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#1 Edited by OneTwoThree_butnotFour_Concubines (5 posts) -

Is it any good? This acquaintance of mine (here in MONTREAL!!!) is recommending the show and I wanted to ask for opinions.

Thank you in advance for your time.

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#2 Edited by NoelVeiga (1293 posts) -

Meh, pretty run of the mill procedural with super-intelligent troubled guy that sees more than anybody else.

The gimmick about body language is interesting, as long as you know nothing about the subject. Best part? Tim Roth is punching so far below his weight that it's absolutely gorgeous to see him waddle around looking like he's going to collapse any minute (either out of boredom or... whatever else). He's easily the best thing in the show.

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#3 Posted by TheHT (14310 posts) -

Yeah, it's nothing special, but nice to see Tim Roth.

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#4 Posted by RonGalaxy (4689 posts) -

My psych teacher played it for our class a few time (senior year of highschool). I didnt like it that much. Tim Roth was iight in it, but I thought the concept was pretty dumb (even if it's based on real stuff).

If you want to know: It's about a dude who has a company that helps investigations by looking at suspects facial expressions (seeing if they lie or not). Tim Roths character is the guy who discovered how to apply it; 'wrote the rule book' in a sense.

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#5 Posted by Maximus_VI (63 posts) -

I enjoyed it, but it's far from must-watch TV.

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#6 Posted by _Zombie_ (1483 posts) -

Saw a few episodes way back. It's a decent show if you have time to kill.

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#7 Posted by Rorie (4128 posts) -

@theht said:

Yeah, it's nothing special, but nice to see Tim Roth.

Mostly this. I really like Tim Roth; he's a super-talented actor that seemingly hasn't been able to find anything worthwhile to do for a long time. His movie The War Zone (directed it, didn't act in it) is amazing. Really painful to watch, but amazing.

I only got like two episodes into Lie To Me before mostly giving up on it. Maybe I'll try it again now that it's on Netflix.

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#8 Edited by TruthTellah (9809 posts) -

It's pretty decent. It can feel a bit formulaic off and on, but it actually improves in some ways as the show goes on. It does fit a kind of House dynamic of the smart master with problems guiding the students, but it plays with it in its own way. There's some pseudo science mixed in with real science, but it's generally all in the service of entertainment. And Tim Roth is great.

I'd recommend it. I was a fan while it was on TV.

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#9 Posted by Zaccheus (1981 posts) -

It's pretty typical crime procedural, but Tim Roth is pretty amazing in it. It was decent enough show.

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#10 Posted by sunbrozak (2257 posts) -

It's pretty decent. It can feel a bit formulaic off and on, but it actually improves in some ways as the show goes on. It does fit a kind of House dynamic of the smart master with problems guiding the students, but it plays with it in its own way. There's some pseudo science mixed in with real science, but it's generally all in the service of entertainment. And Tim Roth is great.

I'd recommend it. I was a fan while it was on TV.

Pretty much how I feel. I liked it, so it gets a recommendation from me.

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#11 Posted by Nightriff (7116 posts) -

First Season was pretty good, stopped watching after that. My dad saw it all the way through but he watches a lot of crap.

It was a fine show, don't spend too much to buy it.

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#12 Posted by Grissefar (2904 posts) -

@rorie said:

@theht said:

Yeah, it's nothing special, but nice to see Tim Roth.

Mostly this. I really like Tim Roth; he's a super-talented actor that seemingly hasn't been able to find anything worthwhile to do for a long time. His movie The War Zone (directed it, didn't act in it) is amazing. Really painful to watch, but amazing.

I only got like two episodes into Lie To Me before mostly giving up on it. Maybe I'll try it again now that it's on Netflix.

Wow, really surprised that you would watch Lie To Me but hey, if you're picky with your entertainment, you're gonna run out. By the way man, have you seen The Wire? Love that shit man, really refreshing with a show that doesn't talk down to you. Easily head and shoulders above anything out there, which is why is pisses me off how few people have actually watched it.

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#13 Edited by Sooty (8193 posts) -

It's typical serialised American network TV.

You know, the ones that have a different story every week. Those shows are always the first to drastically dip in quality.

I hate the weekly format. They are all the same, season premiere will be some kind of setup hinting towards a bigger picture, next 20 episodes will dance around it while arsing around doing other shit, then the last 2 episodes will be a cliffhanger. (Lie to Me mostly just had different stories every week with no big reveals ever, I got bored fast)

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#15 Posted by ch3burashka (6087 posts) -

Never ever start a show you know has already been cancelled. You're setting yourself up for disappointment of being left with an eventual cliffhanger.

That being said, it's a pretty good show with good actors/characters. Main dude is the cop from Resevoir Dogs/robber in Pulp Fiction (Tim Roth?). I was bummed when it was cancelled.

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#16 Posted by RawknRo11a (560 posts) -

My wife got into it a while back. seemed ok from what I saw of it, nothing amazing though.