American Crime/Detection TV Seriesthat ran on the Network from January 2009-2011.
created by Samuel Baum, who also served as the show’s Head Writer for the 3 seasons. He was succeeded as the Showrunnerby Shawn Ryan during the Second Season.
The whole show revolves around Dr. Cal lightmanand his colleagues as they run “The Lightman Group”,a private organization aimed to help third parties solve their investigations through interpreting microexppresions
Dr. Cal Lightmanis a British scientist who specializes in the use of body languageand microexpressions.
He formed “The Lightman Group”, a private company aimed TO assist investigations of federal law through applied psychology.
The character is based on Dr. Paul EKMAN, a psychologist and expert on body language and facial expressions at University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Gillian Foster is a gifted, well-rounded psychologist able to read people through their words and voices. She also is capable of conveying subtle expressions but not as insightfully as Dr. Lightman.
She is Lightman’sprofessional partner and also his second hand.
Eli lokeris one of the lead researchers of the LightmanGroup (VIDEO ANALYSIS). One of the educated employees, he learned how to apply microexpressions through practice.
He adheres to Radical Honesty, to explain his unusual sense for telling the truth even if it makes him seem rude.
Ria Torres is one of the rare “naturals” when it comes to reading people using involuntary body language.
she’s been referred to as a protEgEwith Dr. Lightman as the mentor. she is envied by Lightman because of her innate abilities; Abilities which Lightman had to learn for years.
Emily is the precocious 16 yr old Daughter of divorced Cal and Zoe Lightman.
most of the time, seen in The Lightman group’s office to help out her Dad and/or to provide company
sometimes exposed to cases that her dad’s team investigates. Consequently, she picks up some techniques of her Dad in reading people
Generally, she is well-behaved despite her experiencing some normal teenage issues
Character development - a way of focusing on each character’s techniques and personas before the plot thickens and becomes more complex to Lie me
one of the main techniques used by authors for centuries. Knowing the characters well may make the action a bit slow at first but it makes remainder of the story so much more enjoyable. to Lie me
first half of the first season shows the four central characters divided into two crimes per episode - arranged as a segue into each of the characters personality, introduction on the way they handle certain cases to Lie me
It’s notable how some crimes reflect that of the detective’s personal life, evidently seen in Episode 10 of the first season “Better Half” to Lie me
Moreover, in Episode 08 – Depraved Heart, it was revealed that Dr. Lightman’s reason for focusing on microexpressions was due to his mother’s unobserved desire to commit suicide . to Lie me
DR. Lightman A SCIENTIFIC DETECTIVE
Obviously, Dr. Lightman came from the scientific world.
uses scienceto determine whether the person is lying or telling the truth, eventually solving the crime
The way he relates with other people and colleagues, & investigates his crimes; similar to Sherlocksrelationship with Watson The way he distances himself from the world; knowledge of crimes is limited by newspaper clippings, the same way Lightman, although more interactive, is generally approached by third parties to help investigate as an independent investigator The way Lightman views Truth over Facts. It is somehow a moral issue for him. He is not really the most respectful and polite person on the planet, AAevidentin the way he interacts with people, just like Spade who is generally described as hostile and bastos