Tell Me a Story: Season 1 Reviews

November 1, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: D
October 31, 2018
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.
October 31, 2018
"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.
October 31, 2018
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.
October 30, 2018
It's impossible to point to a single element that works.
October 29, 2018
But the first two episodes are so convoluted, long-winded and expository that the dramatic payoffs, when they finally do arrive, seem anti-climactic.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4