History YMMV / LieToMe

19th Dec '15 7:40:01 PM nombretomado
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* GrowingTheBeard: Most critics seem to agree that the storytelling got much more dynamic with the inclusion of [[TheShield Shawn]] [[TheUnit Ryan]] as co-Executive Producer in the second season.

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* GrowingTheBeard: Most critics seem to agree that the storytelling got much more dynamic with the inclusion of [[TheShield [[Series/TheShield Shawn]] [[TheUnit [[Series/TheUnit Ryan]] as co-Executive Producer in the second season.
10th Nov '15 11:37:49 AM Anddrix
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* DudeNotFunny: Cal snarking around in the crazy house and mentioning he has "an intimate connection" to suicide, especially when you remember "Depraved Heart", what happened to his mother, and the fact that 30 years later, he still blames himself for it.
16th Feb '15 5:42:58 PM creader
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* JerkassWoobie: When Cal ''finally'' opens up and admits his failings and feelings, you just want to hug him. A particularly poignant example is the opening sentences to his (as yet [[RunningGag still-unwritten]]) book:
--->''"Let me be clear. I understand very little, least of all the people closest to me."''
16th Feb '15 5:35:50 PM creader
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* NightmareFuel:
** The Pied Piper's singsong renditions of "Jack and Jill" and "Ring Around the Rosey" and his "I'm gonna get you" phone call to his victims.
** His "do you know where your daughter is?" to Cal.
** [[spoiler:The fate Cal prepares for Zach in ''The Killer App''.]]
--->[[spoiler:'''Lightman:''' I have recommended to the Judge you be sent to a mental hospital.]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Zach:''' Why would you do that for me?]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Lightman:''' You framed an innocent man. You hacked my computers. You hurt a very close friend of mine. You murdered a wonderful young girl. Now, prison will only take your freedom. But at a hospital... the pills they'll give you, they'll take your mind. And make no mistake... Dr. Foster will make sure of that. ''Personally.'']]
16th Feb '15 5:34:21 PM creader
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* CringeComedy, or the dramatic equivalent. Repeatedly they build up lies that are sure to have part of the audience cringing in expectation of the all but inevitable discovery. Sometimes it works out, though. "Headlock" is a particularly strong showing of this trope as Cal, then Cal plus Torres, then Cal plus Torres plus Reynolds, etc., all try to keep the rest of the investigation team from learning that Cal's the prime murder suspect... and not only that, but Cal passes Torres off as a potential fighter to the "crime boss" figure, and a few scenes later Torres is on duty in the office when they bring that guy in for questioning....
12th Aug '14 1:15:16 PM PersonalPOV
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** Andrew Jenkins from season 1's "Blinded" is a SerialRapist whose crime spree involved raping 12 women. When he was done, Jenkins would focus their gaze on him before he blinded them so he would be the last thing they ever saw. Knowing a copycat of his is out there and kidnapping a woman to blind and rape, Jenkins enjoys playing a twisted game with hero Cal Lightman as Lightman tries to save the woman. With a reach extending outside prison, Jenkins has a guard pass letters to his copycat by threatening the man's life and promises Lightman his copycat's next victim will be someone Lightman loves.

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** Andrew Jenkins from season 1's "Blinded" is a SerialRapist whose crime spree involved raping 12 women. When he was done, Jenkins would focus their gaze on him before he blinded them so he would be the last thing they ever saw. Knowing a copycat of his is out there and kidnapping a woman to blind and rape, Jenkins enjoys playing a twisted game with hero Cal Lightman as Lightman tries to save the woman. With a reach extending outside prison, Jenkins has a guard pass letters to his copycat by threatening the man's life daughters and promises Lightman his copycat's next victim will be someone Lightman loves.
12th Aug '14 1:14:43 PM PersonalPOV
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** From the same episode comes Jenkins's copycat, [[spoiler:Paul Russell]], who is also a SerialRapist who collaborates with Jenkins to gain as many rape victims as possible. Not content with just raping and blinding women, he married one of his victims later so he could always be close to one of his "masterpieces." Eventually, he also murdered one of his victims in his quest to become more famous than his mentor as a rapist psychopath.

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** From the same episode comes Jenkins's copycat, [[spoiler:Paul Russell]], who is also a SerialRapist who collaborates with Jenkins to gain as many rape victims as possible. Not content with just raping and blinding women, he married one of his victims later so he could always be close to one of his "masterpieces." Eventually, he also murdered one of his victims in his quest to become more famous than his mentor as a rapist psychopath."
12th Aug '14 1:12:20 PM PersonalPOV
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* HarsherInHindsight: The plot of 'Undercover', which is eerily similar to the Trayvon Martin tragedy... which happened three years later.
4th May '14 8:48:03 AM ACW
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*CompleteMonster:
**Andrew Jenkins from season 1's "Blinded" is a SerialRapist whose crime spree involved raping 12 women. When he was done, Jenkins would focus their gaze on him before he blinded them so he would be the last thing they ever saw. Knowing a copycat of his is out there and kidnapping a woman to blind and rape, Jenkins enjoys playing a twisted game with hero Cal Lightman as Lightman tries to save the woman. With a reach extending outside prison, Jenkins has a guard pass letters to his copycat by threatening the man's life and promises Lightman his copycat's next victim will be someone Lightman loves.
**From the same episode comes Jenkins's copycat, [[spoiler:Paul Russell]], who is also a SerialRapist who collaborates with Jenkins to gain as many rape victims as possible. Not content with just raping and blinding women, he married one of his victims later so he could always be close to one of his "masterpieces." Eventually, he also murdered one of his victims in his quest to become more famous than his mentor as a rapist psychopath.
**Martin Walker from season 2's "Beat The Devil" is a SerialKiller and [[ColdBloodedTorture torturer]]. At first, he gains Lightman's notice when he becomes aroused by seeing photos of women being tortured. It comes out Walker is a vicious murderer who gets his kicks by waterboarding young women. He then forces them to dig their own graves before murdering and burying them in them. The waterboarding is related to how he allowed his sister to drown as a child, allowing her to drown merely because he wanted her bike.
9th Apr '14 3:20:44 AM Silverblade2
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* CompleteMonster: Martin Walker, who [[spoiler: waterboarded a girl multiple times, brought her back via CPR, and almost succeeded in burying her alive out in the woods. Plus giving the same treatment to Cal, who is ''former British intelligence''.]].
** You find out at the end of the show [[spoiler: that he succeeded with five girls before her.]]
*** Nah, that had been heavily implied throughout the episode. What's ''really'' revealed at the end is [[spoiler:when he was a kid, he watched his older sister drown in the pool in their backyard, and he didn't try to save her because he "wanted her bike."]]
** Andrew Jenkins is one of these as well - a serial rapist who blinded his victims with acid, so they couldn't identify them and (at least, it's implied) because that way, his face would be burned into their memories forever.
*** And his copycat killer, who [[spoiler:''married'' one of the victims just to hear more about how she was tortured]].
** When Cal shuts these two down, it really is [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome CMOA]] for him.
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