Lie to Me: Starter Pack

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  • TV-14
  • 2009
  • 1 Season
  • 8.0  (127,456)

Lie to Me is an American crime procedural drama television series that originally aired on Fox from 2009 to 2011. The show was created by Samuel Baum and produced by Imagine Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The show follows a team of deception experts who help solve crimes by analyzing micro-expressions, body language, and other physiological cues to determine if someone is lying.

The series revolves around Dr. Cal Lightman (Tim Roth) who runs a private company called The Lightman Group, which is hired by law enforcement agencies to assist them in solving cases. Lightman is a genius at using his observational skills to read people, but his lack of social skills and sometimes abrasive personality can create problems with his colleagues and clients. Despite his flaws, Lightman is dedicated to using his expertise to help others and uncover the truth.

The other members of the Lightman Group include Gillian Foster (Kelli Williams), who is Lightman's partner and friend, and Brendan Hines who plays Eli Loker, a researcher who specializes in detecting deception but struggles with his own truthfulness. Ria Torres (Monica Raymund) joins the team in the second season, bringing her unique ability to read emotions.

Each episode of Lie to Me features a different case, with the team being called in to help determine whether the suspects or witnesses are telling the truth. The cases involve everything from murder investigations and political scandals to corporate fraud and bank robberies. The cases are often complex with twists and turns, keeping the viewers engaged throughout the episode.

The show's primary focus is on the science of deception detection, which is based on the work of Dr. Paul Ekman, a psychologist who pioneered research on facial expressions and their connection to emotions. The show integrates real-world science with a fictional spin, creating a unique viewing experience that sets it apart from other crime dramas. The show also features interesting character development, exploring the personal lives and relationships of the team members.

Lie to Me received generally positive reviews during its run, with critics praising the performances of the cast and the show's unique premise. The use of science to solve crimes was a refreshing change from other shows in the genre. The show's popularity even led to the publication of several non-fiction books that explore the science of deception detection.

Overall, Lie to Me is an intriguing crime drama that combines science and mystery with interesting character development. If you're a fan of crime dramas or interested in the science behind deception detection, this show is definitely worth checking out.

Lie to Me: Starter Pack is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (5 episodes). The series first aired on January 21, 2009.

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5. Unchained
March 4, 2009
Lightman and Torres interrogate an imprisoned gang leader who claims to be rehabilitated. If the gang leader is freed, he might help fight inner-city violence or return to his life of crime. Foster and Loker investigate the death of a firefighter who was killed in the line of duty.
Love Always
4. Love Always
February 18, 2009
At a state wedding, Lightman and his team work to prevent the assassination of a South Korean ambassador. But when someone else is shot, Lightman exposes long-held family secrets and lies to identify the assassin.
A Perfect Score
3. A Perfect Score
February 4, 2009
The murder of a teenage girl - who is the daughter of a powerful federal judge - leads The Lightman Group to a highly competitive college-prep school where getting to the head of the class means everything. The team also investigates a NASA test pilot accused of intentionally crashing a $250 million aircraft.
Moral Waiver
2. Moral Waiver
January 28, 2009
When a female soldier charges a commanding officer with sexual assault, Lightman is brought to Fort Meade to find out if there's any truth to the accusation. Meanwhile, the Lightman Group is hired to determine whether the young star of a college basketball team accepted a bribe to play for the university.
1. Pilot
January 21, 2009
This compelling new drama series stars Tim Roth as Dr. Cal Lightman, the world's leading deception expert who studies facial expressions and involuntary body language to discover not only if someone is lying, but why. Based on the real-life scientific discoveries of Dr. Paul Ekman, 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. In the series opener, the son of a family of devout Jehovah's Witnesses is accused of killing his teacher after being caught fleeing the scene of her murder. Meanwhile, the team is hired by the Democratic National Committee to investigate a second case in which the Chairman of the House Ethics Committee is accused of paying for sex.
Where to Watch Lie to Me: Starter Pack
Lie to Me: Starter Pack is available for streaming on the 20th Century Fox website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Lie to Me: Starter Pack on demand at Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 21, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (127,456)