Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Lie to Me

If you have watched Fox recently you have seen the commercials for a new show called "Lie to Me."  It follows a team of people who can supposedly tell by a suspect's mannerisms and behavior whether or not they are lying.  This is the worst premise for a show I've heard in a long time for one simple reason: it's actors acting like they are lying.

On the other hand, this would have made a decent reality show to air with Cops and America's Most Wanted.  Showing actual suspects and their accounts of what happened, trying to determine for ourselves if they are telling the truth, and then at the end they reveal how the case was ruled.  Obviously, we wouldn't know for sure if they were lying unless they ended up confessing, but it would be intriguing to see if justice was served based on what we are shown.

Well, at least it would have been more interesting than seeing actors shift their eyes, tap their feet nervously, or stutter.  Jesus Christ, that is stupid.

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