Pants on fire
I am a tough audience for mysteries. Especially on TV. I don’t enjoy the couple dozen “CSI” spin-offs. I can’t watch “Law and Order” and “NCIS” isn’t my cup of tea. So It’s surprising how much I’m enjoying Fox’s “Lie to Me.”
I’m watching the first season via Netflix and I’m enjoying it. Tim Roth (“Reservoir Dogs,” “Pulp Fiction”) plays a scientist who has mastered the art of reading voice, face and body language, to tell when people are being honest. He runs a private firm that hires out to law enforcement, the federal government and attorneys. Rounding out the cast are Kelli Williams (“The Practice,” “Medical Investigation”), Brendan Hines (“Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles”) and newcomer Monica Raymund.
It’s difficult to fool me on TV. I usually know whodunit by the second ad break. “Lie to Me” is a delightful surprise.