Lie to Me

Season One

DVD - 2009
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Lie to Me
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
Branch Call Number: DVD TV L
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (572 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternate Title: Lie to me. Season 1


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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


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