Lie to Me (Tv Series) 2009

Lie To Me is an American television midseason replacement that premiered on the FOX television network on January 21, 2009. The main character, Dr. Cal Lightman (played by Tim Roth), aided by his colleague Dr. Gillian Foster (Kelli Williams), detects deception by observing body language and microexpressions through the Facial Action Coding System, using this talent to assist clients (such as law enforcement).

The character is based on Paul Ekman, notable psychologist and expert on body language and facial expressions.This show is similar to Lifetime’s Angela’s Eyes. The series will be broadcast by Network Ten in Australia and Global TV in Canada, and also airs in Norway and Sweden. Lie To Me will air on Sky1 in the UK.

Season One Plot: The season opens with Cal and Gillian hiring a new associate: former TSA (Transportation Security Administration) officer Ria Torres. Ria scored extraordinarily high on Cal’s deception detection diagnostic, and is called a “natural” at deception detection. Her innate talent in the field clashes with Cal’s academic approach, and he often shows off by rapidly analyzing her every facial expression. She counters by reading Lightman, when he least expects it, and peppers conversations with quotes from his books. Eli, who took a vow of 100% honesty, is instantly attracted to her (and what appears to be every other available woman mentioned on the show). Cal and Ria handle high-profile murder/deception cases throughout the season, while Gillian and Eli focus more on white-collar crimes (such as a basketball player accused of taking bribes and the firemen accused of hazing).
* Tim Roth as Dr. Cal Lightman, an expert on body language, whose team assists local and federal law organizations in the investigations of crimes. He appears to enjoy spotting peoples lies and uses it to annoy the person. Though many people don’t trust his science, he surprises them by showing off his skills often in a way that embarrasses the accuser. His character is based on Dr. Paul Ekman, notable psychologist and expert on body language and facial expressions.
* Kelli Williams as Dr. Gillian Foster, colleague and assistant to Dr. Lightman. She appears to be oblivious to the fact that her husband is cheating on her. Although the other associates can tell her husband is lying, Lightman for some reason tells them not to inform her. Dr. Foster may choose to ignore the signs because her character always looks at the positive side of their cases, while Lightman sees the negative.
* Monica Raymund as Ria Torres, a “natural” at deception detection, and a former TSA agent who now works for The Lightman Group. Though Torres often shows her natural talent, Loker has pointed out that she lacks the academic knowledge to read certain actions properly and she sometimes lets her own emotions cloud her judgment. In the fifth episode, Lightman and Torres draw a short truce when he reads her expressions, discovers that her father abused her, and realizes his science invaded her privacy.
* Brendan Hines as Eli Loker, works in The Lightman Group. He always tells the truth & speaks his mind. He is also a hopeless flirt & hits on practically every available woman he sees.
* Hayley McFarland as Emily Lightman, Cal Lightman’s teenage daughter. She seems to be put off by the fact that her father can read every lie she says, believing that he doesn’t trust her, and he uses his cold reading to screen her boyfriends.

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