Category Archives: Tell Me You Love Me

“Tell Me You Love Me” Recap: Episode 1.10

Well, here we are, at the end of an emotionally draining inaugural season of Tell Me You Love Me. In the end, the show wasn’t about the sex, it wasn’t about Caucasian angst, but it was about, in the words of Dr. May, “the courage to be happy.” That phrase seems at first like an […]

“Tell Me You Love Me” Recap: Episode 1.9

As the penultimate episode of the inaugural season of Tell Me You Love Me, this episode had to ratchet up the tension, increase the dissension, and overall put our characters in the worst place possible in order to ensure the maximum amount of catharsis in the season finale (assuming catharsis is even possible for everyone). […]

“Tell Me You Love Me” Recap: Episode 1.8

Know what? I never much cared for the film Swimfan, and after the latest installment of Tell Me You Love Me, I’m pretty sure I downright loathe that movie.
Tell Me, however, is still top notch in my book, even if that particular scene did have me wondering if I were breaking any laws by watching […]

“Tell Me You Love Me” Recap: Episode 1.7

If the major broadcast networks could learn anything from HBO’s approach to greenlighting programs, it would be this: there’s value in giving the show’s creators/writers the confidence of knowing that low ratings won’t prematurely end a season of television. Sure, shows such as Carnivale never reached the end of their overarching story, but HBO never […]

“Tell Me You Love Me” Recap: Episode 1.6

We’ve officially passed the halfway point in this inaugural season of Tell Me You Love Me, and as we enter the home stretch, we find each of our couples taking relatively drastic measures. Each of these measures came directly out of the events of last week, where locked doors, failed pregnancy tests, missing iPods, and […]

“Tell Me You Love Me” Recap: Episode 1.5

Watching Tell Me You Love Me is, I trust, an interesting yet harrowing experience, but trust me, that show takes on a whole new level of “harrow” if you watch it having just gotten married. That’s the position I find myself in, week after week, watching this show with my new bride. We tend to […]

“Tell Me You Love Me” Review: Episode 1.4

A show like Tell Me You Love Me requires patience on the part of the viewer. And that patience was paid off in grand fashion in this, the show’s fourth episode. The groundwork laid in the first three episodes is finally starting to move past mere exposition and into real drama. While secrets are still […]

“Tell Me You Love Me” Recap: Episode 1.3

This week’s episode of Tell Me You Love Me felt, at times, like another HBO show. And no, I don’t mean Arli$$, so you can stop freaking out already. No, I’m talking about Curb Your Enthusiasm, with its at-time riotous, awkward comic set pieces. Tell Me You Love Me didn’t turn into a full-on comedy, […]

“Tell Me You Love Me” Recap: Episode 1.2

I have no proof of this, of course, but I’m pretty sure at some point between delivering the pilot episode and cutting the second episode, the creative staff of Tell Me You Love Me received the following memo:
To: Tell Me You Love Me Creative Staff
From: HBO Executives
Dear Staff,
Thanks so much for delivering your pilot episode, […]

“Tell Me You Love Me” Recap: Episode 1.1

Yes, folks, here we go with the first of ten episodes of HBO’s new drama, Tell Me You Love Me, better know in casual circles as That Show That Shows All the Sex Stuff. You couldn’t escape any review of this series without some holier-than-thou critic bemoaning the full frontal nudity, or some hipper-than-thou critic […]