Truth Be Told: Season 1 Reviews

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 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
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.
December 6, 2019
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.
December 5, 2019
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.
December 5, 2019
It never quite meets the expectations set for itself.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 4, 2019
Truth be told, the podcast within the show might've been the better medium for this campy tale of thwarted redemption.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 3, 2019
The dilemma is cumbersome enough to come across as a contrived-for-TV thought experiment more than a smart inquiry into real ideas about race and ethics.
December 2, 2019
All of these actors are terrific and have been very good in other great TV shows and films. But you can sense that they're also straining to elevate the material and can't quite lift it above their heads.