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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 9, 2007
Season #: 1, 2
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58

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6.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 39 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 25
  2. Negative: 6 out of 25
  1. Tell Me is an incisive drama, but it's not an easy commitment.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    80
    Tell Me You Love Me is an engrossing, searing, sometimes squirm-inducing study of intimacy, told with a fly-on-the-bedroom-wall realism that is both clinical and wrenching. Voyeurism has rarely felt so unnerving yet ultimately rewarding.
  3. 80
    [A] deeply interesting, occasionally riveting show.
  4. 63
    The stories and performances vary in interest, and all would benefit from a bit more humor. Still, even the weaker stories eventually pull you in, if only because you spend so much time listening to these people complain, you want to see how they work things out.
  5. 60
    The couples are ordinary, and so are their issues. That’s part of the goal of the show--to dissect the mundanity of love and anger. But making a developing story out of these tangles and skirmishes is extremely difficult, and Tell Me You Love Me doesn’t quite pull it off.
  6. Unfortunately, it is difficult to stay interested in what happens to any of these characters because most of them are so absurdly unlikable.
  7. Nonorganic dialogue quickly becomes boring for viewers. The directors seem to have lavished so much energy on the choreography of the sex scenes that they have nothing left for verbal expression.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 29
  2. Negative: 12 out of 29
  1. Diane
    Sep 10, 2007
    10
    excellent!!!
  2. Jaleesa
    Nov 5, 2007
    10
    Honest. Raw. Beautiful.
  3. Dec 17, 2010
    10
    I don't understand why this show got such low ratings. I am a young man, never married, but still loved this show. The acting is the mostI don't understand why this show got such low ratings. I am a young man, never married, but still loved this show. The acting is the most incredible I have seen in any TV show (and few movies top the acting). The issues are interesting and every person in a long term relationship will identify with. The ending might have been a bit too cliche; could have ended more realisticly... but that's besides the point. Expand
  4. MichaelT
    Sep 13, 2007
    6
    Awkwardly Heartbreaking or Heartbreakingly Awesome?
  5. Debbi
    Oct 1, 2007
    3
    HBO has sunk to a new low with this show. Not only are the characters boring and the story lines uninteresting, but the sex scenes are HBO has sunk to a new low with this show. Not only are the characters boring and the story lines uninteresting, but the sex scenes are nothing but uninspired filler to masque the lack of talent and imagination in the script and the characters. Expand
  6. RussE
    Nov 4, 2007
    2
    Had potential but moves so slow that you stop caring what happens. They whine, cheat, lie and the sex is as stilted and uncomfortable as Had potential but moves so slow that you stop caring what happens. They whine, cheat, lie and the sex is as stilted and uncomfortable as their emotional lives. The lack of joy and resolution of any of this marital turmoil will make this show fail. To the one couple: have sex already! Expand
  7. Carey
    Sep 15, 2007
    0
    The worst HBO show I have ever seen. HBO stick to investing in the programs people want like ROME or DEADWOOD. We will cancel if this is what The worst HBO show I have ever seen. HBO stick to investing in the programs people want like ROME or DEADWOOD. We will cancel if this is what HBO is now going to behind their name. Expand

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