6.30.2010

I'm hooked! Occasionally, the television executives bring to the tube a series that captures my attention so much that I cannot wait until the next episode. Such is the case with Lie to Me on FOX. This compelling drama was inspired by the scientific discoveries of a real-life psychologist who can read clues embedded in the human face, body and voice to expose the truth and lies in criminal investigations.

Dr. Cal Lightman, played by Tim Roth is the world's leading deception expert. Lies do not make it past the good doctor. He'll see it in your face and your posture, or hear it in your voice. If you shrug your shoulder, rotate your hand, or even just slightly raise your lower lip, Lightman will spot the lie.

Here is a show that makes one think if it is better to always tell the truth, rather that deal with the repercussions of falsehoods. To watch the good doctor and his team at work, should give everyone pause. We might try to lie to others, but the real trouble comes when we try to lie to ourselves. Of course, we cannot ever lie to God.