Since I’m sure that, just like me, you’re always looking for good new TV shows to watch online at Hulu.com while you’re stuck endlessly feeding your adorable newborn baby girl, let me recommend “Lie To Me.”
The show is about a guy who runs an agency that analyzes facial expressions and mannerisms to scientifically determine if people are telling the truth.
I’ll tell you first all the reasons I would think I wouldn’t like this show: It tends to talk down too much to the viewer and have a little too much expositional dialogue, it gets cheesy with the interspersed shots of celebrities and politicians in “lying” poses, and the characters, especially the main character, are unrealistically successful and even infallible at what they do. Also, the premise doesn’t seem to be one that could possibly carry a show for more than one season, or possibly two. Oh, and there’s a fair bit of sex and violence — although more talked about than depicted.
All that said, I still find myself really enjoying the show — the acting is quite good (especially the lead,) the storylines are fairly clever, and it’s really fun to watch the Lightman character masterfully ensnare the bad guys into revealing themselves, in a satisfying Perry Mason kind of a way. So, if you like crime dramas and whodunits and body language analysis, you might really like this show. (Click here to go watch it on Hulu.)