Tell Me a Story: Season 1 (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Despite an enticing cast and promising premise, Tell Me a Story's overly plotted, grim take on Grimm's Fairy Tales fails to enchant.

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Air date: Oct 31, 2018
2
Air date: Nov 8, 2018
3
Air date: Nov 15, 2018
4
Air date: Nov 21, 2018
5
Air date: Nov 28, 2018
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Air date: Dec 20, 2018
9
Air date: Dec 27, 2018
10
Air date: Jan 3, 2019

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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (6)

To fill its empty soul, Tell Me a Story tries to capitalize off of time-honored fairy tales and timely anger surrounding Trump. And that, my friends, is a horror story made for no time whatsoever.

Nov 1, 2018 | Rating: D | Full Review…
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It's impossible to point to a single element that works.

Oct 30, 2018 | Full Review…

And while there is quite a lot of drama and scandal in both shows, Tell Me A Story is notably different - and more grown up - than its ABC counterpart [Once Upon A Time].

Nov 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Boundary-pushing sex, drugs, violence in cool chiller.

Nov 5, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The performances and writing make up for some of the clunkiness of the plotting.

Oct 31, 2018 | Full Review…

More grim than Grimm, this hot mess may make you wish they were all just telling a different, and better, story.

Oct 31, 2018 | Full Review…

One episode and most of the people we met have been changed irrevocably.

Oct 31, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Tell Me a Story is the sixth original series being offered by CBS All Access. While it's a strong drama so far, it still isn't enough to make it necessary to subscribe to the streaming platform.

Oct 31, 2018 | Rating: 7.6/10 | Full Review…

But if nothing else, Tell Me a Story's got a wicked bite that might serve it well when trying to grab curious viewers on a streaming platform that doesn't quite have anything else like it.

Oct 31, 2018 | Full Review…

"Tell Me a Story" [is] more like the Brothers Grimm meets "13 Reasons Why," a perfect combination of childhood frightmares, teen angst and adult drama.

Oct 31, 2018 | Full Review…

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