Tell Me a Story: Season 1 (2018)

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Tell Me a Story

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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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Episodes

1
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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8
Air date: Dec 20, 2018
9
Air date: Dec 27, 2018
10
Air date: Jan 3, 2019

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Critic Reviews for Tell Me a Story Season 1

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…

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…

There has just been so much literary theory spun on how fairy tales function, both within the stories themselves and in the way they're received by audiences. That pleasure of the journey is entirely lacking here.

Oct 31, 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…

An inexplicable morass of loosely intersecting storylines about irritating people making poor decisions, delivered with completely unearned self-seriousness.

Oct 31, 2018 | Full Review…

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