The new series ‘Lie to Me’ exposes the unspoken truth behind an innocent face.
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | October 7, 2010
They say a picture is worth thousand words. And it augments, when the image is of a FACE. Uncover the deepest secrets behind a face with Star World, as it launches an unusual thought-provoking crime drama. A police procedural, yes, but one with a dramatic and mesmerizing difference. Lie to Me hits airwaves on October 12, every Monday – Thursday at 10 pm. A dramatic series which is about a former police officer who is a “human lie detector” and an expert in reading facial and body language that gives away deception.
When you scratch your chin, wring your hands, wrinkle your nose or swallow too much, Dr. Cal Lightman knows you’re lying. Dr. Cal Lightman (Tim Roth) plays the human polygraph who possesses the gift of reading “micro expressions” which helps him identifying the criminals for FBI. More accurate than any polygraph, he knows whether those in front of him – be it family, friends, criminals or complete strangers – are honest or not. Dr. Lightman heads up The Lightman Group, 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 is Dr. Gillian Foster (Williams), who is a gifted psychologist and Lightman’s professional partner, a woman whose guidance he needs.
The season opens with Cal and Gillian hiring a new associate: former TSA officer Ria Torres. Ria scored extraordinarily high on Cal's deception detection, and is labeled 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.
And in addition to a strong premise, the show boasts of great production. The series follows Lightman and his team of deception experts as they assist law enforcement and government agencies to expose the TRUTH BEHIND THE LIES.