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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 9, 2007
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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Mixed or average reviews- based on 38 Ratings

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  • Summary: HBO courts controversy with sex and couples therapy.
  • Genre(s): Drama
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. By the end of the first hour of Tell Me, I found myself caring deeply about what was happening to the couples and whether, in the end, they would find some joy of sex and emotional satisfaction. And whether I care about the characters is always my bottom line as to whether a series succeeds.
  3. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    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.
  4. 63
    The storylines are not so much entertainingly paced as they are merely interesting, representational or too often plodding.
  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. 20
    Tell Me You Love Me is little more than an intellectually pretentious, emotionally vapid snoozer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 29
  2. Negative: 12 out of 29
  1. Dec 17, 2010
    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 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

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