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April 2017

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Lie to Me

As one of the staple "eccentric/irascible genius solves crime" TV shows, Lie to Me is not among the best of them. (It's better than Psych, probably, but that's because Psych has gotten so much worse from what it once had been, I watch it for the comedy now, which doesn't say much about a supposed crime comedy. But that's another post for another day) Nevertheless, I still enjoy watching Lie to Me because I feel like it has realistic characters. Even the good guys (and gals) have problems, weaknesses, and failures.

Anyway, several thoughts about the character relationships on Lie to Me:

1. I am rather astounded, but this show, to me, has just about ZERO slash potential. I don't know how this can happen with three regular male cast members, two of whom are actually interesting. (Reynolds is not interesting, yet.)

2. On the other hand, this show has AWESOME female characters: Ria, Gillian, Zoe...even Emily manages to be non-annoying/cute at times.

3. The het ships are so....frustratingly imperfect, but engaging all the same. I was rooting for Eli/Ria at first and thought Cal/Gillian was eventually Meant To Be. (Which actually draws uncomfortable Mulder/Scully parallel for me...since I'm a Mulder/Krycek OTPer for X-Files.) In Season 2 I haven't seen too much Eli/Ria action, but the return of Zoe makes for very interesting dynamics. (Clara is good, too, but I think she's gone now?) Although...what is it me with the leading men and their canon exes? (Booth/Camille, the ship that would never sail... /sob)

4. I confess. The Eli/Emily bit blindsided me but I was all for it. Pity that was never going to work. Speaking of which...I hope Eli gets more action. Why is he still in the doghouse?

Oh and I LOVE the theme song. "Brand New Day" by Ryan Star.

Brand New Day
by Ryan Star

I've stayed in one place for too long
Gotta get on the run again
I saw the one thing that I want
Hell bent, get outta bed
I'm throwing rocks at your window
You're tying the bed sheets together
They say that we're dreaming too big
I say this town's too small

Dream
Send me a sign
Turn back the clock
Give me some time
I need to break out
And make a new name
Let's open our eyes
To the brand new day

I've taken hits like a brawler
But I'm getting back up again
And from the moment I saw her
I was hell bent with heaven sent
I'm throwing rocks at your window
We're leaving this place together
They say that we're flying too high
Well get used to looking up

Dream
Send me a sign
Turn back the clock
Give me some time
I need to break out
And make a new name
Let's open our eyes
To the brand new day
It's a brand new day

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