So just how come it took Tim Roth so long to get the lead role in a major television series? Once theyd taken one look at Lie To Me, its a fair bet that many casting directors were asking the same question, as Roth manages to breathe plenty of life into the central role of Dr Cal Lightman. Inspired by a real life character, Lightman is the head of The Lightman Group, where he works alongside a team of experts as they go about their chosen business: detecting lies. We quickly learn that in Lie To Me, Lightman is the king of his craft, and the skills of he and his... team are then bolted on to what would otherwise be a fairly standard police drama. For whether its helping the cops, the FBI or other US government agencies, Lightman and his crew quickly prove to be brilliant at spotting the slightest hint of dishonesty from microscopic movements and gestures, and their particular skills are thus in high demand. Fortunately for the drama in Lie To Me, there are plenty of skilled fibbers to practice their work on, and thanks to some excellent writing, the show doesnt take long to become compulsive viewing. And, lets not understate this, Roth is brilliant as Lightman, heading up a clever, intelligent show thats well worth discovering. A treat. --Jon Foster [show more]
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play Entering its intriguing second season Lie To Me is the compelling drama series inspired by the scientific discoveries of Dr Paul Ekman a real-life psychologist who can read clues embedded in the human face body and voice to expose the truth and lies in criminal investigations Dr Cal Lightman (Tim Roth) is the world&39;s leading deception expert If you lie to Lightman he&39;ll see it in your face and your posture or hear it in your voice If you shrug you shoulder rotate your hand or even just slightly raise your lower lip Lightman will spot the lie By analyzing facial expressions and involuntary body language he can read feelings ranging from hidden resentment to sexual attraction to jealousy His work gives him the knowledge and skill set to expertly deceive others as well as detect lies 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 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) is a gifted psychologist and Lightman&39;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) is Lightman&39;s lead researcher He is so uncomfortable with the human tendency to lie that he usually practices what he calls "radical honesty" He says everything on his mind and often pays the price Ria Torres (Monica Raymund) is the newest member of the agency and one of the few "naturals" in the field of deception detection Her raw untrained ability to read people makes her a force to be reckoned with Last season an arson investigation reconnected Lightman and his ex-wife Assistant US Attorney Zoe Landau (guest star Jennifer Beals) while FBI Agent Ben Reynolds (Mekhi Phifer) became a permanent partner of The Lightman Group after he helped them track down and capture an elusive serial rapist who was behind a rash of bombings in the Washington DC area Season Two continues with new cases new lies and life-changing situations for The Lightman Group as they encounter new cases including a woman with multiple-personality disorder (Erika Christensen Traffic) whose lies as one personality may be true for another personality Additionally Lightman will work to solve a homicide while held at gunpoint during a hostage situation He will also struggle with his rival who stirs up trouble and creates tension among Lightman&39;s employees These cases require the team to look further and search deeper not only to determine who is lying but why In their personal lives after Foster&39;s marriage collapses she explores the possibilities of life as a single woman while Lightman tries to come to terms with his own mysterious past Episodes Comprise 1 The Core of It 2 Truth or Consequences 3 Control Factor 4 Honey 5 Grievous Bodily Harm 6 Lack of Candor 7 Black Friday 8 Secret Santa 9 Fold Equity 10 Tractor Man 11 Beat the Devil 12 Sweet Sixteen 13 The Whole Truth 14 React to Contact 15 Teacher and Pupils 16 Delinquent 17 Bullet Bump 18 Headlock 19 Pied Piper 20 Exposed 21 Darkness and Light 22 Black and White
All 22 episodes from the second season of the American crime drama series starring Tim Roth as Dr Cal Lightman, the world's leading deception expert, who can detect the truth by analysing clues embedded in the human face, body, voice and speech. Kelli Williams and Brendan Hines co-star. Episodes are: 'The Core of It', 'Truth Or Consequences', 'Control Factor', 'Honey', 'Grievous Bodily Harm', 'Lack of Candor', 'Black Friday', 'Secret Santa', 'Fold Equity', 'Tractor Man', 'Beat the Devil', 'Sweet Sixteen', 'The Whole Truth', 'React to Contact', 'Teacher and Pupils', 'Delinquent', 'Bullet Bump', 'Headlock', 'Pied Piper', 'Exposed', 'Darkness and Light' and 'Black and White'.