb 26, 2011
  • wgaikins rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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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