Truth Be Told: Season 1 Reviews

January 21, 2020
It does seem odd that a show based around the idea of a crime podcast features it so infrequently in the first few episodes.
December 13, 2019
Truth Be Told is patchy at times, windy at others, though some of those cracks are smoothed over by script-elevating performances from Spencer, Paul and Elizabeth Perkins.
December 10, 2019
Where actual true crime podcasts seemed new and dynamic in recent years, Truth Be Told feels a lot more conventional than its zeitgeist-y elements.
December 6, 2019
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.
December 6, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 6, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.0/10
December 6, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 5, 2019
Interesting, Spencer is solid, as ever, but I've seen better mysteries and more compelling characters.
December 3, 2019
It can be a bit much, but the show earns it: The twists come thick and fast, every single character gets his or her own tortured backstory.