Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Tell Me You Love Me - The Complete First Season

HBO’s Tell Me You Love Me is a difficult show to recommend, but that’s not an indictment of its quality. The series debuted last September, alongside the sixth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm – a programming move that likely hurt both series; it’d be similar to pairing CSI with Three’s Company. (Maybe that’s not the best analogy, but you get the idea.) Months before its premiere, the show earned a notorious reputation for its explicit sex scenes. So pervasive was the stigma that many probably tuned in expecting a Red Shoe Diaries type of affair. Those “many” were probably disappointed by its raw approach to – let’s call a spade a spade – fucking, as well as shaken by the complexity of emotions on display.

I admired Tell Me You Love Me immensely, but it's hard to explain why. Read the rest of this piece by clicking here and visiting Bullz-Eye.