Inspired by the scientific discoveries of real life body language specialist and criminal investigator Dr. Paul Eikman, the police detective series Lie To Me follows Dr. Cal Lightman (Tim Roth) and his special team of experts as assist local police, government agencies, and federal law enforcement in solving some of their most difficult cases. Dr. Lightman can detect a lie simply by studying a person's face, body, voice, and speech. The simplest gesture can tip Dr. Lightman off. He can read every emotion his subjects had thought they kept hidden, from jealousy, to sexual attraction, to resentment. But as helpful as this talent is in his professional life, it often proves a curse in his personal life. As the leader of The Lightman Group, Dr. Lightman presides over a team comprised of gifted psychologist Dr. Gillian Foster (Kelli Williams), who always has a solid grasp on the big picture, lead researcher Eli Loker (Brendan Hines), who despises the human tendency to lie to such a degree that he practices "radical honesty," and agency newcomer Ria Torres, a true natural in the field of deception detection. Together, The Lightman Group can sniff out any lie, and ensure that justice is served even when the culprit is a master manipulator. Features the first series of the show.
Exclusive featurettes: 'The Truth About Lies' and 'The Lightman Group Lie Detection Tutorials', Deleted scenes,
Release Date: 14 September 2009
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Sound: Dolby Digital
Production Year: 2009
Main Language: English
Another Great American TV Series with an English Lead
Perhaps not in the same league of popularity as House with English actor Hugh Grant, Lie To Me still manages to hold your interest in every episode. I agree that at times, Dr. Cal Lightman's infallable ability to know anyhting at all just by looking at a person is overplayed and overused, butm I guess that's the weight that the writers put around their necks when they came up with the concept of a specialist in applied psychology through microexpressions.
Tim Roth's Dr. Cal Lightman character does add more to each episode and his grwoing relationships, with his family and his work colleagues are deep enough to add an extra dimension to this series.