Thursday, November 4, 2010

Lie to Me

Leann here. Last March my husband and I discovered the TV program "Lie to Me" on Fox. We were doing Net Flicks and watched the first season in a couple of days. It was fun to be able to watch the programs minus the commercials.

We we went from watching the NetFlicks to watching the show broadcasts weekly on the network.

I love the premise of the program, being able to tell if someone is lying and the facial ticks that reveal the person's real motives and feelings. When they go to commercial they show actual people whose expression reveal the emotion they are talking about.

Isn't that what jury consultants do? Read body language? There are folks who do that and are on news programs. But no matter, those clues, body movements, and facial expressions are things we put in books to show the reader what the character feels.

What are your favorite programs and what do you learn from them?


Ramona Richards said...

I love The Glades, and one thing I like (and hope to learn more about) is how the writers use fun, rapid-fire banter to advance to plot. It's not just there to be amusing or reveal character traits. It spurs memories or makes the lead (Jim) think of something he wouldn't have otherwise.

Linda said...

Lie to Me is one of my favs also. It is interesting trying to figure people out with their body language.
I also like real-life forensics program, as I am fascinated with how they are able to track down criminals from small pieces of evidence.
The other would be Cold Cases, the TV and real version, again looking for new evidence.

Lynette said...

I love that show. I, however, can't stand the main character. Cal Lightman. His only redeeming quality is that he loves his daughter. Otherwise, he's rude, beligerent (however you spell thet) and an all around horse's patooty. Not a sympathetic character at all. However, the concept of the show fascinates me and I enjoy watching it.

Leann said...
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Leann said...

I wish the writers would pull Cal's character back or give me a good reason why he acts so aggressively.