Rankin Bass Christmas Specials on DVD June Cleaver book

Carol Burnett Show on DVD Untouchables on DVD Twilight Zone on DVD Fat Albert on DVD Good Times Season 5 on DVD Soupy Sales DVD
TV Shows on DVD/ / / / / / / Classic TV/ / / / / / / Punk Book/ / / / / / / Obscure 70s Music / / / / Holiday Specials on DVD / / / / / / Classic Commercials

 

2009 TV Shows Reviews

THE TRUTH IS ON THERE

Lie To Me / 2009 - 2010 TV Show Reviews

In this new FOX drama, behavioral psychologist Dr. Cal Lightman and his associates attempt to separate the truthful from the prevaricators by observing the various micro expressions, body language and unconscious intonations that accompany a duplicitous individual - in other words, these guys are human lie detectors. Think Bones without the decaying flesh.

From the producers of 24, Lie To Me stars Tim Roth along with Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines, and Monica Raymund. This first episode is not to be missed, I say that because everyone who watches it will pick up many of the tricks of the trade when it comes to determining who's fibbing. No, that old canard about looking up or to the side before speaking is no a way to tell, the signs are more subtle but no less pervasive.

For the most part, all of us lie the same way, according to Dr. Paul Ekman's research on which this show was based. Homicide detectives, mental health providers, homeland security - innumerable agencies have a need for ways to see through to the truth of a matter or ferret out dangerous suspects despite any physical evidence to know for sure.

Contempt, disgust, fear, surprise - how do you know the person you're dealing with is suppressing these emotions? It's easier than you think and you may be amazed to find people you're dealing with on a regular basis are hiding these simple to spot 'tells' from you.

For instance, I interact with someone on an almost daily basis that I suspect doesn't like me very much, even though I pay her good money year after year. I'm never really sure of her true feelings because she always greets me a smile and a cheerful hello. After watching this show I know for a fact she holds me in contempt, the facial anomalies that give it away are clearly on display each time I see her. Busted bitch!

These methods aren't foolproof, of course - psychotics and sociopaths are particularly difficult to peg (how well I know!) - but for the average Joe or Jane the signs are clear. As they say, a little knowledge is a terrible thing so expect to see amateur lie catchers looking at you oddly at every turn after this program airs.

I liked the first episode of Lie To Me a lot, I think you might as well. Tim Roth is every bit as fun to watch as Hugh Laurie is in the role of House and the supporting players are likeable enough, Kelli Williams (Men in Trees) is superbly slick as Lightman's saucy assistant.

Whether this (so far) rather thin concept has the potential to flesh out a series on the level of 24 I have my doubts but, if nothing else, it could be a very strong one season entry. This show could also be useful to make your own little white lies harder to detect - an unintended consequence of making everyone with a television set an 'expert' on lying.

Practical knowledge packed neatly into the sweet center of a funny, smart and compelling cop drama - nice! Lie To Me debuts Wednesday, January 21st at 9:00pm on FOX.


2009 TV Shows Reviews
The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi

Which Way Home

Shouting Fire: Stories From the Edge of Free Speech

Jesse James Is A Dead Man

Important Things With Demetri Martin

Lie To Me

24 - Season 7

Taxicab Confessions: New York 3

By The People: The Election of Barack Obama

The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant

Youth Knows No Pain

Nine Lives of Marion Barry

Boy Interrupted

Teddy: In His Own Words

Prom Night in Mississippi

Teddy: In His Own Words

Mental

Reno 911 Seaon 6

Death on a Factory Farm

Dollhouse

Hell's Kitchen Season 5

Cat Dancers

Simpsons Treehouse of Horror

Chocolate City

Sarah Silverman Program

House - Season 5

Bones - Season 4

Real Vice Cops Uncut

Kung Fu Killer

The Gong Show

Reality Bites Back

Ganja Queen

Hard Times at Douglass High

Roman Polanski:
Wanted and Desired

Carlos Mencia - Performance Enhanced

Unhitched

DEA

A Colbert Christmas

24: Redemption

Sunday Night Animation Domination

Do Not Disturb

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - Season 2

Prison Break Season 4

Fringe

Kitchen Nightmares 2008

S.I.S.

Heidi Fleiss: The Would-Be Madam of Crystal

Thank You Mr. President - Helen Thomas At The White House

Big Ideas

Factory

The Academy: LASD Class #368

John Oliver: Terrifying Times


TV on DVD Reviews:

TV  on DVD Reviews

TVparty is Classic TV on the internet!

New TV Show Reviews

TV show Reviews

Reviewed by Billy Ingram,
as seen on VH1, Trio and Bravo.
Author - TVparty: Television's Untold Tales

Route 66 on DVDTV Commercials on DVD

After School Specials on DVDHoney West on DVD

LIE TO ME

The average person tells three lies in ten minutes of conversation.
DR. CAL LIGHTMAN (Tim Roth, “The Incredible Hulk,” “Reservoir Dogs”) can detect the truth by analyzing a person’s face, body, voice and speech. When someone shrugs his shoulder, rotates his hand or raises his lower lip, Lightman knows he’s lying. By analyzing facial expressions, he can read feelings – from hidden resentment to sexual attraction to jealousy. But as Lightman well knows, his scientific ability is both a blessing and a curse in his personal life, where family and friends deceive each other as readily as criminals and strangers do. Lightman is the world’s leading deception expert, a scientist who studies facial expressions and involuntary body language to discover not only if you are lying but why.
From writer Samuel Baum (“The Evidence”) and the executive producers of 24 and “Arrested Development” comes LIE TO ME, a compelling new drama series inspired by the scientific discoveries of Dr. Paul Ekman, a real-life specialist who can read clues embedded in the human face, body and voice to expose both the truth and lies in criminal investigations.

Lightman heads a team of experts at The Lightman Group who assist federal law enforcement, government agencies and local police with their most difficult cases. DR. GILLIAN FOSTER (Kelli Williams, “The Practice”) is a gifted psychologist and Lightman’s professional partner who brings balance to the partnership by looking at the bigger picture while Lightman focuses on the details. He needs her guidance and insight into human behavior, whether he knows it or not. ELI LOKER (Brendan Hines, TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES) is Lightman’s lead researcher, who is so uncomfortable with the human tendency to lie that he’s decided to practice what he calls “radical honesty.” He says everything on his mind at all times and often pays the price. RIA TORRES (Monica Raymund, “Law and Order: SVU”) is the newest member of the agency, and one of the few “naturals” in the field of deception detection. She has a raw, untrained ability to read people that makes her a force to be reckoned with.

Samuel Baum, Brian Grazer, David Nevins and Steven Maeda serve as executive producers on the series, which is produced by Imagine Television and 20th Century Fox Television. Robert Schwentke directed the pilot.

TV Shows on DVD
Holiday Specials on DVD

TV Commercials on DVD

Classic Commercials on DVDTV Commercials on DVD

Hook.fm music charts

 

Classic TV Blog

2011 TV Show Reviews

TV Shows on DVD

Best-selling
Classic TV DVDs

Christmas
Specials on DVD

Movies on Blu Ray

Kid Shows on DVD

Movies on DVD Reviews

Everything you're looking for is here:

Shop Amazon's New Kindle Fire

Las Vegas Legends

Obscure 70s music & more!

 

Local Kid Shows / Movie Stars on TV / Saturday Morning Shows / Video Vault / TV Goodbyes / Fabulous Fifties / Unseen Scenes / Game Shows / Requested Forgotten TV Shows / The Super Sixties / The New * * Shows / 1980's Wrestling / TV Blog

TVparty! Classic TV
Classic TV on the Internet!

TV's Embarrassing Moments / Action Shows of the Sixties / TVparty Mysteries and Scandals / Variety Shows of the 1970s / The Eighties / The Laugh Track / 1970's Hit Shows / Response to TVparty / Search the Site / Add Your Comments

Superman on DVD / Batman on DVD / 1950's TV / 1960's TV / 1970's TV / Lucy Shows / Classic Cars / John Wayne / Gene Roddenberry / Star Wars / KISS / Lancelot Link / Saturday Morning Cartoons / The Magic Garden / Wonder Woman / Classic Comic Books / Andy Griffith / Cher / TV Shows on DVD / Outtakes & Bloopers / 1967 TV Shows / Romper Room / ABC Movie of the Week / The Goldbergs / Daws Butler Commercials / Saturday Morning Commercials / Captain Kangaroo / Chicago Local Kiddie Shows / Boston Local TV / Philly Local TV / NYC Local Kid Shows / Amos 'n' Andy / Electric Company / Bette Davis / Judy Garland / Christmas Specials / Redd Foxx / Good Times / Sitcom Houses / What's Happening! / Winky Dink & You / Sonny & Cher / Smothers Brothers / Commercial Icons of the 1960s / Soupy Sales / TV Terrorists / Irwin Allen / The Untouchables / Bette Davis / Judy Garland / Christmas Specials / Redd Foxx / Good Times / Sitcom Houses / What's Happening! / Winky Dink & You / Sonny & Cher /  Smothers Brothers /  Commercial Icons of the 1960s / Soupy Sales / The Carpenters / Route 66 / Bozo / The Carpenters Christmas Specials / Local Kid Shows / Death of TV's Superman / Wonderama / Sesame Street / Bob Hope Specials / Little Rascals / 1980's Retro Gay T-Shirts / 1980's TV Wrestling / Fess Parker / Howdy Doody / TV Blog / Lost In Space / Pinky Lee / 1980's Punk Rock / Alex Toth Book / TV Terrorists /  Irwin Allen / The Untouchables / Carol Burnett Show / Batman TV Show / Green Hornet / Today Show History / big brotherOur Gang / Doris Day Show / 1970's Commercials For Women / Bill Cosby in the 1970s / The Golddiggers / Lola Falana / 1970s TV Shows / David Bowie on TV / Hudson Brothers / Jackie Gleason / Hollywood Squares / Match Game / Andy Williams /Carol Burnett Show / Celebrity Commercials / Rudolph / Movie Posters / DC Comics on DVD / Lucy's Lost Christmas Special / Classic Christmas Toy Commercials / Cricket On The Hearth / 1950's Holiday Shows / Amahl and the Night Visitors / A Christmas Carol on TV / The Yule Log / Celebrity Commercials / Rudolph / Movie Posters & More! 


Fractured Fairy Tales on DVD Good Times season 3 on DVD Twilight Zone on DVD Andy Griffth Show
Classic Commercials on DVD
Soupy Sales DVD Tennessee Tuxedo on DVD
Looking for classic TV DVDs? See below:
TV Commercials on DVD Wrestling DVDs Classic TV Books
Jim Longworth Christmas Specials TV Shows on BLU-RAY