Lie to Me (2009–2011)

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 Dr. Cal Lightman (48 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Dr. Gillian Foster (48 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Eli Loker (48 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Ria Torres (48 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Emily Lightman / ... (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Agent Ben Reynolds (24 episodes, 2009-2010)
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Dr. Cal Lightman teaches a course in body language and makes an honest fortune exploiting it. He's employed by various public authorities in various investigations, doing more when the police etc. fail to go the extra mile. So he can afford to constitute a team of his own, which like clients and others has to put up with his mind-games. Written by KGF Vissers

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Most of the actors went on a micro-expressions course before they started filming the show - for preparation. Except for Tim Roth, who avoided learning most of the actual science because he didn't want it affecting his relationships with his family and friends. He'd seen what it can do from the show. See more »

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[repeated line]
Dr. Cal Lightman: Do me a favor.
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An excellent beginning...
21 February 2009 | by (Los Angeles...) – See all my reviews

Disregarding Reservoir Dogs, I think this has to be Roth's best work. Roth is extremely in touch with Dr. Lightman and you feel as if he truly enjoys playing this character. The show leaves you in total disbelief at points and instills a hunger for more and more episodes. I strongly suggest this show to anyone who is interested in an incredibly engaging and entertaining drama series as well as to anyone who is interested about Dr. Paul Ekman's work on facial expressions, and body languages as it relates to emotion. Solid television series. I look forward to the next few episodes. For anyone who has missed the first few episodes, the television series is now online at hulu.com. Highly recommend hulu as well.


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