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Lie to me!

November 10th, 2009
Lie to Me

Lie to Me

Early this year the tv show Lie to Me had it’s premiere on Fox network, the show is about Dr. Cal Lightman (Tim Roth) and his company The Lightman Group. Cal is a human lie detector. He looks for dozens of subtle tells in the face and body language to see if someone is telling the truth. With this talent the lightman group help the police and other agency’s solve their cases.

The fact that we are not following someone working as a police officer or agent of some kind opens a lot of possibilities when it comes to diversity of the cases in the show.

Lie to Me is very well made but the one thing that really kept me wanting more is the performance Tim Roth delivers as Cal Lightman. Cal is obnoxious, devious and not very likable but that is what makes it so good. He is not working alone though, with him he got his business partner Dr. Gillian Foster (Kelli Williams), his prodigy Ria Torres (Monica Raymund) and Eli Loker (Brendan Hines) whom all delivers solid performances.

I found myself very intrigued by the “science” behind their skills of telling when someone is hiding something and i must admit that i have tried to watch out for these signs when speaking to people around me. :)

In Sweden season 1 of  the show has aired on TV400 and i think they have picked up season 2 as well (currently airing schmearing in usa).
If you have the chance to watch Lie to Me, give it a chance! It’s not mindblowingly awesome but it is a nice way to waste some time and as mentioned earlier Tim Roth really do deliver a very solid performance in this show.

“The Truth is Written All Over Our Faces

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