Thursday, February 19, 2009

Lie to Me

Have you seen Fox's "Lie to Me"? So far this show is one of my new favorite TV shows. The concept is a bit unique and I really like the cast. It also makes me think. For instance, I can't help but wonder if there are really people who specialize in this type of science - body language. I think there are. I've seen a lady on Bill O'Reilly who gives her take on celebrities and politicians and such. But what I wonder is how they can really enjoy life if they can tell what everyone else is really thinking and/or feeling. I think it would start to drive me crazy after a while. It would be distracting and probably a bit frustrating to try and talk to someone, watch their facial twitches and body shrugs and think "you are such a liar, but I'm going to stand here and pretend I don't know that". Maybe it would be fun, but I don't think so. At least from watching this fictional man, I feel sorry for him and his partners. The main character has a teen aged daughter who lies to him and of course he knows it, but he lets it slide for the most part because he doesn't want to push her away. The lady main character's husband is cheating on her (at least it's insinuated) and she acts like she doesn't know, but come on, you know she does. And then the other female character is overly cautious about becoming involved with someone because she doesn't want to deal with it on a personal level. Then there's the comical relief character who is a guy and is bluntly honest because he knows everyone he works with is a specialist and would know if he was lying or not! He really does say what is on his mind! So far the show has been relatively smut free, but I'm not going to hold my breath and expect it to stay on that course. It seems like a show will be like that for about four to six weeks and then they start getting bad and then to worse. That's why I stopped watching CSI and ER a long time ago. But I'll enjoy this one while it lasts. (warning: the "a" word is in this video)


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like this show too and I hope it stays relatively smut free. It is fun to watch and after a while you can kind of tell what the different twitches etc... mean.

Deanna

Southerner said...

I haven't seen the show but my math teacher in high school told us when you lied your pupils got larger. They also get larger when you see something you like. I have told my kids that your pupils get larger and to look me in the eye and they think I can tell and they cower and will say they were teasing and get all ansy. It is funny.

Dog snob said...

I sort of like the show too. It's not one of my "addictions" but I do catch it online and enjoy it. I think it would be nice to know when people are lying. I might not always "call" them on it, but I'd probably want to know the why's and what not. On the other side, I do know someone that "reads" people really well, and I have to admit, it is a bit nerve racking at times wondering what he's reading.

Brenda said...

The average person lies 3 times per 10 minute of conversation? Wow, seriously? That dilated pupil thing is interesting. It would be good to know some of the basics to look for, but I'm already suspicious enough of people, haha!