Lie to me
Senson1, Episode 1 (Pilot)

陳冠穎 98601079
楊千慧 98509304
鄭鈺潔 98601115
劉育任 98509115
莊勝涵 95101018

The material put here will be introduced in several sections:
1. Movie Introduction
2. Character Introduction
3. The link of the episode and the transcrip of the whole episode
4. Vocabulary
5. Culture Notes

1. Movie Introduction

Lie to Me is a TV series telling about how psychology can help police solve troublesome cases. There is a private foundation called Lightman Group, established by Dr. Lightman. They use the research of human body language and facial expression to know people’s emotion. Such knowledge is based on a real discovery accomplished by Paul Ekman. He believes the ways that people use to express emotion are universal, including anger, disgust, fear, joy, sadness, and surprise. Dr. Lightman and his coworkers use such knowledge to help the police investigate criminals.

2. Character Introduction


Dr. Cal Lightman, played by Tim Roth, is a specialist in observing people's body language and microexpression. He often helps the police detect complicated cases by telling if the person inveasted is lying. He founds a company called Lightman Group to give assistance to the local police and FBI. We can see how good he is at breaking down people's lie in the episode we are going to play today.

Dr. Gillian Foster, played by Kelli Williams, is a coworker of Cal. She is a specialist in such territory, too.

Hel Loker, played by Brendan Hines, is an employee in Cal's company. We won't see many about him in today's clips so we can only know he is a man who likes to flirt with women.

Ria Torres, played by Monica Raymund, is en employee in Cal's company, too. We can see how Cal and Gillian invite her to work with them in the company. She has the natrual of telling people's emotion by observing their body language and facial expression, which most people have to get by being trained.

3. The link of the episode and the transcrip of the whole episode

You can watch the episode by clicking this link, and find "season 1 , episode 1."
Then the page you see will ask you to do something. Click "continue."

Lie to me - Transcript(whole episode)

4. Vocabulary

  1. fleeing: swift; rapid
  2. custody: the act of keeping or guarding; the state of being guarded or watched; imprisonment
  3. premeditated: think about, plan or consider beforehand
  4. autopsy: an examination of a body after death to find the cause of death
  5. try-outs:[ British English] a period of time spent trying a new method, tool, machine etc to see if it is useful
  6. hurdles:a race in which the runners have to jump over hurdles
  7. intent:the intention to do something illegal
  8. oblique: not expressed in a direct way; not looking, pointing etc directly at something
  9. indulge: to let someone have or do whatever they want, even if it is bad for them
10.pornographic: magazines, films etc that show sexual acts and images in a way that is intended to make people feel sexually excited
11.clenches: to hold your hands, teeth etc together tightly, usually because you feel angry or determined
12.extremist:someone who has extreme political opinions and aims, and who is willing to do unusual or illegal things in order to achieve them
13.contractions:a shorter form of a word or words
14.insinuated:to say something which seems to mean something unpleasant without saying it openly, especially suggesting that someone is being dishonest
15.dilated: widen; expanded
16.spoon-fed: to give too much information and help to someone - used to show disapproval
17.a preponderance of evidence: [Law] the most of theevidence in a law case
18.polygraph: a piece of equipment that is used by the police to find out whether someone is telling the truth [= lie detector]
19.minor :a person under the legal age of full responsibility
20.correctional:relating to the punishment of criminals

  1. punch in: strike somebody with the fist
  2. turn sb in: hand over


5. Culture Notes

5.1 Juvenile Offenders

A juvenile offender is an offender who is too young to be tried as an adult. The age at which a person can be tried as an adult varies between states, but is ordinarily the age of seventeen or eighteen. This age can go down for certain serious offenses, such as homicide or sexual assault.

5.2 Jehovah's Witnesses

5.3 The Color Purple


The Color Purple is an acclaimed 1982 epistolary novel by American author Alice Walker. It received the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award. It was later adapted into a film and musical of the same name.
Taking place mostly in rural Georgia, the story focuses on female black life during the 1930s in the Southern United States, addressing the numerous issues including their exceedingly low position in American social culture. The novel has been the frequent target of censors and appears on the American Library Association list of the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2000-2009 at number seventeen because of the sometimes explicit content, particularly in terms of violence.

5.4 STD

Sexually transmitted disease also known as a sexually transmitted infection (STI), or venereal disease (VD), is an illness that has a significant probability of transmission between humans by means of human sexual behavior, including vaginal intercourse, oral sex, and anal sex.

5.5 gonorrhea, clap, crabs

they are kinds of sexually transmitted disease. Gonorrhea, also colloquially known as the clap, is caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, a bacterium that can grow and multiply easily in the warm, moist areas of the reproductive tract, including the cervix (opening to the womb), uterus (womb), and fallopian tubes (egg canals) in women, and in the urethra (urine canal) in women and men. The bacterium can also grow in the mouth, throat, eyes, and anus.
Crabs are parasites. Crabs are often referred to as pubic lice and are not to be confused with body lice. The scientific name for crabs is Pediculus pubis. Crabs need blood to survive, but they can live up to 24 hours off a human body.

5.6 P.D.

Public defender.A public defender is a criminal defense lawyer appointed to represent people charged with a crime but who cannot afford to hire an attorney

5.7 Colossians

The Epistle of Paul to the Colossians, usually referred to simply as Colossians, is the 12th book of the New Testament. It was written, (according to the text), by Paul the Apostle to the Church in Colossae, a small Phrygian city near Laodicea and approximately 100 miles from Ephesus in Asia Minor.Scholars have increasingly questioned Paul's authorship and attributed the letter to an early follower instead. The authenticity of the letter, however, has been defended with equal strength.

5.8 DNC

Democratic National Committee. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is the principal organization governing the United States Democratic Party on a day to day basis. While it is responsible for overseeing the process of writing a platform every four years, the DNC's central focus is on campaign and political activity in support of Democratic Party candidates, and not on public policy. The DNC was established at the 1848 Democratic National Convention

5.9 Rainman

Charles Sanford "Charlie" Babbit is a self-centered Los Angeles-based automobile dealer/hustler/bookie who is at war with his own life. Charlie, as a young teenager, used his father's 1948 Buick convertible without permission and as a result, he went to jail for two days on account that his father reported it stolen. It is then that Charlie learns that his estranged father died and left him from his last will and testament a huge bed of roses and the car while the remainder will of $3 Million goes into a trust fund to be distributed to someone. Charlie seemed pretty angry by this and decides to look into this matter. It seems as if that "someone" is Raymond, Charlie's unknown brother, an autistic savant who lives in a world of his own, resides at the Walbrook Institute. Charlie then kidnaps Raymond and decides to take him on a lust for life trip to the west coast as a threat to get the $3 Million inheritance...

6. PPT