Television Stuff: Treme, Fairly Legal Renewed, Man...

Well, it has been a fairly newsworthy week in terms of television dramas. EW  is reporting that HBO has ordered a third season of David Simon’s TREME. The show’s audience is somewhat limited, but David Simon has an excellent relationship with HBO and the show is seen as one that has passionate viewers. I have enjoyed season two more than the first and look forward to seeing what Simon and co have in store for the folks of New Orleans. THE CHICAGO CODE, LIE TO ME, HUMAN TARGET,  DETROIT 1-8-7, LAW & ORDER: L.A. and V all canceled. I can’t speak too much about Human Target, V or L&O: L.A., but the others do not shock...

DVD Review: LIE TO ME – The Complete Second ...

Fox Home EntertainmentRelease date: Nov 9th, 2010MSRP: $59.99Extras: Deleted scenes, Dr. Ekman’s blog, “Dr. Ekman/Dr. Lightman — Lie Detection Tutorial,” “Eli Loker– An Honest Man.” Stars: Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines, Monica Raymund, Hayley McFarland LIE TO ME stars Roth as Dr. Cal Lightman, an expert of micro-expressions (body language, the Facial Action Coding System) and head of The Lightman Group. Cal is hired by various law enforcement organizations as well as lawyers, businesses and many others. The character of Lightman is based on Paul Ekman, the real-life pioneer on...

Home Entertainment Recap for November 9th. 2010

HUNT TO KILL (2010) Steve Austin, Marie Avgeropoulos, Gil Bellows, Emilie Ullerup, Eric Roberts, Michael Eklund. $26.98 Extras: Commentary with director Keoni Waxman and actor Michael Eklund, “Behind-the-Scenes of Hunt to Kill” featurette. (Anchor Bay Entertainment). Steve Austin stars as U.S. Border Patrol agent Jim Rhodes, a tough divorcee mourning the loss of his murdered partner while struggling to raise his rebellious daughter in the mountains of Montana. When a crew of trigger-happy fugitives takes Rhodes’ daughter hostage and leave him for dead, all hell breaks loose.ICE BLUES: A DONALD STRACHEY MYSTERY (2008) Chad...

Changes in store for LIE TO ME.

Back in July, I mentioned that LIE TO ME was going to be adding a couple of new faces to the cast. Now it looks like a familiar face will be leaving: Mekhi Phifer.Phifer plays FBI Special Agent Ben Reynolds and Michael Asuiello has LTM producer David Graziano declaring that The Lightman Group will be severing tie with the FBI. They had been on retainer, with Reynolds acting as liason.“We’re going rogue a little bit,” explains Lie to Me executive producer David Graziano. “Lightman [Tim Roth] is going to act slightly in the more old-school PI model of a TV protagonist, [so] we’re doing away with the FBI contract [and] Mekhi is unfortunately...

Season two of LIE TO ME gets DVD release in Novemb...

Fox Home Entertainment has announced the season two of LIE TO ME will be released, on DVD, on November 9th.”Lie to Me” stars Oscar nominee Tim Roth (“The Incredible Hulk”, “Reservoir Dogs”) as the cheeky Dr. Cal Lightman, the world’s foremost expert on deception specializing in detecting facial micro-expressions and involuntary body-language to determine if and why someone is lying. Dr. Lightman heads the Lightman Group, a private agency assisting federal law enforcement, government agencies and local police with their most difficult cases. Joining Dr. Lightman in his work is an all-star cast of Dr....