'Lie To Me' review: Building a better show, episode by episode

Lie To Me could be such a good show. Tim Roth is really magnetic as Cal Lightman, the runty little brain-box who can read anyone's facial expressions. Kelli Williams is awfully good as his second-in-command. And the last two episodes, including this week's, have included Melissa George, who I gather more of you know from Grey's Anatomy but for me she's the former Alias irritant who seduced Gabriel Byrne in In Treatment. (And I intend that last sentence as a high compliment.)

The problem this week, as usual for the series, is that the plots don't equal the quality of the acting. Who really cared about the whole who-shot-the-cop-and-why mystery Cal had to solve? It was everything around the edges that made the hour enjoyable. Cal having to appeal to investors for a loan to keep The Lightman Group afloat. Cal getting low-boil furious when some cops pulled his daughter in on a drug charge. And Cal and Melissa George's Clara sharing what looked like cold grilled cheese sandwiches from a street vendor. (Where do you get such rancid-looking things?)

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