Lie to Me

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

My Review: Lie to Me

Show Summary:

Inspired by a real-life behavioral scientist, this FOX drama tells the tale of a deception expert who helps uncover the truth for the FBI, local police, law firms, corporations, and individuals. Dr. Cal Lightman and his team are effectively human polygraph machines, and no truth can be concealed from them.

The Lightman Group is headed by Dr. Cal Lightman and his partner Dr. Gillian Foster who is a gifted psychologist. She brings balance to the partnership by thinking about the overall picture while Lightman focuses on the details. Together they make an invincible team with insight into human behavior.

Eli Loker is the lead researcher, who believes in radical honesty. He often gets in trouble for saying what he thinks.

Ria Torres is one of the few “naturals” in the field of deception detection. She has an untapped ability to read people that makes her a force to be reckoned with the right training.

My Review:

Lie to me is a true rarity and gem among T.V. show’s, it hasn’t been done a million times over. Lie to me stars Tim Roth as Dr.Cal Lightman a doctor who specializes in body language and vocal patterns; together with his team of specially trained associates he helps the police and U.S. Government solve there toughest crimes.

Lie to Me is a great show because it capitalizes on a whole new field of television, all you see on modern T.V. today is cop show’s more cop show’s and medical drama’s. But this is refreshing it’s much different then any show out there, yes it involves the police but in a small role there only around to keep things under control or to make arrest’s.

This show has a style and mind of it’s own. It doesn’t follow the extremely(and I mean that lightly) worn path of other show’s that maybe similar or try to be like it.  Lie to me is a completely original and highly entertaining show that I know that people will just love if they give it a chance.

 

Trivia: Cal Lightman was American in the original script, and Tim Roth auditioned with an American accent. It was only after he had been cast that series creator Samuel Baum decided to make the character British, so that Roth could make the part his own.

My Rating: 8.5/10.

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