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Lie To Me
Member Name: minimunchkin
Lie To Me
Advantages: Was interesting
I've recently just finished watching Lie to Me on Netflix, we were bored, had watched things we'd heard of so randomly picked this. Must say, I'm glad we did.
What's it all about?
Cal Lightman is the main guy, he runs a sort of lie detection firm, they can tell if people are lying by their facial expressions, body language, voice pitch etc. That got us hooked straight away, it's really interesting seeing what these "micro expressions" mean and now my husband can never lie to me again because I'll totally know. I think. Anyway. I'm not really that keen on Cal to be honest, I preferred him in the earlier episodes but by the end of season three, I really couldn't cope with his swagger, his complete and utter arrogance and his personality in general. I like how his relationships with certain characters develop but no, he's an idiot.
Cal's business partner is Gillian Foster (they tend to just call her Foster though). I really liked her as a character although she kind of lets Cal walk all over her a little bit, she occasionally shows a bit of strength towards him but then backs down. Pfft. They have a good relationship though.
Cal employs several people, including Ria Torres and Eli Loker, again they kind of just call everybody by their surnames. Which is a bit odd. Ria is the newbie, she's learning the ropes but is naturally quite good at this lie detection stuff. Loker has been there longer, him and Cal don't really get on very well, Cal isn't very nice to him.
Cal has a teenage daughter called Emily, I like their relationship, it's very loving and shows a much nicer side to Cal than what we see the rest of the side.
So this group of people work with local law enforcement, the FBI, the CIA, people like that to solve crimes. Sometimes I think they think they're the police but really they have no authority over anybody or anything so I find some parts really very unrealistic. I mean, why would you confess stuff to them or let them search your house, why? You wouldn't.
On one hand I really enjoyed Lie To Me and was disappointed when it came to a very abrupt ending but it's not the best TV show, the idea behind it is interesting but it gets very, very repetitive and after a few episodes, you kind of think you're just watching the same one over and over again.
They should have spent more time developing the relationships between the characters, it sort of hinted that it was going to do that and as the series progressed, they did show more of that side of things but no way near enough.
Definitely give it a go if you're looking for something new to watch.
Summary: Ok if looking for something new to watch