This is the TV series i've been watching recently.(aside from True Blood, of course) Interesting subject, i must say. But i'm afraid it's the leading actor Tim Roth that draws me to it in the first place. :p
So thrilled to see finally he has new work coming out after the Incredible Hulk, and he certainly does a good job playing this brilliant deception expert.
What's discussed in the show strikes me that details hidden in our facial expressions and body language may be more obvious than we could have ever imagined. Of course it's untraceable but still u'll find urself wondering "am i?" every time they mention a meaningful sign.
Which leads to another question: is it a good thing or not to always be able to tell when people lie? Life can be hard that way, trying hard to ignore lots of things that's going right under ur nose. That's why i think even the director himself wouldn't recommend viewers to absorb and believe everything shown in the series. Not only because sometimes ignorance is a bliss, but also in real life, there are too many contingencies. It is presumptuous to accuse someone of lying simply by a look or a twitch on the forehead. And we have to remember the bottom line is why he lies instead of does he lie.
Funny thing is that u can see some people are pretty obsessed with the idea of "micro-expressions" that they would analyze interview of the actors and say at 1:41 the interviewee is lying. Hey, Tim already said in the 1st episode, normally people lie 3 times during a 10-min conversation, so chill out, dude! XD
believe whatever u want, because that's what everyone else does.