Truth Be Told: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1
Truth Be Told

Critics Consensus

A twisty thriller that never quite comes together, Truth Be Told's commitment to the true crime at its center is less interesting or engaging than the family drama orbitingin the periphery.

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Critic Ratings: 19

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Episodes

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Air date: Dec 6, 2019
2
Air date: Dec 6, 2019
3
Air date: Dec 6, 2019

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Cast

Octavia Spencer
as Poppy Parnell
Aaron Paul
as Warren Cave
Lizzy Caplan
as Josie Buhrman
Elizabeth Perkins
as Melanie Cave
Michael Beach
as Ingram Rhoades
Mekhi Phifer
as Markus Killebrew
Tracie Thoms
as Desiree Scoville
Haneefah Wood
as Cydie Scoville
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Critic Reviews for Truth Be Told Season 1

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (8)

Strickland frequently tests viewers' patience, but his off-putting sensibility is powerful enough to make In Fabric as mesmerizing as its subject: salesmanship as a sinister, inescapable form of hypnosis.

Dec 5, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

It never quite meets the expectations set for itself.

Dec 5, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

With a stacked cast and a premise that gives way to a wealth of ideas, Truth Be Told could have been a solid story about many things. However, Truth Be Told doesn't work and instead it's the rare crime mystery where I don't care about getting to the end.

Dec 5, 2019 | Full Review…
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I would watch a version of this show as a biting family drama, but its gaze into the court of public opinion leaves it toothless.

Dec 5, 2019 | Full Review…

The show seems to understand journalism about as well as Poppy does, treating her cause as righteous and fair-minded and its consequences as unfortunate necessities that come from finally speaking the truth.

Dec 5, 2019 | Full Review…

The big reveal is way too obvious.

Dec 6, 2019 | Full Review…

It's not exactly solving a mystery to think that "Truth Be Told" would have worked better by focusing on Poppy's family, and losing the trendy, true-crime plot.

Dec 5, 2019 | Full Review…

While true crime fiends will likely lap Truth Be Told up, the series struggles with tone, unable to decide whether it wants to be a thought-provoking thriller or campy, trashy fun.

Dec 5, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Interesting, Spencer is solid, as ever, but I've seen better mysteries and more compelling characters.

Dec 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Stellar cast meets so-so writing with predictable outcome.

Dec 6, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's fun watching Paul and Spencer square off, and pretty much all the rest of the performances elevate what's a pretty unremarkable story.

Dec 6, 2019 | Full Review…

It's interesting, but it drags; it's enjoyable while you watch, but you don't rush to return to it. It's just fine -- but it's not essential TV that you need to pay for a streaming platform to enjoy.

Dec 5, 2019 | Rating: 8.0/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Truth Be Told: Season 1

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