Trust Me : Season 1

  • Network: TNT
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 26, 2009

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20

Critic Reviews

  1. 60
    The show is a modern Mad Men, but without the mystery or the allure. Trust Me all too often feels like going to work.
  2. For fans of "Mad Men," Trust Me offers a modern, more recognizable ad agency world but the tone of TNT's series is completely different. It is not "Mad Men: The Next Generation," not by a long shot. And the show's quality lags leaps and bounds behind.
  3. This is an hour-long drama trying to cross Mad Men with Aaron Sorkin-style walk-and-talk dialogue. It’s a clever concept that curdles with cutesy self-consciousness.
  4. 50
    The series isn't bad. It just isn't all that good.
  5. 50
    "Mad Men" is the genre's gold standard, and the inevitable thematic comparisons just accentuates Trust Me's flaws, making the show seem even more dispensable.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    While it's nice to see McCormack and Cavanagh back in episodic form, their similarities diminish their interplay, inasmuch as it's not a reach to envision both in either role. Everyone else pretty much falls into predictable archetypes, from the nerdy young creative team to Griffin Dunne as the constantly frazzled boss.
  7. Though it features dialogue delivered rapid-fire like the best David Mamet plays, the show isn't quite sure what it wants to be.
  8. 50
    Cavanagh and McCormack bring what you know they will--an effective mix of fast talk and easy delivery to pitch the partners’ situations, which range from silly to predictable.
  9. 50
    The series is set in a world that praises the lie, and if the creators can mine that vein for inspiration and avoid falling for the conventional TV drama traps, they could have a better show to sell to their advertisers.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. SteveW
    Mar 17, 2009
    Show is incredible. Its an amazing show and keeps you on your feet. Addicted!
  2. mathewi
    Mar 16, 2009
    Great show both leads have great chemistry and are brilliant together.
  3. GaryA
    Mar 2, 2009
    Best show on TNT. A nice break from all the Cop drama. Better than Mad Men IMHO.