Thursday, January 29, 2009

Don't you dare Lie To Me

I am watching the pilot episode of "Lie To Me" with Tim Roth, whom I love and don't think I have seen since "Four Rooms". Hold on, let me check that... Wow, he has done 32 projects since that film. Oops. Guess I don't love him as much as I thought I did.

This show is about an expert of behavior who can glean whether or not someone is lying based on micro-expressions and body language. I need this skill, though I know that it would make me crazy, seeing how much people lie.

I am fascinated by the research that has gone into this show. They display images of famous faces to demonstrate scorn, anger, shame. I do wonder though if one can learn the tells to hide when they are lying and if this program is teaching me to expertly conceal the truth.

This program takes place in DC, which is another thing I love, though it forces me to analyze the areas to prove that they dn't really film in the District. The first episode deals with a Senator accused of patronizing prostitutes in Georgetown. I am afraid that every episode will deal with the members of the Hill, since this show is taking place here and they all seem to be liars. Then this show will be like watching CSPAN.

1 comment:

Marci said...

I saw this show the other day! The one with the basketball player. I liked it but they kept "reading" each other, and basically stopped speaking and just commented on what the other was feeling based on their micro-expressions. It got old, fast. I will give it another try though (I like the DC thing too).