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Lie to Me

Lie to Me


From writer Samuel Baum (The Evidence) and the executive producers of 24 and Arrested Development comes Lie to Me, a drama series inspired by a real-life specialist who can read clues embedded in the human face, body, and voice to expose the truth in criminal investigations.

When you scratch your chin, wring your hands, wrinkle your nose, or swallow too much, Dr. Cal Lightman knows you're lying. He doesn't just think so, he knows so, because he's taken his exceptional skills of observation to become the foremost deception expert in the country. Being a human lie detector, Cal can uncover the deepest secrets and crack the hardest cases. More accurate than any polygraph test, he knows when those in front of him are being less than forthcoming, be they family, friends, or complete strangers.

Cal heads up a private agency contracted by the FBI, local police, law firms, corporations, and private individuals when they hit roadblocks in their searches for the truth. Joining him are a variety of experts in the field of behavioral evaluation: Dr. Gillian Foster is a gifted psychologist and Cal's professional partner, a woman whose guidance Cal needs, whether he knows it or not; Will Loker is Cal's lead researcher, and he's so aware of the human tendency to lie that he's decided to uncomplicate matters and practice what he terms "radical honesty": he says everything on his mind at all times. Ria Torres, the newest member of the team, arrives at the truth differently by acting more on instinct and using her natural, less-studied ability to read body language and catch certain clues that Cal's other pledges may miss. (Source: Fox)
  • Currently 9.2/10
9.2/10 (109 Votes cast)


Episode Info

Final: 3x13 -- Killer App (Jan/31/2011)


Foster's former patient, one of the founders of a social-networking app, comes to the Lightman Group when she thinks she's being squeezed out by her partner. When she turns up dead a short time later, Lightman fights against the prevailing evidence to expose the truth behind the murder.
Cast
Tim RothTim Roth
As Dr. Cal Lightman
Kelli WilliamsKelli Williams
As Dr. Gillian Foster
Monica RaymundMonica Raymund
As Ria Torres
Brendan HinesBrendan Hines
As Eli Loker
Hayley McFarlandHayley McFarland
As Emily Lightman
Mekhi PhiferMekhi Phifer
As Ben Reynolds (Season 2)

Reviews

xovertheyearsx

Reviews: 1
A Quickie About "Lie To Me"Rating: 3 likes, 0 dislikes

Paul Ekman is the actual founder for the Science of Emotions and most of his research and science is what has helped create the show, which is what the show is based on. Cal Lightman (played by Tim Roth as the head researcher of the Lightman Group) is a reflective version of Paul Ekman (that's just my opinion). Ekman helps direct the science within the show such as micro expressions, micro gestures, body language, and, his specialty, emotions. I love the marketing gimmick behind all of this, but I guess I can contribute to it since I am just as fascinated by Behavioral Science (Anthropology) myself. But there is a massive amount of psychology behind it all as well. Read more

Review posted on Wednesday, March 18th 2009 at 10:47 pm

mudcreek

Reviews: 1
Lie to MeRating: 3 likes, 5 dislikes

This is going to be one of the BEST shows. I never watch Fox, but I will now! I have been a fan of Tim Roth since "Rob Roy". He is an excellent actor and so versatile. I hope to see this for a long, long time. Read more

Review posted on Tuesday, January 27th 2009 at 7:28 am

Strangebird

Reviews: 3
Absolutely agreeRating: 1 likes, 0 dislikes

I totally agree with Mudcreek, as a matter of fact, I was going to say the same exact thing about Tim Roth. I've loved his work since viewing him in "Rob Roy" and I would like to add that I'm thrilled that Mr. Roth is not portraying an antagonist or heavy as he is usually cast. I have also wanted to see him play Jake Weber 's cousin or something on "Medium". I love "Lie to Me", though I wish that once again every character wasn't so pretty, wish they had more natural looking actors. Read more

Review posted on Wednesday, August 19th 2009 at 5:08 pm

3 reviews available
Recaps
3x13: Killer App recap: The scene opens with Lightman going through an office building of the social network application “Seekout”. He is taking pictures. He talks to Zach Morstein, the owner of the application and asks why he fired Kyle Punam, a co-founder of “Seekout” before the company went public and make billions of dollars. Zach tells that Claire, the third co-founder of the application, must have hired Lightman and tells that he and Claire are friends. Zach tells Lightman to tell Claire that she’s safe. Lightman and Foster meet Claire and Lightman tells that Zach’s smile worries him and tells that Claire is going to get fired too. Claire tells that Zach has changed. However, she tells that they are still friends and that she is not going to fight him. Lightman starts to wonder if the “change” is more than business. Claire tells that she has to leave and doesn’t say anything further... read more.

3x12: Gone recap: The scene opens with a family getting ready to have a family meeting and it is clear that something is going on. The father of the family, Lane, is happy for the new baby, but tells his wife, Colette, that she is not a good mother. This happens in front of their teenage son, L.J. Later, Colette is seen entering inside a drugstore and she leaves her daughter in the car. When she comes back, her daughter is gone. Later on at the Lightman Group, Lightman and Foster watch a press conference to which Colette tells that she was beaten up by a couple and then they kidnapped her daughter. However, Lightman picks up that Colette is guilty and ashamed. He then sees that she is scared of her husband and to what he thinks of her now. Lightman freezes on a man in a “shiny suit”. Foster tells that it is Dr. Heaton. He was the first person that Colette contacted... read more.

3x11: Saved recap: The scene opens with a car accident. Eileen, an off-duty paramedic is there and asks the victim if she is alright. A boy with a cell phone recognizes the other victim as Juan Salazar and is taking video of the wreckage when Ilene asks for his help to get the woman out of the car. Suddenly, the car ignites and they manage to get the woman out of the car to safety. The car explodes. At the Lightman Group the next day, an Assistant District Attorney is there and tells that Kira Evans suffered a lot of injuries and Juan Salazar was a baseball player died on impact. She tells that three boys went away unharmed. Lightman comes in the office and offers a doughnut. He looks at the video that the bystander took and Lightman sees guilt on the off-duty paramedic and tells that their headline is about to change... read more.

3x10: Rebound recap: The scene opens with a boy going into a bedroom. He opens a briefcase and starts to search for something. He finds a notebook with codes written in it and a bunch of money. He takes some of it. He is interrupted by his mom, Lily, who calls him Noah. He shows the money to her and she gets worried. Suddenly a man named George, the woman’s boyfriend comes home and Noah drops the money. They scramble to pick up the money. Noah tells that he was looking for the keys to the garage to go work on the motorcycle. Meanwhile, Lightman is trying to hit something on the top of the shelf. Emily comes out in a fancy outfit and asks how she looks. He tells that she looks nice. She is going to Chicago to see her mom and Lightman tells that he has a present for her to give her mom. He tells that she looks nice and leaves... read more.

3x9: Funhouse recap: The scene opens with Lightman coming home. He finds Emily’s friend Amanda on the couch. He asks why Amanda looks sad. Emily and Lightman go to the kitchen and he starts to throw things at Emily until she tells what is going on. Amanada tells that she is going home and Lightman tells her to tell him what is going on. Amanda’s dad, Wayne, has been in a mental hospital for five years and doesn’t feel that they are giving him any treatment for the money they have paid. Lightman agrees to help Amanda in her cause... read more.
Recurring Guests

Kristen Ariza as Heidi (11 eps)
Monique Gabriela Curnen as Detective Walowski (8 eps)
Jennifer Marsala as Anna (7 eps)
Jennifer Beals as Zoe Landau (5 eps)
Tim Guinee as Ron Foster (4 eps)
Conor O'Farrell as Asac Dillon (3 eps)
Max Martini as Dr. Burns (3 eps)
Melissa George as Clara Musso (3 eps)
Sean Patrick Thomas as Karl Dupree (3 eps)
Shoshannah Stern as Sarah (3 eps)

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Warning: Lie to Me guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: FOX ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: January 21, 2009
Ended: January 31, 2011
Themes
  Lyrics
Akas
• Anatomie lži (Used In Czech Republic)
• Engana-me, se Puder (Used In Brazil)
• Hazudj, ha tudsz! (Used In Hungary)
• Magia kłamstwa (Used In Poland)
• Melo teorija (Used In Lithuania)
• Mienteme (Used In Spain)
• Paljastavat valheet (Used In Finland)
• Излъжи ме (Used In Bulgaria)
• Обмани меня (Used In Russia)
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