History Series / LieToMe

24th Jan '17 5:59:26 AM Kalaong
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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: "Beat The Devil" has the verification of a UFO as its B-plot. Thirty-minute mark, they find (real!) video footage of it. Fifty-minute mark, an Air Force officer shows up with a bullshit story. Loker sees right through him to the truth: The Air Force has ''no idea'' what it was. They finally get the witness and the Air Force to agree on a story to save the witness' career - uber-uber-top-secret aircraft. Loker smiles and saves the video to hard drive as the episode ends.
-->'''Loker''': ''The best lies are covered with half-truths. I have no doubt that you had a pilot who cracked, who was shot down everything in that file happened as described. You have no idea what was in the sky that night, do you?''\\

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: "Beat The Devil" has the verification of a UFO as its B-plot. Thirty-minute mark, they find (real!) video footage of it. Fifty-minute mark, an Air Force officer shows up with a bullshit story. Loker sees right through him to the truth: The Air Force has ''no idea'' what it was.was, and would much rather ruin a college professor's life than admit that ''anything'' in US airspace is outside their knowledge. They finally get the witness and the Air Force to agree on a story to save the witness' career - uber-uber-top-secret aircraft. Loker smiles and saves the video to hard drive as the episode ends.
-->'''Loker''': ''The best lies are covered with half-truths. I have no doubt that you had a pilot who cracked, who was shot down down, everything in that file happened as described. You have no idea what was in the sky that night, do you?''\\
20th Oct '16 2:36:18 PM Luigifan
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** Ria Torres is a more obvious example especially the episode "Delinquent"

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** Ria Torres is a more obvious example example, especially in the episode "Delinquent""Delinquent".



** Clara. She's fascinated with the work that the Lightman Group does, and it's the impetus for her eventually [[spoiler: becoming a majority shareholder in the company]]. Unfortunately, it backfires on her when [[spoiler: her lack of skill at lying reveals that she'd known about a cover-up involving a gubernatorial campaign and three separate murders]].

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** Clara. She's fascinated with the work that the Lightman Group does, and it's the impetus for her eventually [[spoiler: becoming [[spoiler:becoming a majority shareholder in the company]]. Unfortunately, it backfires on her when [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her lack of skill at lying reveals that she'd known about a cover-up involving a gubernatorial campaign and three separate murders]].



** Cal, Gillian, and Burns vs. Little Moon in "Exposure" is one big one: [[spoiler: Cal's mixing lies and his science to prove Burns didn't kill Little Moon's father, Gillian is worried about Burns but backs Cal's play, and Burns is following Cal's lead some of the time and going off script others, and they're trying to keep Little Moon convinced that he needs them all alive]].

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** Cal, Gillian, and Burns vs. Little Moon in "Exposure" is one big one: [[spoiler: Cal's [[spoiler:Cal's mixing lies and his science to prove Burns didn't kill Little Moon's father, Gillian is worried about Burns but backs Cal's play, and Burns is following Cal's lead some of the time and going off script others, and they're trying to keep Little Moon convinced that he needs them all alive]].



* BerserkButton: Hurting kids, especially ones that remind him of his daughter, is a very quick to find yourself on Cal Lightman's bad side.

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* BerserkButton: Hurting kids, especially ones that remind him of his daughter, is a very quick way to find yourself on Cal Lightman's bad side.
13th Aug '16 3:47:46 PM morenohijazo
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* PrenupBlowup: An episode has a wealthy client hire the Lightman Group to investigate his fiancée on whether or not she knew he was rich before getting involved with him. It turns out that she ''did'' know but genuinely loves him for who he is. While he is a little upset that she lied to him, Loker tells him that him being attracted to her partly because she's beautiful is just as shallow. The guy seems mollified, but Loker still tells him to get a prenup.
30th Jun '16 4:37:23 PM DrNoPuma
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* CasinoEpisode: "Fold Equity" has the Lightman Group going to Vegas to investigate the disappearance of a finalist in the World Series of Poker. Cal's skill in reading people has actually gotten him banned from the city before, so he's forbidden from any gambling while he's there.
6th May '16 5:21:13 PM mickey211
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* SherlockScan: Cal does this often, scanning people's expressions and body language to understand their emotions and infer details about them. Especially prominent in the pilot as an EstablishingCharacterMoment for Cal.
13th Mar '16 12:45:57 AM GrammarNavi
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The show stars TimRoth as Dr. Lightman. That's right, [[Film/ReservoirDogs Mr. Orange]] knows when you're lying.

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The show stars TimRoth Creator/TimRoth as Dr. Lightman. That's right, [[Film/ReservoirDogs Mr. Orange]] knows when you're lying.
5th Mar '16 2:31:07 PM nombretomado
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** Cal calls Burns "CaptainAmerica" a few times in "Exposure".

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** Cal calls Burns "CaptainAmerica" "ComicBook/CaptainAmerica" a few times in "Exposure".
1st Jan '16 11:23:32 AM nombretomado
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It seems similar on the surface to ''TheMentalist'': a smart guy that can tell if you're lying, and who's fond of the BatmanGambit, works to solve crimes. There's the wild-card male main character with a tendency antagonize adversaries and and not to let others in on his schemes, his UnresolvedSexualTension with his more rational female second, conflicts with authority like the FBI, and so on. Some of the plots, especially in the first season, are similar as well. But as they say in the show, "We're scientists, not magicians," and that's where the shows diverge. Perhaps most notably, the show lets you in on what the LivingLieDetector is seeing and doing, so that the audience member starts to see the cues that they use to see when people are lying. The show quickly comes into its own, and by the second season, it's a real joy to watch Tim Roth play the role of Cal Lightman.[[labelnote:*]]Like it used to be with Simon Baker playing Patrick Jane.[[/labelnote]]

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It seems similar on the surface to ''TheMentalist'': ''Series/TheMentalist'': a smart guy that can tell if you're lying, and who's fond of the BatmanGambit, works to solve crimes. There's the wild-card male main character with a tendency antagonize adversaries and and not to let others in on his schemes, his UnresolvedSexualTension with his more rational female second, conflicts with authority like the FBI, and so on. Some of the plots, especially in the first season, are similar as well. But as they say in the show, "We're scientists, not magicians," and that's where the shows diverge. Perhaps most notably, the show lets you in on what the LivingLieDetector is seeing and doing, so that the audience member starts to see the cues that they use to see when people are lying. The show quickly comes into its own, and by the second season, it's a real joy to watch Tim Roth play the role of Cal Lightman.[[labelnote:*]]Like it used to be with Simon Baker playing Patrick Jane.[[/labelnote]]
10th Jul '15 3:44:30 PM Rebu
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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: "Beat The Devil" has the verification of a UFO as its B-plot. Thirty-minute mark, they find (real!) video footage of it. Fifty-minute mark, an Air Force officer shows up with a bullshit story. Loker sees right through him to the truth: The Air Force has ''no idea'' what it was. In the very next sentence, Loker re-established my dormant inner-UFO-nut. '''''The Air Force would NEVER admit to a violation of U.S. air space, not by a Russian MIG or by a UFO.''''' They finally get the witness and the Air Force to agree on a story to save the witness' career - uber-uber-top-secret aircraft. Loker smiles and saves the video to hard drive as the episode ends.

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* TheMainCharactersDoEverything: Despite the large numbers of extras in The Lightman Group, any given episode's plot(s) seems to involve only Lightman, Torres, Loker, Foster, and Reynolds. The show is based on Paul Ekman, but they only rarely intervene in individual cases, instead of just training folks. Maybe that's what all those extras are doing.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: "Beat The Devil" has the verification of a UFO as its B-plot. Thirty-minute mark, they find (real!) video footage of it. Fifty-minute mark, an Air Force officer shows up with a bullshit story. Loker sees right through him to the truth: The Air Force has ''no idea'' what it was. In the very next sentence, Loker re-established my dormant inner-UFO-nut. '''''The Air Force would NEVER admit to a violation of U.S. air space, not by a Russian MIG or by a UFO.''''' They finally get the witness and the Air Force to agree on a story to save the witness' career - uber-uber-top-secret aircraft. Loker smiles and saves the video to hard drive as the episode ends.
18th Jun '15 9:02:50 PM VenomLancerHae
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* WallOfGuns: In "Dirty Loyal", Cal's cop girlfriend has one hidden in her closet. Untraceable.
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